The Director of Donor Relations works closely with the CDO to support positive donor relations by fielding questions, addressing concerns, and actively listening to our donors. Extra attention is given to ensure enhanced customer service to our Major Donors and building our donor pipeline through meaningful engagement touchpoints. Donor recognition is a key component of donor relations and this position is responsible for maintaining all donor stewardship and recognition programs. This position is also responsible for creating and updating Donor Profiles and assisting with Prospect Management assignment, including identifying new prospective (and increased) donors, and assisting the CDO with pipeline reporting and moves management.
The Director of Donor Relations will also raise funds for the Jewish Community by developing relationships with donors at the leadership giving level of $1000-$9,999 annually. This is to help create a sustainable pipeline of future support and connection with the Federation--thereby ensuring the strength and growth of the Jewish community in Minneapolis. This work includes-- securing gifts from individual donors, identifying and qualifying prospective donors, cultivating and stewarding current donors, connecting donors’ philanthropic goals with Federation programs and community partners, as well as engaging volunteer leaders and campaign workers.
Short Term: For the next 18 months, this position will be the lead project manager for the Jewish Community’s Kadima: Building Our Future COVID-19 recovery campaign (Kadima), coordinating all aspects of the Kadima campaign under the direction of the CDO. This work includes staffing the Principal Working Group, taking meeting minutes, updating donor and prospect pipelines with notes and solicitation stages, maintaining and serving as lead administrative contact for the agencies participating in the Kadima campaign, event attendance, and other general duties as they arise.
REQUIRED EXPERIENCE: 5-10 years of experience in customer/donor relations, and 3-5 years of experience in fundraising and volunteer management and/or related professional experience. Experienced with Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, preferably Salesforce. Strong research and reporting skills, excellent project management skills, attention to detail and a self-starter with experience bringing projects from requirements to fruition.
PREFERRED EXPERIENCE: Direct experience and expertise in Salesforce CRM and Donor Search wealth engine, experience managing teams or with direct reports, knowledge of the Jewish community.
SCHEDULE FLEXIBILITY: Able to work early mornings, evenings and weekends as required
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Equal Opportunity Employer
About Minneapolis Jewish Federation
At Minneapolis Jewish Federation, we believe no child should go to bed hungry. Every senior has the right to live with dignity. And all Jews should be able to live – anywhere in the world – without fear of persecution.
We believe in singing Hebrew songs at the top of our lungs at Jewish summer camp and dressing up like Queen Esther for Purim. In eating too many matzah balls on Passover and covering ourselves with mud before jumping into the Dead Sea.
And we believe in passing down Jewish traditions from generation to generation.
That’s why we’re building vibrant, inclusive and supportive Jewish communities here in Minneapolis and across the world. We’d love for you to join us.