Position Description

Development Lead
Location Hillel at Binghamton
City Binghamton
State/Territory New York
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Development Lead

Hillel at Binghamton

Role Overview

Hillel at Binghamton needs a solutions-oriented, creative, growing leader to drive our development strategy and execution. In this role, you will have the opportunity to build this critical function from the ground up and play an integral part in shaping the future of the largest Hillel in New York State. The opportunity for impact is boundless as you help improve the lives of thousands of Jewish students.

You will build on our existing development efforts - which have gained significant momentum over the last few years -  and find new ways to expand, including innovative fundraising campaigns, untapped grant opportunities, and more. You don’t consider any task too big or too small to tackle and take pride in being referred to as “scrappy.” You’re a marketer at heart who thrives on connecting with others and rallying them around your vision – whether that be in-person, on the phone, or over email. You are equally comfortable presenting to large groups of people as you are in one-on-one coffee chats and know how to work a room. 

Given that the majority of students are from downstate New York, this role can be based anywhere in the tri-state area, as long as it’s within easy commuting access to New York City.  


  • Serve as the “right hand” to the Executive Director, assisting in all aspects of the donor giving cycle - identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship 
  • Drive our annual development planning process and take responsibility for the implementation of the plan
  • Build and maintain partnerships with Jewish organizations such as Hillel International and UJA-Jewish Federation of New York 
  • Write and produce all marketing assets, donor materials, and grant proposals
  • Engage with donors and prospects on a regular basis, providing the highest possible level of cultivation and stewardship
  • Plan and execute stewardship at events, such as alumni happy hours, parent meetings, parlor meetings, etc. 
  • Work with the Office Administrator to manage Hillel’s donor database, the central repository for donor, parent, alumni, student, and prospect information
  • Use reporting tools to measure and monitor progress toward fundraising goals
  • Provide regular updates and communications with board members and prep relevant materials for quarterly meetings
  • Travel to Binghamton approximately 1-2 times per month for collaboration with other Hillel of Binghamton staff members and students

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Development, fundraising, or related experience
  • Passion for Hillel’s mission, pluralistic Jewish life, and the college experience; an understanding of the Hillel world.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, specifically directed at large groups of supporters.
  • Proven ability to create annual development plans and multi-channel communication plans

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and experience working with databases (we use Little Green Light).
  • Event planning experience
  • Ability to think, plan and execute on multiple projects at once
  • Strong examples of leading cross-functional working groups and influencing stakeholders at all levels

What You’ll Receive

  • Competitive salary in the nonprofit marketplace. The salary range for this role is $55,000 - $65,000
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, Life, AD&D and Long Term Disability (LTD) insurances, Flexible Spending accounts, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Professional development, mentoring, and skill-building opportunities
  • Travel regionally and abroad, particularly to Israel 
  • Plenty of Hillel swag

About Hillel at Binghamton:

Hillel at Binghamton is located in the Student Union at Binghamton University in the Southern Tier of New York. With more than 4,000 Jewish students on a campus of 18,000 students, Hillel at Binghamton is home to passionate, driven, and hardworking students who will impress you the moment you set foot on campus. Year after year, the students, with the help of dedicated staff, work towards the Hillel mission and vision to provide a pluralistic Jewish hub to Jewish students who call Binghamton home. Hillel at Binghamton encompasses 15 student-run subgroups. From Challah for Hunger to Keshet, the LGBTQ+ group, to Bearcats for Israel, and Shoah Awareness, Hillel’s diverse offerings ensure students can live a holistic Jewish life while in college. Hillel at Binghamton has created long-lasting partnerships with the Judaic studies department, Israel Studies department, the Jewish Community Center, Chabad, and local synagogues of all denominations.

About Hillel International:

In 1923, Rabbi Benjamin Frankel started Hillel with humble means, a noble mission and a breathtaking vision: to convey Jewish civilization to a new generation. Today, Hillel International continues to enrich the lives of Jewish students and is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. As Hillel evolves as an organization, the mission remains steadfast: to create lasting connections with every Jewish student that foster an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel and train them to become the next Jewish leaders.

Hillel at Binghamton is affiliated with Hillel International. For nearly 100 years, Hillel International has enriched the lives of Jewish students, and today it is the largest Jewish campus organization in the world at more than 550 colleges and universities across North America and around the world. Hillel International enriches the lives of Jewish students so that they may enrich the Jewish people and the world and envisions a world where every student is inspired to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning, and Israel. 

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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