Senior Manager, Community Philanthropy
Hillel Ontario is currently seeking a Senior Manager of Community Philanthropy. The Sr. Manager will be an integral part of the Development team, with a primary focus on donors under $5000. The Sr. Manager is a detail oriented self-starter who will create connections with current and future donors and volunteers. They will manage community fundraising campaigns, utilizing best practices to engage donors via email, direct mail, and personal solicitation. They will also work to support Campus Directors with campus fundraising initiatives.
The Sr. Manager, Community Philanthropy will be familiar with prospect research, alumni engagement, data management and segmented solicitation strategies. The Manager is a highly organized team player who understands the philanthropic landscape and the importance of donor stewardship and is able to deliver on challenging revenue targets.
- Develop innovative annual fund strategies (i.e. market segmentation, assignment of annual prospects, stewardship, direct marketing, research and prospecting, digital and physical calendar of solicitations, etc.)
- Enhance current strategies and campaigns and develop new initiatives to increase the donor base, and increase current giving.
- Build cultivation strategies for new prospects, and coordinate outreach to prospective donors
- Identify potential Major Gift donors by researching annual campaign and campus campaign prospects and creating briefing notes for gift cultivation and/or solicitation meetings.
- Build and manage Hillel Ontario’s alumni strategy
- Effectively utilize the donor database software (CRM)
- Build a campaign calendar and work collaboratively with the Marketing and
- Communications department to develop content and guide the design of fundraising materials
- Support the overall activities of the Development team and supervise the Advancement Coordinator.
What You Will Do Well:
- Proven effective donor relationship-building skills, with the ability to be tactful, proactive, and diplomatic
- Proven success in directing annual campaigns, including donor acquisition and development through annual appeals, online initiatives and donor stewardship
- Build cultivation strategies and campaigns for new prospects
- Have a growth mindset, curiosity and willingness to accept new perspectives
- Be passionate and courageous
- Take initiative and take calculated risks
- Work independently
What you bring:
- University degree plus 3-5 years’ related experience in a fundraising or business development role, preferably in a not-for-profit or foundation environment
- Demonstrated understanding of annual campaign fundraising
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment
- Strong computer skills; proficiency with CRM software, Google Suite
- Event planning or logistics experience preferred
What You’ll Receive:
- $60,000-$70,000 commensurate with experience
- Amazing colleagues
- A fun and fast-paced work environment
- The ability to work in a remote/hybrid environment
- Access to professional development opportunities
- The opportunity to have a significant impact on Jewish students on campuses across Ontario
About Hillel Ontario:
Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities, and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario 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.