Synagogue in the heart of the Loop seeks a hard-working, talented fundraising guru to help with expanding our donor and membership outreach. We will listen to your ideas, value your input, and encourage your talent to really grow. We are looking for someone with the skills to expand our membership and donor community.
The ideal candidate will be bright, enthusiastic, and have a strong fundraising foundation, excellent development skills as well as deep roots in the Jewish community. In this role, you will be responsible for all our development efforts, so you will need to be organized, fast-thinking, intelligent and skilled.
Essential job functions are:
• Provide support to leadership in the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of all gift prospects. • Ensure donors are engaged on an ongoing basis achieving synagogue fundraising goals. • Institute a system to create prospect strategies and opportunities for maximum engagement. • Train and support the leadership in understanding best practices in fundraising. • Work with lay leadership and staff to create fundraising materials. • Oversee the quality, integrity and accuracy of all donor data. • Maintain donor relations by ensuring accurate and timely handling, recording, receipting and acknowledgement of pledges and related data. • Supervise all fundraising, cultivation and stewardship events. Attend events, programs and services as appropriate. Occasional weekend and after hours work will occur. • Social Media savvy is a plus. • Timely management of all administrative tasks related to the campaign.
Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree with at least five years of fundraising experience. • Strong written and oral communication skills with a customer service orientation necessary. • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously needed. • Experienced problem-solver, with proactive and positive attitude. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. • Working knowledge of CRM and prospect management databases. • Live within the Chicagoland area and be willing to commute to the Chicago Loop.
Internal Number: 3123467370
About Chicago Loop Synagogue
As the largest synagogue in the downtown area, we serve Jews with many differing needs. Some come to pray at our three daily services, some come to eat our kosher lunches, and some come to participate in our array of thoughtful programs or unmatched High Holiday services. No matter what causes you to walk through our doors, Chicago Loop Synagogue is committed to helping you find what you seek.