Be a center for Reform Judaism in Louisville, Kentucky.
The Temple’s Development Director will help engage with our members and donors to create a stable financial future, allowing the organization to deliver on its mission. It is a part-time (~20 hours/week), but high-profile position focused on developing a consistent action plan to raise at least $450,000 in non-dues revenue annually,
You will assist the Development Committee in implementing their plans and ideas, formalize all donor communications and engage with Temple members, often with assistance of volunteers. The Temple staff works in a unique, collaborative and exciting environment that enjoys rewarding daily interaction with congregants and volunteers.
Summary of responsibilities:
- Major Donors – Engage with at least five major donors each year, with the assistance of volunteers and clergy as needed, to generate $125K in new donations.
- Life and Legacy – Establish a formal communication program for ‘after lifetime giving’ to generate 10+ new commitments annually and effectively steward our existing donors to ensure Temple engagement and follow through on legacy plans.
- Appeals – Develop messaging, materials and objectives for two appeals per year to Temple members.
- Marketing – Formalize a communication strategy (messaging, materials, online) to regularly engage Temple members and encourage specific giving tied to how The Temple impacts their family.
- Members Paying Above Regular Dues – Establish a communication plan, likely to include ‘target levels of annual giving’ to increase the number of ‘members paying above dues’ revenue by 10% each year and encourage at least 10 ‘members paying below regular dues’ to increase their annual commitment.
- Development Committee Meetings – Attend all development committee meetings as the staff liaison.
- Executive Committee and Board Meetings – Attend Executive Committee and Board meetings as requested to provide short monthly updates.
- Grants – Review, research and apply for local, regional and national grants to help offset expenses in Temple budget – target in year one is to secure $50K.
- Events – Plan fundraising events in collaboration with Temple team
- Ideas – research and bring new fresh ideas to Temple fundraising to help shape the overall job function
Ideal Skills and Experience
- Proven ability to secure donations by proactively engaging with existing constituents through well-crafted communications and engaging personal contact that quickly establishes rapport and develops long term trust. Likely a minimum of three years of fund development experience with a nonprofit.
- Ease of use with CRM software and other fundraising technology for use in daily job duties.
- Superb written, verbal and interpersonal skills
- Time management and ability to deliver under flexible schedule
- Energetic, creative, self-starter attitude
- Donor and volunteer service mentality
- Organized and inspiring team leader
Please send resume to Craig Goldstein, Executive Director, Temple to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Temple in Louisville is Kentucky’s oldest and largest Jewish congregation. Established in 1843 as K.K. Adas Israel, The Temple was a founding member of Reform Judaism’s Union of American Hebrew Congregations (now Union for Reform Judaism) and an early proponent of Reform in American Jewish life. When Reform Judaism began in 1873, The Temple in Louisville was the second largest congregation in the movement.
Throughout its long history, The Temple has stood as an active and vocal proponent for the cause of Reform which is now the largest branch of American Judaism with over 1.5 million members and 900 member congregations throughout the United States and Canada. We take pride in our commitment to instill in each generation of our congregation, the essential values of our Jewish faith, the deeper understanding of our heritage and our future, and the involvement of our people toward the betterment of our community as a whole. For over 175 years, the rabbis and lay leaders of The Temple have brought strength, vision, and insight into the lives of our members, the broader Jewish community and the city of Louisville at large.
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