Development & Community Relations Manager - Federation

Job #100 Category: Federation

TITLE: Development & Community Relations Manager
DEPARTMENT: Endowment and JCRC
REPORTS TO: Financial Resource Development and Jewish Community Relations Council Directors

The Youngstown Area Jewish Federation seeks an enthusiastic, experienced and passionate leader with experience in community relations and fundraising. This position will assist the FRD and JCRC Directors with various fundraising,
community relations,and engagement initiatives and projects. The ideal candidate will have excellent interpersonal, nonprofit management, strategic planning, fundraising and event/project management skills as well as a demonstrated
ability to build and sustain relationships. This position will play a major role in engaging current and future lay leaders in the Federation’s work, as guided by our mission:
       …to sustain and enrich the quality of life for the Jewish people regionally, in Israel and worldwide. We are guided by the values of Tzedakah, Klal Yisrael, Dor l'dor and Tikkun Olam.

Work closely with the FRD Director to do the following:
● Diversify sources of support including, but not limited to, special events, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, direct
response communications, planned giving and grant writing and management.
● Fully utilize and manage the campaign software
● Ensure timely recognition of pledges, gifts, sponsorships and grants and coordinate appropriate recognition
● Philanthropically engage those who grew up in Youngstown but have moved away
● Work closely with Department Heads to identify and pursue needed funding from individuals, foundations,
organizations, etc. Assist Departments in enhancing their sustainer drives and fundraising events
● Assist in administering funds held at the Youngstown Area Jewish Foundation
● Plan and execute all logistical aspects of annual Campaign and recognition events in partnership with the FRD
Director and Executive VP
● Prepare for committee and board meetings
Work closely with the JCRC Director to do the following:
● Represent the Federation in the Jewish and general communities, and maintain relationships, particularly those in
the interfaith and interracial communities, that help advance the Federation’s mission
● Manage large community relations and engagement initiatives guided by the Federation’s current strategic plan
● Assist in the education of the greater community about issues and current events to foster understanding and
cooperation pertaining to Jewish causes, Israel, anti-Semitism and against BDS
● Assist with government affairs and advocacy initiatives in support of the Federation’s core mission
● Monitor events affecting domestic and international issues of concern to the Jewish community and work with lay
leadership to set policy and mobilize the community
● Assist in the preparation for committee and board meetings, and serve as the primary staff person for the JCRC
Social Action Committee
All other duties as assigned by the FRD and JCRC Directors.

● Bachelor’s degree
● Two years of experience in nonprofit management, especially pertaining to community relations and financial
resource development (equivalent experience in sales, marketing or business development will also be considered)
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Proven success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders
● Ability to work independently and collaboratively
● Maintenance of confidentiality
● Superior attention to detail and accuracy
● Outstanding organizational and communication skills necessary to build strong and trusted relationships with staff,
donors and volunteers
● Ability to manage competing priorities and pressures
● Excellent program administration, community organizing and event organizing skills
● Knowledge and understanding of Jewish life and a passionate commitment to the Jewish community, the State of
Israel and the Jewish people

Please send resume and cover letter to:
Youngstown Area Jewish federation c/o Human Resources
505 Gypsy Lane
Youngstown, OH 44504

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