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Development Director in Memphis, TN at Vaco

Date Posted: 12/5/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Our client is seeking a dynamic and engaging Development and Membership Director to join their team. The Director's primary focus will be on increasing the organization's financial resources and building lasting connections among members.


  • The Director will be responsible for managing annual giving, including membership renewals, special events, planned giving programs, and grant opportunities with a view toward strengthening all advancement programs.
  • Cultivate and develop strategies for member giving, donor appreciation, and donor matching to maximize giving opportunities.
  • Educate members and donors about the organization's financial needs.
  • Implement a stewardship program that recognizes donors of annual, capital, endowment, and legacy gifts.
  • Develop relationships with and soliciting members' support through face-to-face meetings and written proposals.
  • Manage all administrative tasks related to development, donor services, and gift acknowledgment, and recognition.
  • Investigate and apply for public and private grants to support the organization's programs and operations.
  • Plan all fundraising events and supervise administrative personnel supporting those efforts.
  • Responsible for budgeting, marketing, and communication of development and membership programs in partnership with appropriate staff.
  • Manage all aspects of member engagement and recruitment by organizing and processing membership renewals, new member enrollment, exit interviews for resignations, and negotiate dues adjustments.
  • Develop outreach strategies for reaching new member prospects.
  • Support and facilitate the work of the Membership Engagement Committee.


  • The successful candidate will have a solid understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years' experience in the field of Development.