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At Central Synagogue

Major Gifts/Prospect Research Associate

Posted on July 11, 2017

Our Vision
Central Synagogue is a thriving reform congregation in midtown Manhattan, serving 2,300 families and the larger community. We work tirelessly toward a world in which Judaism is central to the lives of Jews everywhere and is a profound and positive force for humanity. We are relentless in our pursuit of that goal, constantly evolving to reach far beyond the walls of our synagogue to learn, worship, serve and continually redefine what it means to be Jewish today.  For more information about our organization visit www.centralsynagogue.org.

Job Summary/Objective
The Major Gifts/Prospect Research Associate is a research-oriented role with an emphasis on major donors. This position presents the opportunity to be immersed in a range of development tasks, with the goal of training the individual to be able to eventually run their own development department. The position reports directly to the Development Director, but requires regular collaboration and coordination with the entire Development team.

Reports to
Director of Development

Department Hours
Full-time, Exempt and not eligible for OT, Monday through Thursday 9:00-5:30 and Friday 9:00-4:30, Occasional evenings, expected to work some of the High Holy Days

Key Responsibilities/Essential Functions

  • Utilizing databases, such as iWave, Relationship Science (Rel Sci), and Google resources, to compile and analyze information on major donor prospects;
  • Research and prepare donor profiles for select donors, especially at the $2,500+ level;
  • Prepare a diverse array of development reports from the institution’s donor management database;
  • Support the Development Director in preparing for high-level solicitation meetings;
  • Assist in overseeing department interns (as applicable) and supporting the Executive Assistant and Assistant Director in managing high-level donor events as necessary;
  • Collaborate with the Assistant Director to research and write funding proposals aimed towards prospective foundations;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Highly developed research and analysis skills;
  • Experience in nonprofit development/fundraising preferred;
  • Exercises confidentiality and utmost professional discretion;
  • Experience using donor research/management systems;
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced and quickly-changing environment;
  • A knack for distilling large amounts of information into strategic action plans;
  • Independent and forward-thinking;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills;
  • Ease in working with various types of personalities;
  • While you need not be Jewish to apply, knowledge of, or interest in, Jewish life is important.

Application Process
To apply, please submit a resume, along with a cover letter and three references addressed to Development Director Daniel Nadelmann at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please reference “Major Gifts/Prospect Research Associate” in the subject line of your email. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.

Central Synagogue is a prestigious cultural institution and historical landmark located in Midtown Manhattan. All employees are eligible to receive a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

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