Development Prospect Data Manager

URJ is seeking a detail-oriented, organized, creative team player to support the operations of a rapidly growing and evolving fundraising effort. The Development Prospect Data Manager reports to the Director of Development Operations and is primarily responsible for accurate and timely entry of prospect data, providing prospect reporting, and compiling prospect research, working closely with staff throughout North America. 

The Development Prospect Data Manager must be highly detail oriented with great inter-personal skills and an ability to work with a significant volume of highly varying data requiring rigor and a knack for procedural aptitude. The ideal candidate can learn and comprehend a complex organization with developing and newly-built policies and procedures. Flexibility and the ability to multi-task are important attributes for the Development Prospect Data Manager, who:

  • Is responsible for portfolio assignments, coordinating closely with fundraising staff to discuss and assign new prospects as well as assisting in the management of their portfolios in the CRM database. Reviews LYBUNTs and new gifts to identify prospects who need to be assigned to portfolios.
  • Guides fundraising staff in the maintenance of their portfolios in the CRM database, reinforcing training and assisting with entry as necessary. Ensures compliance with entry standards for portfolios and provide quality control for the resulting prospect data.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development Operations to develop prospect data entry guidelines and procedures and maintain them as they evolve. Suggests changes to guidelines based on actual usage and feedback from fundraising staff. Distributes updated guidelines to staff and communicate with IT regarding changes.
  • Loads prospect and mailing lists into the CRM database to record who is being cultivated and solicited, to accurately identify prospects. Works with Development Operations colleagues to ensure new campaigns/appeals are created in the CRM database and the team is aware of new initiatives and campaigns.
  • Researches donor prospects, compile donor and prospect profiles, and perform screenings on prospect lists.
  • Orients staff to research tools available, provide feedback and make recommendations regarding usage and usefulness of the tools employed.
  • Identifies prospects for campaigns and/or program areas.
  • Manages or assists database migration and clean-up projects, reviewing and updating data and/or conducting data entry to input lists, records and other data points as projects require.
  • Assists with the maintenance of database integrity, ensuring that names, address information, relationships, contact points, campaigns, and other data are entered or updated promptly, correctly, and in alignment with URJ CRM system guidelines.

Development Operations is the nexus of fundraising - we build the foundation for and support the transition of fundraising efforts from strategy to reality. In addition to performing our respective functions to complete this work, all members of the core Development Operations team are responsible for working together and with colleagues to protect and improve the accuracy of data and promote the adoption of systems and processes. Collaborating to meet these central tenants will improve not only the effectiveness and success of each endeavor but is key in setting a proper foundation for URJ's Development work going forward.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter, detail oriented, well-organized, and able to plan and execute projects from conception to completion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word and Excel is required and candidates with experience using fundraising databases and/or Salesforce are strongly preferred.
  • Ease and comfort in personal communication over the phone and via email, and strong written communication skills are also required. 
  • Candidates should have the ability to manage multiple tasks, take initiative, and communicate problems clearly.
  • Demonstrable experience in data entry, report generation, and/or database administration preferred.
  • Familiarity with Judaism and the Reform Movement is an asset.

Please apply here.

Union for Reform Judaism
New York , NY
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

Development Associate, WRJ

About Women of Reform Judaism

Women of Reform Judaism is the women’s affiliate of the Union for Reform Judaism, the central body of Reform Judaism in North America. Established in 1913, WRJ now represents about 40,000 women in over 400 women’s groups in North America and around the world. Its mission is to strengthen the voice of women worldwide and empower them to create caring communities, nurture congregations, cultivate personal and spiritual growth, and advocate for and promote progressive Jewish values.

WRJ educates and trains sisterhood and congregational leadership in the areas of membership, fundraising, leadership skills, advocacy for social justice, and innovative and spiritual programming. Through its YES Fund (Youth, Education, and Special Projects), WRJ provides financial support to the various institutions of Reform Judaism.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:


  • Donor Relations
    • Serve as first point of contact for donors via phone and email
    • Create specialized acknowledgments as necessary
    • Contribute and collaborate in the creation and dissemination of financial and narrative fundraising reports
    • Facilitate mid-year status reports and YES Fund honors
    • Plan and implement all fundraising and donor events in collaboration with staff and key constituencies
    • Work with Manager of Philanthropy in directing work of board alumni (Chai Society) and planned giving (Ner Tamid Society)
    • Research current and potential donors as well as potential grants
    • Draft Letters of Inquiry and grant applications for Foundations
  • Grantee Relations
    • Facilitate and manage relationships with grantees and capture their stories for marketing and development purposes
    • Act as primary liaison to HUC-JIR (Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion; Reform seminary) - regarding student scholarship recipients, student gifts of Women’s Torah Commentary; biennial faculty award; facilitating WRJ representation at donor events
    • Managing and maintaining records; facilitating payments; correspondence and communications with three overseas seminaries and scholarship recipients
  • Administrative Oversight
    • Manage and maintain lifeline and other pledge trackers, create reports and statements as necessary
    • Act as primary owner of fiscal year reports for audit and facilitate collection of necessary reports and backup requested by the auditor (with Administrative Assistants)
    • Check-in regularly with Administrative Assistants to ensure the proper maintenance of products, inventory tracking, online catalogue, and timely re-ordering of products as needed



  • 2-3 years fundraising and/or nonprofit organizational experience
  • Exceptional written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Strong project and relationship management experience
  • Organized multitasker, able to prioritize while working on multiple projects simultaneously and follow direction from multiple stakeholders
  • Experience with volunteer and committee management
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks with rigorous attention to detail
  • Must be able to work effectively under pressure, take direction well, but take initiative when required
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and Power Point required. Donor software experience preferred
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree required


This is a full-time position, located in New York.

To apply:

Interested candidates must submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements here


Women of Reform Judaism
New York , NY
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018
Organization Type: 
Women's Organization
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Director of Education - Temple Emanu-El

Temple Emanu-El of Honolulu, in the lush Nu’uanu Valley on the island of Oahu, is seeking an energetic and innovative educator to serve as its’ new Director of Education.

This part-time position builds upon our program’s strong foundation of holistic Judaic education, based on an exciting and immersive, experiential methodology.  Our Jewish Experience Center (JEC) includes programs for Early Childhood, grades K-7, B’nei Mitzvah training, post B’nei Mitzvah (Madrichim) leadership training, youth group and Confirmation. 

Our focus is to expose and deepen students’ knowledge and understanding of core Jewish values, culture, history, holiday observance, and the Hebrew language.

The Director is under the direct supervision of the Temple’s Executive Director.  The Director of Education works in collaboration with the Rabbi, Education Committee, Board of Trustees and JEC faculty.  Partnership and relationship building with parents, Temple Sisterhood and the greater congregation is vital. In addition, the Director will communicate and collaborate with our unaffiliated on-site preschool, Jump Start, to facilitate continuity of Jewish experience for interested families.


Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee administration, management and budgeting of the Jewish Experience Center
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate JEC faculty, youth group advisors and Madrichim
  • Maintain effective written and verbal communication with parents and cultivate school volunteers
  • Monitor, evaluate and revise as needed, established curriculum for pre-kindergarten through grade 12
  • Conduct energetic and proactive outreach to new and unaffiliated Jewish families with young and school-aged children to enhance and grow the JEC and Temple communities
  • Develop, implement and participate in youth/family programming for Jewish holidays and selected Temple events
  • Instruct in classes when necessary
  • Encourage representative (Director, faculty or volunteer parent) from JEC to have a presence at Friday Shabbat services, holiday services, and new member events

Essential Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree or higher (preference to Education and related fields)
  • Minimum 3 years experience as a school director, Jewish educational leader and/or director of congregational learning
  • Demonstrated experience engaging students of varying ages, behavioral skills, and abilities, including non-typical learners
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in written and spoken English
  • Proven ability to work successfully with educational and community stakeholders (parents, teacher, synagogue staff, congregants, etc.)
  • Excellent organization and time management skills; ability to perform duties independently, reliably and punctually
  • Solid foundation of Jewish knowledge or ability to learn quickly with guidance
  • Ability implementing and incorporating current technology and social media for student instruction, family communication and staff coordination
  • Experience monitoring and managing budgets



Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to

Temple Emanu-El
Honolulu , HI
Education & Schools
Employment Type: 
Part Time
Close Date: 
Friday, August 31, 2018
Organization Type: 

Director of Youth and Family Programming - Congregation Kol Tikvah

Are you searching for a dynamic Youth Program and a new challenge to take Youth Engagement to the next level?

Congregation Kol Tikvah is seeking an experienced youth engagement professional as our full-time Youth Director!!

We have a strong active program with nearly 300 individuals in our five youth groups: Garinim (preK-1st), Chaverim (2nd-3rd), Bonim (4th-5th), Jr PARTY(6th-8th), and PARTY (9th-12th).  The Director must be able to engage children ranging from Pre-K to High School, as well as parents, staff and lay leaders. 

The Director will be responsible for retaining our current youth and recruiting new members through the creation and implementation of year-round programming that provides an invigorating, meaningful, and engaging Jewish experience for every age group.  The Director should inspire passionate and engaging social activism, and nourish our growing community.

You will be implementing a calendar of programs that are fun, innovative, diverse and exciting to youth and their parents.  It is important to provide multiple entry points in order to involve the widest audience possible.

Additional responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating Youth involvement in Temple events,
  • Supervising and mentoring youth advisors, and
  • Creating and managing the Youth budget. 

We value involvement with Regional NFTY and URJ camps; the Director is key to connecting our youth with those programs.

The successful candidate will be creative and energetic, with a warm personality.  They will have excellent communication skills, able to connect effectively with children and adults in person and through a variety of technological channels, including social media. Strong organizational skills are essential.  The Director must have a flexible schedule in order to accommodate evening meetings, weekend programs and overnight events.


Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to

Congregation Kol Tikvah
Parkland , FL
Youth Engagement
Employment Type: 
Full Time
Close Date: 
Monday, July 30, 2018
Organization Type: 
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What became clear to everyone who participated is that this is an issue that needs to be talked about, and it’s something that our teenagers and their parents want to discuss

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Reform Jewish education has changed radically since 1955, when the National Association of Temple Educators (now the ARJE) was founded. 

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