Development Manager

Development Manager

Jewish Family Service (JFS) is seeking a Development Manager to support and manage the fundraising, events and administrative efforts of the seven-person Development team. JFS believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives.

About JFS

Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) is a 146-year-old human services organization with a strong reputation for quality, high-impact services that each year benefit nearly 22,000 people of all faiths, races, ages, incomes, and abilities. With annual revenue of $12 million, JFS works to reduce hunger and prevent homelessness, provides quality mental health services to children and families, offers job training and placement for people with barriers to employment, and provides support to help older adults maintain a high quality of life.

JFS is very proud of our positive work culture.”Our employees enjoy competitive pay and benefits, including a generous holiday and leave program. JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit, and inclusive organization.

JFS has a history of garnering significant and long-lasting philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. The organization has created several highly successful signature events that stand out in the Denver community. JFS also has a well-connected Board of Directors whose support is firmly behind an ambitious strategic plan that calls for increased investment in development strategies and resources.

About the Development Manager (DM)

As a key member of the JFS Development team, this position serves as project manager to ensure effective implementation and reporting of all development strategies, activities, appeals, tactics and timelines. The DM reports directly to the Chief Development Officer and supports the fundraising efforts of four relationship managers, communications efforts of three marketing professionals, and general administrative duties for the entire Development team. This position requires considerable attention to detail, a collaborative work style, technology-based project management, and ability to manage many projects simultaneously.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as Development team project manager to oversee the implementation and reporting of all development strategies, activities, appeals, tactics and timelines
  • Support the Chief Development Officer
  • Manage and implement annual donor acknowledgment and recognition plan
  • Provide grants management administrative support
  • Oversee Data Manager
  • Oversee all Development-specific volunteers and JFS staff supports
  • Manage car donation program
  • Manage tribute program
  • Maintain and organize supply inventory and ordering for the team
  • Assist with event logistics as needed for signature fundraising, cultivation and appreciation events
  • Serve as primary point of contact for Development phone calls and general inquiries
  • Staff and assist at JFS events as needed

Qualifications and Requirements

  • Minimum of five years’ experience in project management and administrative support
  • Minimum of three years’ experience working in nonprofit fundraising and development, preferred
  • Experience managing others, preferred
  • Expert experience with all Microsoft Office applications
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT, preferred

Desired Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, analytical, and organization skills
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment
  • Ability to deal professionally and courteously with a wide variety of people, both in person and over the phone
  • Ability to work effectively with all levels of staff, board, and community members and organizations
  • Optimistic attitude and flexibility in a changing work environment

Conditions of Employment:

This is a full-time, exempt position in our Denver, Colorado office.JFS is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation and Benefits:

Compensation and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

To Apply:

Submit resume and cover letter with salary requirement to:

Jean Marshall, Human Resources Director
Jewish Family Service of Colorado
3201 S. Tamarac Drive
Denver, Colorado 80231

Only applicants selected for interview will be contacted.

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