Full Time

Development Specialist, Comprehensive Capital Campaign

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis 6705 Hoover Rd, Indianapolis IN

Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis
Development Specialist, Comprehensive Capital Campaign
Position Description


JFGI Mission: The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is the central philanthropic, planning and community relations organization of the Jewish community. The Federation and its agencies, in cooperation with the synagogues, function to promote the general welfare of the Jewish community and to ensure the creative survival and continuity of the Jewish people.


With an Annual Campaign of $3.9 million dollars and Endowment funds of approximately
$85 million, the Federation supports and enriches the lives of Jews locally, nationally, in Israel, and around the world. We provide funding to a number of local and regional agencies, many national and overseas partners, and numerous independent programs that deliver social services, provide deeper connection, and create Jewish community in Central Indiana. The Federation resides on and manages the operations of a 40-acre campus, and programs funded by the Federation create life-sustaining and life-changing impact, while inspiring and engaging members of the Indianapolis Jewish Community.
The Indianapolis Jewish Community completed a Jewish Community Study in 2017 — the results of this effort led to the recent undertaking and publishing of a strategic plan for the Jewish Federation. These efforts will drive the focus of the Jewish Federation for the coming years.

Position Overview

In conjunction with the Jewish Community Study and the Federation’s strategic plan, we are working with community partners, stakeholders, donors, and community members to envision our campus and facilities for generations to come. As we embark on a comprehensive capital campaign to raise the funds needed to strengthen our community now and for the future, the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is looking for a Development Specialist, Comprehensive Capital Campaign to work with the Development Team on this comprehensive capital campaign, as well as other development initiatives to support the Federation’s overall development efforts. These efforts include the Comprehensive Capital Campaign, our community’s Annual Campaign, Endowment and Planned Giving programs, and foundation and corporate giving.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development, this is intended as a one-year position, with the potential for renewal upon the mutual agreement of both parties. We are looking for a strong candidate with a deep background in fundraising, solicitation, implementation, and donor strategy and stewardship.




Key Responsibilities

• Capital Campaign strategy, planning, and implementation
• Capital Campaign policies and procedures
• Development of donor recognition plan
• Donor strategy, cultivation, and stewardship
• Prospect Research
• Preparation of materials for solicitations
• Development Event coordination and planning
• Program and event sponsorships
• Corporate sponsorships
• Donor correspondence
• Volunteer management
• Work collaboratively with other members of the Federation staff, lay leaders, Federation partner agencies, and other organizations to ensure the best outcome for donors and the community
• Other responsibilities and special projects that contribute to the Federation’s mission and development initiatives, as assigned by the Senior Director of Development

Skills, Knowledge & Experience Required

• Bachelor’s Degree Required
• A minimum 3 to 5 years of Development Experience
• Capital Campaign Experience Preferred
• Strong Written and Oral Communication Skills Required
• Volunteer Management Experience
• Knowledge of Jewish Community Preferred
• Solicitation Experience Required
• Knowledge of Program and Event Sponsorships Preferred
• Major Gift Stewardship Experience
• Research and Development Experience
• Familiarity with Donor Software, Blackbaud, CRMs, and Data Management Preferred

• Work Environment
The work environment characteristics are representative of an office setting. The work environment is usually fast-paced with constant stimulation and mobility. This job requires high energy and interaction with staff, volunteers and donors. Expectations are that the individual will present a professional appearance and behave in a professional manner at all times. Physical demands are primarily limited to operating general office equipment to include computers, telephones, office equipment, bending, lifting, and on occasion program set up.

Interested, qualified candidates should forward resumes and cover letters along with 2 references (including your relationship and contact information) to careers@jfgi.org.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Required and 3-5 years of experience.