About Repair the World

Repair the World (Repair) mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. We believe that service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2030, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.

Position Overview

Repair the World is seeking an exceptional full-time Development Manager to oversee Repair’s digital development strategy, both nationally and supporting Repair’s local city programs, and grow a portfolio of donors under $1,000. Working under the supervision of the Senior Director of Strategy, the Development Manager will support the advancement of digital strategies to secure new funding from individuals in order to sustain and expand individual donors, grow monthly donors, build development systems, and steward donors.

Entering a growth-focused, and mission-driven organization, they will be a self-starting, collaborative, and goal-oriented fundraiser who doesn’t shy away from a challenge, and can effortlessly move from high-level strategic thinking to microanalysis of data and spreadsheets.

Position Responsibilities

Digital Fundraising & Support (55%) 

  • Implement an effective annual mass-appeal giving program, including setting goals and strategies to expand, cultivate, solicit, and steward the donor base.
  • Collaborate with the digital and development teams to execute 2-4 digital development campaigns annually, and oversee and implement donor and prospect communications, including quarterly newsletter, to deliver high impact content to connect donors with our work.  
  • Support local Repair staff in cultivating and stewarding donors through research, drafting ongoing communications and proposals, collateral, and preparation.
  • Project manage special development-related projects and events including management of various stakeholders.
  • Report and analyze digital fundraising campaign data and set realistic yet ambitious goals for future digital giving campaigns.

Individual Giving & Stewardship (35%)

  • Build, execute, and manage targeted donor initiatives and stewardship, including monthly donors, young and alumni donors, donors under $1000, etc.; ensure accurate and timely maintenance of information in Salesforce.
  • Meet monthly, quarterly, and annual benchmarks and goals, based on activity with prospects/donors and dollars raised.
  • Work with the Development Assistant, Major Gifts Officer, and local staff to prospect opportunities, screen, and prepare profiles of current and prospective donors. 
  • Conduct cultivation meetings, and maintain ongoing donor and prospect relationships by phone/Zoom, written communication, and personal contact. 
  • Serve as an enthusiastic and well-informed spokesperson for Repair the World at events and conferences. 

Development Systems, Research, & Administration (10%)

  • Research and manage systems for donor prospecting, cultivation, and stewardship, and establish and refine benchmarks for department research and acknowledgment processes as needed.
  • Utilize Salesforce data and reporting to create strategic projections and key performance indicators, and successfully track and report progress towards goals in Salesforce.
  • Support the administration of the development department as a development team member.

 

Required Experience and Skills

  • Passion for Repair the World’s mission.
  • 3+ years of development experience including:
    • Proven track record of campaign development and best practices in digital fundraising and development, including donor cultivation and solicitation.
    • Knowledge of development/fundraising concepts and appropriate solicitation techniques.
    • Comfort interacting with donors/prospects with a high energy level, with demonstrated success in closing gifts.
    • Knowledge of Salesforce (or similar fundraising database), DonorSearch (or similar wealth screening tool), and prospect research. 
  • Superior interpersonal and communication skills, excellent writing skills, and the ability to inspire, present to, and communicate with diverse audiences.
  • Meticulous organizational skills, ability to prioritize projects and follow through on detail with high-level accuracy
  • Ability to seize opportunities, take initiative, set strategic goals, manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously, and thrive in both an independent and team-driven environment. 
  • A working knowledge of email management systems and an ability to craft, send, and segment marketing emails related to fundraising.
  • An understanding of the Jewish community’s philanthropic landscape in the US. 
  • Sophisticated awareness of poverty, structural racism, power, and privilege.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and a thoughtful and concise cover letter here. The position is remote with a preference for candidates in New York City, and will also consider candidates from any of Repair’s communities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Bay Area, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, Miami, Pittsburgh).

Repair the World Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes candidates who identify as Black, Latinx, Asian, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi or Mizrahi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming or gender non-binary people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

Repair provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, citizenship status, creed, genetic predisposition or carrier status, national origin, disability condition, marital status, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran, or any other protected characteristic as established by law. In addition, the organization affirmatively seeks to advance the principles of equal employment opportunity as it applies to all policies and procedures relating to recruitment and hiring, compensation, benefits, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. 

Compensation

Compensation for this role is dependent on location and starts at $65,000 if you are in New York City and have 3 years of development experience, but will be adjusted based on the cost of living if you reside elsewhere. If you have more experience, let’s talk. Generous benefits package includes medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement matching, support for childcare during travel, and much more.

Application process

The application process will include the following steps:

  • Submission of Cover Letter and Resume
  • Applicants moved forward will have a first-round screening interview with an Operations team staff member
  • Applicants that move forward from a first-round interview will have a second-round interview with the Senior Director of Strategy and an additional member of the development team
  • Applicants moved to the final round will be asked to speak with our President & CEO 
  • References will be requested before the final round interview