Philanthropy Advisor (Southeast Region)

Employer
International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Dec 21, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Annual Fund, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
Fields
Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time

Make a living and a difference…at The Fellowship!

The Fellowship is an organization of bridge builders whose vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, understanding, respect and cooperation. Together we are able to help more than a million Jews in need each year.  Our success is built on a culture that celebrates the differences in who we are, what we have experienced, and how we think.

Are you on a mission?  We are, as we seek a Philanthropy Advisor on our Transformational Giving team.  The Fellowship is looking for an exceptional individual to represent the Southeast Region of our organization as they cultivate, manage, and solicit a portfolio of existing and prospective leadership giving donors. The Philanthropy Advisor will be responsible for initiating action plans to establish lasting relationships with donors where The Fellowship becomes their primary charity for giving. Essential to this position, is having the ability to oversee current Fellowship effort and international current events that provide opportunities to expand our donor base.

Key components of the role include:

  • Create and implement a strategic stewardship plan for assigned donors.
  • Work closely with Philanthropy team to formulate strategy for prospect identification, evaluation, cultivation and solicitation.
  • Creating and managing communication with donors through email, letter and telephone correspondence, ensuring consistency with messaging.
  • Maintain in-depth knowledge of assigned donors.
  • Manage all aspects of donor visits from initial research to detailed summary of meeting into software system.

The ideal candidate will have at least the following experience and abilities:

Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, or equivalent experience

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising and cultivating major donors or in sales and customer relations.
  • Proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of donors and to understand the needs and passions of donors - Proven fundraising track record in major gifts (leadership giving) and/or planned -giving
  • Strong working knowledge of the US philanthropic landscape, prospect research methodology, best practices and evolving trends in philanthropy highly desired

Preferred Education and Training:

CFRE preferred

Technical Knowledge/ Abilities:

  • Experience with Moves Management strategy and the capability to design and execute donor-centric engagement activities
  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of estate planning and planned gifts - Proven skills in sales execution, customer relations, or business management
  • Exceptional negotiating and closing skills
  • Exceptional project management skills including demonstrated success in pushing projects forward and completing on time
  • Strong computer skills and software knowledge, especially with Microsoft Office 365 products
  • Experience using customer relationship management database
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills

Soft Skills/Individual Competencies:

  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Develop authentic relationships with high wealth prospects and individuals with diverse backgrounds
  • Strong presentation skills; exceptional negotiating skills and compassionate listening skills
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong organizational skills. Excellent proofing skills
  • Self-motivated, dependable with a good sense of judgement
  • Proven successes in a deadline-driven environment with shifting demands and priorities. Must possess strong time management skills and ability to effectively manage donor caseloads
  • Must be passionate about the ministry of The Fellowship
  • Possesses sensitivity to varied cultures and religions, with especially strong knowledge of the Jewish and Christian communities, and the ability to bridge cultural divides. Ability to empathize with the strongly held religious and/or political belief systems of both
  • Flexible schedule and ability to travel domestically

Come and experience all that The Fellowship offers, including the ability for you to make an impact in a global nonprofit with collaborative team members, professional growth opportunities and mission focused work.  We have great benefits, newly designed offices and are located on Wacker Drive, across from the Chicago Riverwalk. Please submit your resume and salary requirements.

EOE

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