Global Leadership Society Director - Major Cities

Location: Hillel International- Flexible
Job Type: Hillel International
Last updated: 2/4/19 9:17 AM



It’s an incredibly exciting time to join Hillel International’s newly formed Global Leadership pillar.  Through the Global Leadership pillar, Hillel International seeks to create a new model in the integration of volunteer leadership and development.  Our comprehensive plan will address local, national, and global affiliates of Hillel to deepen their leadership and financial contributions, thereby strengthening the movement and driving excellence. 


Over the last five years, as Hillel International has pursued its strategic plan, The Drive to Excellence, it has more than doubled the annual fundraising of its Schusterman International Center (from $25M to over $50M) and is well on its way of growing Hillel’s Total Movement Revenue from $90M to $200M per year (currently at $160M). As part of this growth, Hillel International has been able to dramatically increase the amount of grant dollars available to local affiliates at nearly 600 campuses in over 17 countries, while also providing complementary services and expertise to help maximize the impact of these grants.  



With a focus on identifying, cultivating, and stewarding movement-wide Hillel supporters, Global Leadership Society Directors (GLS Directors) will be responsible for both connecting volunteer leaders to key opportunities that advance Hillel’s work, while also being responsible for achieving revenue targets as part of this leadership driven financial resource development strategy.


As Hillel International continues to pursue its short and longer term goals, the first cohort of GLS Directors will help shape this new cutting edge approach to volunteer leadership engagement and donor stewardship, utilizing its brand new Global Leadership Society platform for stewarding and recognizing the investments of donors throughout the Hillel Movement.


Having recently concluded a governance review, Hillel International’s new Board of Directors will also play an increased role in achieving its fundraising goals and will work in close partnership with GLS Directors.


The GLS Directors will report to the Vice President of Global Leadership and be integral members of the Global Leadership pillar and the Hillel International team.


What You’ll Do:

  • Develop and execute a plan for significantly growing the number of individual donors and gifts to Hillel International within a particular geography.
  • Identify, cultivate, and steward current and prospective movement-wide donors through the development and execution of key events and stakeholder experiences.
  • Manage a growing portfolio of 5-6 figure major donors and prospects to Hillel International.
  • Formulate a strategic direction to reach individual and collective team funding goals
  • Coordinate with local campuses that have overlap in current and prospective supporters to create a stewardship experience that supports both local campuses and the entire Hillel movement.
  • Design experiences and opportunities that enable current and prospective donors to learn about different movement-wide giving opportunities, in a way that aligns donor interests with organizational opportunities.
  • Share learnings and best practices with other GLS Directors and Global Leadership pillar members. Participate in shaping the direction of new volunteer leadership engagement and fundraising approach.
  • Build relationships and leverage networks towards further acquisition of new donors. This includes partnering meaningfully with current and prospective lay leadership in supporting and growing this strategy.
  • Create and execute an intentional management process that leads to major gift prospects for core Hillel International support, as well as program specific funding opportunities. This involves the hand-off of donors and prospects, when appropriate, to others on the Global Leadership team, as well as program leads.
  • Participate meaningfully in other Global Leadership activities, including the annual symposium, global leadership conference, and other signature events.
  • Track progress toward quarterly and annual fundraising goals, including regular updates to the Vice President of Global Leadership and other senior professional and lay leadership.


What You’ve Accomplished

  • 8 – 10 years of professional work experience. Experience in development roles in the Jewish or secular nonprofit, higher education, or mission-driven organizations, especially Hillel, is a plus.
  • Success with:
    • Financial resource development, including executing annual fundraising campaigns, cultivation, stewardship, and major gift solicitation.
    • Stakeholder relations.
    • Inspiring interest in pluralistic, diverse Jewish life.
    • Building relationships with key constituents
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. We will consider a range of candidates’ experiences and credentials.


What You’ll Bring to the Job

  • Strong entrepreneurial spirit. Things may not always go according to plan, but you are willing to take risks and learn from your wins as well as your losses.
  • Active listening skills, hearing what isn’t being said and translating to build upon passion places
  • Capacity to create space for a diversity of perspectives and allow all voices of students to be heard.
  • Creative problem-solving strategies.
  • An inspiring presence which will help others to deepen their interest in Jewish life and Hillel
  • Strong relationship building skills and comfort working with diverse populations different than your own.
  • An attitude of proactive communication and collaboration across offices and agencies.


What You’ll Receive:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace.
  • A comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, Retirement plans, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan.
  • generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Travel regionally



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