Position Description

Manager of Institutional Relations
Location Hillel International- Flexible
City Flexible
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Manager of Institutional Relations 

Hillel International 

Role Overview

Hillel International's Advancement Team is seeking a Manager of Institutional Relations that will develop and implement strategies to increase giving to Hillel International from federations, foundations, and other organizations. The manager will become familiar with Hillel programs projects, and priorities [with a focus on Hillels situated outside North America]; assess institutional funding potential for them; research potential funders through electronic resources and institutional relationships; support the development of effective funding proposals; and create content and presentations for advancement meetings.

Preference for this position in New York City or Washington D.C, but remote work will be considered.

What You’ll Own

  • Ongoing communications and collaboration with Hillel program professionals running key programming [for grant reporting purposes]
  • Crafting content and driving recruitment of federations and foundations to Hillel stakeholder events and conferences 
  • Research and identification of foundation prospects and opportunities with an emphasis on international initiatives
  • In partnership with of members of the Advancement team, develop strategies for current and potential institutional donors
  • Facilitate meetings with federation staff members to cultivate, solicit and steward relationships as needed, utilizing senior staff where necessary.
  • Support strategic donor outreach, communications and maintain regular correspondence with key funding representatives.
  • Create and assist with funder collateral: presentations, memos, one-pagers, etc.
  • Support Hillel’s development database in relation to institutional donors, developing strategies for its use and collaborating with the campaign services team to ensure regular, accurate data collection in support of meaningful, regular reporting.
  • Analyze and share fundraising and grant implementation and impact data to empower informed decision making with respect to prospects and strategies, and effective compliance with and stewardship of current grants.

What You Do Well

  • Experience with fundraising strategies and donor relations
  • Sound knowledge of the Jewish non-profit sector
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both written and verbally
  • Excellent organizational, prioritization, and time management skills; must be detail-oriented and able to deliver results on multiple priorities simultaneously
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Ability to work with diverse constituents, both internally and externally
  • Entrepreneurial spirit interested in “connecting the dots” that don’t yet exist
  • You adapt quickly and are willing to perform other tasks as assigned
  • Proficiency in PowerPoint: Ability to create presentations through storyboarding and content editing to maximize impact.

What You Will Bring to the Job 

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent verbal & written communication skills
  • 4-5 years of work experience in non-profit sector, preferably experience with Hillel
  • High level of proficiency with PCs and Microsoft OS, Excel, Word, Outlook
  • PowerPoint proficiency
  • Knowledge and experience in Salesforce or other databases used for fundraising purposes preferred

What You’ll Get Out of It

  • Hillel offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement plan, life insurance, Long Term Disability (LTD), Flexible Spending Plan, generous vacation/sick time, and parental leave
  • Competitive salary in the non-profit marketplace ($60-70k)
  • Great professional development, mentoring, and skill building opportunities
  • Independent and hands on work in an exciting environment

What We're About

Hillel International is the largest Jewish campus and community-based organization in the world serving the college-age population. Working with hundreds of thousands of students globally to help Jewish students make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel, Hillel serves students at more than 550 colleges, universities and communities. Hillel meets all of these students during this most formative time of their lives and engages, educates and inspires these future leaders to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel. This position is part of the Global Leadership team which is the main fundraising department of the organization.

About Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center

Hillel's Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center (SIC) which has multiple offices throughout the world including in Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Chicago, New York and Jerusalem, helps local Hillels in the areas of institutional advancement, strategic planning, leadership development, fundraising, talent, fiscal administration, student engagement and communications.

Hillel is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an accepting and inclusive environment for all.

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