Sr. Director, Development Operations
Starting Salary: mid-$70’s
Who We Are:
When you work for Moishe House, you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit with 14 years under our belt, building communities around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House empowers young adults to create their own dream Jewish communities. A Moishe House is led by a group of volunteer community builders who open their doors to twenty-somethings to create spaces of connection, new friends, and engaging events all at no cost to the participant. To date, there are more than 100 communities in over 25 countries, and we’re still growing!
All voices are needed at Moishe House. We want our team to reflect the diversity of Moishe House community builders and participants. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our staff team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the Former Soviet Union.
Who you are:
- You believe in our work and mission
- You bring passion for leading, for grant writing and management, for development/fundraising systems and protocols and for further enhancing the CRM management components of the organization
- You have extensive experience in nonprofit organizations and a strong track record for effectively managing a team of ~5.
- You have a drive to help the organization set a path to achieve its goals and grow to scale.
- You’re a self-starter who is able to work under pressure and meet many priorities and deadlines with a “can-do” positive spirit
- You’re highly organized and detail-oriented
What you’ll do:
The Sr. Director, Development Operations is a member of the Development Team and on the senior management team of the Marketing and Development department, reports to the COO, and leads the organization’s grants and income administration department, enabling sustainable growth of Moishe House’s expanding fundraising efforts. We are seeking a team-oriented professional and partner who will take a leadership role in the following four areas:
- Departmental Leadership: Responsible for the effective functioning of the department, including supervising and developing Development Operations team members to manage and drive high quality and efficient development operations. Collaborates with organizational leaders from other departments to identify and respond to funding needs and craft opportunities. Works closely with the finance department to reach alignment on projections and income secured. Works with the COO to roll out a robust planned giving initiative with systematic stewardship efforts built in. Responsible for management of the overall department budget, monthly income goals check-ins, and larger team convenings.
- Grant Writing and Management: Serves as the lead in both writing and managing the team (including external consultants) to both write and manage all aspects of grants (~400 grant submissions annually). Continuously monitors and enhances internal grantwriting related systems, organizational metrics and language to increase quality and competitiveness of grants and reports. Works with the Finance Team to generate financial reports and accurate budgets for grant proposals and reports, ensures compliance with grant terms and restrictions. Independently communicates with foundation professionals to submit proposals and field questions.
- Income Processing and Management: Manages team members running the gift processing systems to ensure timely and accurate completion and prompt and positive communication with donors.
- Salesforce Strategy and Implementation: Utilizes the organization’s donor management system (Salesforce) to measure and monitor fundraising and projections, identify, cultivate and manage important relationships, manage grant lifecycles, play a key role in multiple annual campaigns and maximize donor communication and stewardship. Provides oversight of the staff responsible for maintaining and growing the database to develop internal reporting systems, create and update various reliable financial reports, maintain excellent historical records, manage the tracking of grants, and create and maintain various reliable financial reports. Develops a plan to integrate systems for ongoing prospect research and for analyzing data to further track philanthropic trends
Why You? Because You Bring:
- Minimum 5 years of demonstrated success and senior level responsibility, including 2+ years of direct supervisory experience, in nonprofit organizations.
- Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in a related field; MBA or other relevant advanced degree preferred. Additional 4 years of related work experience may be substituted for the degree.
- Superior project management skills, including the ability to diplomatically coordinate activities of others, impose and manage timelines, and provide excellent overall coordination to meet deadlines.
- Exemplary written and verbal communication and presentation skills, with emphasis on proposal writing and editing, and communication with donors.
- Ability to write highly competitive proposals in a fast-paced environment in a variety of styles ranging from the highly technical to personal.
- Proven success at planning and executing on department and organizational goals through leading and managing a team of employees.
- Ability to understand and prepare financial reports and budgets.
- Effective demonstration of the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
- Proven ability to learn quickly and adapt to the ever-changing environment.
- Direct Moishe House experience preferred (as staff, peer leader, and/or community member).
- Working knowledge of Salesforce preferred; other CRM experience to be considered as well.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
- Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
- Flexible Spending Account options
- 15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees
- Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
- 401k matching after one year of employment
- Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community!)
- Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and supervisor
- Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
How Moishe House Pays You:
- Starting salary of mid-$70’s, assuming you meet the minimum requirements
- Annual merit based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
- Annual professional development dollars to grow your expertise
- One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
- Paid Time Off that increases with time
- Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms and more through Plum Benefits
- Work schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
|Send us your resume, and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us!
||Video interview using an online app
||Skills assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
||We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience
||Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!
How to Apply
Email cover letter and resume to: email@example.com.
PLEASE WRITE “Sr. Director, Development Operations” with your first and last name IN THE SUBJECT LINE
Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.