JED is seeking a full-time, self-starting development professional motivated to play a key role in our growing fundraising team to support the expansion of our innovative programs. The position reports to the Chief Development Officer and will be an integral part of the fundraising team. Qualified applicants will have stellar writing and organizational skills, the ability to manage multiple deadlines and priorities, and the ability to work with people with a variety of backgrounds and work styles. Responsibilities include:

  • Peer-to-Peer Event Management (Do it Yourself fundraising events)
    • Develop strategy and manage plan implementation to grow peer to peer events on college campuses and in communities
    • Work with individuals to help them set up online fundraising pages
    • Liaise between individuals running their own fundraising efforts for JED and the JED team
    • Partner with JED Campus team and Student Engagement team to develop strategies for engaging college students
    • Set and achieve annual fundraising goals for peer to peer events
    • Work closely with Chair of Development Committee of the Board of Directors regarding JED’s signature climb events, Mountains for Mental Health
  • Young Leadership Council Engagement
    • Work with Young Leadership Council (YLC) committee to ensure they are engaged and working on events and projects that align with JED’s needs
    • Schedule and manage YLC committee meetings
    • Work closely with co-chairs of the committee to assist them in developing annual strategic plan for YLC
  • Advisory Council Engagement
    • Assist in reimagining role of JED’s Advisory Council, a group of dedicated donors who meet quarterly to provide strategic guidance on specific projects within the organization
    • Develop strategic plan for Advisory Council
    • Set and achieve fundraising goals for Advisory Council
    • Schedule and manage Advisory Council meetings
  • Volunteer Engagement
    • Develop and implement a strategy for maintaining a robust volunteer program
    • Match JED team’s needs with volunteer interests to ensure effective volunteer program
  • Manage online requests that come in to “info@jedfoundation” to:
    • Assess fundraising potential and, when it relates to fundraising, engage with person/company to develop relationship and manage fundraising needs
    • Determine the proper JED team member/department to handle request
  • Donor Stewardship
    • Enhance and manage thank you culture
    • Manage a LYBUNT program for year-round gift renewals
    • Respond to all development inquiries and provide friendly, donor-centered customer service
    • Collaborate on donor stewardship including developing relationships, drafting thank you and appeal letters, and supporting cultivation events
    • Assist with fundraising and event planning for Annual Gala and other cultivation and stewardship events
  • Special Projects
    • Provide support for other development team functions, such as event planning and individual giving programs
    • Work with communications/marketing team to develop collateral materials needed for development efforts
    • Assist CDO as needed

Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years of work experience; Prior development experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online fundraising strategies
  • Understanding of peer-to-peer campaigns
  • Experience building community
  • Must be able to engage with all different types of people including external audiences and stakeholders
  • Experience soliciting annual gifts preferred
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, including superior writing, copy editing and proofreading ability
  • Sense of humor and ability to perform under pressure are a plus
  • High level of independent working ability and initiative, and ability to manage multiple tasks under deadline pressure
  • Superb attention to detail
  • Strong working knowledge of Salesforce or other development databases
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Enjoys and excels working collaboratively on a team
  • Minimum BA/BS required

Compensation and Benefits

JED offers a competitive salary and benefits, commensurate with experience and skills.

Interested candidates should email their résumé with cover letter to: careers@jedfoundation.org