Colorado Nonprofit Association

Development Director/Director of Advancement

Director/Director of Advancement

Emanuel – Denver


Founded in 1874, Temple Emanuel
Denver is a dynamic and inclusive Reform Jewish community with historic
Together, as a sacred community,
we strengthen and deepen Jewish journeys.

Defining Principles

Our Jewish values provide us with
the framework to build on the past, thrive in the present and innovate for
future generations.

Together, we rejoice.

Together, we comfort.

Together, we pray.

Together, we learn.

Together, we repair the

Together, we seek God in our

Emanuel is the largest and oldest synagogue in the Rocky Mountain region, with
just under 2,000 member households. We are a Reform congregation in the
mainstream of liberal Judaism.
We strive
to be a welcoming Jewish community. Whether you’re single or partnered; gay or
straight; Jewishly involved or seeking Jewish connection; or from an interfaith
home, you will find a comfortable place in our congregation. Our clergy and
teachers help congregants exercise the responsibility and freedom to pursue the
Jewish way of life most comfortable for them. Each member is encouraged to
create a personally fulfilling expression of his or her Judaism on a life-long
spiritual venture of discovery and reward.
We believe that Jewish consciousness includes support for the larger
Jewish community and for Israel. We regularly participate in activities to help
strengthen both. The synagogue features a top-rated Early Learning Center, a thriving
religious school, and a Jewish summer camp located at 10,200 feet in the Rocky
Mountains. Temple Emanuel is one of three synagogues to have their own summer

Position Description

Development Director (DD) will have primary responsibility for developing and
implementing strategies to increase fundraising substantially and ensure
overall goals are set and achieved. This person will provide leadership,
expertise, strategic direction, and day-to-day management in building an
effective and organized fundraising program and department. Reporting directly
to the Executive Director (ED), the DD will be a key member of the Temple
management team and will lead the development department, execute changes, and
organize all the development activities to increase revenue. The DD will direct
an effort that includes Capital Campaigns and Annual Campaign, major gift
solicitation, planned giving programs, donor prospecting and research, stewardship,
special events, and corporate and foundation support. The DD will also
personally manage, cultivate, and solicit a portfolio of major gift donors and

In consultation with the ED,
the Senior Management Team and the Board of Trustees, the DD will design and
implement a multi-year strategic plan to increase fundraising revenues. The DD
will drive fundraising efforts in the following ways:

Drive Overall Fundraising Strategy and Major Donor

Develop and
execute an overall fundraising campaign strategy designed to increase
fundraising revenue, the donor base, and setting, monitoring, and evaluating
goals, benchmarks, and performance.

Development plan
includes timelines and resources needed for donor relationships, Shwayder camp
parents and alumni, early learning center parents and alumni, outreach, annual
fundraising events, capital campaigning and planned giving.

Create, develop,
and implement a funding stream for Temple Emanuel that is not exclusively dues

Direct a focused
effort to conduct donor research and to identify, cultivate and steward
potential new major and planned gift donors.

Engage in and
direct personal solicitation of major and planned gifts prospects.

Develop and
manage a program for ongoing communication with major donors, including
participation of other stakeholders.

Develop and
create a culture of philanthropy within our community.

Lead Organizational Collaboration and Support for
Fundraising Activities

Work with other
departments to make a compelling case for presentation to prospective donors
and craft specific giving opportunities.

fundraising efforts into other community events

Create and
maintain the organizational case for support, including gathering feedback from
external and internal stakeholders

Be a regular
attendee at Temple events including but not limited to worship, social
activities and educational opportunities.

Create and staff
a development committee and increase board involvement in development

Provide periodic
reports to the ED, senior management team and the board.

Manage an Effective Development Processes

Develop a
tactical fundraising plan utilizing a variety of approaches including digital

Research grant
opportunities and prepare materials for grant applications.

Supervise the
preparation of proposals for individuals, foundations, and corporations.

Provide training
for staff, board members and volunteer leadership in fundraising, including
donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.

Prepare and
monitor budgets for all development activities.

stewardship activities by supervising the maintenance of the database of
contributors and gifts, track current and potential donors, and acknowledge,
record, and report all gifts with appreciation to donors.

Develop trackable
metrics and reports to measure impact and success, as well as lead processes to
create systemic data tracking efforts.

Qualifications and Personal Qualities

of a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of experience in increasingly
responsible development roles

An experienced
professional in major gift solicitation and working with high level volunteers
and philanthropists.

Possess a track
record of increasing responsibility and achievement in fundraising, especially
in the areas of creation and execution of an overall development strategy for
Capital and Annual Campaigns, individual major gifts, special events, planned
giving, and corporate and foundation support.

Strong manager
who is a self-starter who listens, and is able to build a motivated team of
volunteers and professionals.

Superior verbal
and written communication skills

energetic individual, passionate about the mission of Temple Emanuel; committed
to realizing the potential of its bold, forward-looking vision.

Understanding and
experience in working with volunteers

Experience with
managing donor databases.

experience and knowledge of donor prospecting, donor research, cultivation,
solicitation, and stewardship.

to help support leadership development efforts across temple programs.

Full-time Status:
Supervisor: Executive Director

Salary Range:
$80,000.00 – 110,000.00