Development Coordinator

JCC Chicago

Empowering Generation J.

We are creating a new time for JCC Chicago. Our board, our leadership, our staff and our community believes in the collective impact of the Jewish spirit and is moving forward on an ambitious course of action with an urgent sense of purpose.

We are not going to just repair the world. We are going to reimagine it. Reinspire it. Together we will redefine what a great Jewish community organization can be.

We are going to harness culture, education, current events and create new and unexpected way to connect and inspire our community. We are going to reach across traditions and generations to create a new community of engaged Jewish people – call them Generation J – who will be defined by their life-long embrace of Jewish values and their personal connection to the J.

We will never stop believing in the life-changing power of the Jewish spirit...come join us on our journey!

Position Details

Development Coordinator
Northern Illinois
Northbrook, IL

The Development Coordinator is responsible for updating and maintaining JCC Chicago’s fundraising database to track giving throughout its lifecycle, from solicitation and acknowledgement to stewardship, recognition and beyond. With strong attention to detail, the Development Coordinator will maintain donor records, create queries and reports, and integrate dashboards according to agency reporting requirements. The Development Coordinator will serve as an integral member of the Financial Resources Development (FRD) team by collaborating on initiatives and events and providing administrative support as a proactive problem-solver.

Key areas of responsibility:

Database Administration:

  • Process all contributions including deposits, input and batch processing, donor acknowledgements and invoices, and maintain electronic and hard copy donor files. 
  • Create and update templates for regular communications, invoices, and acknowledgements (electronic and printed). 
  • Work collaboratively with the agency data team (including customer solutions, marketing, and programming departments) to enhance data reporting systems considering the variety of constituency groups. 
  • Participate in tracking of stewardship efforts, solicitation and giving activity in Nonprofit Success Pack (NPSP), ensuring that all forms of outreach and communications are documented. 
  • Maintain accurate coding to pull efficient and meaningful reports.

Administrative Support/Organizational Effectiveness:

  • Conduct prospect research and prepare prospect reports using creative means such as Wealth Engine, Google, social media and other nontraditional research platforms. 
  • Provide support on event preparations such as printing and mailing invitations and tracking RSVPs. 
  • Prepare and implement large mailing projects in addition to on-going activities associated with donor stewardship. 
  • Provide general administrative support to department including submission of department and employee expenses, and fielding donation calls for the department. 
  • Provide support to special projects and events as needed. 
  • Provide administrative support to the Chief Advancement Officer as needed. 
  • Develop an understanding of and commitment to a culture of philanthropy and stewardship, which will allow for a deeper more meaningful connection to the work of the department.

Education Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Communications, Public Administration or related. 
  • Training in Salesforce/NPSP database; some proficiency in generating reports and dashboards.

Previous Experience:

  • Previous experience in nonprofit and/or development preferred. 
  • Experience working in a donor management system/database. 
  • Demonstrated high level of proficiency with Microsoft Suite (Word, Excel and PowerPoint)
  • Previous experience using internet research tools.

Other Requirements:

  • Some experience working in an organization of similar size and scope. 
  • Entrepreneurial and motivated, creative problem solver and strong collaborator.
  • Demonstrated passion for community-based services. 
  • Some knowledge of the Chicago Jewish community and Chicago philanthropic marketplace.
  • A demonstrated self-starter who is flexible and the ability to thrive in a complex and challenging environment. 
  • Knowledge and/or first-hand experience of overnight camping or other JCC program offerings preferred. 
  • Must have reliable transportation, valid driver’s license for at least 24 months, proof of insurance (with a minimum $250,000 liability) and be willing and able to travel between various sites as needed.

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