Director of Development
Director of Development Nazun (formerly Challah for Hunger) This position is open to all US candidates in any region and is a remote position*
APPLICATION DEADLINE: rolling LOCATION: Anywhere in the United States SALARY: $80,000 - $90,000 APPLY HERE: email@example.com
Nazun (formerly Challah for Hunger) develops leaders and builds communities of people eager to take action to end campus hunger, and to work collectively to solve other urgent social challenges.
One in three college students experiences food insecurity; they don’t know where their next meal might come from and don’t have the resources, time or money to afford access to nutritious food. We are on a mission to ensure that no student ever has to choose between eating or an education. We work to destigmatize — and empower people to act against — the highly prevalent problem of food insecurity on college campuses.
Our work reduces the likelihood that college students will have to choose between eating or their education, and it also builds the next generation of confident leaders capable of contributing to solving the world’s most urgent social challenges.
Challah for Hunger’s rebranding to Nazun has been an ongoing, collaborative project between board members, students, alumni, and staff. We listened to the working group to learn the goals of creating a new name, and what they hoped a new name would achieve. We understood one of the most important goals was to move away from the image of being “just a baking club” and to communicate our more expanded vision and work. Based on the goals and naming best practices, we researched and explored many types of names: literal and allusive; those that showed what the organization works for (leadership development, food security) and what it works against (anti-hunger, fighting food insecurity). Best practices dictate a name should serve as a “way in” to the organization; a way to “stand out.”
Nazun (pronounced NAH-ZooN) means “we will nourish” in Hebrew, a definition which is aligned with the organization’s mission of nourishing — developing, equipping, inspiring — leaders and communities to act against college hunger, and to physically nourish — with challah — those who purchase and contribute philanthropically to the direct service efforts of the organization. It can be taken in the literal food sense as well as in nourishing the minds of the leaders we are developing.
We seek a highly organized, detail-oriented, creative individual with superior communication skills to serve as our Director of Development. As a member of our leadership team, the Director of Development will lead the organization’s fundraising and storytelling efforts. This role will report to and partner closely with Nazun’s Executive Director. This is an exciting time to be joining Nazun during a period of exponential growth and expansion. Our small staff team is working full-time, from home, though attending in-person events and meetings is a possibility depending on the candidate’s location. All of our staff, regardless of their location, are expected to be online during regular EST hours.
*This position is remote, though ability to travel for in-person events is strongly preferred
Grant Management (35%) Oversee grant application and review cycle Manage prospecting, including conducting research and preparing prospect reports Lead in the strategy, prospecting and cultivation of new foundation relationships Write and edit grant proposals, foundation reports, and other funding correspondence both independently and in collaboration with program staff
Donor Cultivation and Stewardship (35%) Refine and implement our individual giving strategy with emphasis on both donor retention and acquisition Manage our individual donor stewardship system and ensure excellent donor relationship building with a keen eye on a trackable moves management system Supervise individual campaigns (including affinity group campaigns), from story arc/visioning, copywriting, designing email solicitations and social media posts, to managing donation platforms Research major gift prospects Support major gift development activities of Executive Director, Board Chair, and Board Members Including, but not limited to, info sheets, scripts, communications templates Develop and implement donor thank you events and related activities Generate development reports for use by the board
Supervision and Strategy (30%) Supervision of full-time Development Associate Manage Events process vis a vis Development Associate Staff the Development Committee of the Board of Directors Manage the fundraising efforts of the organization in collaboration with the Executive Director in ongoing special projects Creation and implementation of annual development plan, in collaboration with ED
Qualifications Minimum 5-10 years work experience, with relevant experience in development/philanthropy management Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with special emphasis on translating program impact into compelling grant asks Proven track record building relationships with major donors and successfully closing gifts of $10,000-$40,000 Proven ability to manage budgets of $850,000+ Experience working in the Jewish communal sector strongly preferred Experience successfully managing multiple projects Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deadlines Ability to both give and take direction Confidence in using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Suite Experience with CRM systems (direct experience with Bloomerang is preferred but not required) Proven track record around ability to build, develop and foster ongoing donor relationships Willingness and ability to work successfully with people at all levels within the organization (including board members, donors, and volunteers) Flexibility and creativity, always thinking about ways to engage potential and existing donors A passion for the organization’s mission and commitment to our goals
PERSONAL QUALITIES AND MINDSETS You’re self-motivated. You create your own organizational systems and can hold yourself and others accountable. You expertly navigate managing all levels of an organization. You are fast-paced and high-energy. You have a bias toward action. You can move rapidly through ever-changing environments and have the ability to shift priorities on a dime. You are not afraid of a challenge. You see potential in any situation and can leverage that potential. You can think and act quickly and strategically with a clear head. You’re a systems guru. You enjoy organizing chaos. You can take a large amount of information, assess it, and find the best way to organize it with the end-user in mind. You’re a people person. You love people and understand how to optimize the experiences of co-workers, external partners, and other stakeholders. You’re an expert multi-tasker. You have experience juggling multiple projects at once from start to finish with detailed planning and persistent execution. You have a great sense of humor. You bring levity to the work, have fun with your co-workers, and don’t take yourself too seriously!
COMMITMENT, COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary between $80,000 - 90,000 commensurate with experience. Nazun provides 75% for employees and 50% for dependents of health, dental, and vision benefits packages, generous PTO (20+ days annually) and holiday package, and the option for a flexible work environment. We offer a minimum $800 professional development stipend per year and summer Fridays with reduced working hours.
To Apply To apply please send your resume, cover letter and 1-2 writing samples to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Director of Development.” This is a rolling application process, so we will be in touch with candidates as they apply until we find the right fit.
Nazun is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applicants from historically marginalized communities to apply. We are proud to be an inclusive organization, where everyone is welcome. We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish organizations. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.