Community Philanthropy


The Opportunity:
The Manager, Community Philanthropy plays a key role in the creation and implementation of community giving strategies on Hillel Ontario’s Development team. They are a self-starter who is detail-oriented and dedicated to creating connections with current and future donors and volunteers. The Manager, Community Philanthropy’s primary responsibility is to increase donations under $500 with a focus on donor relations, through a combination of direct mail, physical and digital acquisition strategies, prospect research, alumni giving, data management and segmentation and email solicitations. The Manager, Community Philanthropy is a highly organized, personable professional who understands the philanthropic landscape and the importance of donor stewardship, external relations and delivering on challenging revenue targets. The Manager, Community Philanthropy will be motivated to drive the Development Strategy, understands the realities of today’s fundraising climate, and is passionate about strengthening the Jewish community.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative annual fund strategies (i.e. market segmentation, assignment of annual prospects, stewardship, direct marketing, research and prospecting, digital and physical calendar of solicitations, etc.)

  • Enhance current strategies and develop new ones to increase the donor base, and increase current giving

  • Build cultivation strategies for new prospects, and coordinate outreach to prospective donors

  • Build and manage Hillel Ontario’s alumni strategy

  • Research annual campaign and major gift prospects and create briefing notes for gift cultivation and/or solicitation meetings

  • Manage and keep updated all donor information in the database

  • Builds calendar of communications and works collaboratively with the Marketing and Communications department on content and design

  • Supports the activities of the Development team

  • Collaborate with the Marketing and Communications Department in producing all written and collateral materials related to the development plan


What You Will Do Well:

  • Proven effective donor relationship-building skills, with the ability to be tactful, proactive, and diplomatic

  • Proven success in directing annual campaigns, including donor acquisition and development through annual appeals, online initiatives and donor stewardship

  • Build cultivation strategies and campaigns for new prospects

  • Have a growth mindset, curiosity and willingness to accept new perspectives

  • Be passionate and courageous

  • Take initiative, calculated risks and have the ability to work independently



  • University degree plus 3-5 years’ related experience in a fundraising or business development role, preferably in a not-for-profit or foundation environment

  • Demonstrated understanding of annual campaign fundraising

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

  • Ability to juggle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong computer skills; proficiency with CRM software, Excel, and other Microsoft software

  • Event planning or logistics experience preferred


What You’ll Receive:

  • $50,000-$60,000 commensurate with experience

  • Amazing colleagues

  • A fun and fast-paced work environment

  • Access to professional development opportunities

  • The opportunity to have a significant impact on Jewish students on campuses across Ontario


About Hillel Ontario:
Hillel Ontario serves approximately 13,500 Jewish students across nine universities and is the largest regional Hillel system in the world. A model for the Hillel movement, Hillel Ontario was created on October 1, 2015 and strives to inspire every Jewish student in Ontario to make an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.