Full Time

Financial- Resource Development (FRD) Associate

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City 5801 W 115th St., Ste. 201, Overland Park KS

Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City seeks a driven, dynamic individual and an enthusiastic fundraiser who thrives on building & stewarding relationships. This person will spend time cultivating and developing donors & volunteer leadership, working closely with volunteers to maximize philanthropy among young adults in the Kansas City Jewish community.

The FRD associate will take a lead role in one-to-one fundraising efforts for the Jewish Federation; this role also involves planning and executing various fundraising events including, but not limited to, the young adult population. This position requires a minimum of 2 days per week in the office when the office is open.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

The following duties are not intended to serve as a comprehensive list of all duties performed by all employees in this classification, only a representative summary of the primary duties and responsibilities. Incumbents may not be required to perform all duties listed, and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

  • Identifies and cultivates donor prospects, and stewards new/existing donors to grow the donor base, managing a personal portfolio of 75 prospects/donors. Builds relationships and secures both new and repeat annual and directed gifts through face-to-face and phone conversations and messages.
  • Recruits and effectively trains volunteer fundraisers and event/program organizers, targeting those with leadership potential
  • Organizes and executes fundraising events
  • Manages Ben Gurion Society (benefactors under 45 giving $1000+ annually), including outreach and events to engage this cohort
  • Manages Young Adult Division (22-35, roughly), including committee, and outreach/events to engage this cohort and deepen involvement in the work of the Federation, including FRD
  • Welcomes new individuals to the community and funnels them to Jewish Federation programs and events
  • Documents interactions and manages constituent profiles in donor CRM system, including moves management tracking
  • Works in partnership with the Federation marketing department to implement and maintain young adult online and social media presence, and to create and edit content for eblasts
  • With Federation support staff, assures the completion of administrative duties required to support FRD work, including data maintenance, pledge processing, event and meeting logistics, social networking, and more

Required Skills, Abilities and Characteristics:

  • Ability to cultivate relationships with volunteers and donors that result in leadership and financial commitment to Jewish Federation
  • Strong emotional intelligence, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader and as part of a team
  • Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Knowledge of volunteer/professional dynamics and ability to respectfully hold others accountable.
  • Ability to multitask and meet deadlines
  • Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially
  • Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as necessary

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2-5 years experience in a development role in a nonprofit organization or sales role in a for-profit organization
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community, customs and traditions, including knowledge of Israel
  • Understanding of, appreciation and passion for the mission of Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City

Work Hours:

This is a full-time position; business hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.


PTO including additional paid holidays, Medical, Dental, Life, Short-term Disability, Long-term Disability, 401(k) and Cafeteria program. 


Occasional travel throughout the Kansas City metropolitan area.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Jon Schwartzbard at jons@jewishkc.org.

About Jewish Federation
Jewish Federation of Greater Kansas City is the heart of the Kansas City Jewish community. We build community by bringing people together, strengthening Jewish identity, developing leaders and inspiring generosity in order to fulfill our mission of sustaining and enhancing Jewish life at home and around the world. We ensure a healthy, vibrant Jewish community now and into the future.