Campaign Coordinator

Central Reform Congregation
January 7, 2018
Job Type


CRC Mission

Central Reform Congregation represents the coming together of a diverse and inclusive group of individuals and families who accept the responsibility of maintaining a congregational community of respect and friendship. Through a process of non-judgmental expression, we encourage a commitment to the life-long search for appropriate questions and new insights. Central Reform provides a home for our children and our community where we strive to create an environment of warmth, caring, growth and commitment.

CRC is looking for a special person to support our Executive Director and committed volunteers in raising funds to continue our legacy as a Jewish presence in the City of St. Louis. We are in the process of reinvigorating a fundraising campaign and we need more person-power and the expertise that an experienced development professional can bring to the table. The Campaign Coordinator will focus on making gifts happen by:

  • Conducting donor research
  • Developing cultivation strategies for multiple categories of donors
  • Coaching and training solicitors
  • Organizing volunteers around solicitations
  • Creating and maintaining our database
  • Implementing campaign plans
  • Developing materials – written and virtual
  • Tracking contacts, solicitations and results
  • Creating, coordinating and tracking thank you letters and calls to donors
  • Working closely with the Executive Director and the Fund Development committee

The Campaign Coordinator will support solicitations, but will not be required to make solicitations him/herself; volunteers will approach our members and friends for support. The Coordinator will report to the Executive Director for employment purposes and to the Fund Development Committee for strategic direction.

The ideal person for this role will share the passion of CRC members for making the world a better place and will identify with our values of community, diversity, and focus on others, and will incorporate a sense of humor in working with us to create an open, accepting and safe environment for worship, discussion, and education.   

 Core Competencies of the successful candidate will include:

  • Highly developed sense of team work and the ability to work with multiple groups of people on projects
  • Experience running successful major gifts campaigns
  • The ability to build something from the ground up
  • Excellent project management, volunteer management and organizational skills
  • Knowledge of and experience using social media as a fundraising tool
  • Attention to detail and a sense of perfectionism in dealing with donors
  • The ability to manage administrative as well as strategic tasks
  • A commitment to high standards of professionalism, ethical behavior and a sincere appreciation for what others can give (financially and in many other ways)

This position will start at 20-30 hours per week. It may be expanded to full-time in the future, but that will depend on the desires of the organization and the person in the role. Hours will be flexible; the focus will be on getting the work done and working with the schedules of the other people involved in the effort. We can make space available for work in the office, but candidates should expect to work from home on a regular basis and to attend committee meetings held offsite.  We are willing to consider a consultant for this role.

A resume and a cover letter explaining your interest in this position should be sent to by January 26, 2018.