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Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee

Financial Resource Development (FRD) & Communications Associate

Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee


Job Summary

Jewish Federation & Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee seeks an engaging, dynamic, and motivated professional with an entrepreneurial spirit as a Financial Resource Development (FRD) & Communications Associate. Reporting to the FRD Assistant Director and Foundation Director, the Associate will bring new approaches and innovative strategies to increasing donor engagement and giving, volunteer participation, and effective communication strategies.

The Associate will work in partnership with both professional colleagues and volunteers to execute development and communication strategy, utilizing a strong work ethic and commitment to the mission and goals of the Federation.

Job Responsibilities

Key Areas of Focus:
Annual Campaign fundraising, Foundation teen philanthropy, zoom/virtual platform management, social media posts, media placements, and distribution of e-newsletter and press releases.

Essential Job Functions:
1. Provide professional support to and partner with volunteer/lay leadership to identify, initiate, and develop program and fundraising activities.
2. Collaborate with Federation staff across departments to implement FRD and communications efforts.
3. Develop measurable outcomes to evaluate effectiveness of assignments.
4. Manage special projects and additional relevant responsibilities as determined by supervisor.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics
1. A passionate and optimistic individual who inspires other team members to find opportunities to make improvements and strive for excellence.
2. Results driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills along with a high degree of detail orientation.
3. Demonstrated success implementing strategic activities and tasks with clear goals, objectives and measurement tools.
4. A motivational communicator, both written and verbal, who is effective in 1-on-1 and group settings, able to engage with internal and external audiences.
5. Goal driven person who maintains high performance standards.
6. Flexible perspective – ability to work with processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change.
7. Understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationship and success managing those relationships in an effective and professional manner.
8. Knowledge of database systems, social media, and virtual meeting platform.
9. Strong knowledge of Jewish community, culture and practices. Passion for the mission of Federation and the Jewish community including Israel and world Jewry.
10. Experience managing and developing projects and budgets.

Education, Training and/or Experience
1. Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required and advanced degree preferred or equivalent of professional experience.
2. A minimum of 2 years of professional experience in a financial resource development and/or communications role with success as part of a working team.
3. Experience working with volunteers particularly in the non-profit sector, strongly preferred.
4. Hands-on experience with one or more donor database/software (RE NXT/Raiser’s Edge preferred), social media, and zoom/virtual meeting platform.

Additional Information


The position is full time, exempt, and offers a competitive benefits package.

How to Apply

To Apply: Applicants must include a cover letter stating interest in the position, a list of three (3) recent professional references who only will be contacted in case of a candidate being interviewed, and a resume of educational and professional experience. Application should be sent via email to shannon@jewishnashville.org. Please, no phone calls.


  • Date Posted: June 3, 2021
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Communications / Marketing / PR
  • Service Area: Philanthropy / CSR
  • Start Date: 07/01/2021
  • Working Hours: M-Th 8:30 am - 5:00 pm and Fridays 8:30 am - 4:00 pm