Full Time

Development Manager

Jewish Federation of San Antonio 12500 N.W. Military Hwy, San Antonio TX

Department: Development
Reports to: Director of Development

Job Description:

The Development Manager’s primary responsibilities are maximizing the development (both fundraising and engagement) of the Jewish community with the Jewish Federation of San Antonio (JFSA) while ensuring the achievement of fundraising goals. The Development Manager will assist and support JFSA in the development of sound short and longterm fundraising plans and will help ensure that year-end financial goals are attained.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about strengthening the Jewish community, creating connections with community members, have strong organizational skills, with an exceptional eye to detail, and be a strong team player.

Job Responsibilities:


  • Active participant in the strategy and implementation of all campaigns.
  • Leads, manages, and implements the portfolio of community donors (i.e. gifts less than $1,500).
  • Strategizes with Development Team to increase community participation and giving, acting as the primary liaison between community-level donors and Jewish Federation of San Antonio.
  • Increases community participation and gifts through continuously building relationships with current and prospective community-level donors.
  • Participates in grant writing process.
  • Works closely with the Director of Development and Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure all communication, branding, and marketing efforts are aligned with the agency.


  • Supervises a part time Engagement Associate who serves as a liaison connecting individuals and families with opportunities available at JFSA and other Jewish organizations.
  • Supervises a part time Events Coordinator, whose primary responsibilities are internal and external fundraising and engagement events.
  • Supports Events Coordinator with the solicitation of event sponsors, financial and inkind.
  • Creates and executes volunteer engagement opportunities.
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, develops and implements a stewardship program that ensures positive donor engagement and philanthropy. 


  • Oversees grant management software, Fluxx Grantseeker.
  • Collaborates with Development Associate to ensure accurate records in donor database.
  • Responds to community announcements by way of cards and correspondence, and leads the efforts for donor birthday cards.


  • Two or more years of development experience preferred.
  • Management experience preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral).
  • Strong attention to detail; able to plan, organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities.
  • High proficiency in Microsoft Suite; Experience and knowledge of donor database, Blackbaud preferred.
  • Ability to work flexible hours (some evenings and Sundays will be required)
  • Knowledge of the Jewish Federation and the local Jewish community preferred.


The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.



We are a close-knit team of diverse personalities and interests that span the spectrum of demographics. We enjoy our time working together for the benefit of the San Antonio Jewish community, including all other communities supported by the resources we secure locally. We are a team of approximately 15 FT/PT employees. We celebrate birthdays and other special occasions and enjoy the opportunities to have lunch together and spend time with one another not addressing work-related subject matter. Our volunteers respect our professionalism and rely on us to be their support and resource when needed. The senior management team is a collaborative, open, and dependent network of professionals who set expectations and model the culture for overall institutional success. We invite you to join us on this professional journey.


If interested in this professional organization and position, please apply at hr@jfsatx.org. Thank you for your interest!


The Jewish Federation of San Antonio is an EEOC/AA Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected class. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds and faiths to apply for any position for which they feel qualified.