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Job Code: 1928
Job Level: 15
Revised Date: 08/01/2007
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

rovide leadership and administrative oversight for the Freeman Center for Jewish Life; promote awareness of Center activities and Jewish culture among members of the University community as well as the local and regional community. Ensure that annual and endowment fundraising goals are met.

Work Performed

Develop and implement strategic planning activities, including setting programmatic and fund raising goals and objectives.

In concert with University Development, create and oversee a fundraising plan.

Supervise a Jewish Life development officer who will implement the development plan and actively solicit funds for both current operations and endowments to support future operation and growth of Jewish Life.

Ensure that annual and endowment fundraising goals are met.

Maintain linkages with parents and friends as well as key donor relationships.

Plan and coordinate meetings of the Board of Advisors for Jewish Life.

Develop and promote educational, programmatic and other student-oriented goals and objectives for the Jewish Life at Duke.

Develop, review and implement policies and programs; provide direction to the various areas of the Center which includes the kosher kitchen, sanctuary and library, programming, Jewish Ritual, education and pastoral support.

Supervise Jewish Life at Duke staff including a rabbi, program and support staff, interns and student employees.

Direct various personnel actions including, but not limited to hiring, performance appraisals, promotions, transfers and vacation schedules.

Collaborate with key agencies throughout the campus including (but not limited to) other Student Affairs departments, Chapel and Religious Life staff, Jewish Studies, Alumni and Development, and various schools and academic departments.

Maintain accreditation with Hillel and manage that relationship.

Collaborate with Hillels at other universities as appropriate.

Prepare reports and analysis setting forth progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions.

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.

Required Qualifications at this Level


Work requires communications and organizational skills generally acquired through completion of a Master's degree in student personnel, student development, higher education or other relevant discipline.


Five years of experience in fund-raising for and administration of a campus Jewish center or related area with progressive levels of responsibilities. OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE


Interpersonal and presentation skills; Supervisory and performance management skills; Strategic planning; Prospect development and donor relations; Budget preparation and management; Understanding of Jewish heritage and culture.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

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