Manager, Individual Giving and Events

About Us

Jewish Story Partners is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to stimulate and support the highest caliber independent documentaries that use fresh, nuanced perspectives to tell stories about the diverse spectrum of Jewish experiences, cultures, and encounters. Launched in 2021, Jewish Story Partners is a philanthropic foundation providing approximately $1M in annual grants and a continuum of support to the highest-caliber projects exploring Jewish themes. 

Job Summary

The Manager, Individual Giving and Events will manage and oversee Jewish Story Partners’ individual giving benefits program as well as the operations supporting donor stewardship and cultivation activities and events. This is an exempt, full-time position based in Los Angeles, with a hybrid in-person/remote schedule.

Essential duties and responsibilities shall include, but are not limited to the following areas:

Events Management

  • Plan, budget, implement, and wrap multiple in-person and virtual special events and screenings annually.
  • Plan and organize film festival special screenings and touchpoint opportunities for JSP donors as they arise throughout the year.

Donor Relations and Prospect Cultivation

  • Plan, manage, and implement donor benefits and stewardship activities including donor communications, JSP Film Club activities, touchpoints, and prepping staff leadership.
  • Plan, manage, and facilitate individual giving prospect cultivation efforts including prospect research, preparing senior staff for meetings and events, and managing follow-up.
  • Prepare, manage, and lead internal prospect tracking meetings including reports, data input, and follow-up

Fundraising Operations

  • Monitor, maintain accuracy, and update all fundraising materials, including website and publications.
  • Support JSP team members’ donor interface by creating meeting reports and distributing updated donor materials.
  • Input data and work with consultant to update donor database (Salesforce) on an ongoing basis.
  • Schedule donor meetings and calls.

Board Management

  • Manage board activities including board meetings, committee meetings, ongoing communications, onboarding, and board engagement in individual fundraising and events.

Desired Qualifications and Skills

  • 3-5 years of event management experience.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in donor relations within a non-profit fundraising setting.
  • Work experience demonstrating attention to detail, strong organizational skills, independent decision-making ability, and accuracy in recording and issuing information. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
  • Demonstrated discretion with high-profile stakeholders. 
  • Ease and skill with Google Suite, spreadsheets, databases, design software.
  • We seek a collaborative, self-motivated, entrepreneurial people-person with a solid, focused work ethic, who is willing to embrace the unpredictable tasks that inevitably arise in a small, rapidly growing non-profit start-up. A sense of humor can’t hurt either! 
  • Interest in the arts, documentary film, Jewish culture, and relationships in the Jewish community are a plus.

Compensation and Benefits

This is a full time, exempt position based in Los Angeles, California. This position is expected to work on-site at the JSP office three days per week. JSP offers a competitive salary, health benefits, 403(b) retirement plan and generous vacation and sick leave policies. Salary range for the role is $78,000 – $84,240.

To Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter by April 5, 2024 to: Victoria Hinshaw, Associate Director of Development, at For those whose experience and interest are a good fit, an initial phone conversation will be followed by a full interview.

Jewish Story Partners is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.