Congregation Beth Israel is the largest Conservative synagogue in Western Canada with a membership comprised of over 680 families. We are seeking a dedicated and experienced individual to lead and execute all aspects of fundraising and grant writing for the congregation.  This is a regular part-time (50%) position reporting directly to the Executive Director.


A key member of the Executive Team, the individual is responsible for the following major areas:


  • Responsible for event development and involvement with operational special event fundraisers
  • Establish and manage positive relationships with congregants, donors, and corporations
  • Direct and implement new fundraising strategies based on digital market research and best practices
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of specific fundraising events to determine which ones work well and which ones should be abandoned
  • Oversee creation of all campaign promotional materials
  • Work with Senior Rabbi to fundraise for special programming events
  • Manage fundraising budget

Grant Writing:

  • Research and identify grants that match the objectives of the organization
  • Develop proposals for matching grants
  • Prepare grant proposals and ensure timely submission
  • Maintain accurate record of past and present grant opportunities, deadlines, and proposals
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and donors
  • Respond to funder questions
  • Detail impact of each grant

Other responsibilities include:

  1. Assist the Executive Director in identifying, strategizing, and approaching congregants for legacy gifts
  2. Liaising with Building manager to ensure seamless communications regarding fundraising events/galas
  3. Other responsibilities as they develop over time

Skills and Approach:

  1. Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  2. Comfortable guiding organizational strategy in fundraising and donor relations
  3. Ability to conduct thorough research
  4. Expert level knowledge of fundraising best practices across multiple audiences
  5. Detail oriented and robust organization and multitasking skills
  6. Adaptable, flexible and resourceful
  7. Ability to work independently and problem solve in an efficient and timely manner
  8. Knowledge of current trends in donating
  9. Proficiency in a digital environment



  1. Bachelor’s degree in public relations, fundraising or similar area or certification in Non Profit Management
  2. At least three years of experience working in fundraising or development
  3. Proven track record of achieving targeted fundraising goals
  4. Experience writing government grants
  5. Experience leading a team to success
  6. Advanced knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office
  7. Ability to learn and adapt to industry-specific database program


  1. A good knowledge of Jewish customs and practices
  2. Experience working in the Jewish Community a plus


This is a part time position which requires working primarily on site.

Please note that references and a criminal records check will be required. This is a non-smoking facility. To work in our facility all staff members must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


Please send resume and cover letter to esther@bethisrael.ca