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Manager of Direct Mail Acquisition

  •  A Ray of Hope to the Most Vulnerable Jews Around the World
  • A Resource for Building Bridges of Understanding between Christians and Jews
  • A Commitment to Serving Others as well as Each Other

That’s The Fellowship…and you can be part of our remarkable mission and team!

We help over a million Jews in need each year and as the Manager of Direct Mail Acquisition with our Integrated Fundraising group, your expertise in acquiring donors through a complex direct mail program will allow us to help even more.

Our fast-paced direct mail program requires a dynamic, detailed team player that will oversee the implementation of our program strategies as well as production execution of direct mail acquisition pieces. You’ll work closely with the Manager of Direct Mail Cultivation, the fundraising teams, and resource partners to recommend strategies and tactics to generate over $3 million. Additionally, you’ll affect support of The Fellowship’s mission by growing the donor file, acquiring new and reactivating lapsed donors.

Some key areas of focus for this role include:

  • Executing and managing an effective direct mail acquisition program in collaboration with the Director of Integrated Fundraising-Mail, as well as key resource creative and production partners.
  • Working with the Integrated Fundraising team to plan and make recommendations on the growth and improvement of The Fellowship’s Direct Mail Acquisition program, through presentation and analysis of reporting. Recommending campaign adjustments and testing as necessary.
  • Tracking and reporting to internal and external partners regarding production timelines, estimates, invoices, coding, and other Fellowship processes.
  • Working with digital and telemarketing teams to incorporate multi-channel integration.


As the ideal candidate, you’ll possess these qualities and experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or equivalent combination of related education and experience
  • 5 years of direct mail marketing experience that has established a base of understanding of direct response fundraising, as well as experience with direct mail, postage, production and lettershop
  • Experience with direct mail list rental to solidify best donor acquisition
  • Strong knowledge of and experience with direct mail fundraising best practices
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of PowerPoint, Excel, Word and Smartsheet
  • Possess creativity, curiosity, and flexibility in approach to marketing solutions
  • Sound professional and social judgement in building relationships with internal and external colleagues
  • Exceptional attention to detail and proofreading skills
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to “tell a story” from the numbers and make sound recommendations
  • Strong organizational, project, and time management skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced atmosphere with tight timelines, working on multiple projects at a time

We offer a friendly, rewarding place to work, great benefits, and an office located in downtown Chicago near public transportation. If your interest has been piqued and your heart touched please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements so that your journey in helping others through The Fellowship’s mission can begin.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We are an equal opportunity employer.

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About International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein to promote understanding between Jews and Christians and build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Now celebrating over 35 years of lifesaving ministry, our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, respect and cooperation. A History of Helping The Fellowship's success has far exceeded expectations. Over the years, we have been leaders in Jewish-Christian relations, building bridges of goodwill that have led to greater understanding and cooperation between members of these two great faiths. We have helped hundreds of thousands of Jews escape poverty and anti-Semitism and return to their biblical homeland, funded humanitarian assistance that has touched the lives of millions of Jews in Israel and around the world, provided life-giving aid to Israel’s victims of war and terror, and much more. About Rabbi Eckstein, Founder and President, IFCJ; Goodwill Ambassador, State of Israel Rabbi Yechiel Z. Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fello...wship of Christians and Jews, has devoted almost 35 years to building bridges of understanding between Christians and Jews and broad support for the State of Israel. He is the leading advocate of religious freedom worldwide.
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