The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”) represents 148 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
A talented and collaborative professional with strong fundraising and community development skills, this individual will serve as the principal staff representative for 20 to 30 Network communities and be part of the staff of the Network and FRD.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Staff representative for 20 to 30 Network communities.
- Direct all aspects of donor relationship management (DRM), including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship, in order to grow the Annual Campaign and generate planned giving and endowment gifts.
- Engage and mobilize community leadership throughout the DRM process.
- Raise funds in concert with leadership for supplemental and emergency campaigns as they arise.
- Guide communities in volunteer leadership and board development, community building activities, and long- and short-term strategic planning.
- Work with all appropriate JFNA departments and offices to ensure that communities have access to national and international resources.
- Recruit within communities for all national Federation programs, including Women’s Philanthropy, Young Leadership, General Assembly, Prime Minister’s Mission, King David Society, Joshua Society, FRD Leadership Mission, Campaigners Mission, etc.
- Assist community leaders in event planning, including procuring speakers.
- Create mail appeals for communities as needed.
- Ability to travel to designated communities, approximately 3-4 trips per month.
- Strong public speaking and presentation skills.
- Desire to learn new techniques and concepts of fundraising and management.
- Excellent ability to manage simultaneous projects in a fast-moving, complex environment.
- Ability to be a dynamic self-starter with a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of the Jewish people in small communities throughout the country, in Israel, and around the world.
- Excellent strategic planning skills.
- Exemplary verbal and writing skills.
- Strong computer and social media expertise.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to be a team player, with a demonstrated capacity to effectively manage and/or collaborate with co-workers/professionals and volunteer leaders.
- Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) in the field(s) of Jewish studies, non-profit management, or related areas.
- 3 - 5 years of experience in fundraising.
Minimum Education Required