For 117 years, Jewish National Fund USA has been on the ground in Israel improving the lives of its residents and developing the land for the next generations. No other organization makes a bigger difference for the land and people of Israel.
JNF has launched the $1 Billion Roadmap for the Next Decade, (http://usa.jnf.org/assets/pdf/thebilliondollarroadmap_digital_v-1.pdf),a ground-breaking and unprecedented plan for Israel's future that focuses on connecting the next generation to Israel, building communities in Israel's Negev and Galilee, and developing infrastructure for ecology, working with people with special needs, heritage preservation, and aliyah from North America.
Jewish National Fund seeks to recruit a Director for fundraising activities in the Dallas Metroplex. This position will be office-based in Dallas and report to the Executive Director – Southwest, based in Austin. The Director is accountable for producing significant annual increases in the number of donors to JNF’s National Campaign at all gift levels.
Duties will include:
•Identification, cultivation, and solicitation of new donors to the JNF annual campaign, including major gifts
•Stewardship of existing donor base in the Dallas Metroplex
•Regular face-to-face meetings with new and prospective donors
•Daily utilization of JNF’s donor database, including documentation of all contact with donors/prospects
•Recruitment of lay leadership for the purpose of fundraising support
•Establishment at local level of JNF Affinity Groups, including Women for Israel (WFI), Doctors for Israel (DFI), Lawyers for Israel (LFI) and Rabbis for Israel (RFI)
•Representation of JNF at community events
•4+ years fundraising or sales experience
•Knowledge of and familiarity with Jewish communities in Dallas Metroplex
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including public speaking
•Creative, dependable, self-disciplined individual who is capable of working independently within a team structure
•Superior problem solving, organization and time management skills
•Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, depending on scheduled JNF events and donor, prospect and lay leadership schedules.
•Dental & Vision Insurance
•Flexible Spending Account
•Employer-paid Life Insurance
•Employer-paid Short and Long-term Disability
•403(b) With Generous Employer Contribution
•Closed for Jewish Holidays
•Opportunity to travel to Israel
Minimum Education Required