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San Diego Major Gifts Director, Part-Time

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Avodah
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San Diego, CA

Avodah


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Published 23 days ago

January 25, 2021
January 15, 2021
$40,000 - $50,000Salary is $40,000 – 45,000/year for a 20 hour/week job (or an $80,000 – $90,000 FTE).

Organizational Background:

Avodah develops and engages a network of Jewish leaders working within the Jewish community and beyond to promote social justice and fight the causes and effects of domestic poverty. We achieve this through our many programmatic offerings including the Jewish Service Corps, the Jewish Justice Institute, our alumni network, and our community education and engagement work.

Avodah is in the midst of a campaign to raise the money necessary to bring the Jewish Service Corps to San Diego by the summer/fall of 2021. By launching in San Diego, Avodah will have a profound, long-term impact on local antipoverty nonprofits and their clients, the San Diego Jewish community, and the young Jewish adults who participate in our gold-standard leadership development program. Avodah and Jewish Family Service of San Diego have entered into a partnership to help bring this project to fruition. We have also recruited a group of local ambassadors who are committed to helping make Avodah San Diego a reality. 

Position Overview:

Avodah seeks a seasoned, engaging fundraiser with major gifts experience to help launch and sustain our San Diego Service Corps by executing a local fundraising plan, stewarding and growing our local donor portfolio, and engaging local ambassadors. The part-time San Diego Major Gifts Director will be located in Avodah’s San Diego office, and will remotely report to and collaborate closely with Avodah’s Director of Strategic Partnerships, located in Chicago. 

Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Grow and manage a portfolio of local donors;
  • Review (and supplement, to the extent appropriate) Avodah’s work to date to map the San Diego philanthropic community, including the compiled list of top prospective donors;
  • Work with San Diego-based lay leaders, organizational partners (including Jewish Family Service of San Diego) and Avodah’s national staff to secure (virtual*) meetings with prospective local funders;
  • Conduct one-on-one (virtual*) meetings with prospective funders to share information about Avodah San Diego and solicit gifts as appropriate;
  • Schedule (virtual*) meetings for Avodah national staff and board members with prospective funders and handle logistics regarding same;
  • Regularly inform Avodah staff of progress toward fundraising goals and confer with staff regarding same;
  • Act as the professional key point of contact for all prospective local funders;
  • Plan and recruit for local (virtual*) fundraising events; and
  • Launch and manage a local Advisory Council, including running bi-monthly meetings, and engaging members as ambassadors in development efforts.

 * Avodah is holding all meetings/events virtually during COVID. However, these would become in-person engagements once it is deemed safe to gather in person. 

Qualifications:  

  • Minimum of 5-7 years of relevant development experience;
  • Demonstrated success in securing gifts from San Diego-based Jewish philanthropists;
  • Strong understanding of and connections to the local Jewish and/or social justice nonprofit landscapes; and 
  • The ability to both aggressively pursue fundraising objectives, while building relationships with prospective funders for the long term. 


Organizational Background:

Avodah develops and engages a network of Jewish leaders working within the Jewish community and beyond to promote social justice and fight the causes and effects of domestic poverty. We achieve this through…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Part Time Schedule
  • Contract

Benefits

Because of the part-time nature of this position, this job does not qualify for health benefits. 

Avodah offers many opportunities to learn and grow. Benefits designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance. This includes generous time off, flexible work arrangements, and much more. Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact on the world. 

Because of the part-time nature of this position, this job does not qualify for health benefits. 

Avodah offers many opportunities to learn and grow. Benefits designed for your…

Location

San Diego, CA

How to Apply

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@avodah.net. Please include “San Diego Major Gifts Director” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. No phone calls, please. Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview. Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested applicants to submit their applications by January 15th. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. 


Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working-class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please send resume and cover letter to jobs@avodah.net. Please include “San Diego Major Gifts Director” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes…

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