At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world. We create opportunities for people in the Bay Area to connect with and contribute to their communities. Our work is guided by the timeless Jewish values of kehilla (community), tzedakah (giving with just intention), and tikkun olam (repairing the world).
Together, our community is shaping Jewish life in the Bay Area by focusing on three main priorities. First, we’re working to foster and facilitate more impactful philanthropy. Second, we’re working to ensure security and resilience for local Jewish families. And third, we’re engaging the next generation of Bay Area Jews, so they too can find connection and meaning in the values and traditions of Judaism.
The Federation seeks highly motivated individuals with a variety of skill sets to build the next generation of Federation engagement. We are especially interested in forward-thinking, collaborative, and open-minded candidates who are willing to take risks, possess a high level of integrity, and model a positive attitude that inspires confidence.
The Federation helps donors make their philanthropy more effective. Through the generosity of over 1,100 donors, the Federation grants close to $200 million a year, both locally and globally, to a variety of Jewish and non-sectarian causes. Federation Philanthropy Partners works with these donors, who all have unique situations and varying degrees of need for our guidance. Our aim is to be a trusted advisor and to inform, educate, inspire, and challenge philanthropy driven by Jewish values, and the philanthropists in our communities.
Reporting to the Chief Philanthropy Officer of the Jewish Community Federation, the Director of Major Gifts will be responsible for overseeing major gift and prospect development on the Development team, supervising the Major Gifts team, and manage their own portfolio of major gift prospects and donors, including identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding prospects and donors in the Federation’s service area. The Director of Major Gifts will work closely with the Director of Advancement Strategy and senior staff on the Philanthropy Leadership Team (Federation Philanthropy Partners, Gift Planning, Collaborative Giving) to implement a donor-centric model of philanthropy whereby donor interests are matched with community needs through a suite of services including donor-advised funds, opportunities for planned giving, annual giving, and other philanthropic vehicles. The Director of Major Gifts will work closely with the Director of Advancement Strategy to help develop strategies for fundraising, outreach programs, and events in the Federation service area.
The Director of Major Gifts initiates and sustains relationships with assigned donors regarding their full range of philanthropic goals and will be supported by planned giving specialists on staff. This position serves as a leadership level fundraiser within a diverse development environment, including a significant community endowment, donor-involved vehicles, and annual giving. This high-profile position will work with our highest-level donors, senior volunteers, and staff at all levels.
Please send a copy of your resume with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications and inquiries will receive a response and will be kept strictly confidential.
Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits — medical, dental, vision, vacation, sick pay, holidays (including Jewish), and retirement plan.
At the Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund (the Federation), we envision diverse, dynamic Bay Area Jewish communities, deeply engaged in Jewish life and doing good locally, in Israel, and around the world…