Director of Development

Job Type

Part Time


Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $50,000



Start Date


Application Deadline



70 South Orange Avenue
New Jersey
United States


The National Council of Jewish Women, Essex County Section (NCJW/Essex) is dedicated to improving the lives of women, children and families. NCJW/Essex is seeking a dynamic candidate for a 24 hour Part Time Director of Development, responsible for planning and executing fundraising efforts that focus on support from individuals, businesses, corporations and private foundations. This role works collaboratively with the Executive Director and Marketing functions to engage the community and encourage investment in the agency's programs and mission.

·       Contribute to design and implementation of strategic financial resource development planning to ensure financial health of NCJW/ Essex and to support the organization’s mission.

·       Develop and implement strategies for effective stewardship of existing individual donors and identification and cultivation of prospective new donors. Provide research, facilitation, and tracking to support donor cultivation and stewardship.

·       Identify, manage, and solicit high-level prospects. Plan and execute small- and large-donor cultivation events as appropriate.

·       Develop and implement plans to identify and solicit opportunities for new funding, strategic partnerships, and corporate sponsorship, focusing on broadening NCJW/ Essex’s base of support.

·       Assist staff and Board members in identifying promising grant opportunities from foundations and family foundations. Support efforts to secure grants, including cultivating relationships, writing proposals, developing budgets, and tracking and reporting processes.

·       Oversee electronic record-keeping for all fundraising efforts, including populating and maintaining donor database, tracking and reporting all gifts and pledges, and coordinating timely acknowledgement for all gifts received.

·       Assist ED and volunteers with fundraising event planning and execution as necessary.

·       Assist in NCJW/ Essex annual budget preparation in cooperation with ED and Board members.

·       Serve as staff liaison to VP Development and engage members of the Board, staff, and other stakeholders in fundraising activities.

·       Prepare regular reports and provide regular updates of fundraising goals, accomplishments, and areas for improvement to ED, staff, and Board.


  • 3-5 years Fundraising and Development experience
  • Excellent oral and written communications
  • Knowledge of wealth engine software
  • Ability to work in team environment with staff and volunteers


Two weeks vacation prorated based upon hours worked

Eight sick days prorated based upon hours worked

Paid Week off between Christmas and New Years

Normal holidays and all Jewish Holidays

403B Pension Plan - self funded

Level of Language Proficiency

English only

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree