Associate Director of Development, Western Region, ORT America

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary commensurate with experience



Start Date



6435 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles
United States


Associate Director of Development, Western Region, ORT America


The Associate Director of Development, Western Region is a full-time position based out of ORT America’s Los Angeles, California office. This position is responsible for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of donors in the $1,000 - $5,000 level. This position will play a vital role in growing the number of donors to ORT America, growing this mid-range level of giving, and growing ORT’s presence in the region.  

In addition to focusing on securing gifts at this level, the Associate Director will research and identify new prospects for solicitation. 

This position will also oversee and work with the how many 7 Southern California chapters of ORT America, and identify new opportunities to engage chapter members.  

This position reports to both the Executive Director of ORT America’s Southern California Region and the Director of the Northern California Region. (S)he will work with both directors on events, marketing, and fundraising initiatives. The Associate Director is expected to be a team player who takes initiative in supporting the work of the Region, is self-directed, and works at a high efficiency level. 


Donor Relations:

Successfully prospecting, cultivating and securing gifts of $1,000 - $5,000+

Manage a portfolio of donors through face-to-face meetings, phone calls, events, and email 

Donor research for new prospects

Develop and implement strategies to grow annual fundraising goals

Track all donors, prospects, and moves management in Raiser’s Edge

Utilize Wealth Engine and other informational websites

Create reports of donor and prospect progress

Timely acknowledgement of gifts/contributions

Consistent correspondence with donors

Chapter Outreach:

Work with our 7 local chapters on outreach 

Work with our chapter members on legacy planning

Oversight of acknowledgments and office administration, as directed by Regional Directors.

Work with chapters on Chanukah Luncheon, Hollywood Bowl, and other regional events

Track and credit chapters’ fundraising initiatives

Events & Marketing:

Work with Regional Directors on galas and fundraising events

Coordinate invitation mailings and act as the liaison between vendors and the event committees 

Track all lists and event responses

Create event materials, including letters, save the dates, invitations, thank-yous, etc.

Coordinate public relations efforts before and after the events

Act as the on-site staff person to run the logistics of the event

Post and update all social media regularly, including Facebook, Twitter, etc.


Fill out Universal Donation Forms for all donations, sending to National Office for processing. Keep records in Raiser’s Edge of all donations and send thank-yous to donors

Order all office supplies as needed

Maintain office expenses, sending expense forms with all receipts and records to National office on a monthly basis.

Track regional budgets and update accordingly

Work with the National office on duties that require their involvement

Oversee interns and their work in the office

Skills and Qualifications:

Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 5 years of experience in direct-line fundraising

Ability to take initiative and problem solve independently

Creative and motivated thinker

Work and collaborate as a team

Demonstrated ability to organize, plan, and carry out assignments independently to meet specific timelines and goals

Must have knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Prior experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus 

Prior experience with Wealth Engine a plus

Experience tracking moves management

Graphics experience or knowledge of graphics software a plus 

Familiarity with electronic social media essential

Comfort with electronic media

Ability to use the Internet for research, database management, and fundraising programs; ability to learn new software

Excellent verbal and written communication skills with attention to detail, grammar, and punctuation

Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment

Ability to multitask and prioritize essential

Experience with or knowledge of the Southern California Jewish community highly desirable

Excellent writing and correspondence skills

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills needed to work effectively with all levels of management within ORT America, as well as with lay leaders and external contacts

Flexibility to work both with and without supervision 

Strong interest in and strong commitment to the organization’s mission

Occasional night and Sunday work

Ability to drive to chapters/events outside the office


Medical, Dental, Vision, Life

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to