Job Opportunities


As a service to our alumni, we list job openings submitted to the Program by Jewish communal organizations and schools worldwide. This listing is updated weekly. If you pursue a position listed here, we'd love to hear about it. Please email hornstein@brandeis.edu. Hornstein alumni are also eligible to use the services of Brandeis' Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and Heller School Career Centers.

Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program

Program Manager

Waltham, MA

The Hornstein Jewish Professional Leadership Program at Brandeis University is looking or a Program Manager. This person will assume overall responsibility for the management and implementation of four highly visible and integral Hornstein functional areas: financial affairs; marketing and recruitment; communications; and seminar and event planning.
    
Examples of Key Responsibilities:
•Manages all financial affairs for departmental operations and financial aid in consultation with the director and in compliance with overall university systems, policies and procedures. Includes setting up and maintaining systems for budgeting, revenue center management, fund tracking (operating, endowed, gift, rotating), and payments and deposits. Serves as main point of contact for Hornstein financial matters.
•Creates and implements an innovative marketing/recruitment plan, including objectives, timeline and specific actions in close collaboration with director and other faculty/staff. Manages and tracks all recruitment activities ensuring follow-through.
•Communicates for marketing and informational purposes. Responsibilities include improving and developing the Hornstein website utilizing a content management system, creation of electronic newsletters, posting on social media, developing event and general marketing collateral, writing reports and general correspondence.
•Plans and coordinates logistics for annual travel seminars (NYC, Israel, Former Soviet Union), as well as on-campus events, such as the biennial Milender Seminar, final student presentations, lectures, departmental meetings, speaker and employer visits, etc. Duties include arranging travel, negotiating and overseeing provider contracts, scheduling, arranging food and room set-up, etc.

Qualifications:
•5-8 years of total work-related experience
•3-5 years of supervisory/management experience
•BS/BA degree required with progressively more responsible experience in financial management, recruitment, and communications in complex environments.
•Must be a self-starter, able to work as a team leader and member, as well as independently in regular communication with Director.
•Must be technically proficient, able to use office productivity software (especially Excel), web browsers, Windows, email, databases, social media, etc., and have desire and aptitude to learn new technology. •Electronic publishing experience (web, e-news, etc.) highly desired.
•Must be an organized multi-tasker with superior verbal and written communication skills. Occasional evening or weekend commitments required.
•Knowledge of North American Jewish community highly desired.
    
How to Apply:
For full consideration, apply by 9/24/14. Submit cover letter and resume as a single document at http://www.brandeis.edu/humanresources/jobs/external.html.  Elect option for "External Applicant".  Sort the job listing by clicking the Job ID column heading.  Locate the desired job listing.  Click the job title and then Apply Now.

9/5/2014

CJP - Boston-Haifa Connection

Assistant Director

Boston, MA

Passion. Purpose. Impact. Those are just three of the reasons to consider a career at CJP, one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations. CJP currently has an opening for Assistant Director, Boston-Haifa Connection.

The Boston-Haifa Connection Assistant Director is responsible for assisting the Director in overseeing and implementing several of the major agendas of the city to city partnership, including “Living Bridges” people-to-people programming in Haifa.  This role also includes staffing committees of CJP volunteers.  This role will include meeting with representatives from Israeli-based organizations as well as individual Israelis who reach out to CJP to explore areas of potential mutual interest. The Assistant Director is also responsible for assisting in formulating to overall budget of the Connection and supporting the Director on all aspects of the BHC work. Other responsibilities include management of currently funded projects and allocation processes, planning delegations, regular communications with our Haifa partners, and supporting the work of our lay Chairs and the Executive Committee.

Essential Functions:
•Design, implement and help host delegations from Israel
•Prepare materials and help facilitate meetings.
•Coordinate regularly with Haifa staff, consultants, and lay leaders.
•Travel to Haifa as needed and for Steering Committee meetings.
•Write reports and strategic planning recommendations.
•Oversee the implementation of our strategic initiatives.
•Meeting with local individuals and Israeli representatives who wish to promote their organizations
•Respond to requests and help Israeli partners as needed when in Boston
•Negotiate with key systems in the Haifa environment: Municipality, JAFI, JDC, Haifa University, Technion, other voluntary organizations.
•Provide support to Boston Jewish agencies, organizations, voluntary groups as they explore concrete opportunities for meaningful inter-community, organizational and personal connections.  These connections may take the form of projects, professional exchanges, publications, conferences, volunteer linkages, etc.
•Oversee evaluation process for specific programs.
•Interpret the Boston-Haifa Connection to new or potential constituencies as well as support our marketing efforts
•Help design and implement new programs as needed
•Work closely with CJP Development partners to support their fundraising efforts
•Comply with CJP’s reporting and measurement requirements
•Assist Director to plan and implement annual Steering Committee meetings.
•Lead Staff for Living Bridges volunteer committee:
• Coordination with chairs.
•Manage allocations process.
•Involve committee members in supported projects
•Work to develop new programs

Full Job Description and Application

10/13/14

J Street

Northeast Regional Director

Boston, MA

J Street seeks an experienced development professional with a background in fundraising as well as politics and/or the organized Jewish community to serve as the Deputy Regional Director for theNortheast region. S/He will create a plan in conjunction with the Regional Director
to drive annual operating and PAC fundraising goals for the Northeast region. This plan will include regional fundraising events and work with the national development team on national special projects .

The Deputy Regional Director should be an adept fundraiser, a skilled communicator,highly organized, a self-starter and comfortable working in a team environment.

Responsibilities:
The Deputy Regional Director is responsible for creating and executing the plan to renew operating and political support and close new sources of funding within the region. S/He is part of both a regional team focused on cultivating local leadership and political strength, and a national
development team charged with raising the requisite operating and PAC targets on an annualized basis.

Specific responsibilities include:
•Working with the Regional Director to create a development strategy to map out regional objectives and set plans to meet or exceed long term fundraising plans;
•Meeting and communicating regularly with J Street supporters in the region;
•Managing relationships with campaigns of endorsed candidates to coordinate political fundraising;
•Working closely with the Regional Director to manage significant relationships, particularly around solicitation;
•Increasing current donorsʼ financial support to J Street;
•Mapping out supportersʼ social networks to better understand J Streetʼs base of support and identify areas of growth.
•Planning and implementing high impact donor and prospect events in the region.
•Working cross functionally within the region to involve donors in building the organizationʼs political strength.

Qualifications:
•The ideal candidate will possess the following:
•Proven track record as an individual major-gifts fundraiser (for gifts of$1,000+);
•A minimum of 2-3 years working in progressively responsible positions for a non-profit, advocacy or political organization or campaign; Applicants with more significant experience willbe considered and the position can be adapted to provide greater responsibility commensurate with their background.
•Superb communications skills – verbal and written;
•Personally engaging and eager to work with leaders and staff, able to build and cultivate relationships with a broad range of activists, leaders, and community contacts.
•Comfortable working with top-level business and civic leaders;
•Highly organized, able to prioritize multiple tasks and deadlines.
•Eager to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented and goal-driven environment.
•Outgoing and positive attitude.
•Experience managing fundraising events.
•A strong commitment to J Streetʼs mission, including: Support for a secure, Jewish and democratic future for Israel, and advocating an active U.S. leadership role to help achieve a two-state solution.
•Ability to clearly communicate J Streetʼs positions on policy matters.

To Apply: Please send an email to resumes@jstreet.org with “Northeast Deputy Regional Director” in the subject line.

More Information

10/13/14

Hillel 818

Executive Director

Northridge, California

Hillel 818 is adjacent to the campus of the California State University, Northridge (CSUN), and also serves students at Pierce College and Los Angeles Valley College.  There are an estimated 8,000 Jewish students in the Valley, in a larger Jewish population of ~250,000.  Greater Los Angeles is home to a full-range of opportunities for Jewish life, and Hillel 818 seeks to become a vital component of the wider landscape.  Hillel 818 is in the midst of a dramatic transformation in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles, and the next Executive Director will play a significant role in the re-imagining of the organization.

Hillel 818 is seeking a dynamic leader to become its new Executive Director. The ideal candidate will have a track record of success inspiring students, staff and volunteers.  The new Executive Director will be an exceptional communicator with significant and demonstrable experience building and maintaining relationships with key stakeholders. Strong administrative and fundraising skills are required.  The position, which oversees Jewish student life on three campuses, demands an entrepreneurial attitude, flexibility, resilience, passion, energy, as well as a strong commitment to pluralism.
 
The ideal candidate:
•Is a learned and learning role model for emerging adults and the Jewish People.
•Embodies Hillel’s vision of an enduring commitment to Jewish life, learning and Israel.
•Acts as a hands-on leader, paying diligent attention to the overall well-being of the Hillel and its resources – human, financial and structural.

Applicants should possess:
•At least 5 years of proven progressive achievement in executive organizational leadership and supervision of a team, with a preference for experience related to Hillel or student life.
•Commitment to the Jewish growth of college-aged students with a track record of creativity, inspiration and transformation.
•Demonstrated experience and strength in areas of financial management, fundraising and leadership.
•Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills.
•Ability to work extended hours, including weekends and evenings.
•Masters degree from an accredited institution (preferred).
 
Responsibilities:
•Strategic Vision and Leadership
•Student Life
•Leadership Development
•Community Partnership
•Human, Financial and Structural Resources

Full Job Posting and Application

10/13/14

AIPAC

Massachusetts Area Director

Boston, MA

One of America’s most renowned foreign policy organizations is looking for a motivated, energetic, creative person with a proven track record in sales, marketing, client relations, politics, fundraising, or another field that shows your ability to build strong relationships, close deals, and grow revenue. AIPAC works to keep America strong and our ally Israel secure, and we’re looking for a new fundraiser to join our growing team in Boston.As Massachusetts Area Director you will help grow pro-Israel political activism in one of the largest and most important markets in America. The Massachusetts Area Director is responsible for growing a $500,000 Annual Campaign in three distinct markets: The Technology and Innovation sector in Greater Boston, on Massachusetts’ North Shore, and in Central and Western Massachusetts.Specifically, the Massachusetts Area Director is responsible for fundraising, maintaining timely and consistent contact with donors and prospects, educating activists about American and Israeli poltical developments, and inspiring people to become engaged in the American political process.

Responsibilities:
•Create and execute an annual development plan, which includes face-to-face solicitations of major donors, phone solicitations, donor cultivation, and donor stewardship.
•Identify and develop relationships with key lay leaders to help achieve fundraising, political participation, and national and regional event attendance goals.
•Manage strategic small and large-scale membership events and briefings aimed at growing AIPAC’s membership base.
•Recruit members for national and regional programs including the AIPAC Policy Conference and the New England Leadership Dinner.
•In partnership with the Regional Political Director, solicit participation for organized pro-Israel political activity.
•Deliver speeches and briefings on the US-Israel relationship, the Middle East, and pro-Israel activism.

Qualifications/Skills:
•Strong passion for Israel
•3-5 years of work experience in related field
•Face-to-face solicitation or sales experience
•Proven track record of achieving revenue targets or fundraising goals
•Demonstrated ability to prospect, cultivate, and manage new accounts
•Relationships in the greater Boston Technology and Innovation industries preferred
•Self-motivated with a high degree of initiative; ability to be flexible and to work both independently and as part of a team
•Outstanding organizational skills with an attention to detail and an ability to multitask
•Excellent oral communications skills including public speaking, and a demonstrated ability to write clearly and persuasively
•Ability to work occasional nights and weekends, and for limited travel for conferences and training
•Bachelor's degree or commensurate experience

More Information

Apply Online or email Deputy Regional Director Ben Marchette

10/13/14

AVODAH: The Jewish Service Corps

Executive Director

New York, NY

Organization:
AVODAH is a New York City-based, national program dedicated to developing and engaging a network of emerging Jewish leaders committed to fighting poverty and social injustice in the United States. AVODAH’s mission is to strengthen the Jewish community’s fight against the causes and effects of poverty in the United States by engaging participants in service and community building that inspire them to become lifelong leaders for social change, whose work for justice is rooted in and nourished by Jewish values.

AVODAH has a strong, engaged board and staff committed to the organization’s mission. In planning for this transition of executive leadership, the board engaged the services of the Transition Program of Third Sector New England to examine the organization’s core strengths and identify some of the challenges the new Executive Director will face. The new Executive Director will assume responsibility for a vibrant, pluralistic organization with a clear mission – an organization that is grounded in Jewish teachings and values. AVODAH’s operating budget of $2.16 Million for FY 15 will support a staff of about 20 at four sites.

AVODAH’s new Executive Director will be responsible for:
•Strengthening AVODAH’s fundraising capacity, including the need to refine an overall development strategy and identify and capture new, reliable revenue streams that will enable the organization to grow in accordance with the board-approved strategic plan
•Working with the board as it considers the costs and benefits of the traditional year-long residential program in comparison with those of the new, less expensive non-residential program
•Examining the financial underpinnings of the organization and building a finance team that can participate in strategic decision-making
•Implementing a communications strategy aimed at improving AVODAH’s visibility in the communities of both social justice and Jewish philanthropy
•Working with board leadership to engage the board in fundraising and planning for the future
•Providing support for staff while recognizing the need for prudent fiscal management and workplace efficiency

The new Executive Director of AVODAH must be:
•Passionate about AVODAH’s mission and its work developing and engaging Jewish leaders committed to social justice and service
•A good listener and team builder who can develop and articulate a clear vision for the organization’s work•An experienced fundraiser able to connect with and motivate a variety of people
•An active advocate for social justice and service
•Comfortable in a fast-paced work environment and possessed of the ability to balance an inclusive leadership style with decisiveness

For full job description and application

9/23/2014

Keshet

National Manager of Education and Training

Boston, MA

Keshet seeks a dynamic and seasoned educator to take over the leadership of our nationally recognized education, training, and consultation work.  The National Manager of Education and Training will oversee all aspects of Keshet’s signature education program, the Keshet Leadership Project, which includes a one-day summit of local Jewish institutional leaders followed by individualized support toward the achievement of action plans for greater LGBT inclusion. The National Manager of Education and Training will also build and manage Keshet’s national network of education consultants, responsible for carrying out the training and coaching of Jewish institutional partners across the country. The National Manager of Education and Training reports to the National Program Director. Salary is competitive with an excellent benefits package. This is a full time position out of our Boston office. Also open to a remote work arrangement for the right candidate. Keshet is a national grassroots organization that works for the full equality and inclusion of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Jews in Jewish life. Led and supported by LGBT Jews and straight allies, Keshet strives to cultivate the spirit and practice of inclusion in all parts of the Jewish community. Our work is guided by a vision of a world where all Jewish organizations and communities are strengthened by LGBTQ-inclusive policy, programming, culture, and leadership and where Jews of all sexual orientations and gender identities can live fully integrated Jewish lives.

Responsibilities:
•Manage all aspects of Keshet’s training and education programs, including the Keshet Leadership Project, individualized workshops, consultations, and supervision of Keshet consultants.
•Oversee all aspects of the Keshet Leadership Project, including establishing and managing institutional partnerships in host communities, overseeing recruitment and registration, managing follow- up through Keshet consultants, and leading impact evaluation efforts.•Develop and maintain a strong national network of experienced Keshet training and coaching consultants including recruitment and training of consultants, quality assurance and branding, managing contracts and compensation, and tracking and evaluation of impact.
•Manage Keshet’s portfolio of consultations to Jewish intuitions seeking individualized support, including establishing scope of services, implementing consultations or managing Keshet consultants in this role, and follow-up.
•Facilitate the Keshet Leadership Summit, the day-long kickoff event of the Leadership Project, as well as facilitating select individualized LGBT inclusion trainings and workshops.
•Lead the ongoing development of Keshet’s professional development and training curricula.
•In collaboration with the National Program Director, supervise the development of new Keshet educational resources.
•Establish development, delivery, and impact goals for all of Keshet’s educational programs.
•Represent Keshet at key national conferences.

Qualifications:
•Master’s Degree or the equivalent in Education, Jewish Studies, Jewish Education or related field.
•Experience developing and leading diversity training for educators or communal professionals or teaching related topics at an institution of higher education.
•At least five years’ experience in program development and management in a nonprofit or education setting.
•Demonstrated expertise in the development of formal and/or experiential programs/curricula for youth and young adults.
•Deep and thorough knowledge of LGBTQ identities and experiences as well as expertise in articulating the intersections between Jewish and LGBTQ identities and diversity.
•Familiarity and fluency with Jewish texts and sources related to issues of social justice, LGBTQ inclusion, and diversity is preferred.
•Experience with program evaluation and assessment.
•Familiarity with models of community organizing and their application in educational settings.
•Dynamic leadership, strong public speaking, confidence in communicating with a variety of audiences, as well as success in fostering strategic partnerships.
•Outstanding verbal and written communication skills.
•Proven ability to supervise staff or consultants, work as part of a team, and develop volunteer leadership.
•Excellent analytical, planning, and management skills.
•Willing and able to travel throughout U.S. and Canada.
•Passionate commitment to Keshet’s mission of working for LGBT equality and inclusion in Jewish life.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to nationalmanager@keshetonline.org

9/23/2014

Temple Har Shalom

Executive Director

Park City, UT

Temple Har Shalom (“THS”) is a vibrant, growing and inclusive Reform Jewish congregation in beautiful Park City, Utah, that serves over 250 member households. THS is currently seeking an enthusiastic, organized and dedicated Executive Director to manage and supervise the day to day operations of the temple, as well as planning, budgeting, financial, technology, facility-related, fundraising support and administrative affairs. The qualified candidate will be an experienced and skilled organization and finance manager. The Executive Director reports directly to the President of the congregation with the oversight of the Board of Directors to ensure that the policies and directions of the Board are implemented effectively. In doing so, the Executive Director supervises a staff of administrative, financial and building maintenance personnel. This person will work closely, and in cooperation and collaboration with, the Rabbi, the Religious School Director and the Membership Director on administrative matters. As  an ambassador of Temple Har Shalom, he/she must seek to understand and be responsive to the needs of current and prospective congregants.

Qualifications:
•A Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business Administration, Accounting or Finance or a related degree or the equivalent combination in business/professional experience;
•A minimum of 5 years of management experience as an Executive Director or similar demanding position in a member driven environment in either the for-profit or not-for-profit sector;
•Proven success in implementing a complex million dollar budget, including first-hand experience managing accounts payable, accounts receivable, facilities, purchasing and managing/directing independent contractors and consultants;
•Demonstrated aptitude in managing and developing working staff relationships;
•Impeccable interpersonal and communication skills, both orally and in writing;
•Excellent organizational skills;
•Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Quickbooks, membership management software (or Salesforce), and working knowledge of social media and websites.

Please send a cover letter and resume to: ruthmdavidson@gmail.com

9/23/2014

JewishBoston.com

Community Manager

Boston, MA

The JewishBoston.com Community Manager is a creative and strategic thinker, someone who is a multifaceted communicator using both online and offline strategies to strengthen relationships with users, partner organizations, internal stakeholders and the broader community. The Community Manager leads JewishBoston.com’s community strategy, including convening and strengthening relationships with Boston-area organizations, curating events and activities to promote across our digital platform, assisting in the development of content, and working to help users discover interesting ways to get involved in the Boston Jewish community. As an integral member of the JewishBoston.com team, the Community Manager works closely with professional staff and key stakeholders within CJP and area organizations.

Essential Functions:
•Offline Community Engagement: Identifying and curating community events and activities that will be integrated into the content strategy of JewishBoston.com. This includes thinking creatively about how we can leverage low-barrier engagement opportunities, such as holidays and lifecycle occasions, to engage in Jewish life.
•Customer Relations and Support: Responding to customer support questions (via phone, email, Twitter, Facebook, etc.) and managing any online feedback forums, including regular user surveys and focus groups. JewishBoston.com’s “customer base” includes both end users of the site and representatives of the 500-plus organizations using JewishBoston.com to publicize their own programs.
•Measurement: Utilize tools and methodologies to provide analysis on the performance of our website and social media channels while continually finding ways to improve on those metrics through testing and new initiatives.
•Teamwork: In addition to being a member of the JewishBoston.com team, the Community Manager will heavily interface with key stakeholders within CJP to develop ways to support the young adult and families with young children/interfaith engagement strategies. CJP is a collaborative environment; interdepartmental work is common.
•Personal Leadership: At all times, the Community Manager represents the ideals and aspirations of JewishBoston.com and CJP. Patience, networking, teaching, civility, respectfulness, openness, inclusivity and rapid response are key attributes. Our goal is to create a wide-open community that mirrors these values.

Preferred Skills/Qualifications:
•Excellent verbal and written communication skills
•Excellent social media knowledge; ability to develop and apply social media strategies
•Ability to learn and adapt to emerging technologies
•Possesses functional knowledge of content management systems
•Ability to work individually on a project or in a team environment
•Ability to prioritize and meet tight deadlines
•Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation

For full job description
To Apply

9/19/2014

UpStart

Program Manager

San Francisco, CA

UpStart exists to redesign the way Jewish life is experienced. If you want to inspire and advance innovative ideas that contribute to the continued growth and vitality of Jewish life, we should talk.
We are looking for an experienced Program Manager to assist in the design and implementation of our UpStart Lab programs in the Bay Area. This “doer” will have direct experience in program design, outreach, and evaluation and will understand the organizational structure of the Jewish community. Your job will be to assist in our Accelerator for local Jewish innovators, lead our work with the Jewish Community Centers (JCC) to develop human-centered programs that build creative confidence in staff and better engage the greater community, and oversee the development of community of practice with professionals seeking innovation and change support for work serving the Jewish community. We would like you to have at least 5 years of work experience leading innovative programs and community partnerships. We want you to have practical knowledge of some or all of the following: program design, outreach, social media marketing, community partnerships, human-centered design concepts, and non-profit management. We expect you will be a team player, who will love to imagine with others what to create, but also to then hunker down and make those things happen. You must enjoy being a “go to person” who is part program designer, part experimenter, part clarion, and part evaluator. Underneath it all, there has to be a tireless desire to be bringing the Jewish community innovative experiences for today and leaders for tomorrow.

Overview of Responsibilities
1.Assist COO in design and implementation of Bay Area Accelerator in the following areas:
•Curriculum development and implementation of workshops/events/showcase activities and related programmatic logistics
•Manage the Accelerator selection process including recruitment of potential UpStarters (directly and indirectly through social media and PR), developing an improved approach for sharing applications and committee evaluations, supporting the recruitment of the selection committee
•Support coaching of UpStarters in specific organizational needs or in concepts related to Business Model, Fundraising, Organizational Governance, Customer Relationships and/or Outreach, etc.
•Develop regular opportunities for the cohort to meet/learn based on their needs and desires

2.Working closely with potential users and supporters, design and implement a strategy for mission aligned utilization of the space recently acquired in the central courtyard of the Oshman Family JCC in Palo Alto.

3.In concert with the COO, support the development and execution of a strategic working relationship with key JCC staff that will leverage UpStart knowledge and skills in a way that will result in the JCC’s increased success in reaching its target population with engaging and meaningful opportunities for Jewish expression.

4.Assume responsibility for communications in the following areas:
•Develop and implement a strategy/approach for managing communications with UpStarters
•Create and launch a social media strategy to build awareness of UpStarters/Jewish innovators working in the Bay Area
•In concert with UpStart’s marketing consultant, support execution of marketing strategy within the Bay Area

5. Expand UpStart’s network of highly qualified pro bono and reduced fee professionals to support UpStarters as well as UpStart’s broader work in the community.

6. General: Represent UpStart within the Jewish and general community in the Bay Area as an ambassador, advocate for UpStarters, and effectively manage other job responsibilities as assigned. Be an awesome team member that is an uber communicator. See opportunities to advance the work of our UpStarters and UpStart in ways we haven’t described.

To Apply: Send a resume with a creative cover letter that communicates why you would be a “fit” for the position to UpStartBayAreaManager@upstartbayarea.org with the subject: UpStart Program Manager: Bay Area.

9/18/2014

Jewish Family Service Agency Las Vegas

Executive Director

Las Vegas, NV

For more than 35 years, Jewish Family Service Agency of Las Vegas (JFSA) has been providing high-quality and caring, Counseling, Senior Services, Emergency Assistance and Adoption services regardless of age, race, religion, ethnicity, gender, or sexual orientation. A staff of 8 employees and an annual operating budget of $1 MM allow JFSA to offer a vast array of services for Las Vegans, including, a lifeline for individuals and families in crisis, a helping hand to children and teens, and support to older adults facing life’s transitions.

Job Responsibilities:
•Resource Development and Community Engagement: Oversee development of strategies and execution of plans for all areas of resource development, including, fund development, community outreach, volunteer management, community relations, effective program implementation, and public policy; ensure the development and maintenance of positive and productive relationships with all key constituencies within a highly diverse community; participate actively in raising funds; and advocate for public policy and community involvement to address those issues; build the brand and reputation of JFSA.
•Strategic Planning: Provide leadership to the development of strategic plans and multi-year goals and the creation of work plans to achieve them; support the JFSA’ Board of Directors in the recruitment, selection and development of board members, and in their decision making on critical issues such as strategic plans, budgets, and policy decisions.
•Human Resource Management: Oversee all human resource management activities including recruitment, performance management, development and policy; establish and maintain a work organizational and management structure that provides for succession for senior staff and key positions throughout the organization; lead the staff.
•Financial Management: Ensure proper stewardship of the organization’s assets and resources, including budgeting, purchasing, cost analysis, cash flow, internal controls, accounting records and financial reports; provide leadership to ensure the smooth operations of JFSA’s facilities and programs; direct the development of systems, methods, processes and policies to continuously improve the operation of the organization and achieve its goals and objectives; oversee an annual budget of $1 MM.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
•Considerable knowledge of fundraising techniques and sources of funding for nonprofit agencies and organizations. Ability to reach new donors and maintain current donors through creative fundraising campaigns.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Agency staff, Board members, volunteers, community groups and other related agencies.
•Ability to organize and coordinate fundraising operations.
•Possess excellent oral and written communication as well as management skills.
•Sound judgment and ability to work autonomously.
Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required. A Master’s degree is preferred.
•The candidate will have a knowledge and respect for the Jewish Culture, values, and organizations.
•Excellent oral and written communication skills, excellent organizational skills, and be able to lead and work with a diverse group of people.
•Minimum of five plus years of work experience in nonprofit agency operations, specifically in the fundraising field or equivalent experience.
•Flexible schedule to work after hours and weekends, as necessary.

For consideration, submit your cover letter, resume, salary history, and salary requirements to jfsalved@gmail.com

9/18/2014

NYC Based Human Services Organization

Director of Development

Boston, MA

The Director of Development (DoD) will initiate and support a program of individual Major Gifts in Boston and other relevant cities, as assigned. In addition to direct solicitations, the Director develops volunteer leadership involvement and works in tandem with targeted area volunteer leaders and all major gifts teams to identify and solicit prospective major donors. The goals of this position are to grow the pipeline of donors throughout the territory and eventually raise several million dollars annually.
It is expected that within the next several years, by broadening and upgrading the prospect base and outreach to new constituencies, the DoD will be able to grow both the number of prospects and donors and the total amount raised. To accomplish this task, this position will have the support of a re-energized development office and support staff in New York led by the newly hired Chief Development Officer.
Our client has a four-star rating from Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator. This is a significant affirmation of their financial and organizational viability.

Responsibilities:
•Builds portfolio of major donor prospects and collaborates in design and production of financial, gift and donor profile reports
•Develops prospect and donor cultivation and approach strategies, tracks all cultivation/solicitation activity and carries a portfolio of prospects and donors that includes agreed upon campaign, annual giving and planned giving performance goals.
•Creates annual plan with benchmarks, and assists with annual budget and monitoring of monthly expenses
•Help to ensure the growth of both volunteer and donor prospect bases.
•Maintains effective communications with area and national volunteers and staff
•Prepare briefings and other written materials for US & Israel organization leadership, when enlisting their help in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects and donors.

Qualifications:
•Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years of professional fund-raising experience, preferably in a complex, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates or chapters
•Proven track record in individual major gifts fundraising and capital campaigns and in direct solicitation of donors/prospects
•Excellent interpersonal, verbal/presentation, and written communication skills, with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment
•A comfort with technology and ability to utilize Microsoft Office applications, as well as knowledge of Pledgemaker or similar fundraising database
•Knowledge of national and regional philanthropic trends and an understanding of organizations mission
•Familiarity with planned giving vehicles, a plus
•Travel, evening and weekend work required, with ability to work independently from a home office, or organizations Chapter office

To submit nominations or candidacies please contact:
Hadassah Wachstock
The Joel Paul Group
Direct Line: 212-564-6500 x223 Fax: 212-868-2671
All resumes must be submitted in Word format to hadassah@joelpaul.com

9/16/2014

Jewish Federation of San Diego County

Director of Women's Philanthropy

San Diego, CA

The Director of Women’s Philanthropy works with the Development Director to develop and implement strategies for the Women’s Philanthropy division to meet short and long-term goals of the department. The primary objectives are to work with Women’s division lay leadership, develop long-term relationships with donors, build an understanding of donor’s interests, passions and values, and to encourage new participation in the Mission of Women’s division. This position will have significant responsibility for the fundraising effort to support Shalom San Diego, a new initiative of the San Diego Jewish Federation.

RESPONSIBILITIES
•Responsible for soliciting high level gifts and managing relationships with current and prospective donors, and to identify, qualify,  cultivate, solicit and steward these important donors.
•Create, integrate and implement major gift donor strategies with the Development Director.
•Manage relationships with the Women’s Board and Executive Council.
•Work with Development Director to brainstorm and generate ideas around best practices for the Women’s division.
•Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle:
•Initiate contacts with potential leadership and major gift donors
•Develop appropriate cultivation strategies, including working with Leadership
•Institute a moves management approach to current donors
•Steward current, lapsed, and prospective donors
•Work within a team for Women’s Philanthropy around outreach and engagement opportunities.
•Work cross-departmentally on large-scale events that promote Women’s Philanthropy.
•Create and Implement the Women’s Philanthropy three year mission-focused strategy around Shalom San Diego.
•Outreach to prospective donors around high value gifts to support Shalom San Diego.

•Act as primary staff around coaching and engaging Leadership, facilitating and guiding Leadership requests and suggestions.
•Maintain a high level of consistency between Women’s Philanthropy messaging and overall Federation messaging.
•Team up with Marketing to align Women’s Philanthropy with overall Federation objectives.
•Partner with Development Director on integrated solicitations around Legacy gift planning.
•Work to recruit new Leadership and Ambassadors into Women’s Philanthropy.
•Work closely with program teams to involve the Women’s Board and Committees as appropriate in fundraising and program development.
•Collaborate with Women’s Campaign Cabinet and Ambassadors on solicitations and stewardship.
•Work with Marketing to design Women’s major gift materials, including social media, proposals and stewardship materials.
•Track and report relationship management activity to Development Director
•Work collaboratively within the Development Department and with other Federation departments.

EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE and SKILLS
•7-10 years direct line fundraising experience
•Experience managing staff
•Experience with volunteer/lay leadership, boards and/or ambassadors
•Prior experience with women’s philanthropy helpful but not required
•Strategic planning experience
•Database and administrative experience
•Non-Profit, political or foundation experience a plus
•Team player, collaborator and excellent communicator

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9/16/2014