POSITION: Vice President, Development (Donor Societies)
DEPARTMENT: Development
SALARY: Open
EXEMPT/NON-EXEMPT: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY:

Reporting directly to the Senior Vice President, Development, the Vice President, Development will work to develop and support the Federation’s donor societies, particularly, Hineni, King David Society, and major gifts seeking to build and sustain vibrant Federation communities. Personally responsible for the for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of donors to the Annual Campaign, Strategic Philanthropy and Planned Giving. The Vice President, Development will work to deepen our donors’ involvement in and connection to the Federation, becoming one of their top philanthropic priorities. Create a leadership path for our donors within campaign and beyond. Create buzz and momentum in the community about the Federation and bring new faces to our events. Leverage programming and events to generate greater interest in our work. Educate our donors about Federation’s mission and work.

The VP, Development serves in a leadership role on the Development team, leading and mentoring colleagues, lay leaders and donors. Responsibilities include: Build and strengthen lay communities representing our Federation’s various affinities and divisions, as well as target populations within our community. The VP, Development will:

DUTIES:

  • Work with the SR VP to help lead the Federation’s work with Federation donor societies, including our new $250,000 society, Hineni, King David Society, Major Gifts and Emerging Philanthropists, including the planning of programs and fundraising events for these groups (in partnership with our events team).
  • Carry a portfolio of appropriately matched donors/prospects, including prospects to be re-engaged to support the General Annual Campaign and the Federation’s Strategic Philanthropy and Planned Giving efforts.
  • Solicit/co-solicit upgrades and new major gift donors for their annual gifts.
  • Based on established guidelines, utilize fundraising software to document and maintain files of donor/prospect and substantive ongoing “moves” contacts.
  • Assist in the formulation of cultivation plans and solicitation strategies of major gifts donors/prospects.
  • Assure adherence to Campaign timetable and schedules.
  • Attend events and committee meetings as required.
  • Prepare necessary reports

ADDITIONAL DUTIES:

Be available to Senior Vice President, Development for additional assignments, as required.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE REQUIRED FOR POSITION:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced Degree and 7+ years of relevant work experience preferred.
  • Project management and event production skills needed, including comfort with project management software and methodologies.
  • Possess the gracious tenacity and diplomacy required to guide committees and achieve objectives without compromising the Federation’s mission and goals.
  • Collaborative work style with the ability to constructively communicate in service of goals.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to prioritize.
  • Can-do, resourceful, positive attitude - looks for solutions and exercises good judgement.
  • Experience working with leaders of industry desirable.
  • Appreciation of the Jewish faith and an increasingly diverse LA Jewish community, its traditions, history, institutions and practices.
  • A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions during transition back to worksite(s). This position must report to worksite on non-remote workdays
  • All staff and building occupants must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination status will be required. Please disclose if accommodation to the Federation’s vaccination policy is sought for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the subject line.

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If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.