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Jewish Federation of Greater Washington - Senior Development Officer

Are you a driven, dynamic professional with a proven background in fundraising, face-to-face solicitation and relationship building?
Do you thrive in a creative, fast-paced team environment?
Do you care about and understand the needs and interests of the Jewish community?
If you answered yes to these questions, we may be a perfect match!!

 Key Functions

  • Serves as Relationship Manager: cultivating and maintaining relationships with donors and prospects by conducting 12 or more pre-planned face to face meetings per month with donors and prospects in their portfolio
  • Manages an integrated major gifts fundraising portfolio with an emphasis in planning and implementing the effective identification, cultivation, face to face solicitation and stewardship of philanthropic leadership donors and prospects
  • Works in coordination and collaboration with team members and lay leaders to prioritize prospects and coordinating discovery, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship moves
  • Proactively connects with existing donors and prospects to extend the reach and awareness of Federation
  • Works to ensure donor satisfaction with the highest level of customer service

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in successful fundraising of leadership level gifts with demonstrated success cultivating, soliciting and stewarding increased giving
  • Knowledge of fundraising systems and experience in prospect identification
  • Strong donor-relation and/or customer relation skills: proven ability in creating strategies to cultivate prospects and channel donor engagement leading to greater charitable support
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with team members at all levels
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office; comfortable with and open to new technology
  • Positive, can-do, go getter attitude
  • Ability to work independently, perform well under pressure, juggle multiple tasks and exhibit sound judgment
  • Commitment to the mission of The Jewish Federation
  • Intimate knowledge of the Jewish Community, its customs and practices


To apply, submit your cover letter, resume and two writing samples to jobs@shalomdc.org, using subject line SrPO – FY19

About The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is an innovative, mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to building a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive Jewish community. Partnering with more than 60 local, national and international partners, Federation articulates a clear vision for Jewish life and brings together resources of all kinds in pursuit of that vision.

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