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Jewish Federation of Greater Washington - Director, Young Leadership

Position:   Director, Young Leadership
Department:  Financial Resource Development (FRD)

Are you a driven, dynamic professional with a background in fundraising? Are you passionate about a thriving Jewish Community? Do you have proven experience in leadership development? If you answered yes to these questions, we could be a great match! 

Organizational Vision, Mission and Function:
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is an innovative, mission-driven non-profit organization dedicated to building a vibrant, welcoming and inclusive Jewish community for all. Federation identifies and meets community needs to create a strong local Jewish community and strengthen our connection with Jews in Israel and around the world. Federation partners with more than 60 local, national and international agencies to offer innovative programs and services to all who need and want them.  Federation articulates a clear vision for Jewish life and brings together resources of all kinds in pursuit of that vision.

Overview of Position:
The Director of Federation’s Young Leadership Division is a strategic connector with a “can do” attitude. Playing a critical role in identifying, cultivating and stewarding emerging leaders and philanthropists, Federation’s Young Leadership Director engages and inspires the most creative minds of the next generation, investing in their ideas and energy to sustain and grow the Jewish community.  He/she will lead a team to work with young professionals, in a variety of different life stages within the Jewish community to engage their interests and participation in local, national and international Jewish life, helping them to foster their interests in philanthropic and leadership development. He/she will be responsible for reaching divisional fundraising goals, donor stewardship, managing volunteer leadership board, executing and recruiting for leadership and philanthropy educational programs. 


  • Identify and cultivate personal relationships with emerging philanthropists (under age 45), developing their commitment to Jewish philanthropy and community and ensuring ongoing significant financial support for Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and involvement in the Jewish community.
  • Cultivate, recruit, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects, engage in face-to-face meetings, grow Federation’s Ben Gurion Society and National Young Leadership Cabinet
  • Partner with the Young Leadership Board and key lay leaders to reshape the work of Federation’s YL division, in light of the changing landscape for this demographic in Greater Washington
  • Work with lay leadership to identify and cultivate relationships, develop effective and appropriate events, and strategically plan for immediate and future campaigns.
  • Lead the Young Leadership team to set departmental goals, objectives, strategies and tactics in line with Federation’s new organizational vision and mission
  • Develop models of “community” and opportunities for philanthropic and Jewish communal involvement, investing deeply in these individuals and groups to ensure long-term, significant giving and involvement.
  • Foster existing partnerships that promote cross collaboration with key organizations in the community who cater to Young Leadership’s target demographics
  • Ensure cross-collaboration with Federation FRD colleagues to ensure a pipeline from the Young Leadership Division to Federation and community at-large
  • Manage team by establishing priorities; fostering teamwork; managing, mentoring, and coaching; setting expectations, and providing performance feedback and career-development opportunities to attain individual and departmental goals.
  • Develop, review, and monitor the operating budget to maintain accountability and ensure fiscal responsibility. 

Desired Skills

  • 5-8 years of experience running a successful fundraising campaign
  • Experience in management, leadership development, and mentorship
  • Successful track record of major donor engagement and solicitation; meaningful relationship building
  • Strategic thinker, with the ability to vision a new departmental direction and execute on it
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship-building, leadership, and writing skills; customer-service oriented
  • Proven ability to oversee projects and events from concept through execution
  • Ability to develop and implement strategy
  • Creative thinker and strong collaboration skills
  • Deep understanding of the value and nature of the lay-professional relationship
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and work with short deadlines; to work productively with minimal supervision
  • Experience leading international missions focused on the Jewish community is a plus

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Prior experience creating and leading a team
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Outlook and Excel
  • Intimate knowledge of the Jewish community, its customs and practices, and the structure and work of our organized Jewish community

To apply for this exciting position, please send your resume and cover letter to jobs@shalomdc.org with the subject line “YL Director FY20”

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