JSSA is seeking an experienced, motivated Director of Major Gifts to serve as a key steward for a portfolio of past, current and prospective donors in support of JSSA’s mission. The Director of Major & Planned Gifts directs and manages strategies for the fund raising channels of major gifts, annual giving, planned giving, endowment, and capital campaigns that contribute to our organization’s overall strategic fundraising program.
The Director of Major Gifts passionately articulates and advocates for our mission and vision as well as for the value proposition of “investing” in JSSA. Reporting to the Chief Development & External Affairs Officer, the Director of Major Gifts meets annual revenue targets by identifying, engaging, cultivating, and ultimately soliciting major gifts from community donors. Specific responsibilities include: developing tailored, strategic cultivation plans; moving potential donors in an appropriate and timely fashion toward solicitation and closure; making direct solicitation and maintaining stewardship contacts with donors while adhering to the highest ethical standards. The high-performing and cohesive Development & Marketing team is comprised of 8 professionals raising $6 million philanthropically of our $35 million operating revenue.
The ideal candidate has over 7 years of progressively responsible experience, preferably in a mid-sized or larger organization with an active and vibrant philanthropic program, and a successful record of effectively closing major gifts at the five and six-figure levels annually. Qualified candidates will possess excellent communication skills, both written and oral; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships; ability to interact in diverse social settings with ease and grace. The ideal candidate will be adept at using analytical metrics for monitoring results and improving performance; proficiency in donor database systems (Salesforce preferred) and tools for tracking and reporting.
Knowledge and understanding of philanthropy within the Jewish community plus. CFRE certification strongly preferred. Supervisory experience is required.
About Jewish Social Service Agency
About JSSA:The Jewish Social Service Agency (JSSA) has been helping people across the Washington metropolitan area meet emotional, social, and physical challenges for more than 120 years. A nonsectarian provider, we serve people of all religious backgrounds, races and ethnicities, helping the youngest child to the most fragile senior, from individuals to entire families. JSSA provides services and support to nearly 36,000 individuals a year through our wide range of counseling, educational, specialized employment, in-home support, hospice and nursing care, and social services. We are a growing Agency and strive to be an Employer of Choice. As such we offer a competitive salary and benefits package, a healthy work-life balance, collaborative team environment and many opportunities for personal growth and professional development. We pride ourselves on our mission to be the first place for the Jewish community, as well as the community at large, to turn for clinical and social services of the highest quality that sustain and nurture all who seek assistance. Learn more about us at www.jssa.org AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER/AA/M/F/D.