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Job Title: Director, Women's Philanthropy

Date Last Updated: 7/23/2013
Job ID #: 10448

Role/Job Category: Women's Philanthropy
Organization Name: Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas
Location: Dallas, Texas
Status: Full-Time


Director of Women’s Philanthropy
Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas

Organization and Community
The Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas is a large, dynamic, collaborative, and fast-paced organization with 35 employees, a strong and visible board of directors and an annual campaign of over $10 million. The Dallas Federation has over 100 years of demonstrated excellence, and is viewed as a leader in the field.

Dallas is the fourth largest metroplex in the United States serving a community of more than 60,000 Jews.  There are more than 60 synagogues, organizations and institutions in the Dallas Jewish Community.  Additionally, Dallas is home to hundreds of well known businesses and Fortune 500 and 1000 companies, world class arts, culture and cuisine, sports teams, healthcare providers and educational institutions.  Dallas is known for its temperate climate, central location with one of the largest airports in the world, and moderate cost of living making life very comfortable for its residents.

It is time for the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas to re-imagine our Women’s Philanthropy Center to attract involvement and support from the most ambitious, generous and connected women in Dallas.  Currently, the Women’s gifts account for $2.3MM of our campaign.  The goal is to move that number to a full 1/3 of our campaign within two years along with more significant leadership involvement from women in Dallas in the Federation.

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Position Overview
The Director of Women’s Philanthropy is directly responsible for planning, implementing and managing the Women’s Philanthropy campaign of the Jewish Federation.  The Director of Women’s Philanthropy establishes and maintains successful relationships with donors and manages campaign events.

Position Objectives:

  • Develops and implements an Annual Women’s Campaign Operating Plan that establishes quantifiable and measurable goals and related strategies for programmatic, fundraising, volunteer and operational activities.
  • Collaborates in developing Women’s Philanthropy objectives, recruits and trains volunteer lay leaders, coordinates events, generates reports and continually monitors the success of the Women’s Philanthropy Division.
  • Oversees all operations related to the Women’s Division of the Annual Campaign.
  • Maintains a campaign tracking and reporting system that provides lay and professional leadership with timely and accurate operating information.
  • Identifies, educates and motivates volunteers to actively participate in the Campaign and Women’s Philanthropy activities and to provide the necessary bridge between Women’s leadership and the Federated system.
  • Plans and implements relevant committee and task force meetings.  Organizes attendance, logistics, agenda and materials preparation, meeting minutes and follow-up items, ensuring timely delivery and accuracy.
  • Provides leadership to volunteers with regard to governance, planning and implementation skills.
  • Works in partnership with the General Campaign and other departments of the Federation to ensure collaboration and synergy of campaign and outreach programs.
  • Directs new gift efforts to expand the number of annual donors to the campaign.
  • Works with divisional leadership to develop year-round program of campaign, educational and recognition activities.
  • Engages in community activities and serves as a leadership role model for women in the community.
  • Cultivates and stewards donor prospects and carries a personal portfolio of donors.
  • Maintains effective communication with national system and other non-profits regarding trends in women’s philanthropy.
  • Assists with budget preparation and monitoring for Women’s Philanthropy.
  • Participates actively as a member of the campaign team.
  • Actively participates in campaign events, phone-a-thons, and other associated Federation events and activities.
  • Assists Chief Development Officer as required.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications and Success Factors:

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (advanced degree preferred)  

Experience:  A minimum of 5-7 years experience in financial resource development including donor development and major gift solicitation, preferably in the Federation system.

Other Requirements: 

  •  Excellent communication skills in person, on the phone and in writing.
  •  Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products and Raiser’s Edge database. 
  •  Ability to organize, monitor, and track numerous ongoing and one-time activities, events and projects. 
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills including the ability to meet, greet and educate people with confidence and poise.
  • Ability to logically solve problems with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, work independently and be detail oriented.
  • Comfortable with change and working in unknown situations. 
  • Discretion handling and communicating sensitive information. 
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Willingness to work under pressure in a dynamic environment.
  • A positive attitude and willingness to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and traditions.

This position offers a competitive compensation package including salary, access to a performance based bonus pool, and benefits. 


Desired Education Degree/Level: Bachelor's

Career Level: 5-10 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job: JFNA MCLE - CM
Contact Title: Consultant
Preferred Contact Method: E-mail
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