Full Time

Chief Development Officer - Rhode Island

Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island Providence RI

Reports to:      President/CEO
Salary Range: $100,000 - $125,000, commensurate with experience

The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island (the Alliance) serves to enrich the quality of life for Jews in Rhode Island, in Israel, and around the world. Today’s Alliance is where the community comes together as one to develop responses to critical issues facing Rhode Island. We do this through philanthropy, education and wellness opportunities, community relations, and by convening agencies, synagogues, and organizations to create a stronger, more vibrant community for everyone. Together, we translate Jewish tradition and values into action. All of our work is guided by our core values:

Tzedakah: upholding the Jewish traditions of righteous giving and justice.
L’dor v’dor: securing a future filled with Jewish tradition and heritage.
Tikkun Olam: repairing the world.
Hineni: standing with others so no one stands alone.
Klal Yisrael: supporting worldwide Judaism and the State of Israel.
Torah: pursuing knowledge and lifelong learning.

Summary of Job Description:
The Chief Development Officer is part of the organization’s leadership team and is responsible for all aspects of fundraising and financial resource development at the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. The Chief Development Officer leads a department responsible for raising close to $4 million through the annual campaign, endowment, supplemental campaigns, corporate sponsorships, grants, events, and other means of raising funds. The ideal candidate possesses a record of successful fundraising, including prospecting, donor stewardship, cultivation of major gifts, and a clear understanding how fundraising connects to the larger success of the organization, as well as strong leadership skills. The candidate should have a curiosity and passion for building new relationships and securing new donors, as well as a positive outlook on the organization’s ability to inspire giving.


  • Demonstrated experience with the Alliance’s core values and a clear commitment to them.
  • Significant skills, knowledge, and demonstrated experience in fundraising, with at least 7-10 years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated experience building relationships with high-capacity donors and cultivating/securing major gifts over $10,000.
  • Ability to design, implement, and manage effective cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies at the individual, family, corporate, and foundation levels.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Ability to set priorities and handle multiple projects. Strong organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience managing staff toward completion of goals.


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To Apply:
Please send cover letter and resume to Gail Putnam at gputnam@jewishallianceri.org.