Director of Development - Palm Beach County
Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County
West Palm Beach FL
Overview and History:
The Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County (JFPBC)is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to transforming, inspiring, and saving lives in the Palm Beaches and 70 countries around the world. Each year, JFPBC inspires thousands of community members to contribute, volunteer and participate in programs that generate more than $55 million creating powerful impact in the community. Working every day to improve the lives of Jewish people, JFPBC funds over 13 agencies and programs in the Palm Beaches and around the world to strengthen the social service network for all, to build a strong and inclusive Jewish community and to provide help to those struggling through adversity.
JFPBC seeks a Director of Development to manage a high-capacity donor portfolio, strategically engaging donors and prospects across diverse segments of the community. The Director will cultivate current and new donors to drive significant Annual Campaign and Targeted Gifts results. The successful candidate will be comfortable engaging high net-worth individuals to support the efforts of JFPBC and to actively participate in the Federation’s Campaign today (Annual Campaign) and tomorrow and forever (Legacy Giving). Reporting to the Senior Development Director, the Director of Development will operate autonomously as well as collaborate with colleagues and external volunteers, aligning donor aspirations with community needs to maximize support for the Federation. The Director will assume programmatic responsibilities within specific areas, provide professional leadership to volunteer committees, and actively participate in organizational initiatives.
- Lead a tailored fundraising portfolio including established donors, high networth newcomers, and emerging growth communities
- Pursue a robust set of frontline fundraising activities encompassing prospect and donor visits, solicitations, and successful gift closures
- Attain an in-depth understanding of donors’ and prospects' philanthropic inclinations, capacity, and motivations through personal and virtual meetings
- Design and execute dynamic, multi-phase personalized strategies that leverage community leaders, culminating in the successful solicitation and closure of substantial five- and six-figure gifts
- Partner with local agencies and stakeholders to engage new donors.
- Build engagement committees, fundraising opportunities, programs, and events in specific communities
- Mentor fellow fundraisers, drawing from donor and prospect engagement insights to inform elevated strategies
- Provide professional leadership to committees, working closely with lay leadership to achieve fundraising an engagement goals
- Collaborate with colleagues and support all fundraising initiatives and JFPBC events
Qualifications and Skills:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- 3+ years’ experience in fundraising, a related field, or relevant skills required
- Superior customer service skills
- Ability and desire to build relationships and work closely, comfortably, and happily with lay leaders and staff
- Varied solicitation, donor cultivation, and stewardship experience
- Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop excellent relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders
- Experience in volunteer management
- Strong attention to detail; able to organize, prioritize, and execute responsibilities as well as manage multiple projects
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, and public speaking)
- Strong knowledge of business technology, fundraising database (Blackbaud) skills required
- Passion for the Jewish community, Israel, and familiarity with Jewish calendar and lifecycle
Please submit a resume & cover letter to Sue Sherr-Seitz, Evolve Giving Group: email@example.com
JFPBC strongly encourages applications from individuals with varied identities and backgrounds. As an equal opportunity employer, all individuals are encouraged to apply without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, financial status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws.