Full Time

Director of Philanthropy - Tampa

TOP Jewish Foundation 13009 Community Campus Drive, Tampa FL

TOP Jewish Foundation (“TOP”) is the community foundation for several Jewish Federations, community organizations and donors throughout West Coast and Central Florida. As a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 1980, TOP’s mission is to ensure the future of the organizations it serves through Jewish inspired values, innovative philanthropy and extraordinary service. TOP functions as the planned giving department assisting organizations and donors in our various communities including Tampa, Orlando, Pinellas, Naples, Fort Myers, Gainesville, Brevard and Daytona Beach to make a positive impact locally, nationally and worldwide. TOP is headquartered at the beautiful Tampa JCCs & Federation Cohn Campus in Tampa, Florida and is seeking a full-time Director of Philanthropy to join our dynamic and growing organization.

Our ongoing success is dependent on building a community of forward-thinking donors and investors who seek to make an impact in the community and around the world. The incoming Director of Philanthropy will be responsible for this effort to elevate Philanthropy. Reporting to the Executive Director, the professional will serve as a trusted philanthropic advisor for our donors, prospects and community organizations. Working closely with donors, this position will help philanthropists imagine, design, and create a better world by engaging their resources. The Director of Philanthropy will work collaboratively with our partner organizations managing their legacy efforts and facilitating their investments. This individual strategizes and interacts with the TOP team, trustees, lay leaders, professional advisors and prospects to develop and implement a giving strategy with a focus on planned gifts, legacy gifts and stewardship.


  • As an active and engaged member of TOP’s leadership team, plan and execute the planned giving strategies, operations, and marketing.
  • Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors to assist with establishing their philanthropic goals and priorities advising on planned gifts including Donor Advised Funds, Agency Funds, Endowment Funds, Charitable Gift Annuities and Charitable Remainder Trusts.
  • Maintain and enhance relations with professional wealth management and estate planning community and cultivate these sources for referrals.
  • Work collaboratively with professional and volunteer leadership at partnering organizations in all communities to identify opportunities and increase investments.
  • Serve as Legacy Program Coordinator working directly with partnering organizations who are committed to the Life & Legacy Program™.
  • Serve as staff lead to create and implement educational programs and appreciation events.
  • Collaborate with TOP team on the creation and implementation of a marketing and communications plan with compelling messages that convey the mission, work and impact of TOP to internal and external audiences.
  • Stay current on planned giving vehicles and trends; create or update training and marketing materials.
  • Collaborate with TOP accounting staff to ensure planned gifts are appropriately processed.
  • Other duties as assigned by the ED.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree or advanced certification in Nonprofit Management, Legal, Business or related field is a plus.
  • Minimum of 7-10 years relevant experience in planned giving, nonprofits, sales, financial planning, legal or similar field.
  • Demonstrated success in securing or maintaining business relationships.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and the organized Jewish community, along with the ability to present a strong and recognizable commitment to the enrichment of a sustained Jewish community.
  • Exceptional donor or client relationship skills; proven ability in creating strategies to cultivate prospects.
  • Experience with new donor/client outreach, stewardship, education and event management.
  • Demonstrated ability to accept and apply feedback, follow leadership and align with organizational decisions.
  • Ability to multi-task with excellent attention to detail and deadlines.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of finance.
  • Positive attitude and self-motivated.
  • Work well collaboratively in a team environment.
  • Pass all required criminal history background checks.
  • Adhere to our mission, values, and all policies and procedures.
  • Position is in Tampa, FL office; some travel locally and within Florida.
  • Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 20-pound objects and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment.


  • Starting salary commensurate with experience.
  • Medical insurance coverage with 85% of the premium cost paid.
  • 401K program with 4% match.
  • Life insurance with 100% premium paid.
  • Vacation starts at 10 days; 8 National holidays; 10 Jewish/floating holidays.
  • Optional Dental, Vision and Hospitalization plans.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the Jewish community.
  • Professional development and educational opportunities.

TOP is a community-minded, inclusive organization. We are committed to creating and supporting a safe, welcoming and diverse workplace for all people regardless of race, religion, disability, gender or sexual orientation. Being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 is a condition of employment at TOP and required for all employees.

Interested professionals, please submit a resume and cover letter to ellen@topjewishfoundation.org.