JDC has an exciting opportunity for an expert in fundraising campaigns with experience in planned giving, looking to own and evolve these functions within the Resource Development department at a global humanitarian nonprofit.
The Director of Centennial Campaign and Planned Giving will lead and manage the campaign; maintain a portfolio of major and planned gift donors, as well as prospects; and direct the planned giving program. They will develop proactive approaches in concert with related staff across the organization to identify and cultivate planned giving donors and prospects, and will follow all pertinent laws and ethical practices.
NOTE: Due to the unprecedented situation of COVID-19, JDC has decided to protect our current and future employees by managing our business remotely and developing a set of extensive COVID-19 policies. Interviewing, onboarding and each role day-to-day are being conducted remotely. Please consider that our roles will not be remote long-term and will return to an office setting once we’re safe to do so following the guidance of local health authorities’ and the CDC.
What will you do as a Director of Centennial Campaign and Planned Giving?
Centennial Endowment Campaign:
- Direct the activities of a $200 million centennial Endowment Campaign including mailings, solicitations, strategy, recognition opportunities, etc.
- Develop and maintain a significant portfolio of endowment campaign donors and prospects, potentially including individual donors and foundations
- Act as the clearinghouse for all data on campaign prospects and coordination of all JDC professional and lay contacts
- Research campaign prospects and develop profiles
- Develop outreach and stewardship plans for existing and new campaign donors; including events and presence at the Board meetings
- Monitor and strategize all major contacts/activities with planned gift donors and prospects according to JDC procedures
- Develop targeted mailings for planned giving prospects
- Identify opportunities for speaking events and parlor meeting about legacy giving
- Coordinate special projects and donor cultivation assignments
- Work in concert with the Planned Giving Senior Administrator
- Supervise the Planned Giving Senior Administrator, accountable for planned gift documentation (planned gift contracts, letters of intent, and reporting)
- Develop and manage work plans, including coordination of multiple solicitations; Assist in the development of appropriate solicitation strategies and solicitation preparation for staff and lay leaders
- Develop the Planned Giving and Endowment strategies and oversee strategies, campaign lay chairs, and cabinet
- Present on JDC’s behalf to funders/prospects and other groups in person and via other technologies
- Other related duties as assigned
What qualifications do you need to be our Director of Centennial Campaign and Planned Giving?
- Prior experience as a creative and accomplished fundraiser at the development officer/planned giving officer level or managerial level, ready to direct the function
- Proven success in networking, soliciting, and closing major outright and deferred gifts and in building and maintaining relationships with major individual donors required; experience doing so in the Jewish community a plus
- Familiarity with various planned giving vehicles and endowment campaign experience (e.g. bequests, charitable gift annuities, charitable remainder trusts, retirement plan)
- Skills and discipline to use donor management systems and other technologies necessary in an international fundraising structure
- Strong presentation skills, with the ability to inspire individuals and audiences
- Excellent relationship management, written, and oral communication skills
- Self-Motivational workstyle, able to work on one’s own and efficiently
- Passion for the work of the JDC and global Jewish issues, and the ability to effectively translate that to prospects and donors
- Familiarity with Israel and the overseas Jewish world a plus
- Graduate degree in Nonprofit Management, Jewish Studies, Fundraising/Sales, or other relevant area and/or CFRE designation a plus
- Employment Type: Full-Time
- Hours: 35 hours/week, 8:45 AM – 4:45PM, with ability to work longer hours at the height of campaigns or adjust hours as needed to connect with colleagues in international time zones
- Location: New York, NY or remote in the US – NY preferred
- Reports to: Senior Director, Resource Development
- Job Function/Department: Resource Development
- Expected/Preferred start date: ASAP, no later than 9/1/21
- Other: Requires the ability to travel overseas 1-2 times annually and domestically, as needed. Travel is not currently permitted due to COVID-19.
What are the compensation and benefits for a Director of Centennial Campaign and Planned Giving?
- This a full-time, salaried position paid semi-monthly. This role is exempt per the FLSA.
- We offer an excellent benefits and compensation package, including but not limited to:
- 100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage
- Paid time off, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays
- Paid parental leave policy
- 403(b) with JDC contributions of 6.5% of salary
- Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and life insurance
- Learning & Development: Ongoing opportunities for professional development through workshops and trainings with our internal L&D program
- Food Perks: Bagel Fridays in the winter, Ice Cream Fridays in the summer, and beverages/snacks in the office
Why work at JDC?
- The People – What we hear most from our team members is that they enjoy working with others who share their passion for doing good; Our staff aim to use their skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others
- A Global Environment – you will have the opportunity to develop a global perspective, working with staff from the U.S., Israel, the Former Soviet Union, and all over the world
- Tikkun Olam – This Jewish value of “repairing the world” is deeply important to us. Collectively we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others
Equal Employment Opportunity
JDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As the world’s leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.
Submit your resume, salary expectations, and cover letter here.
Application Deadline: Rolling
Expected Start Date: ASAP, no later than 9/1/21
Join The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization. JDC works in around 70 countries and in Israel to alleviate hunger and hardship, rescue Jews in danger, create lasting connections to Jewish life, and help Israel overcome the social challenges of its most vulnerable citizens, both Jewish and non-Jewish. Our reach extends beyond the global Jewish community by providing immediate relief and long-term development support for victims of natural and man-made disasters worldwide.
JDC has over 100 years of experience providing social and humanitarian services to Jewish people. You can learn more about JDC at www.jdc.org.