Director of Women’s Leadership and Development @ Jewish Women International

Director of Women’s Leadership and Development

Director of Women’s Leadership and Development

JWI is seeking a director of women’s leadership and development to join our dynamic team and help us create an expanded engagement strategy for mid-career/mid-life women to connect with our work, expand our thriving Young Women’s Leadership Network now in six cities across the U.S., and build and strengthen engagement for our 200 Women to Watch leaders. Program development and oversight, as well as fundraising and philanthropic development, are key components of this position. Open to candidates in the DC, LA, NYC, or Chicago areas.

Position Summary

The director of women’s leadership and development will oversee the staff and local boards of the Young Women’s Leadership Network, manage the Women to Watch Leadership Circle, and build out new regional networks for women aged 35+ via leadership and networking events and opportunities. Ideal candidate has direct donor development experience and will build new networks with an eye toward connecting women as donors and supporters to JWI.

Primary Responsibilities

The director of women’s leadership and development reports directly to the CEO and is responsible for the following:

-Developing and managing a new cohort of women (aged 35+) engaged in JWI’s work and mission.

-Managing development and women’s leadership department staff.

-Identifying foundation prospects and working with department staff to prepare grant proposals to expand JWI’s work around women’s leadership.

-Collaborating with communications and program staff to develop engaging donor collateral materials.

-Providing strategic support and partnership with development team to execute and expand JWI’s annual women’s leadership events – including Women to Watch, the Young Women’s Leadership Network conferences and Advocacy Day, and a Women to Watch Leadership Retreat.

-Participating fully in all aspects of departmental strategic planning with specific focus on building on-the-ground staff in target regions around the country.


The ideal candidate is relationship-oriented and comfortable talking to people in varying situations and circumstances. You should be:

-A creative and strategic program developer and leader – you have the creative and strategic experience to lead groups and teams and to launch new programs.

-Experienced fundraiser — you are comfortable asking for money in a direct and engaging way. You understand the process of prospecting, soliciting and stewarding a donor.

-A compelling communicator — you can effectively communicate with donors, both orally and in writing.

-Engaging — you know how to build a network and connect with people.

-Team-oriented — you value partnership and input from colleagues.

-Pro-active and creative — you are innovative and like to think of new ways to approach and engage supporters on JWI’s mission.

-A visionary – who is excited by the prospect of taking JWI to the next level

-Passionate about the mission, vision and work of JWI

Salary & Benefits

Salary commensurate with experience. JWI provides a generous benefit package that includes three weeks’ annual vacation time, paid sick time, paid federal holidays and major Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, a 403B retirement plan, and paid family and medical leave for eligible employees.

Jewish Women International is an equal opportunity employer regardless of age, color, national origin, disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Senior Professional (10+ years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-01-21
  • Times this job has been viewed: 525 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Director of Development, Engagement
  • Organization Type: Women's Organization
Job Location
Jewish Women International
1129 20th Street NW Suite 801
Washington , DC 20036


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