National Director of Development @ Confidential

National Director of Development

The National Director of Development will work in partnership with the National President, the Executive Vice President, other staff and ZOA leadership, to grow and manage all elements of ZOA’s fundraising programs, working to ensure that ZOA reaches its annual revenue goals through major gifts and foundation gifts, solicitations regionally, direct mail, on-line giving, and planned gifts.

Primary responsibilities:
• Stewardship of ZOA’s major gift program raising $3.5 million including:
o Scheduling and participating in cultivations and solicitations
o Expanding, qualifying and managing the list of major gift donors and prospects
o Updating and improving solicitation materials and proposals
o Training staff and volunteers to perform solicitations
• Coordination with the outreach and engagement efforts nationally and regionally and moving prospects up to the major gift level
• Working with the Marketing Director on ZOA’s national direct mail program and on-line fundraising efforts
• Oversight of ZOA’s planned giving efforts, including the administration of existing planned gifts and marketing of planned gifts to donors
• Analysis of the giving base and the creation of strategies for strengthening fundraising efforts
• Oversight of donation processing and the updating of the donor database

Secondary responsibilities:
• Assistance with the solicitation of donations for the Annual Gala
• Marketing of donor-related opportunities
• Recruitment for national programs and missions
• Identifying and cultivating appropriate prospects for leadership involvement

• Bachelor’s degree required
• 5-10 years fundraising experience
• Passion for ZOA’s mission
• Pride and professionalism in work accomplishments
• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Excellent written and verbal communications skills
• Ability to creatively and practically solve problems and to multi-task
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership
• Entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities
• Availability for travel around the country, and for some early morning, evening and weekend programs and meetings
• Knowledge of the American Jewish community

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, parental leave, medical, leave early for Shabbat
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-02-19
  • Times this job has been viewed: 490 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Chief Development Officer (CDO), Annual Campaign
  • Organization Type: Other
Job Location
Confidential, NY

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