Senior Development Officer @ JDC

Senior Development Officer

JDC, the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian assistance organization, is seeking to hire an inspiring fundraiser with outstanding relationship skills and an understanding of donor engagement to serve as a Senior Development Officer. This role requires an authentic passion for JDC's mission and demonstrated success in work with donors and volunteers in not-for-profits.

What will you do as a Senior Development Officer?
-Develop and manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects with a focus on gifts of $10,000 and above
-Serve as the staff person for the Ambassadors Committee and work closely with Ambassadors leadership; The Ambassadors program is JDC's major donor engagement platform
-Develop and implement the strategic plan for cultivation, stewardship, and recognition for various donor constituencies
-Work closely with the Virtual Engagement Team to create meaningful, engaging and inspiring virtual programming for Ambassadors and prospects
-Create new recognition opportunities for major donors in a variety of giving categories
-Work closely with colleagues to create exciting and inspiring events and travel opportunities for donors and Ambassadors
-Record all major contacts/activities with donors and prospects according to JDC procedures

What qualifications do you need to be our Senior Development Officer?
-Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
-Strong presentation skills, with the ability to inspire individuals and audiences
-Prior experience meeting or exceeding goals to build and maintain relationships with major individual donors and donor programming, especially in the Jewish community
-Excellent knowledge of the Jewish nonprofit landscape and funding community, and an existing network within that landscape
-A self-starter who is able to work on one’s own and efficiently
-Outstanding engagement skills, able to get creative about donor involvement
-A commitment and passion for the work of the JDC, global Jewish issues, and donor engagement, and the ability to effectively translate that to diverse audiences
-Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

Additional Details
-Employment Type: Full-Time
-Hours: 8:45 AM – 4:45PM, flexibility to adjust hours as needed to communicate with staff in other time zones, and anticipated longer hours leading up to Board Meetings and events
-Location: New York, NY
-Job Function/Department: Resource Development
-Other: Ability to travel domestically and overseas 3-4 times/year required

What are the compensation and benefits for a Senior Development Officer?
This is 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

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.

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Submit your resume and cover letter here.

Application Deadline: 10/14/2020 (EXTENDED: 10/23)
Expected Start Date: December 2020


About JDC

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

Application Instructions

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, transportation, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat, Life Insurance
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: N/A
  • Job Posted: 2020-10-12
  • Times this job has been viewed: 294 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Community Outreach, Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Engagement
  • Organization Type: Community Centers, Family Services
Job Location
220 E 42nd St. Suite 400
New York , New York 10017


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