Director of Development

Confidential Employer | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 5/17/2023

Miami Synagogue is hiring a Development Director to develop, implement and evaluate fundraising strategies to support the synagogues mission. The ideal candidate will work closely with the senior staff, board, and leadership team to identify, initiate, cultivate, and retain external relationships with individual donors, corporate entities, local foundations, civic organizations, faith communities, and not-for-profit representatives.

The Development Director is responsible for assisting with the planning and managing the annual department goals and budget, which includes achieving the annual fundraising goals. Help develop a strategic roadmap to increase annual revenue and donor acquisition/retention by analyzing donor data, cultivating donor relationships, and creating opportunities for connection.

 Key Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop an annual plan to achieve annual fundraising and membership goals through annual membership campaign, High Holy Days Appeal; special events, Miami Give Day, Giving Tuesday, direct mail, peer to peer fundraising, third-party events, public and private grants and planned gifts.
  • Work with staff and volunteers to plan and assure the execution of fundraising activities.
  • Assure stewardship of members and special donors.
  • Be fluent in database software and able to pull reports and lists for emails, invitations, etc.
  • Assure proper recognition for donors at the various levels. Includes recognition on website, social media, print, signage and dedications.
  • Lead and manage outreach to donors and prospects (for self, clergy, Board and other staff and volunteers). Facilitate moves management to increase donors’ investment.
  • Work with volunteer committees to increase engagement through special events and other campaigns.
  • Work with the team to create, and produce needed collateral, displays, reports, etc.
  • Oversee financial reports and track progress towards goals.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or as directed. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.


  • A minimum of 5 years of successful major fundraising experience required.
  • Experience with project management, including conceptualizing projects, planning, and execution.
  • Experience with CRM database (ShulCloud) preferred.
  • Capital and/or Endowment Campaign experience strongly preferred.
  • A demonstrated career track record in identifying, cultivating, soliciting and closing five and six figure gifts and a history of stability with an organization.
Salary and Benefits
  • Starting at $100,000 and commensurate with experience.
  • Health, Vision, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off
  • Complimentary Synagogue Membership

Other Information

  • Must attend meetings off campus and occasionally attend functions on weekends and evening
  • Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
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Full Time
Organization Type
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