Associate Development Director

AJC | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 4/17/2024

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.

The Associate Development Director will report to the Development Director for Miami-Dade and be responsible for special events as well as cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of existing donors and new prospects for AJC Miami’s annual campaign.  The ideal candidate will be a creative and analytical self-starter who combines professionalism with a passion for, and knowledge of, the mission of AJC. The candidate must also be a consummate team player who works effectively with a variety of constituencies.

The successful candidate will join a dynamic staff team in one of AJC’s most prominent regional offices. The impact of AJC Miami’s work is not only felt across the region, but also nationally and internationally.

The Associate Development Director does all of this while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to the development and execution of the department's strategy, goals, objectives, and action plans.
  • Develop, manage, and facilitate fundraising campaigns, programs, events, and initiatives.
  • Identify, research, cultivate, engage, solicit, and steward existing donors and new prospects.
  • Identify and implement new opportunities to expand departmental initiatives beyond existing fundraising programs.
  • Participate and support the work of Boards, committees, task forces, or working groups.
  • Leverage resources to help build awareness of and support for the AJC and department initiatives.
  • Maintain and manage programmatic spending.
  • Manage department contact lists, records, data/databases, and reporting.
  • Develop and analyze programmatic activities, metrics, and impact.
  • Create and analyze reports and information and provide data-driven insights.
  • Research donors and donor prospects.
  • Understand and share best practices for the usage of Raiser’s Edge (AJC’s donor database)
  • Coordinate, attend, and/or lead meetings, provide input, identify and discuss issues, and develop action plans/next steps.
  • Serve as a liaison to departments, Boards, committees, and other stakeholders.
  • Develop relationships with and engage strategic contacts, groups, and organizations.
  • Design and disseminate reports and marketing resources to cultivate donor interest and secure funding.

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's degree preferred)
  • 6-8+ years of related work experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of and passion for the mission, goals, and objectives of AJC
  • Committed to AJC’s core values: respect, teamwork, integrity, excellence, and accountability.
  • Demonstrates professionalism and high standards of conduct.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with individuals from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently.
  • Goal-oriented, creative, and strategic thinker.
  • Familiarity with and passion for Jewish communal life and the Miami community.
  • Excellent communication skills (written, verbal, and listening)
  • Strong organization and time management skills, including the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent attention to detail and follow-through
  • Capacity to multitask and work in a fast-paced and changing environment.
  • Commitment to continuous learning and improvement.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential information with discretion.
  • Skilled in establishing and strengthening relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates excellent judgment and the ability to make appropriate decisions.
  • Skilled in conducting thorough research.
  • Willing and able to work outside of standard working hours, including early mornings, evenings, and/or weekends.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook), Google Suite applications, and Zoom.
  • A record of success managing fundraising events.
  • Experience in closing gifts at mid-range and higher levels.
  • Experience working with board members and committees. 
  • Proficient in managing and interpreting development data.
  • Experience with fundraising databases, Raiser’s Edge preferred.


Comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Medical, vision, and dental plans
  • Flexible Spending Account options
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) - 15 vacation days per year, that increases with continued employment
  • Paid Holidays (many Federal and major Jewish Holidays)
  • 403(b) participation, after one year of employment
  • Transit plan

AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

The salary range for this position is $100,000 to $120,000, depending on relevant experience.

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Salary100,000.00 - 120,000.00 Annual
Full Time
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