Director of Annual Giving
Office of Institutional Advancement – Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital
Milton Gottesman Jewish Day School of the Nation's Capital (MILTON) is an independent, community Jewish day school in Washington, DC that offers a curriculum of general studies, Hebrew, and Judaic studies for students in Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 8. The school is distinguished by its commitment to academic excellence, talented faculty, and learning that is joyful, engaging, experiential, and enduring. MILTON is a vibrant, pluralistic Jewish day school where students, families, and faculty mirror the diversity of Jewish practice in the community.
The Office of Institutional Advancement (IA) is directly responsible for securing philanthropic support for MILTON and enhancing the school's reputation locally and nationally.
MILTON seeks a Director of Annual Giving to be an essential part of the IA team. This is a full-time position with significant evening and weekend work required. The Director of Annual Giving is responsible for setting and meeting the school’s annual fund goal, currently $1+ million. Working closely with the IA team, the Director will plan and execute each year’s annual giving strategy, including direct solicitations, campaigns and events.
The IA team seeks a person with 5-10 years’ experience in charitable gift solicitation, strategic planning and donor relationships. Strong writing and organizational skills are essential, and familiarity with donor engagement software, including Raiser’s Edge, is a plus. Candidates should have strong interpersonal skills, a commitment to personal growth, and a prevailing can-do attitude.
Key Areas of Responsibility:
- Maintain an active portfolio of mid-level and major donor prospects.
- Develop and execute a multi-channel fundraising plan to achieve annual goals and attract, retain, and recapture donors.
- Design, implement, and direct a comprehensive donor relations program that appropriately and consistently promotes interaction with and recognition of donors at all levels.
- Evaluate the quality and impact of a donor relations program whose components include but are not limited to use of gifts, recognition, events, gift agreements, management of information, and privacy compliance.
- Utilize a sophisticated donor database to track giving and engagement, analyze giving trends, and support a relationship-based fundraising model.
- Run major development events, including Share the Nachas Day (grandparents' day), Purim Ball (gala), and the Yitzhak Rabin Memorial Lecture (community lecture), among others.
- Recruit and empower volunteer leaders to assist with development work.
- Create and deploy development-related materials, including segmented and personalized direct mail and online solicitations, event invitations, etc.
- Collaborate across departments to develop an energetic and enthusiastic culture of philanthropy.
Salary range: $75,000 - $90,000
Send cover letter and resume to Laurie Brumberg, Deputy Director of Development, at [email protected]. For further information about the school, go to www.miltongottesman.org.