Associate Director, Phoenix

Jewish National Fund | Phoenix, AZ, United States

Posted Date 5/11/2022

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA's strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do -- every project, initiative, and campaign we take on – is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.


Position overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks to recruit a Senior Campaign Executive for fundraising activities in Arizona. All Jewish National Fund - USA team members are expected to have a portfolio of donors and prospects who make meaningful annual gifts, with the expectation that there are yearly increases in the number of donors to JNF's National Campaign at all gift levels. This position will be based out of JNF's Scottsdale office.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation, and recognition of donors, both new and prospective, with a minimum standard of five meetings per week with donors and prospects. Please note that face to face solicitations will be the main part of your position and should encompass the majority of your time.
  • Have introductory communications with all donors in your portfolio
  • Work closely with key lay leaders, on and off your board, to empower them to help you grow the campaign
  • Leverage the great reputation which Jewish National Fund -USA has in Arizona and work closely with board and committee members and other key lay leaders to expand our footprint 
  • Enter all touch points and activities in our dynamic and robust donor database keeping the information relating to the donors current. We expect professionals to learn Jewish National Fund Salesforce Database Management System and other software tools as applicable and become proficient in them
  • Recruit for Jewish National Fund Missions to Israel
  • Recruit for Jewish National Fund National Conference
  • Develop fundraising events such as Dinners, parlor meetings, virtual meetings with our affiliates in Israel, and more
  • You will be expected to attend meetings and events which also take place in the evening and weekends
  • Travel within the US and internationally, which may include Missions to Israel, Jewish National Fund National Conference, and Staff Conference
  • Any other duties that your Supervisor may assign to you


Job Qualifications:

  • 4+ years fundraising or sales experience, must have proven ability to solicit and close donations with donors
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with Jewish community in Arizona and surrounding areas.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and speaking
  • Creative self-starter, dependable, self-disciplined individual who is able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Superior problem solving, organization and time management skills
  • Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, depending on scheduled JNF events and donor, prospect and lay leadership schedules.
  • Travel to other regions and Israel
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Database/Salesforce) 



  • Days off for all work-prohibitive Jewish holidays, in addition to the secular US holidays
  • 3pm close-of-business on Fridays
  • Flexible expense account for mileage and donor meetings
  • Top-notch healthcare (including dental and vision)
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability
  • 403(b) with generous employer contribution
  • Opportunities to travel to Israel
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