Director, Northern New Jersey and Rockland County

Jewish National Fund | Tenafly, NJ, United States

Posted Date 10/12/2022

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic worldJewish 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:

JNF seeks to recruit an experienced fundraiser and be responsible for Northern New Jersey and Rockland County. A typical day for you will include identifying prospective partners, meeting face-to-face and sharing the JNF story, program and event management, and leadership development to help the organization meet and exceed our goals. This position has the option to be remote if based in Northern New Jersey, Rockland County or Manhattan.


Job responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle for approximately 300 gift units
  • In partnership with the Tri-State Executive Director, develop a strategy and plan for building prospect research and major gift solicitations.
  • Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation, and recognition of donors, both new and prospective
  • Developing and identifying major gift prospects
  • Board and/or Committee development, cultivation, and membership
  • Providing professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees
  • Mission recruitment
  • Event Planning
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor


You have:

·        A passion for Israel

·        5+ years fundraising experience (or similar sales experience)

·        Strong experience in managing boards, committees, and individual donors

·        Knowledge of and familiarity with the Jewish Communities in Northern New Jersey and Rockland County

·        Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills

·        Superior problem-solving and multi-tasking ability

·        Outstanding organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task

·        Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and Salesforce/CRM experience preferred



  • 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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