VP Development JNS-USA

Jewish News Syndicate | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 5/28/2024

VP Development JNS-USA

Type: Full-time

Location: United States (South Florida or New York, with preference to Florida)


Role Overview:

Jewish News Syndicate (JNS), the fastest-growing news agency covering Israel and the Jewish world, is seeking a full-time VP Development JNS-USA as a key member of our Development Team. Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the VP Development JNS-USA will be the primary US-based senior fundraiser for Jewish News Syndicate, leading all regional and community fundraising activities in the US and Canada. This role involves cultivating and maintaining relationships with donors, sponsors, partners, and other stakeholders, ensuring they are recognized and appreciated. 

The ideal candidate is a strategic thinker with exceptional communication and relationship-building skills, a proven fundraising track record (minimum $10M), and a passion for JNS’ mission. They should be a self-starter capable of managing projects and working with a remote team.

What You'll be Doing:

  • Develop and cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, and other entities across North America.
  • Oversee and execute fundraising campaigns, events, grants, appeals, and other initiatives, monitoring and reporting on outcomes and impact.
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities aligned with JNS’s mission.
  • Assist in planning and executing fundraising events and meetings.
  • Arrange meetings for prospects and donors with JNS CEO and key staff members.
  • Represent JNS at US conferences to find new donor prospects and expand JNS’s presence.
  • Create brand awareness and partnership opportunities for JNS, engaging with diverse communities and markets (e.g., college campuses, young entrepreneurs, Evangelical Christians, community leaders, synagogues).
  • Build and manage a team, as time goes by and funds start coming in

What You Bring:

  • 8+ years as a professional fundraiser with a proven track record in $10M annual campaigns
  • Native English speaker
  • Management experience and able to lead a team
  • Strong leadership and project management skills, capable of prioritizing tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrable skills in crafting a pitch, prospect research, stewarding donor relations, solicitation of major gifts, and delivering compelling presentations
  • Skilled in building and managing relationships with individual and corporate supporters
  • Effective at organizing work, managing conflicting demands, and setting clear priorities
  • Administratively self-sufficient and proficient in fundraising software and CRM systems
  • Solid understanding of budgeting techniques
  • Entrepreneurial spirit, and a creative, proactive self-starter who can work with a remote team

*** Travel will be required in the US and Canada.

Application Process:

To apply, please send your cover letter, resume and references to: [email protected] with the subject: VP Development JNS-USA

About JNS:

Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) is the fastest-growing news agency covering Israel and the Jewish world. We provide news, briefs, features, opinions, and analysis to 100 print newspapers and digital publications on a daily basis.

We are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of journalism, ensuring accuracy and honesty in all our communications regarding Jewish concerns. Our team is committed to uncovering and refuting false narratives while delivering fully reported and credible material.


Salary150,000.00 - 200,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Director of Development | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
Organization Type
Printing & Publishing
Paid Holidays | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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