Assistant Development Director Miami

AJC | Miami, FL, United States

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Posted Date 3/15/2024

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

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with mid-range and higher-level donors, increasing their engagement and investment in AJC Miami.
  • Identify and engage prospective donors and work with lay solicitors to expand the number of donors giving at mid-range levels ($1,250 - $9999) and higher.
  • Partner with staff and lay leadership to provide organization, support, and guidance for development strategies that will deepen investment and growth of AJC Miami’s annual campaign.
  • Collaborate with program staff to engage existing and new donors.
  • Organize corporate/professional fundraising dinners and special events, community receptions, and donor cultivation and stewardship programs.
  • Promote AJC’s national programs to foster donor engagement and support, including donor recognition societies, missions, leadership development programs and AJC’s annual Global Forum.
  • Work with local media sources for publication and promotion of campaign related information and generally work to build AJC’s brand via strategic communications.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree a plus.
  • 5 -7 years of prior development experience with non-profit organizations.
  • 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.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficient in MS Office (especially Word and Excel).
  • Experience with fundraising databases, Raiser’s Edge preferred.
  • Self-starter who able to work independently as well as collaborate with professional and volunteer leadership.
  • Ability to work under pressure while keeping a sense of humor.
  • Goal-oriented, creative, and strategic thinker.
  • Familiarity with and passion for Jewish communal life and the Miami community.


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 $75,000 to $90,000, depending on relevant experience.

Please submit your application to:


Salary75,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Advocacy | Assistant Director | Community Outreach | Community/Govt. Relations | Other | Social Justice
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