Managing Director of Philanthropic Engagement

Shalom Hartman Institute of North America | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 9/23/2022

Mission and Philosophy:

The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Our mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century. 


The Director of Philanthropic Engagement will serve as a key senior member of the Development team, charged with on-site supervision of the development activity in New York, management of national development activities through liaising with key partners in our NY headquarters including Marketing/Communications, Program, Operations and executive leadership, and overseeing ongoing development processes and collaboration across these departments. This professional will also provide strategic support for regional fundraising activity, serving as a lead liaison, strategic thought partner and coordinating development support with locally-based Institute staff in DC, Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Detroit and Chicago. This professional will also design a number of funder engagement programs and strategies as a means toward increasing the capacity of the Institute to inspire new donors and grow our current funder community. The Managing Director will also develop a portfolio of individual major donors/prospects in the NY, DC, and Boston metro areas. This professional should have a strong passion for the mission of the Hartman Institute and a strong track record with building donor cultivation programs and strategies. Based in NY, this professional will report to the Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Management & Supervision – Supervise fundraising staff advancing outreach activity, funder servicing, development processes and operations across North America. Serve as NY HQ-based senior liaison to all other key operational/program divisions.
  • Support Regional Fundraising Activity - Provide strategic consultation, oversight, and support to regional managers with development programming, events and cultivation locally in regions across North America.
  • Giving Society- Launch and oversee the new Hartman Giving Society for annual donors in the $10K-$50K range.
  • Cultivation of Major Donor Portfolio - Develop, manage and grow a portfolio of donors in the $10,000-$50,000 range – focusing on the NY Metro area and supporting the fostering of a community network of funders in NY area targeted East Coast communities. Pursuit of major gifts for priority programs in Israel and North America from major funders/Foundations.
  • Staffing Support of Key Committees and Campaigns – Work closely with Senior VP to staff the ongoing activity of the Development Committee and serve as lead staff for managing the Annual Board Campaign.
  • Advance Development Programming and Donor Engagement Trips- Plan, coordinate, recruit for and support implementation of ongoing, annual and special events/programming taking place on a local and international level including coordinating development-focused trips of executive leadership and key program staff
  • Special Projects – Coordinate and assist with special projects and other activities that promote efforts of Development as the need emerges.


  • 10 - 15 years of experience and demonstrated success working with donors, lay leaders, supervisees, and lay committee members to advance fundraising programming and events;
  • Superior relational skills with colleagues and lay leadership;
  • Highly professional, customer-service oriented demeanor;
  • Takes initiative and executes on new ideas;
  • Exceptionally organized and detail-oriented;
  • Passion for SHI NA’s mission;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Able to manage multiple complex tasks;
  • Experience working directly with lay leaders and Board Committees in a major non-profit and/or Jewish organization;
  • Familiarity with Jewish philanthropic landscape in North America;
  • Proven ability to thrive in a dynamic, high-energy environment;
  • Track record of demonstrating sound judgment by making appropriate decisions and knowing when to communicate and when to take initiative;
  • Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively;
  • Flexible work style with the ability to work under tight deadlines and with shifting priorities;
  • Ability to staff occasional evening and weekend programs;
  • Frequent travel expected – domestic in USA and occasional to Israel and Canada;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office applications – proven ability using Excel and PowerPoint;
  • Hebrew language familiarity a plus;
  • Good sense of humor;
  • BA / BS or equivalent.

Salary range and benefits: $185,000 - $200,000, commensurate with experience. Very competitive benefits package.  

To apply:

Please submit here a cover letter and resume as a single document. The cover letter should include descriptions of positions with relevant experience and should demonstration of successful expertise in the core demands of the position. No phone calls, please.

We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with The Shalom Hartman Institute. Due to anticipated high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Candidates who will be interviewed can expect a response within 3-4 weeks.

The Shalom Hartman Institute of North America is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Salary20000.00 - 185000.00 Annual
Full Time
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