Development Director-NYC #973

Confidential Employer | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 11/14/2023

Our client, Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy.

Position Summary:

The Director of Development is responsible for cultivation of major individual donors, new prospects, and institutional givers.


  • Identify and cultivate new $5,000+ major gift donors, including participating in strategic planning with senior staff.
  • Develop partnership and major gift proposals by targeting donors based on potential for giving and substantive interests.
  • Work with existing philanthropic and business partners to identify new prospects for solicitation and cultivating relationships.
  • Work closely with key thought leaders and top donors to identify new opportunities for strategic partnerships.
  • Initiate and conduct donor research. Create concise and accurate research profiles using an array of data (i.e. biographical information, philanthropic history, etc.).
  • Design and execute customized cultivation and solicitation strategies, matching the objectives of the organization and interests of the donor or prospect. Ensure necessary follow-up and stewardship.
  • Conduct face-to-face solicitations and secure new gifts from individuals.
  • Ensure donor and prospect communications and information are updated in Salesforce database.
  • Assist the Development team on special projects and events to such as yearly gala and golf outing.
  • Provide administrative assistance as needed.
  • Collect and report outcome metrics for the Managing Director, Development and prepare reports for the board of directors.
  • Create development and fundraising policies to follow industry best practices.


  • Bachelor's Degree (Required).
  • 5 years of increasing responsibility in the areas of fundraising.
  • Proven track record in the execution of fundraising strategic plans, setting and meeting goals and management of comprehensive fundraising programs.
  • Proven ability to fundraise significant gifts.
  • Knowledge of the philanthropic community in New York.
  • Experience working with Jewish communal leadership and an understanding of the regional differences in various donor communities.
  • An excellent communicator who speaks and writes with clarity and purpose to internal and external constituencies.
  • An independent, strategic thinker with good judgment, sensitivity and common sense.
  • Superior interpersonal skills with the ability to project professional competence.
  • A strong commitment to integrity.
  • Experience with Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite.


Major medical, dental, vision, and life insurance; pre-tax commuter benefits; FSA; 403(b) with employer contribution; plus generous vacation, sick leave, and holidays.


Please submit your application to: Development Director (#973) | Joel Paul Group


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