Development Officer

Jewish Community Center Of Middlesex County | Edison, NJ, United States

Posted Date 10/26/2021

Development Officer

A small nonprofit, social service, Jewish communal organization located in Middlesex County seeks
a motivated, full-time Development Officer interested in a growth position. This position reports to
the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and also works with the Board Development Vice President.
Candidates are expected to display leadership in the areas of financial development to advance the
mission of the JCC through annual giving, government and institutional grants, corporate
partnerships and capital campaign. The Development Officer will work closely with the CEO and the
Board Development Vice President to create an actively engaged fundraising volunteer board of
directors, and to expand engagement with the business and philanthropic community, as well as to
manage a portfolio of donors, including individual, corporate and foundation prospects. Additionally,
the Development Officer will provide leadership and strategic planning with respect to donors.

Principal Responsibilities

Oversee, coordinate and implement comprehensive development program, including
corporate partnerships, government and institutional grants, and capital campaign
Identify, research, cultivate and personally solicit and steward a portfolio of major donors
using a Moves Management approach
Develop and maintain personal relationships with major donors to maximize and
strategically plan for all development opportunities through both ongoing events and
individualized approaches
Develop systems and manage resources, including Development budget, necessary to
carry out fund development plans and meet goals
Research and develop prospects and cultivate and maintain relationships
Coordinate and undertake leadership role in select fundraising events, including annual JCC
Golf Classic, community events, parlor and other donor and prospect meetings, creative
engagement and fund development events
Oversee donor and prospect management information in database
Support and work with the Development Vice President and CEO to engage and develop
the fundraising and engagement effectiveness of the Board of Directors
Assist in the creation and implement effective communication strategies with impactful
messages inspiring others to accomplish the mission and cause
Represent, directly, and/or as part of the organization team, to financial partners, including
financial institutions, grant funders, government agencies and stakeholders
Maintain copies of all grants and fund development receivables and reviews all grants to
ensure that financial reporting requirements of funders are being met
Produce grant expense reports as needed for Development
Prepare or assist in preparation of financials for grant submissions and reporting
Other responsibilities as identified and requested


Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, cooperation and collaboration, and commitment to
the mission of the organization
BS degree from an accredited institution required, in related field or equivalent preferred
Five to seven years of development/fundraising experience
Experience and success in securing gifts of five figure level and above
Excellent interpersonal, organizational, written and oral communication skills
Ability to engage with and relate to community leaders and stakeholders, as well as diverse
groups of people from all social, economic, ethnic, cultural and faith communities
Superior attention to detail, with excellent analytical skills
Experience working within in a team-oriented and collaborative environment, and a self-motivated, proactive, self-starter
Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, and Gmail/GSuite
Knowledge of prevalent donor database systems, and Daxko database system preferred


Competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. This is an exempt
salaried position with benefits which include a 403(b) plan with employer match, employee
contributory medical, dental and vision insurance, generous PTO, Jewish and secular
holiday, bereavement policy, free family organization membership
The employer is an equal opportunity employer. It does not exclude anyone based upon
their race, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, age, sexual orientation or identity.

Full Time
Annual Campaign | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Planned Giving
Organization Type
Community Centers
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | leave early for Shabbat | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | vision
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