Senior Associate Director - Development/Fundraising

National Jewish Health | Fort Lauderdale, FL, United States

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Posted Date 5/13/2024


National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Senior Associate Director, Development & Fundraising in our Southeastern Region. Our regional office is located in Boca Raton, Florida. The selected candidate will report to the Director of Development for the Southeast US. The Senior Associate Director position offers a flexible work model that supports a blend of in-office and remote work with a 20 – 30% travel requirement. The position is integral in developing philanthropic partnerships with individuals and foundations to further the mission of National Jewish Health’ to heal, to discover, and to educate as the preeminent non-denominational health care institution. 

The ideal candidate will have a development background in securing major gifts at the five and six-figure level. Ideal candidates will be comfortable talking to prospects who have the capacity to make a seven-figure gift. Experience building a robust fundraising portfolio of donors is expected. Excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, experience in putting together fundraising proposal packages, and the ability to develop strategic internal and external relationships are essential to qualify for this position.

As a top respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education, and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help patients live more productive lives. If you believe in making a difference, we invite you to join our team.


Position Summary

Identify, cultivate and solicit donors and prospects capable of giving major, planned, capital, endowment, annual or event support.  Works with Trustees or other volunteers and creates and implements strategies for donor cultivation and engagement. Develops a fundraising plan to meet defined revenue and activity goals.


Essential Duties

  1. Partners with leadership, develops activity plans and implements overall strategies for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of new and existing donors.
  2. Assists with developing strategies to meet or exceed all budgeted revenue goals.
  3. Researches present and prospective donors to determine philanthropic capacity. Confirms and secures donations from donors.
  4. Cultivates donor relationships with high level of personal communication through telephone, electronic, written (letters, invitations, applications, proposals, etc.). 
  5. Develops new leadership to serve on the Council of National Trustees as volunteers. 
  6. Documents all donor contacts in compliance with National Jewish Health Development procedures.
  7. Maintains active portfolio according to best practices.



  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success; and, inspires others to commit to goals assuring the success of National Jewish Health. 
  2. Building Strategic Relationships: Identifies opportunities and takes action to build strategic relationships between teams, departments, units, or organizations to help achieve business goals.
  3. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals across various departments; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  4. Creativity and Innovation: Applies creative problem-solving skills to develop solutions to problems; recognizes and demonstrates the value in taking “smart” risks and learning from mistakes; develops multiple alternatives and understands the feasibility of each; effectively shares and implements his/her ideas. Generates innovative solutions in work situations.
  5. Drive for Results: Sets high goals for self and group; uses industry approved metrics to monitor progress; tenaciously works to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from achievement and continuous improvement.
  6. Energy: Consistently maintains high levels of activity or productivity; operating with vigor, effectiveness, and determination over extended periods of time.
  7. Initiative: Takes prompt action to accomplish objectives; takes action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.
  8. Impact and Influence: Using appropriate interpersonal styles and techniques to gain acceptance of ideas or plans; modifying one’s own behavior to accommodate tasks, situations, and individuals involved. Taking advantage of opportunities to make a difference and have an impact. When used well, the intended outcome of this competency is the creation of goodwill, trust, and respect while motivating people to want to follow you even when they don’t have to.


Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility




20 to 30% travel. 


Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.


Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field required. 
  2. Work Experience: A minimum of five years recent and related fundraising experience required.
  3. Special Training, Certification or



At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Paid Time Off Accruals
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

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