Campaign Executive, Ohio Valley

Jewish National Fund | Cincinnati, OH, United States

Posted Date 10/06/2022

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic world, Jewish National Fund-USA’s strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do -- every project, initiative, and campaign we take on – is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.

Position overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks to recruit an experienced Fundraiser who will preferably be based out of the JNF Cincinnati office and will be responsible for fundraising duties in Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana, West Virginia and Western PA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle 
  • With the Executive Director, develop a strategy and plan for building prospect research and closing major gifts 
  • Conduct face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of current and prospective donors 
  • Develop, identify and close major gift prospects 
  • Develop, cultivate, grow and support Boards and Committees and provide clearly written or oral communications
  • Provide professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees 
  • Recruit for Missions 
  • Spearhead and support events: Plan, recruit and follow-up including preparing and review of agendas, scripts and marketing collateral
  • Complete necessary administrative tasks to achieve campaign goals as directed by your supervisor
  • Attend team and Professional meetings

Job Qualifications:

  • Passion for Israel
  • 3-5 years fundraising experience (or similar sales experience)
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Creative self-starter with the ability to work both independently and as a team player
  • Superior problem-solving and multi-tasking ability
  • Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce)
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to travel throughout the region
  • Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated desire to grow with the organization

At Jewish National Fund, we have:

  • An incredible mission backed by hundreds of thousands of partners, our donors, who support the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere
  • An enthralling 120-year history as one of the world’s oldest environmentally focused philanthropic organizations
  • An inclusive, supportive, and collaborative work culture where we play as a team, support each other and nurture creative minds
  • A bold One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade that’s creating infrastructure, environmental, and economic opportunities to attract 500,000 people to Israel’s Negev Desert and 300,000 people to the Galilee
  • An active and engaged lay leadership that supports and guides our professional team and our organization’s direction
  • Days off for select Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with “3pm Fridays” during winter
  • Opportunities to visit Israel
  • Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability
  • 403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions.
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