Director of Development

Congregation Rodef Sholom, Cook Silverman Search | San Rafael, CA, United States

Posted Date 10/19/2022


As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Development will be responsible for successfully completing the current capital campaign and overseeing all aspects of advancement including managing the department, annual giving, planned giving, major and leadership gifts, communications and foundation and corporate partnerships.


The position reports directly to the Executive Director and works closely with the Board of Directors, senior leadership, clergy, and volunteers. The position currently manages a development associate.


?  In close coordination with the Board, Campaign Committee, and Clergy, complete the capital campaign by cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding donors to
raise the remaining $6M.

? Manage all aspects of development, including annual “tradition of giving” campaign, major gifts, planned giving, corporate and foundation grants, and work
with campaign leadership and the senior team to complete the capital campaign.

? Cultivate, solicit and steward Rodef Sholom’s major gifts portfolio of donors and prospects capable of giving $100,000 or more and leadership gifts portfolio
of donors and prospects capable of giving $500,000 or more.

? Excellent stewardship and relationship management experiences

? Work closely with the President and Board of Directors to strategically manage and solicit major and leadership gift donors, including solicitations for the
capital campaign.

? Provide expertise and staffing for the President, Board of Directors, and congregation staff to establish short- and long-term advancement goals, strategies,
and objectives to achieve growth and sustainable resource outcomes.

? Oversee, manage, and monitor Shulcloud database functions, including accountability for integrity of its data.

? Manage development staff and encourage education and growth.

? Facilitate and coordinate foundation/corporation cultivation, research, and proposals.

? Work closely with prospects, donors, volunteers, and board members to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward their gifts.

? Establish and maintain best practices as it relates to policies, systems, and procedures.

? Attend and support services and congregational events on a regular basis.

? Represent the synagogue to its various constituencies.

? Perform additional duties as requested by the President.


? Five or more years of progressively challenging experience with quantifiable results in all areas of fundraising (identification, cultivation, solicitation, and

? Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree, or equivalent lived experiences

? Advanced fundraising certification, preferred

? Excellent management skills

? Demonstrated and creative problem-solver

? Strong capital campaign experience required

? Congregation fundraising experience desirable

? Strong CRM experience; Shulcloud preferred

? Technologically savvy with social media and digital media

? Experience working with congregants preferred

? Proven success in major gifts identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship, annual fund and staff management

? Ability to manage complex project budgets and monitor expenses

? Ability to be highly organized, efficient, and effective in task and time management

? Ability to manage multiple projects

? Excellent personnel management experience and organizational skills

? Demonstrated ability to collaborate with peers, Board members, and volunteers

? Exceptional written and verbal communications skills

? Experience making presentations to audiences

? Passion for and commitment to the mission and goals of Congregation Rodef Sholom


Click here for a downloadable version of the Sacred Code of Ethics.

Rodef Sholom is committed to creating and sustaining a culture of belonging that is built on each member taking personal responsibility to extend deep welcome to all. We promote a safe and inclusive environment upheld by the Jewish values of kavod (honor) and kedushah (holiness). We aim to speak and behave in a manner that honors the spark of divinity in every person (B’tzelem Elohim). We take action (lo ta’amod al dam re’echa) when those in our community and in the world are being harmed. As a congregation we affirm that the safety and healing of every member of the community is our highest priority and are especially mindful of historically marginalized and oppressed communities that have been discriminated against based on race, gender, sexuality, national origin, ability, and faith practice. The intention of this covenant is for each of us to declare and inspire action consistent with our congregation’s values.

1. We commit to creating a culture of belonging in which each person feels seen, heard, valued and encouraged to bring and express their whole selves.

2. We hold true to a system of values rooted in integrity and love, honor and kindness.

3. We do not tolerate racism or prejudice of any kind.

4. We deeply value the diversity of race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, faith, sexuality, socio-economics, and ability in our community.

5. We commit to having courageous conversations about identity, culture, prejudice, and intolerance and to examining unconscious bias within ourselves.

6. We recognize that a core strength of our community is our pluralism of Jewish practice, belief, and diverse perspectives.

7. We honor our interfaith families and believe that religious diversity enhances our wisdom and enriches our community.

8. We commit to using language that embraces each member of our community.

9. We take responsibility for the impact of words, actions, and behaviors that cause harm and commit to practices of teshuvah (apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation) and accountability.

10. We aspire to a social justice practice based in a philosophy of mutual accompaniment and solidarity.

Our community continues to grow in diversity both within Rodef Sholom and across the country. Our Sacred Code of Ethics is connected to Jewish Federation's culture of belonging work. Click here to watch a video from the recent 473k gathering about our Bay Area Jewish community.


The salary range for this position is $130,000 to $150,000 plus full benefits.  

Benefits: Medical/dental/vision/LTD–after 90 days of employment

Vacation Accrual:

Years of Employment/Accrual

1-4: 10 Working Days/Year - .83 Working Days/Month

5-9: 15 Working Days/Year - 1.25 Working Days/Month

10 or More: 20 Working Days/Year - 1.67 Working Days/Month


New Year's Day (January 1)

Labor Day

Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday

Thanksgiving Day

Presidents' Day                                             

Day After Thanksgiving

Memorial Day

Christmas Day (December 25)1


Independence Day (July 4)

Jewish Holidays: Congregation Rodef Sholom observes all major Jewish holidays. The Director of Development will participate in the services.

Rosh Hashanah (first2 and second days) 

Passover (first day2 and seventh day) 

Yom Kippur                                                                        

Shavuot (first day)

Sukkot (first day and seventh day)

Sick Days:

12 days per year

Salary130000.00 - 150000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Dental | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Vision
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