Endowment Officer (hybrid)

Confidential Employer | Philadelphia, PA, United States

Posted Date 6/09/2022

The Jewish Federation manages the largest pool of endowment and endowment-related assets within the Greater Philadelphia Jewish community, totaling more than $300 million, and distributes grants of more than $20 million annually from restricted, unrestricted and donor advised funds. The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia has an opening for an Endowment Officer.  Reporting to the Director of Planned Giving and Endowments, the Endowment Officer will provide support with fundraising, donor stewardship, and distribution of grants from restricted and donor advised funds.

Major Position Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage a portfolio of donors to cultivate, steward and solicit for annual, endowment and planned gifts, as a part of Jewish Federation’s Financial Resource Development team.
  • Key staff person responsible for planning and executing annual memorial service which honors all individuals who left a permanent gift to Jewish Federation. This includes communication with decedents’ families and professional advisors in general and, specifically, to obtain and compile book of written remembrances.
  • Oversee expected estate gifts and coordinate completion of paperwork.
  • Working with lay leadership, manage committee of professional advisors and oversee planning of events for this group.
  • Working with an assigned Administrative Assistant, manage two scholarship committees and ensure that scholarship awards are made.
  • Key staff person responsible for stewarding and managing outreach to Circle of Partners, loyal donors who have contributed to Jewish Federation’s annual campaign, in any amount, for 25 years or more, including planning and implementing annual Circle of Partners Event and Tikkun Olam Society event(s).
  • Prepare gift proposals and solicit donors for endowment and planned gifts.

Successful Candidates for This Position Will Possess the Following Skills, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and a minimum of three years development experience with individual donors or other relevant experience. Planned giving, legal, meeting management, and/or event planning experience preferred.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, stewardship and communications skills (oral and written)
  • Excellent organizational skills 
  • Proficiency with MS Office Suite with strong working abilities in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud’s CRM or similar fundraising program, preferred
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends and valid driver's license required.
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and customs


Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia offers a competitive compensation and benefits package, including a hybrid work schedule, medical, dental, vision, prescription drug program, life insurance, generous paid time off and 403 retirement savings program.

Our Mission

The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mobilizes financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world.

Commitment to Diversity

We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.

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