Director, Westchester and Southern Connecticut @ Jewish National Fund

Director, Westchester and Southern Connecticut

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.



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 119-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.


Position overview:

Jewish National Fund seeks to recruit a Director for fundraising activities throughout Westchester County & Southern Connecticut. This hire will be responsible for cultivating donors, maintaining existing relationships, and supporting the Tri State Campaign Team in all of its efforts.

This position can be home based.


Position responsibilities:

Participating in all aspects of the gift cycle.
In partnership with the New York Executive Director, developing a strategy and plan for building prospect research and major gift solicitations.
Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of donors, both new and prospective.
Developing and identifying major gift prospects.
Board and/or Committee development, cultivation and membership where appropriate.
Providing professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees.
Mission recruitment.
Event Planning.
Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


You have:

Bachelor’s Degree
4 years of relative experience in fundraising/sales. ]
A track record of success and progressive accomplishments in financial resource development and fundraising management.

Must be based in Westchester and have knowledge of the Jewish Community in Westchester County/Southern Connecticut
Strong understanding of donor research, identification, cultivation and solicitation, and stewardship.
Proven success in asking for and closing gifts and building and maintaining long-term relationships with donors.
Presence and high comfort level to interact effectively with the leaders in the business community in the assigned area.
A flexible and creative thinker able to find and create new giving opportunities for programs.
Ability to respect and maintain donor confidentiality.
Travel limited to the tristate area and Israel on occasion.


You may also have:

Salesforce experience

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-01-08
  • Times this job has been viewed: 438 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish National Fund
42 East 69th Street
New York , New York 10021
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