Director, Orlando @ Jewish National Fund

Director, Orlando

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 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.
Position overview:

Jewish National Fund seeks to recruit a Director for fundraising activities throughout Orlando. The Director is accountable for producing significant annual increases in the number of donors to JNF’s National Campaign at all gift levels. This person can be based in either Orlando or Tampa Bay.

Job responsibilities:

Travel weekly and as needed to Orlando to serve as the professional voice and face of Jewish National Fund
Review the donor data base with your Supervisor to develop a VIS Account. You should aim to manage a minimum of 250 donors and prospects in your portfolio.
Manage and oversee local Board and Trustees. Plan and execute monthly meetings, work to fill committee positions, create pipeline for future Board members
Identify and cultivate new major donor prospects, $5,000 - $100,000, and steward the relationship of those donors within Jewish National Fund’s major donor giving societies and programs.
Begin active cultivations for your portfolio of donor and prospect accounts
Within the first four weeks, meet with key JNF lay leaders in the Orlando area
Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of major donors, both new and prospective, with a minimum standard of five meetings per week with donors and prospects. Please note that face to face solicitations will be the main part of your position and should encompass the majority of your time
Develop and identify new donor prospects
Identify Major Donors to participate in National Task forces and other committees
Increase participation in professional Affinity groups (Lawyer for Israel and Doctors for Israel)
Oversee the General Campaign with the creation of lay leadership committee ($1000-4999)
Oversee the Community Campaign with the creation of lay leadership committee ($250-999)
Work with local leadership to build a vibrant Women for Israel campaign
Have introductory communications with all donors in your portfolio
Create/implement JNF fundraising or branding events
Work closely with key lay leaders, on and off your board, to empower them to help you grow the campaign
Enter all touch points and activities in our donor database and manage the database to keep the information in it about your donors current. We require you to learn JNF Salesforce Database Management System and other software tools as applicable and become proficient in them
Recruit for JNF Missions to Israel
Recruit for JNF National Conference
Develop fundraising events such as JNF Breakfasts, Dinners and parlor meetings
You will be expected to attend meetings and events which also take place in the evening and weekends
Any other duties that your Supervisor may assign to you

You have:

5+ years fundraising or sales experience
Knowledge of and familiarity with Jewish community in Orlando and surrounding areas.
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and speaking
Creative, dependable, self-disciplined individual who is capable of minimal on-site supervision
Superior problem solving, organization and time management skills
Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, depending on scheduled JNF events and donor, prospect and lay leadership schedules.
Travel to other regions and Israel
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Database/Salesforce)

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-02-16
  • Times this job has been viewed: 145 times
  • Job is posted for: 45 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish National Fund
Orlando , Florida 32810


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