West Coast Director of Advancement
Full time – Based in Los Angeles or San Diego, CA
Starting Salary Range: See below for details
Who We Are:
When you work for Moishe House (pronounced moy-shuh), you become a part of something BIG: a global nonprofit that builds peer-led Jewish communities for young adults around the world! Founded in 2006, Moishe House funds, trains, and educates young adults to create pluralistic, inclusive, and welcoming Jewish communities. Moishe House strives to create systemic change through an ecosystem of interconnected programs (e.g., Moishe Houses, Moishe Pods, Immersive Jewish Learning Retreats, Jewish Education, Peer-Led-Retreats [PLRs], Moishe House Without Walls [MHWOW], and Research & Development/Innovation, to name a few). Our Moishe Houses and Pods are led by a group of volunteer community builders, called “residents”, who open their doors to twenty-somethings for social, educational, and Jewish ritual events throughout the year. To date, there are more than 140 Moishe House communities in over 30 countries, and we’re still growing! Peruse our website to learn more about us!
Moishe House seeks a West Coast Director of Advancement, with responsibility for the growth and management of a regionally-based donor portfolio of ~ $1M annually, consisting of existing individual and institutional supporters, with a focus on broadening the overall local donor base. This position works with Moishe House’s Board of Directors and senior staff to build upon the success of our fundraising efforts while leading the development and execution of a unique strategy to effectively identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors (with a focus on $2,500+).
All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as BIPOC, People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!
We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.
Who You Are and What You’ll Do:
You believe in our mission and bring creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team.
You have a passion for serving others, place high value in being part of a strong team, and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organization.
You excel in building and nurturing relationships, communicating and leading presentations, telling stories through 1:1 conversations and grant-writing, and tracking data with great attention to detail.
You are excited about tackling big challenges and new projects.
You enjoy and are motivated by regional travel, and look forward to engaging with donors and prospective donors in person 1-2 times each month (once travel resumes).
You’ll engage meaningfully with Moishe House donors throughout the western United States, resulting in the successful solicitation and renewal of gifts from major donors to support the global and local efforts of Moishe House.
You’ll identify and cultivate new donor prospects through meetings, networking, and relationship building. This position works independently and alongside key Moishe House leaders, including executive leadership and Moishe House’s Board of Directors, to develop new funding opportunities.
You’ll facilitate meaningful and consistent touchpoints with donors and potential donors that instill trust that contributions to Moishe House are an investment in the success of Moishe House and the excitement connected with the residents and their work.
You’ll increase the visibility and awareness of Moishe House in local communities by leveraging our local presence within the communities, identifying and pursuing opportunities to forge relationships with existing and new donors and community members.
What You Bring to the Role:
You’re entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and thrive when working independently and with a team.
You have a minimum of 5 years full-time professional experience, with a minimum of 3 years of full-time successful fundraising/donor relations Applicants with a strong interest and passion for fundraising, who do not have formal experience in this field are encouraged to apply.
You have a Bachelor’s Degree in Business, Communications, Leadership, or other related fields, or additional four years of full-time relevant experience.
You bring extensive knowledge of and experience with donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques, particularly in the area of major gifts from individuals and family foundations.
You have meaningful involvement in your local community through communal organizations and in leadership roles.
You’re bringing proven high-level skills with Microsoft Office, Google Suite, and other office management tools. Experience with Salesforce or other donor databases strongly preferred.
You have a demonstrated strong work ethic, ability to multi-task, and attention to follow-through, and have a strong passion for Jewish community building and the mission of Moishe House.
Your public speaking, presentation and written communication skills are independently strong.
The Fine Print: This position is based in Los Angeles, CA or San Diego, CA. We will also consider San Francisco, Oakland, Portland, or Seattle on a case-by-case basis. Our team is currently working at remote locations until our offices reopen, with 8 weeks’ advance notice provided.
How Moishe House Takes Care of You:
Health, vision, dental, and mental health benefits ($0 employee contribution option available)
Flexible spending account options
15 days paid time off (PTO) per year that increases with continued employment; additional benefits for former Hillel and BBYO employees (Talent Alliance)
Office closures and floating holidays for Jewish and US holidays
401k matching after one year of employment
Quarterly paid day of service (give back to your community so you can help your community builders get involved too)
Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor
Company discounts on flights, hotels, sporting events, concerts amusement parks, gyms and more through Plum Benefits
Schedule options to accommodate your work and lifestyle
How Moishe House Pays You:
Starting salary range of $90,000-$95,000, assuming you meet the minimum requirements. If your salary expectations are different and/or you have more experience than required, let’s talk.
Annual merit-based salary increase
How Moishe House Invests in You:
Annual professional development fund
One-on-one Jewish learning with an approved educator of your choice
Paid work travel with perks including travel allowance, fitness classes, and accommodations
Local professional learning opportunities
Opportunities for advancement through Moishe House’s career path planning
Opportunities to attend Moishe House Learning Retreats and Conferences
Possible Steps in Our Hiring Process:
Step 1: Send us your resume, and cover letter, and you’ll hear back from us!
Step 2: Video interview using a web-based platform
Step 3: Skills Assessment, and interview(s) with the hiring manager(s)
Step 4: We’ll check your references to hear about your past experience
Step 5: Get an offer letter, sign it, start your Moishe House journey!
Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status, or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer-related or HIV/AIDS-related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.