Director, Northern New Jersey @ Jewish National Fund

Director, Northern New Jersey

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.

Position overview:

JNF seeks to recruit an experienced fundraiser and be responsible for Northern New Jersey and Rockland County. A typical day for you will include identifying prospective partners, meeting face-to-face and sharing the JNF story, program and event management, and leadership development to help the organization meet and exceed our goals. This position may be home, or office based.

Job responsibilities:

Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle for approximately 300 gift units
In partnership with the Tri-State Executive Director, develop 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
Providing professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees
Mission recruitment
Event Planning
Other duties as assigned by supervisor

You have:

A passion for Israel
5+ years fundraising experience (or similar sales experience)
Strong experience in managing boards, committees, and the individual donors
Knowledge of and familiarity with the Jewish Communities in Northern New Jersey and Rockland County
Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
Superior problem-solving and multi-tasking ability
Outstanding organizational and time management skills and the ability to multi-task
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite) and Salesforce/CRM experience preferred

At Jewish National Fund, 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 certain Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with “3pm Fridays”
Opportunities to visit Israel and provide professional support on missions and tours
Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability
403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions

Application Instructions

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits:
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-06
  • Times this job has been viewed: 395 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish National Fund
Bergen County , New Jersey 07652


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