The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) has been building, sustaining and connecting Jewish Communities in Richmond, Israel and worldwide for 86 years. Annually raising and distributing over $3.3 million, the Federation protects and enhances the well-being of the Jewish and general community through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (learning).
The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) is seeking a Director of Philanthropy.
The Director of Philanthropy will be a visionary, collaborative and innovative leader with a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Jewish Community Federation. They will be passionate about philanthropy and crafting innovative and effective fundraising, relationship management and community engagement strategies that raise up both people and resources.
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Philanthropy is a key member of the CEO’s senior management team and provides key leadership to the organization, working closely with a volunteer core including the Campaign Chair, Women’s Philanthropy Chair and Financial Resource Development Committee of the Board. The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for creating the vision and strategy, and ultimately implementing, a comprehensive fundraising and engagement program and recruiting and developing talented team members seeking to increase involvement and fundraising outcomes significantly.
The Director of Philanthropy leads a team of three with significant opportunities to grow annual, supplemental and endowment fundraising in a dynamic and vibrant community. The role includes responsibility for major gifts and gift planning, comprehensive campaign planning, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, endowment fundraising, stewardship, and engagement.
About the Position
To shine as JCFR’s Director of Philanthropy, you need passion for fundraising matched by strong knowledge of this craft. You’ll need to balance a practical mindset with a creative business acumen and be able to lead a team of talented individuals to identify opportunities that matter to our constituents and architect and implement solutions so that JCFR can meet its fundraising goals and objectives.
The Director of Philanthropy will have the following key responsibilities:
1) Enhance the annual campaign’s philanthropic capabilities and infrastructure, with a focus on increasing donor numbers, campaign achievement and donor-centric solutions;
2) Drive growth in overall philanthropy and revenue, including corporate giving, endowment and legacy giving and supplemental and capital gifts.
3) Work collaboratively with Chief Impact Officer and Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure that our impact, brand and messaging is recognizable, compelling, and cohesive;
4) Work collaboratively with lay and professional teams to steward annual donors towards multi-year, major and planned gifts.
5) Lead and inspire a group of volunteer leadership to be active, engaged ambassadors throughout the community.
6) Lead an engagement philosophy which helps individuals and families connect to Jewish life in Richmond and globally, eventually leading them to increased giving, involvement and leadership.
The ideal candidate will bring visionary fundraising leadership, marked by a solid track record of increasing philanthropic support. S/he/they will be an outgoing, dynamic presence with strong relationship building and communication skills.
Desired Qualifications & Experience
• Immersive understanding of the non-profit sector, the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of North America, and the social impact of fundraising on Jewish organizations.
• Experience with “Moves Management,” increasing year-to-year giving and securing large gifts.
• 5-10 Years of Fundraising Experience.
• Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, bringing an innovative approach to business planning.
• Effective and persuasive communication skills, including an ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences.
• Maturity, sound judgment and high ethical standards.
• Analytical, yet creative; humble and empathetic.