Director, Donor Engagement, Women's Philanthropy @ The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington

Director, Donor Engagement, Women's Philanthropy

Role Overview:
The Director of Donor Engagement, Women’s Philanthropy is a relationship builder, working with donors and lay leaders (volunteers) to advance Federation’s mission and vision. He/she thrives on deepening connections, cultivating and stewarding leadership, and crafting and implementing engagement opportunities that strengthen individual and organizational relationships.

The Director is a dynamic team player and experienced fundraiser with a proven track record of cultivating relationships, building a donor pipeline, and soliciting gifts ($1K-10K) annually.

The Director is responsible for increasing donor retention and acquisition via a donor-centric, cohort-based model, which includes small group activities, larger events, and immersive missions as well as individual donor portfolios.

Day-to-day, the Director works in partnership with volunteer lay leadership to set strategy in pursuit of Federation’s mission and supervises one development officer to implement.

The Director of Donor Engagement, Women’s Philanthropy is a key member of our Financial Resource Development (FRD) team, and will be responsible for:

Resource Development
• Strategically oversee the fundraising strategy and analysis for a key constituency of our Donor Engagement team – Women’s Philanthropy
• Personally cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects, securing gifts through face-to-face solicitations as part of a $20M+ annual campaign
• Utilize considerable initiative, independence, originality, and responsibility for developing new methods and techniques for relationship building
• Work in partnership with Senior Director of Campaign Strategy and Management (CSAM) to oversee management of cohort-based Ambassadors

Volunteer Partnership
• Collaborate with critical lay leadership (volunteers), including the Vice President of Women’s Philanthropy, as well as the Women’s Philanthropy Cabinet to identity, initiate, and develop solicitation efforts, enhance current engagement initiatives, and foster opportunities for organizational and communal leadership development

Engagement Opportunities
• Develops and implements programming, events, and immersive travel experiences that further Federation’s philanthropic goals
• Works closely with key donors and cohorts, including, but not limited to, Lions of Judah ($5000+), Pomegranate Circle ($1800+) and with Donor Engagement team, will develop and implement cross-organizational engagement and fundraising strategies

Team Management
• Directly manage one development officer
• Responsible for implementing and evaluating individual and team metrics on an ongoing basis to ensure that goals are being met and professional growth is fostered
• Partner with colleagues across the Development team including Donor Engagement, Key Relationships and the United Jewish Endowment Fund and across the organization to enhance the philanthropic engagement and leadership development of all donors, prospects and lay leaders

The above job duties and responsibilities describe the general nature and level of work for employees in this position, but this is not intended as an exclusive or all-inclusive inventory of all duties required of employees in this job.
The salary range for this position is $90,000-$110,000. Background, Qualifications and Success Factors
• 5-7+ years of experience in annual fundraising, donor engagement, customer service, sales, or relationship or account management
• 2+ years of managerial experience and a proven record of maintaining a collegial work environment
• Strong donor-relations skills: proven ability in cultivating prospects and creating donor engagement strategies that lead to greater philanthropic support
• Demonstrated experience articulating a vision, translating it into executable strategy and driving cross-functional teams to deliver to established priorities with measurable positive impact on outcomes
• Data-driven decision-maker who is comfortable with analytics and data management
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills
• MBA or Master’s level degree in a related field preferred
• Experience in management of membership or volunteer operations and working volunteer committees
• First-hand knowledge of the Jewish community, its customs and practices
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office; comfortable with and open to new technology

A People-Friendly Workplace
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington is an equal opportunity employer offering a people- friendly environment, including:
• excellent health care and retirement benefits
• generous time off
• flexible work options
• opportunities and an annual stipend for continued professional development
• access to the JPRO Network, which connects, educates, inspires, and empowers professionals working in the Jewish nonprofit sector

The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington envisions an open, connected, and vibrant Jewish community that cares for each other, fosters Jewish learning and journeys, embraces Jewish peoplehood and Israel, and acts as a force for good in the world. As a mission-driven non-profit organization, we work to inspire, build, and sustain vibrant Jewish life in a changing world by mobilizing our community in common purpose, intentional innovation, and effective action. Learn more at

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Application Instructions

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-07-01
  • Times this job has been viewed: 427 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving, Director of Development, Annual Campaign
  • Organization Type: Federation
Job Location
The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington
6101 Executive Blvd. Suite 100
North Bethesda , Maryland 20852


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