Director, Desert States @ Jewish National Fund

Director, Desert States

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:
Jewish National Fund - USA seeks to recruit a Director for fundraising activities in Arizona. The Director is responsible for managing 250 accounts and a campaign that brings in donations a minimum of $5,000. This position reports to our National Campaign Director, Southwest.

Job responsibilities:
Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle for approximately 250 accounts
Have a portfolio which includes managing committees and affinity groups such as: Women for Israel campaign, Lawyers for Israel, Real Estate for Israel, Doctors for Israel, and others, in coordination with local and regional lay leadership
Identify and develop major gifts and new donor prospects
Have introductory communications with all donors in your portfolio
Responsible for managing the Desert States Board of Directors
Work closely with key lay leaders, on and off your board, to empower them to help you grow the campaign
Leverage the great reputation which Jewish National Fund -USA has in Arizona and work closely with board and committee members and other key lay leaders to expand our footprint
Enter all touch points and activities in our dynamic and robust donor database keeping the information relating to the donors current. We expect professionals to learn Jewish National Fund Salesforce Database Management System and other software tools as applicable and become proficient in them
Recruit for Jewish National Fund Missions to Israel
Recruit for Jewish National Fund National Conference
Develop fundraising events such as Dinners, parlor meetings, virtual meetings with our affiliates in Israel, and more
You will be expected to attend meetings and events which also take place in the evening and weekends
Travel within the US and internationally, which may include Missions to Israel, Jewish National Fund National Conference, and Staff Conference
Any other duties that your Supervisor may assign to you

You have:
A passion for Israel
5+ years fundraising or sales experience, must have proven ability to solicit and close donations with donors
Interpersonal and communication skills, including writing and speaking
Creative self-starter, dependable, self-disciplined individual who is able to work both independently and as a member of a team.
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
Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and CRM Database

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: 2021-09-10
  • Times this job has been viewed: 281 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: Fundraising
Job Location
Jewish National Fund
5010 East Shea Boulevard
Phoenix , Arizona 85028


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