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Development Director
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Seattle, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

Join the leadership team of the Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle. The SJCC leadership team is seeking a dynamic Development Director to drive the organization towards its goal of generating $2 million a year in annual giving and laying the groundwork for a comprehensive campaign and planned giving program. Success will only be achieved by hiring an individual who possesses a powerful drive to use his/her relationship development skills to match the philanthropic goals of potential donors with the SJCC's high quality programs and services for every age and stage of life.

The successful candidate will have a wealth of examples of how he/she cultivated individual, foundation and corporate gifts of $50,000 or more through diligent, creative relationship development efforts.

For the past several years, the J's annual fundraising results have remained relatively flat, but the opportunities for growth are significant. The Development Director will work with a committed leadership team, board, development team and program staff that understands how important a culture of philanthropy is and provides the necessary resources to increase results. He/She will be expected to further foster this culture of philanthropy by enhancing a donor centered approach to fundraising goals that nurtures loyalty and encourages engagement through a comprehensive relationship-building program of cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Minimum Qualifications:


Develop and deliver a clearly defined major donor fundraising strategy, including short and long-term measurable key performance indicators and growth goals for each member of the team, and yourself

Grow and lead the fundraising team, employing a coaching mentality to support team members' goal attainment and ongoing professional development

Personally manage and grow a diverse portfolio of major donors (including individuals, family foundations, and partners) for the SJCC

Lead the creation of annual revenue pipeline, working closely with program staff to create a cohesive and integrated plan that includes a robust plan for the region

Work with Development team to plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events for major donors throughout the year

Support the Sr. Manager, Development, in the development and execution of the major donor fundraising strategy for annual fundraising special events

Support the creation and major gift strategy for new fundraising initiatives

In collaboration with the Marketing & Public Relations team, develop creative and impactful content and reporting that connects major donors with our work and their impact, to increase renewal rates and gift size

In partnership with Sr. Manager, Data Solutions, drive fundraising best practices, including systems utilization, prospecting, donor reporting, analytics, and donor communications.


Agency Information:

Stroum Jewish Community Center Vision

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections that build community and ensure Jewish continuity.

Stroum Jewish Community Center Mission

Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture.

Stroum Jewish Community Center Values

K'lal Yisrael - Jewish Peoplehood
Hachnasat Orchim - Welcoming Everyone
Limud - Learning
Simcha - Joy
Derech Eretz - Respect and Common Courtesy
Shmirat haNefesh v'haGuf - Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul
Kehillah shel Chaverim - A Community of Friends

The Stroum Jewish Community Center has been serving the greater Seattle Jewish and general community since 1949. With our 92,000 square foot main campus located on Mercer Island, the SJCC offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the greater Seattle area, serving infants to older adults, including a highly acclaimed Early Childhood School with nearly 200 children , summer day camp welcoming over 1100 kids, youth and family programs, recreational leagues, aquatics and much more. The SJCC is a warm and welcoming community center open to everyone, and a place where lifelong friendships are forged.