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

Principal Responsibilities:

The Director of Development will work in collaboration with the Chief Executive Officer. The Director of Development will design and execute on a comprehensive and sustainable fundraising strategy for the Stroum Jewish Community Center of Greater Seattle. The Director will provide results-driven leadership, strategic direction, management, and coordination for all fundraising efforts including annual giving, major gifts, planned giving, foundation and corporate support, donor relations, fundraising events and other special projects. The Director will develop a culture of philanthropy across the organization and growing funds and raising awareness among key stakeholders; and consistent with the mission, vision and values of the SJCC. In partnership with the Marketing department, this position will contribute to brand development and public relations initiatives for the SJCC.

Minimum Qualifications:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position manages employees in the Development department, including the Senior Manager, Development and the Development Coordinator positions. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; mentoring and appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.



Ability to:

Certificates and Licenses and other requirements:

Valid State driver's license, and reliable personal transportation.

Must pass criminal background check.

Language Skills:

Outstanding written and verbal skills required, including the ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Math Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs. Ability to work with Director of Finance and Administration to develop 10-year financial projections across various scenarios.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists (productive amidst ambiguity). Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

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.