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Major Gifts Officer
JCC Chicago
300 Revere Drive
Northbrook, IL 60062

Principal Responsibilities:

JCC Chicago seeks a Major Gifts Officer at a time of great change and significant opportunity in support of nonprofit organizations providing essential services in the community. The Major Gifts Officer serves as a key member of the team and will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals/families philanthropic support in support of JCC Chicago's mission and objectives. Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Major Gifts Officer is responsible for building and managing a portfolio of donors/families for the purpose of deepening engagement among existing major donors, increasing giving among donors, identifying, cultivating and soliciting qualified prospects, ultimately increasing the number of major donors and growing annual revenue for JCC Chicago.

A particular focus of this role will be the engagement and cultivation of alumni connected to JCC Chicago core programming, specifically JCC Camp Chi, which is celebrating its 100th birthday in 2021, as well as Apachi Day Camps and Early Childhood.

Key areas of responsibility:

Frontline fundraising/Relationship Management (85%)

Other Fundraising Activity (15%)

Key Essential Job Duties/Physical Duties:

Monday-Friday full time with the ability to travel locally to meet donors and for agency meetings

Minimum Qualifications:

The ideal candidate will be passionate about the essential role of the camping and community-building programs that serve as key Jewish experiences in participants' lives. In addition to being self-motivated, organized and results-oriented, the ideal candidate is someone who enjoys building relationships with others, both inside and outside the organization. The ideal candidate has an eagerness to learn and is an active listener who can help connect donors' interests with JCC Chicago's strategic priorities.


$75,000 - $85,000

Agency Information:

JCC Chicago is the largest JCC system in North America, with more than 800 staff in over 15 diverse locations across the metropolitan area. Our core program offerings include Early Childhood Education, Children and Family Engagement Programs, J at School, Sports & Recreation, Aquatics, Arts & Ideas, Day Camps and Overnight Camp.

We are a collaborative, dynamic, forward-looking team whose passion has a purpose.

Our board, our leadership, our staff and our community believe in the collective impact of the Jewish spirit. And is moving forward on an ambitious course of action with an urgent sense of purpose.

In a time of growth and innovation, we welcome you to join us in building your career, as we build a stronger community.