Location and Job Title:
Chief Development Officer
JCC of Greater New Haven
360 Amity Rd
Woodbridge, CT 06525
The Chief Development Officer (CDO) serves as a member of the senior management team and is responsible for overseeing and leading all major aspects of organization's fundraising activities, including but not limited to: annual campaign, all JCC fundraising campaigns, corporate partnerships, capital campaign, security funding initiatives, and legacy/endowment efforts. The CDO will supervise a team of professionals and work closely with the CEO, VP of Campaign/Campaign Chair, Women's Philanthropy VP and Foundation Executive Director to develop and implement a Total Financial Resource Development (TFRD) plan and strategy to support the Federation and JCC's mission and community priorities.
- Create and implement a strategic and tactical plan for TFRD, including annual campaign, capital fundraising, supplemental giving, corporate giving, emergency campaigns and foundation support. Work with volunteers and staff to support the plan and assure its success.
- Maintain, cultivate and grow relationships with a portfolio of major donors ($5000+).
- Play a key role in building a donor-centered culture.
- Actively participate in leadership gift solicitations. Cultivate, steward, and build effective relationships with a portfolio of select major donors.
- Develop and implement strategies to attract new major donors. Develop, plan and implement short and long-term fundraising strategies for Major and Mid-Level giving.
- Serve as lead staff for Development, Annual Campaign and Impact Planning Committee (formerly known as Planning & Allocations).
- Manage accountability and critical evaluation of the effectiveness and success of Federation's development activities and programs.
- Develop fundraising goals and objectives with measurable outcomes in support of the Federation's mission and community agenda.
- Develop and maintain strong working relationships with synagogues, agencies and community leaders; including the identification and implementation of innovative, collaborative fundraising efforts serving Federation and its funding relationships.
- Oversee the daily management of a Blackbaud CRM donor database. Track all donor activity, maintaining timely and accurate records of all prospect and donor interactions, as well as strategies for future engagement and hold all team members accountable to the same standard.
- Recruit, train, develop and inspire staff, creating a dynamic, effective and integrated development team.
- Develop and manage department annual budgets and perform analysis for variables.
- Research and identify grant opportunities, create and submit applications and manage the receipt & expenditures of all grants awarded.
- Collaborate with Marketing Department for all donor communications.
- Represent the Federation at appropriate community-wide events and all fundraising events of this organization.
Requirements, skills and attributes
- Bachelor degree required and an advanced degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in a significant resource development role, with at least 3 to 5 years of successful experience in a senior management position.
- A successful track record with personal solicitations at major gift levels.
- Inspirational communicator, both written and verbal.
- Demonstrated success developing and implementing strategic activities and tasks with clear goals, objectives and measurement tools.
- Strong management and leadership skills, including the ability to develop a high performing staff.
- Ability to lead strategically by positioning self as team leader (for both professionals and volunteers), anticipating the needs of others, facilitating buy-in and moving teams through a creative thinking processes to achieve high-quality results.
- Understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationship and success managing those relationships in an effective and professional manner.
- The successful candidate will possess a personal commitment to Jewish values and knowledge of Jewish traditions.
- While knowledge about the Jewish Federation is desirable, it is not a pre-requisite for this position. Successful candidates may have significant development experience within a university setting, a non-profit health and welfare system, the Jewish communal field, politics or other organizations requiring sophisticated development efforts.
- Knowledge of utilizing database systems and trends in utilizing technology in prospect identification and research.
- Experience developing and managing budgets required.
- Grant writing experience required.
$120,000 - $135,000
Please submit cover letter and resume to:
Amy Holtz, Chief Development Officer and Interim CEO