Chief Development Officer
Northern New Jersey


Sharsheret, the national Jewish Breast and Ovarian Cancer Community, with headquarters in Northern New Jersey, seeks a full-time Chief Development Officer (CDO) to plan, coordinate and assure the implementation of strategies to develop donors, funding and contributions to support Sharsheret. The CDO will join Sharsheret’s C-Suite of four, work closely with Sharsheret’s Board of Directors, and report directly to the CEO.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
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Key Responsibilities

‣ Serve as a thought partner to the CEO and participate in decisions related to development goals and strategies
‣ Manage and guide the development team through priority and goal setting and interdepartmental coordination
‣ Oversee all fundraising activities and events
‣ Identify new funding opportunities
‣ Enhance and direct Sharsheret’s major gifts/Jewel, men’s leadership and legacy giving programs, including stewardship, solicitation, and public acknowledgment
‣ Partner with the Board of Directors to identify, cultivate and steward relationships with current and prospective major donors, foundations, corporations, and volunteers
‣ In collaboration with the Marketing Team, develop messaging to appeal to various donor constituencies, utilizing multiple channels (print, email, web, social media, etc.)
‣ Represent Sharsheret externally at community events and fundraisers
‣ Share the Sharsheret story with confidence, communicating the urgent needs of women, men,
and families at-risk or living with cancer


‣ 8-10 years leading a development department, serving on management teams and working with boards of directors
‣ Experience with the diverse components of comprehensive fundraising planning and implementation, including demonstrated success in securing funding from individuals and foundations and events management
‣ Passion for and commitment to Sharsheret’s mission
‣ Knowledge and experience working in the Jewish community or health care setting
‣ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
‣ Impeccable attention to detail
‣ Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced, growing organization
‣ Familiarity with donor databases