Director of Development
Jewish Community Council of Greater Coney Island
New York

Overview

The Director of Development will design and execute a comprehensive development strategy for JCCGCI, Inc. He/she will oversee and execute capital campaigns and ongoing fundraising efforts which will include managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as, identifying new prospects.
Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
shira@shirawerblowsky.com

Key Responsibilities

→ Design development strategy for JCCGCI: Work with the management team to identify funds needed, preferred funding targets, and approaches.
→ Fundraising: Conduct research, prospecting, and application to multiple donor sources
• Manage capital campaigns
• Oversee ongoing development efforts
→ Build a robust donor base: Develop and maintain key long-term relationships with donors and prospects
→ Communicate and train: Communicate fundraising goals and progress throughout JCCGCI.
→ Assess success: Track and report progress to stakeholders using specific metrics.

Requirements

→ Proven success in development for a large nonprofit. Experience running capital campaigns and success fundraising from multiple donor channels
→ Experience in planning, leading, and managing development projects, including coordinating with peers to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors
→ Takes initiative and actively seeks to deepen current donor relationships and to forge new ones
→ Skilled in creating powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising.
→ Ability to convey complex ideas through brief, simple materials. Experience and credibility when presenting materials to external audiences
→ Gets others to accept ideas by using convincing arguments, creates a win-win situation and responds appropriately to key stakeholders
→ Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives
→ Skilled at establishing and cultivating strong relationships with peers, across different levels of the organization and externally
→ The ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission.