Job Title: Chief Development Officer
Date Last Updated: 5/15/2012
Job ID #: 10300
Campaign/Financial Resource DevelopmentOrganization Name:
Jewish Federation of Sillcon ValleyLocation:
Los Gatos, CaliforniaStatus:
Chief Development Officer
Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley
The Jewish Federation of Silicon Valley (JFSV) recently celebrated its 83rd year of operation.
In the fall of 2011 the Federation board approved a strategic plan that re-examines the role of Federation, how it relates to its agencies, explores community redundancies and how Federation raises and allocates dollars.
The Federation acts as the owner and landlord of the Gloria and Ken Levy Family Campus, a Jewish community campus on Oka Road in Los Gatos. This campus houses Yavneh Day School, the Addison-Penzak Jewish Community Center (including its fitness facility), Jewish Family Services of Silicon Valley, the Federation offices and a cafe.
For more information about JFSV visit www,jvalley.org.
In a collaborative environment, the CEO seeks a dynamic and creative Chief Development Officer (CDO) with proven philanthropic skills to be part of the management team. The CDO is responsible for creating, managing, coordinating and integrating all financial resource development (FRD) initiatives including all aspects of the Annual Campaign (general campaign, affinity groups, direct mail, e-philanthropy, marketing and corporate sponsorships) as well as special giving opportunities including supplemental, endowments and planned giving.
Primary objectives of this position include: enhancing total federation fundraising, identifying, cultivating and soliciting new major donors, coordinating the donor relationship management process, manage and coach the development staff and work with the Federation CEO in the area of major gifts.
The CDO will manage and report to the CEO as part of the management team.
- Lead all financial resource development activities for the JFSV.
- Provide vision for the annual campaign through clear messaging regarding the future of the community. Train and support the volunteer base. Execute the annual campaign calendar, organize all events and regularly communicate status to appropriate stakeholders.
- Oversee the development of strategies for cultivating relationships with major supporters of the JFSV and encourage next generation donors, planned giving and endowment prospects and donors. Oversee management of database.
- Develop and steward positive relationships with current donors and provide guidance for the donor cultivation process. Lead the cultivation and solicitation of major donors and campaign leadership.
- Set strategy for building the community endowment, and cultivate donors to encourage inclusion of the endowment in current giving and bequests. Where appropriate, encourage donors to create their own endowments.
- Develop and steward positive relationships with outside funding sources including government, foundations, corporate sponsorships, etc.
- Identify grantors and write grants to support JFSV programming and philanthropic activities.
- Identify and develop new funding resources.
- Remain current in e-philanthropy trends and other related technological advances and utilize them where beneficial to community development.
- Prepare for a future capital campaign to eliminate the debt on the building.
- Cultivate, recruit, build and maintain effective relationships with top volunteer leadership and leadership prospects. Create a culture of volunteerism for the JFSV.
- Articulate the mission of the JFSV and positive differences the agency has made with clarity and enthusiasm.
- Implement strategic plan as appropriate to position.
- Demonstrable record of personal contributions toward fundraising success including campaign planning and operations, cultivation of new donors, endowment creation and growth and corporate solicitations.
- Financial literacy.
- Excellent organizational, oral and written communication skills.
- Track record of successful donor and corporate cultivation and stewardship.
- Ability to build consensus and make difficult decisions when necessary.
- Experience building strong teams and collaborating with community stakeholders.
- Ability to promote a productive work environment.
- Ability to inspire trust and credibility
- Passion for the mission
- Sense of humor
- Dynamic communicator
- Ability to model positive Jewish behaviors
- Ability to inspire innovation and creativity
- Ability to foster excellence
- 5+ years progressive responsibility managing philanthropic efforts
- Knowledge of the organized Jewish community, global and local issues
- Bachelor’s degree, graduate degree preferred
- PC literacy with strong competency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint) Outlook and ideally although not necessary, Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge software
- Strong knowledge of social networking and e-communication technology and methodology
- Willingness to travel and work some evenings, weekends or irregular hours as necessary to interact with donors and prospects and attend relevant meetings and community events
- Desire and commitment to make a quality gift to each annual campaign
Compensation:Desired Education Degree/Level:
A competitive salary commensurate with experience
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