Vice President, Financial Resource Development
Jewish Alliance of Rhode Island
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is seeking a dynamic, articulate, and well-organized individual to lead its Financial Resource Development Program. Responsibilities include raising sufficient funds through its annual campaign and supplemental and planned giving initiatives to sustain and enrich Jewish life in Rhode Island, Israel and globally.
The Vice President will execute a comprehensive resource development plan that includes Annual Campaign, endowment, planned giving, priority initiatives, affinity group events and campaigns, and corporate sponsorship. In partnership with the CEO, the Vice President will play a key role in the donor cultivation and stewardship. The qualified candidate should have 5-7 years of progressive fundraising experience.
History and Background
The Jewish community of Rhode Island, the second oldest Jewish community in America, dates back to 1658, having established roots in Newport where it opened the doors to Touro synagogue. In 1945, Jewish communal leaders gathered to establish the General Jewish Committee of Providence, Inc., (The Committee) to respond to helping Jews who had suffered the atrocities of anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe during World War II as well as to assist the Jews in Israel, or what was then known as Palestine, to establish a Jewish homeland.
Over the past 60 years, The Committee evolved into what is today—the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island. This newly integrated entity has unified its former Federation, Jewish Community Center and Bureau of Jewish Education into the Alliance. The Alliance works to ensure sustaining and enriching Jewish lives and Jewish life throughout Rhode Island, the Diaspora and Israel with impact and efficiency. The delivery of human services has been supported in large part by operating funds garnered from its Annual Community Campaign and special fundraising appeals. Approximately 2,000 donors raised nearly $3.3 Million through the 2011 annual campaign to support a quality Jewish life for Jews everywhere, every day. The Alliance's Foundation Assets are approaching the $50 Million level. The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island has a strong cadre of caring lay and professional leaders who work tirelessly to build a vibrant, sustainable Jewish community.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Reports to: CEO