Fundraiser, Maryland and Delaware

Location: Maryland and Delaware

We see a bright, beautiful future for Israel and the Jewish people. But we cannot succeed in bringing our vision to life without you. As the Maryland and Delaware Fundraiser for the Jewish National Fund, you will be responsible for cultivating donors, maintaining existing relationships, and supporting the Mid-Atlantic Campaign in their fundraising efforts. This position will be responsible for fundraising duties throughout Maryland, Delaware and the overall Mid-Atlantic region. 

Responsibilities: 
•Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle 
•In partnership with the National Campaign Director, develop a strategy and plan for building prospect research and closing major gifts 
•Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of donors, both new and prospective 
•Developing and identifying and closing major gift prospects 
•Board and/or Committee development, cultivation and membership 
•Providing professional leadership and management for Boards and/or Committees 
•Mission recruitment 
•Event Planning 

Necessities: 
•A passion for Israel. 
•The Development Executive should have at least 3 years of relative experience in sales/fundraising 
•Strong understanding of donor research, identification, cultivation and solicitation 
•Proven success in asking for and closing gifts and building and maintaining relationships with donors 
•Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, depending on scheduled JNF events 
•Excellent writing and speaking skills 
•Knowledge of and familiarity with the Jewish Community in the Maryland and Delaware areas 

You: 
•     Understand our audience.
You have your fingers on the pulse of the various communities in the Mid-Atlantic area and are up-to-date on current trends and the latest news with an eye on what’s next.
•    Are passionate about our work.
You understand the importance of Israel and want to help us continue to build and support the land and its people.
•    Have a knack for making friends where ever you go.
Your interpersonal communication skills are off the charts. Networking is second nature to you and you are able to not only lead an engaging conversation, but are also able to lay the foundation and nurture relationships with various people.
•    Are a team player.
You thrive in a fast-paced environment, with people who are passionate about their work and mission. You’re excited to roll up your sleeves and work with people across departments to accomplish our goals.
•    Take ownership of your projects and get things done.
You are able to prioritize, organize, and juggle multiple tasks, no matter how big or small, to get the job done. When you need help, you're not afraid to ask. You are solution orientated and have grace under pressure. 
•    Dream big.
You aren’t afraid to think outside the box. You are always bringing new ideas to the table and are able to strategize a plan of how to make them reality.
•    Are professional.
You’re trustworthy and equipped to handle and maintain confidential information. 

Extra Credit Experience:
•    Fundraising solicitation and donor cultivation.
•    Sales and marketing.
•    Nonprofit boards and/or committees.
•    Sales force data management.

Benefits: 
• Opportunity to Travel to Israel 
• Top-notch Healthcare 
• Dental & Vision 
• Flexible Spending Account 
• Employer-paid Life Insurance 
• Employer-paid Short and Long-term Disability 
• 403(b) With Generous Employer Contribution


Please send resume/cover letter to humanresources@jnf.org