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Major Gifts Officer

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Major Gifts Officer
1529 Sixteenth Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
Principal Responsibilities:
The Edlavitch DC Jewish Community (Edlavitch DCJCC)
seeks a senior development professional to join the Development team in the area of major gifts. S/he will provide leadership in formulating and implementing effective goals, strategies, and activities to secure major and principal gifts in the five-six figure range. The Major Gifts Officer will provide collaborative leadership in strategizing and facilitating opportunities for major gift fundraising at the EDCJCC.
This position will report to the Director of Development and Marketing and will work collaboratively and strategically with the Director of Development and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, and executive and director level staff throughout the institution.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising program for the EDCJCC, specifically in the area of major gifts from new, individual donors
Manage a portfolio of 100  150 prospective major donors with a focus on expanding major donor interest and giving and building donor relationships
Develop and implements individual action plans to increase the giving of existing major donors
Work with Director of Development and Marketing, Chief Executive Officer, and director level program staff to conduct prospect identification, research, solicitation, and stewardship
Provide fundraising guidance and oversight on web and printed donor materials and communications
Event support, and other duties as assigned
Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:
Full time preferred; open to part time. Full time days and hours of work are generally 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday  Thursday, 9:00 AM  4:00 PM Friday. Occasional evening and weekend hours will be required.
Salary and Benefits
Commensurate with experience. The Edlavitch DCJCC offers a generous benefits/vacation package.
Minimum Qualifications:
Qualifications, skills, and experience required:
Bachelors degree and at least four - six years fundraising experience including proven success in developing major new donors.
Ability to track progress of each major account using database programs and Microsoft Excel.
Established track record of identifying, cultivating, soliciting, closing, and maintaining major gifts from individuals.
Self-Starter. High energy personality with ability to identify and develop new donors.
Team-player. Proven ability to work well and collaboratively with teams in complex situations and to manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
Able to participate in agency/community events, as necessary.
Agency Information:
The goals of the Washington DCJCC are to preserve and strengthen Jewish identity, heritage, tradition and values through a wide variety of social, cultural, recreational, and educational programs and services. The Center accomplishes these goals in ways that reflect the unique location and role of the Center in the nation's Capital and the many contributions of the American Jewish community in the United States.
While the Center is designed primarily to fulfill the needs of the Jewish community and to preserve and enhance the culture, traditions, ethics, and philosophy of Judaism, membership and participation in activities of the Center are open to all residents of the metropolitan area. The Washington DCJCC is a member of the Jewish Community Center Association (JCCA), a beneficiary agency of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, and a designated agency of the United Way.

The Washington DCJCC does not support or oppose candidates for elected public office. Opinions expressed at all programs of the Washington DCJCC belong solely to those expressing them. The Washington DCJCC partners with many organizations and groups to present programs, but does not endorse the political views or policy positions of any program partner. The Washington DCJCC is committed to presenting a wide selection of programs that present multiple viewpoints and encourage you to visit our calendar
****for information on dialogues and public affairs programming.

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