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Job Description: Director of Development

Working closely with the CEO, Founder and the Board of Directors, the Director of Development maximizes the effectiveness of the organization in meeting its development goals by overseeing all of its development activities. This is a new position with opportunities to grow with the organization. The Director of Development will report to the CEO and assume responsibility for the organization’s advancement activities, and implement the organization’s strategic priorities. Major responsibilities include fundraising; grant management and reporting; networking; relationship-building; identifying new funders in existing communities and expanding our reach with new funders in new communities; maintain relationships with Board and InterfaithFamily/Your Community Advisory Councils; and coaching staff and lay leaders on fundraising activities.

The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the American Jewish community, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, and process and people management. We are seeking someone with professional fundraising and major donor experience. Candidates should be highly organized and collaborative, forward thinking, creative, detail oriented, hands-on and who thrives in a fluid, fast-paced, and entrepreneurial environment.

Essential Job Duties

• Work with the CEO to develop multi-year and annual fundraising strategy and plan
• Monitor trends in fundraising
• Research foundations, federations/other institutions, and individuals to compile a list of appropriate prospective donors

• Steward relationships with existing donors and cultivate relationships with prospective donors
• Be responsible for the implementation of the development plan and for meeting annual goals
• Prepare and maintain fundraising materials and reports to donors; maintain grant calendar
• Manage and improve the donor management and gift-processing system (including acknowledgments)
• Provide monthly reports of revenue and progress towards fundraising goals
• Draft letters of inquiry, proposals, appeals as needed
• Pilot various strategies / campaigns and gather learnings to inform future plans

• Engage and leverage board and staff in plan development and execution
• Manage Board members’ fundraising activities for IFF
• Serve as staff liaison for the Development Task Force of the Board
• Make “asks” and close grants
• Ensure development work is coordinated and relationships are appropriately managed

Additional Job Duties:
• Significant travel may be required
• Train staff on fundraising activities to help create a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization
• Represent IFF at events and conferences as needed

Minimum Education and Experience:
• 5-10 years work experience, professional fundraising and major gifts experience required
• BA required
• Experience with online fundraising preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Have a passion for the work and mission of InterfaithFamily
• Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
• Be resourceful, flexible, persistent and persuasive with a good sense of humor
• Be willing to undertake research and administrative legwork to identify new potential funding sources
• Must be a team player as well as have excellent leadership and management skills

This is a full-time position, working in Newton, MA and reporting to the CEO. Relocation assistance is available for candidates who are looking to move to the Boston area.

Salary range $110,000 - $115,000, commensurate with experience. InterfaithFamily offers a competitive benefits package, including health insurance, retirement savings plan and generous vacation.


InterfaithFamily is the premier resource supporting interfaith couples exploring Jewish life and inclusive Jewish communities. We offer educational content; connections to welcoming organizations, professionals and programs; resources and trainings for organizations, clergy and other program providers; and our InterfaithFamily/Your Community initiative providing coordinated comprehensive offerings in local communities.
We are at a critical growth point, having grown the organization from a $200,000 annual budget in 2002 to a $3.7 million budget for 2016. We currently have a staff of 27 and offices in Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, D.C., and an affiliate in Cleveland.

How to Apply
Please email or fax cover letter and resume (no calls, please) to:, fax: 617 965 7772

Equal Opportunity Employer. InterfaithFamily (IFF) provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, body configuration, age, disability, marital status, height, weight, or political belief. This policy applies to all employees and applicants for employment.

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