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Chief Advancement Officer seeks a Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for the organization’s financial development activities and help to identify and develop the organization’s strategic priorities.

Essential Job Duties
  • Research foundations, federations/other institutions, and individuals to compile a list of appropriate prospective donors
  • Develop multi-year and annual fundraising strategy and plan
  • Monitor trends in fundraising
  • Work with the CEO to identify and develop the organization’s strategic priorities
  • Manage and improve the gift-processing system (including acknowledgments)
  • Continually monitor and stay informed of actual vs. expected gifts
  • Provide monthly reports of revenue and progress towards fundraising goals
  • Be responsible for the fundraising calendar – stay on top of due dates
  • Prepare and maintain fundraising materials and reports to donors
  • Steward relationships with existing donors and cultivate relationships with prospective donors
  • Write letters of inquiry, proposals, appeals
  • Be responsible for the implementation of the development plan and for meeting annual goals
  • 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 liason for the Development Task Force of the Board
  • Make some “asks” and assist CEO in making other asks (provide background material, keep CEO informed)
  • Ensure development work is coordinated and relationships are appropriately managed by staying informed of CEO’s activities and keeping CEO informed
Additional Job Duties:
  • Significant travel may be required
  • Make public presentations about IFF’s mission and goals to various audiences
  • Support other staff
  • Represent IFF at events and conferences as needed
Minimum Education and Experience:
  • 5-10 years work experience, professional fundraising experience preferred
  • BA required, relevant masters preferred
  • Experience with online fundraising
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Have a passion for the work and mission of
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication (written and oral) and presentation skills
  • Be resourceful, flexible, persistent and persuasive
  • 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. is headquartered in Newton, MA. We are open to hiring a remote employee. Additionally, relocation assistance is available for candidates who would move to the Boston area. empowers people in interfaith relationships – individuals, couples, families and their children – to engage in Jewish life and make Jewish choices, and encourages Jewish communities to welcome them. We are the premiere web based resource for people in interfaith relationships exploring Jewish life and the leading web based advocate for attitudes, policies and practices that engage, welcome and embrace them. 

IFF is at a critical growth point and is ready to move to the next level. With a small staff for the past nine years, we have taken the organization from $200,000 to $1,070,000 for 2011. We currently have a staff of six and offices in MA and CA.
How to Apply

Please email or fax cover letter and resume (no calls please) to:

fax: 617 965 7772
90 Oak Street, PO Box 428, Newton, MA 02464
Equal Opportunity Employer
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