Capital Campaigns/Endowment, Major Gifts, Planned Giving
4 Year Degree
Your life’s work can have meaning…at The Fellowship.
Our amazing donors and staff allow us to be:
…A Ray of Hope to the Most Vulnerable Jews around the World
…A Resource for Building Bridges of Understanding between Christians and Jews
…Commited to Serving Others as well as Each Other
As a seasoned leader in major and planned gift fundraising, you can become part of our remarkable mission that helps over 1,000,000 Jews in need.
VICE PRESIDENT OF MAJOR AND PLANNED GIVING
The Vice President will provide strategic and hands-on leadership, identifying and implementing new fund development programs, as well as managing the major gifts and planned giving fundraising teams. Your proven expertise in coaching and leading these high functioning teams to even greater heights than ever before will be a critical component of our future success. To ensure fundraising strategy alignment, you will work collaboratively with other vice presidents as well as the grant function of The Fellowship to capitalize on new giving opportunities. As an exceptional, ethical fundraiser you will leverage a portfolio of donors with the highest giving capacity for our mission.
Key areas for this role include:
Developing and implementing short-term and long-term goals and strategies for the overall major and planned giving program along with corresponding budgets and evaluation metrics. Conducting analysis and provide regular reports on progress to key stakeholders. Overseeing all aspects of each personal giving program, ensuring operational and fundraising effectiveness that will lead us beyond our $130mm in revenue.
Serving as the leader, mentor, and manager of personal giving staff including major and planned gift officers, assigning donor portfolios, setting them up for success and providing essential information, leadership, mentoring, and feedback. Ensuring teams are actively cultivating and soliciting appropriate donors ethically and with a sense of urgency in order to meet or beat set goals and program implementation needs.
Seeking opportunities that will expand The Fellowship’s reach and visibility in relation to new or existing fundraising programs and initiatives.
Managing individual portfolio of a minimum of 30 donors that give at the six-figure level and above and identify additional prospects at this level. Actively engaging, cultivating and soliciting these donors and prospects through contact efforts inside and outside of the office.
Planning and conducting events, dinners, receptions and other activities that can provide personal connections between The Fellowship and donors and increase giving.
Leveraging senior leadership, key volunteers, events, and other outreach opportunities to proactively advance fundraising efforts. Working with the leadership team to integrate and successfully implement fundraising plans across the organization.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in Communications, Marketing, Non-Profit Management, or related field. Master’s degree preferred. CFRE, CFP or CSPG designation preferred.
Minimum 10 years of experience leading integrated major and planned giving fundraising efforts (including large-scale) for non-profit organizations.
Previous experience in a faith-based and/ or humanitarian organization.
Demonstrated success growing an individual giving program from middle donor to major gifts.
Demonstrated success developing strong donor relationships and securing individual gifts at the six-figure level and above.
Experience working with a strong direct marketing program to engage, cultivate and upgrade donors.
Demonstrated success developing growth strategies and programs to substantially increase number of donors and revenue from individual and planned gifts. Demonstrated success maintaining an enterprise-wide perspective and utilizing strong analytical skills to maximize ROI.
Experience with weekly reporting on progress using informative and appropriate KPI’s.
Experience in traditional and complex gift planning, including but not limited to: charitable annuities, life estates, bequests and deferred giving.
Knowledge of planning, finance, budgeting, and donor database systems/ software.
Soft Skills/Individual Competencies:
Strong commitment to the mission and vision of The Fellowship with the ability to serve as a strong, compelling ambassador for the organization. Ability to relate to both Christian and Jewish communities. Strong understanding of issues related to Israel and the Middle East. Respectful of differing faith traditions.
Ability to establish and maintain strong, positive relationships with external partners and stakeholders.
Ability to communicate confidently and effectively with staff, donors, prospects, and high-net-worth individuals; must have strong written, oral, and listening skills.
Ability and success in developing compelling proposals geared towards engaging and securing support from individual donors.
Strong, effective, team-oriented leader and a thoughtful, diplomatic mentor. Hands-on leader with the ability to lead teams in successfully accomplishing stretch goals.
Ability to work effectively with members of a senior leadership team, including board members and other high-level supporters. Experience with founder-led organizations strongly desired.
Ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines. This will include but is not limited to: maintaining own portfolio of donors, leading teams with a hands-on approach, and providing regular detailed reports.
Excellent attention to detail with the ability to solve problems and excel in a high-performance culture.
Ability to operate with a sense of urgency.
We offer a friendly, rewarding place to work, great benefits, and an office located in downtown Chicago near public transportation. If your interest has been piqued and your heart touched please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements so that your journey in helping others through The Fellowship’s mission can begin.
Thank you for your interest in joining our team. We are an equal opportunity employer.
programs to substantially increase number of donors and revenue.
We offer an exciting place to work and excellent benefits with great colleagues. Our office is located in the heart of downtown Chicago near public transportation. If your interest has been piqued, and your background and skills are appropriate for this position, please submit your cover letter, resume and salary requirements.
To learn more about The Fellowship and our mission, visit www.ifcj.org.
About International Fellowship of Christians and Jews
The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews was founded in 1983 by Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein to promote understanding between Jews and Christians and build broad support for Israel and other shared concerns. Our vision is that Jews and Christians will reverse their 2,000-year history of discord and replace it with a relationship marked by dialogue, respect and cooperation.