Home base within 125 miles of New York City, San Jose, CA, Houston or Atlanta
ARE YOU CALLED TO A MISSION THAT IS…
…A Ray of Hope to the Most Vulnerable Jews Around the World;
…A Resource for Building Bridges of Understanding between Christians and Jews;
…Committed to Serving Others as well as Each Other?
That’s The Fellowship…and you can be part of our remarkable mission and team!
We help over a million Jews in need each year. As a Major Gift Officer, your ability to effectively build relationships with donors and secure major gifts help contribute to our ability to help even more Jews around the world.
Some key areas of focus for this role include:
Identifying, cultivating, soliciting and managing a portfolio of 125-150 existing and prospective major giving donors. Meeting with current and potential donors to determine capability and propensity for major gifts that will help move our mission forward.
Achieving individual success that includes creating and closing proposals with a giving goal of $2-4 million annually as part of the overall strategy for the department.
Working closely with the gift planning team in identifying leads among major donors.
Managing all aspects of trips from research and planning to wrap up. This includes targeting key donors in specific areas.
Entering all donor activity into donor management software.
Keeping abreast of news and current events from the Middle East and those affecting Israel. Staying up-to-date on related industry trends.
As the ideal candidate, you’ll possess these qualities and experience:
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Communications, Marketing, Non-Profit Management or the equivalent experience in major gifts or planned giving.
Minimum of 5 years’ experience in cultivating and fundraising from major donors with proven fundraising record of accomplishment.
Ability to travel domestically at least 50% of the time.
Deep understanding of both the Christian and Jewish communities. Strong understanding of issues related to Israel and the Middle East.
Proven ability to build relationships with a wide range of donors and to understand the needs and passions of donors. Must be skilled in identifying, cultivating, stewarding and securing donors at a leadership level of giving.
Excellent negotiation and closing skills. Effective and compassionate listening skills. Exceptional presentation skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Results-oriented, detail-oriented, highly organized, and excellent follow through.
Basic knowledge of estate planning and planned gifts
Professional certification or membership in professional non-profit organizations strongly desired, such as CFRE, AFP, DMA.
Strong organization, time management and attention to detail skills.
Highly organized with the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects with strict deadlines.
Ability to effectively work independently with minimal direction.
Intermediate proficiency level in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Power Point) and donor databases.
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 our open position. We are an equal opportunity employer.
Internal Number: 213
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.