Director of Development Jewish Educational Center | Elizabeth, NJ
The Jewish Educational Center in Elizabeth, NJ is seeking an experienced, innovative and dedicated development professional with a strong appreciation for the value of Jewish Education and building community to serve as its new Director of Development. This unique opportunity to join a one-of-a-kind institution comes with the planned retirement of JEC’s highly respected Executive Director this year after over two decades of outstanding service.
The Director of Development reports to and partners with the Executive Vice President to fulfill the JEC’s mission and further its commitment to excellence in education and communal service. As a key member of the executive leadership team, the Director of Development will build upon JEC’s success and oversee institutional development, cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors, solicit gifts of all sizes, and increase the number of donors and donations. The Director of Development will also coordinate, manage and execute all aspects of development, including campaign strategy, events, reports, solicitations, collateral, grants and more.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated development and fundraising success, experience working closely with professionals and lay leaders in either a not-for-profit or corporate setting. At least five to seven years of development and fundraising experience in a Yeshiva day school, non-profit or similar experience in the business world. The candidate will have leadership experience with development and fundraising and have direct knowledge of campaign strategy, planning, reporting, and execution. The ideal candidate is someone who thrives in a fast-paced and dynamic environment and enjoys working on several initiatives and projects simultaneously.
A more detailed job description will be provided to qualified candidates.