Associate Fundraising Director, Midwest
Jewish National Fund (JNF) is a nonprofit dedicated to the land and people of Israel. Created in 1901 as a dream and vision to reestablish a homeland in Israel for Jewish people everywhere, Jews the world over collected coins in iconic JNF Blue Boxes, purchasing land and planting trees until ultimately, their dream of a Jewish homeland was a reality. Today, JNF continues to give all generations a unique voice in building and ensuring the prosperity of the land of Israel through their generosity and partnership with the people of Israel.
To accomplish this work, JNF seeks to recruit an experienced Associate Fundraising Director to be based in our Northbrook, IL office. The purpose of the Fundraiser is to develop relationships with prospective and current donors to raise money for Jewish National Fund’s National Campaign to support projects and programs for Israel. The main expectation for accomplishing this is through solicitations and board development. The Associate Fundraising Director will be based out of the Northbrook, IL office, with a focus on the Chicago, IL area and Midwest Region.
Duties will include:
•Face-to-face meetings for solicitation, cultivation and recognition of donors, both new and prospective
•Developing and identifying major gift prospects
•Board and/or Committee development, cultivation and membership
•Supervision of Fundraisers
•3 – 5 years fundraising or sales experience
•Knowledge of and familiarity with the Jewish Community in the Chicago, IL area
•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
•Excellent writing and speaking skills
•Ability to travel to other cities in the Midwest on a regular basis
•Creative, dependable, self-disciplined individual who is capable of minimal on-site supervision
•Superior problem solving, organization and time management skills
•Ability to work nights and weekends as needed, depending on scheduled JNF events and donor, prospect and lay leadership schedules.
•Possible travel to other Regions and Israel
•Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Database)