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Jewish Agency for Israel (Senior Vice President, Israel and Global Philanthropy)

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JAFINA seeks a highly-experienced senior major gifts officer with a strong track record in cultivating and securing major gifts ($25k+), to focus on the Bay Area and Northern California. The SVP will work in an innovative, collaborative environment with other top level professionals. S/he will have primary responsibility for identifying prospects for major gifts and developing them into major donors.

The successful candidate must have demonstrated success as an engaging fundraiser and be a highly articulate communicator skilled at making a compelling case for agency support. S/he must be a focused, driven, strategic professional, possessing exceptional relationship and stewardship skills. Candidates must be able to demonstrate integrity, diplomacy and sound judgment. S/he will develop a strong prospecting pipeline by identifying, cultivating, and securing major gifts from individuals and foundations. The position will involve significant local travel as well as to missions and conferences.

Reporting to the West/Mid-West Regional Director, the SVP for Israel and Global Philanthropy will be an integral part of a national team focusing on generating revenues on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel, and will be an effective fundraising partner for the CEO, Chief Development Officer and the entire development team (which is divided into three regions).

It is expected that within two to three years the SVP for Israel and Global Philanthropy will enhance the image of the agency, broaden the base of high net worth donors, and secure several six-figure gifts.