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Hadassah, The Women's Zionist Organization of America, Inc. (Chief Development Officer)

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Hadassah, the Womens Zionist Organization of America, Inc. seeks a proven, dynamic and inspiring strategic leader with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing revenue to become its Chief Development Officer. The successful candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission, top notch management skills, demonstrated success as an engaging fundraiser and be a highly articulate communicator skilled at making a compelling case for support.

Working in partnership with the President, CEO, Board of Directors, volunteer leaders and the full executive team, the new CDO will build a multi-faceted national strategy and operation, and direct the development team in implementing all related activities. This multi-dimension strategy will increase annual revenue, ensuring that Hadassahs mission and programs will be supported and sustained for future generations.

The Chief Development Officer will build on existing development efforts and thoughtfully and intentionally pursue new opportunities to diversify Hadassahs donor base by promoting Hadassah to new audiences and prospects, by generating interest and support for the organization, and by forging new relationships and leveraging current ones to achieve current annual goals of $60M, as well as completion of a soon to launch $25M per year capital campaign commitment over the next 3 years.

The successful CDO will possess exceptional planning and management skills, as well as experience (and commitment to) developing and maintaining productive partnerships with active volunteer leaders, partners and colleagues. Experience in supervising a large development staff, preferably national, is a requirement, as s/he will work in a large environment requiring collaboration with other top level professionals. S/he will possess an intellectual and emotional curiosity and maturity, understanding, and enthusiasm for the work of Hadassah.

Building, developing and managing a development team of 45+ will be a primary responsibility of the CDO in implementing the development plan. S/he must be a skillful staff leader; effective in recruiting and providing inspired collaborative leadership, supervision, mentoring and coaching to a talented team of fundraising professionals including those in regional offices.

The leadership seeks a donor-centric candidate with an entrepreneurial approach who can thrive in a complex environment creating both the development of a strategy and the execution of plans simultaneously. The CDO will report to, and work closely with, the CEO and will serve on the Senior Management team. The CDO position is based in Hadassahs New York City headquarters. Development team members are located in New York and Israel, with major gift officers in the field covering the Northeast, Southeast, West, Mid-West, Desert Mountain and South Florida regions.