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YRF Darca (Chief Development Officer)

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This position requires a talented, entrepreneurial advancement professional, preferably with a national reach, who will relish the opportunity to participate in a startup culture, shape and implement a new organizations development strategy, and be part of a vibrant, collaborative leadership team.
The successful candidate for this position will bring:
- 7-10 years of fundraising, or related work experience with demonstrated major gift solicitation results;

- Demonstrated experience in implementing and managing a successful, comprehensive fund development program and infrastructure, and preparing an annual development work plan and calendar to achieve goals;

- Demonstrated success in identifying and securing new foundation grants of five-figures and up;

- Demonstrated success with generating increased funds from individual donors, both major donors and annual appeals, through a coordinated, strategic approach; knowledge of planned giving and experience with online fundraising preferred;

- Demonstrated success in learning the details of an organizations substantive work and applying that knowledge in drafting successful fundraising solicitations;

- Demonstrated success in conducting initial outreach to prospective foundations/donors, arranging for organizational leadership to meet with prospective donors/foundations and successfully preparing them for those meetings;

- Excellent interpersonal and relationship-building skills;

- Strategic and nuanced thinking; creative, innovative, and strategic inclinations to effectively engage new donor audiences;

- Well-honed oral and written communications as well as public presentation skills;

- Strong collaborative nature and skills, and a commitment to team results; as well as a track record of taking initiative and working independently;

- Ability to multi-task, and to be a quick learner;

- Detail-oriented, organized, enthusiastic and energetic, with great judgement and a sense of humor;

- Deep understanding of the North American Jewish philanthropic landscape and demonstrated commitment to advancing Israel and the Jewish community;

- A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical, and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality;

- Successful experience as the partner to a CEO, senior professionals and board;

- Experience using and measuring best practices in major gift and pipeline development;

- Ability to manage complex relationships and multiple priorities; outstanding diplomatic, negotiation and ambassadorial skills;

- Commitment to organizational mission and desire to learn the field;

- Ability to travel extensively;

- A Bachelor's degree is required; an advanced degree is desirable.