DRG Executive Search Consultants

Charles E. Smith Life Communities (Vice President of Development and Community Engagement)

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- Minimum of 10 years senior experience directing a large comprehensive fundraising program in a similarly sized and complex organization.

- A proven track record of success, innovation, and progressive accomplishments in fundraising with experience in all or most areas, such as annual, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, and institutional giving.

- Demonstrated success as a development executive with the ability to effectively create and implement a fundraising strategic plan and operation in cooperation with engaged lay leaders.

- Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts and in building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors and foundations.

- A team manager who equally understands the realities of building consensus in decision-making and of effecting follow-through.

- Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite and Raisers Edge software


- Team-oriented personality and style.

- Strong leadership ability and skills necessary for developing and sustaining a culture of accountability where the professional and support staff are motivated to achieve the organizations key results/goals within the context of the organizations values.

- Knowledge of and sensitivity to Jewish culture.

- Presence and high comfort level in interacting effectively with sophisticated volunteer leadership and other important constituencies.

- Excellent written, interpersonal and verbal communication and presentation skills.

- Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities.

- Minimum of an undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.