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

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- An established leader with at least 10-15 years of senior development experience with demonstrable achievements in management, both strategic and operational;

- Proven ability to build, manage, mentor, motivate, and hold accountable to high standards, a diverse results-driven team, located in remote locations, with a commitment to excellence; success in increasing the effectiveness of development staff through established objectives, performance standards and quantifiable benchmarks;

- Expertise in strategic and operational resource development planning (both short and long-term); demonstrated success in executing a broad fundraising strategy that includes gifts from grassroots to principal giving; demonstrated ability and experience building on an existing development program, including individual and institutional philanthropy, in such a way that has been a major step up;

- Creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic inclinations; ability to listen to others and learn from their best ideas;

- Proven ability to personally develop strategies, cultivate, solicit and steward major and institutional donors at significant six- and seven-figure levels. The ability to inspire high-net worth individuals and major foundations to financial leadership;

- Demonstrated experience training and working with executives, senior staff and especially lay leaders in development-related activities, providing them with quality support and intelligence, and increasing their comfort with and success in fundraising;

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

- Strong interpersonal skills with the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity and collaborative team driven nature to partner effectively across the entire organization and externally with Hadassah partners; and flexibility to work in an ever-changing complex work environment;

- A diplomatic problem solver who is able to build consensus and engender cooperation between lay leaders and professionals from the breadth of interests and perspectives in the organization, and to translate ideas and concepts into clear actionable items;

- Excellent attention to detail and responsiveness; able to multi-task; able to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations with a high level of discretion;

- Strong written and verbal communication skills;

- High standard for quality and productivity, focusing on results;

- Strong presentation skills, with the ability to share a passion for the mission and to inspire individuals and audiences; capable of clearly articulating a case for giving;

- An authentic commitment to the mission and goals of the organization; specifically to the nature of volunteer engagement, participation and leadership;

- Experience with a national fundraising program would be beneficial;

- Familiarity with, and commitment to, national Jewish community structures and institutions; knowledge of Israel;

- Capital campaign experience a plus;

- Willingness to travel nationally and occasionally to Israel.

- Skills and discipline to use donor and contact management systems and other technologies necessary in an international fundraising structure;

- A Bachelors degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.