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Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Chief Executive Officer (Search closed))

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• Lead the professional team responsible for planning and executing financial resource development within the community, with emphasis on the development of effective strategies and solicitation training to increase both the funds received for the annual campaign and the number of donors.
• Be personally active in building relationships with major donors, including the community’s multi-generational families, and soliciting these major contributors to the annual campaign, designated campaign and endowment fund.
• Work with FRD team to develop and implement strong systems for data tracking, data analysis and prospect research of donors.
• Motivate both lay leaders and professionals in their fundraising efforts.
• Identify new and potential donors to The Federation. Work with staff and lay leadership to build engagement strategies to develop long-term relationships with potential donors and community members. Particular emphasis should be placed on developing relationships with currently under-represented streams in the leadership (e.g., younger families, interfaith families, LGBTQ community).
• Establish and implement data driven systems and structure to guide The Federation and the community enabling them to respond to, thrive, and understand the shifts and real time demographics within the world of charitable giving and within a changing Federation world.

Leadership & Executive Management

• Provide visionary and strategic leadership to the Board, staff and the community. Assess the current landscape and develop a plan to position The Federation as a central leader in the Greater Washington DC Jewish philanthropic community and the community at-large.
• Provide on-going supervision, mentoring and professional development and growth to The Federation professionals. Set, foster and model a positive and collaborative environment within the organization
• Ensure that The Federation’s human resources, operations, data platforms and technology are aligned to meet its goals and expectations effectively.
• Work closely with the volunteer leadership and staff responsible for finance and administration, ensuring that fiscal oversight and management is in place for The Federation. Regularly evaluate the management and status of all financial resources and procedures.
• Oversee the Board and staff process for developing The Federation’s annual budget.

Community Relations

• Deepen and strengthen the culture of cooperation both within The Federation and with its constituent and affiliated agencies, synagogues and other organizations throughout the Greater Washington DC area.
• Build The Federation’s role as a resource, convener and a facilitator of strategic partnerships, programs and initiatives.
• Serve as a primary spokesperson for The Federation, along with the lay president, throughout the Jewish and the greater Washington DC community, with private and public funders and with national and international organizations, partners and beneficiaries.
• Ensure that The Federation’s story, message and positions are effectively developed and disseminated to the Jewish and general community.
• Serve as a visible representative of The Federation (together with other staff and leadership) in the religious, cultural and social activities of the community.

Board Development

• Work with the Board and the past Presidents of the Board to develop short and long-term strategies for engaging and cultivating future lay leadership for The Federation.
• Serve as professional advisor and resource to the Board in all areas of finance, policy, programs and governance.
• Work with the Board to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to build agreement on issues, maximize their efforts and maintain a focus on the mission of The Federation.
• Work with the Board to cultivate, recruit, and retain effective placement of, and maintain relationships with, top lay leadership and leadership prospects.