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

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Leadership, Strategy, Fundraising and Engagement
" Building on Hadassahs successful fundraising strategy to date, work in partnership with the CEO and volunteer leaders to design and implement a sophisticated national strategy that integrates all fundraising tools and that will generate short-term results as well as sustainable long-term growth;
" Develop a strategic and collaborative fundraising program that includes ways to deepen and diversify the funding base; promote Hadassah to new audiences and prospects to generate interest and support for the organization; increase the depth and breadth of private individual and institutional support for restricted and unrestricted purposes;
" Provide strong direction and management for the fundraising team, including the effective and thoughtful managing of systems, processes, and measurements to monitor, project, and guide fundraising results and activities;
" Work closely with the CEO, volunteer leaders and development team to articulate the case for each programs funding priorities, and match those with specific individual and institutional donors interests to ensure that philanthropy meets targeted needs and goals;
" Collaborating closely with the marketing team on all development-related marketing materials and communications;
" Expand and diversify fundraising integrating successful strategies with the creation of bold new individual giving initiatives; work with team to increase the overall dollars raised in the regions year over year;
" Carefully monitor the costs associated with fundraising; and ensure that internal resources are appropriately utilized.

Talent Management and Team-Building
" Continue to build and lead the refinement and implementation of a highly energized and dynamic group of professionals in a fast passed, complex environment;
" Direct and manage a strong development team of over 45+ professionals including: annual giving and major gift teams, Planned Giving & Estates, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Development Operations and Israel-based development staff;
" Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and promotes intra- and interdepartmental teamwork;
" Focus on performance measurements, individual coaching and team development; foster an environment of achievement and ensure staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined and measurable goals.

Relationship Management
" Partner with and support the CEO, President, volunteer and Board leaders to ensure their efficiency and effectiveness as the organizations chief spokespersons and fundraisers;
" Similarly, guide and support key staff and volunteer leadership with respect to cultivation, solicitation and stewardship efforts, and utilize their time and talents appropriately; ensure their effectiveness as spokespersons and fundraisers;
" Provide a high level of support to board members and other high-level volunteers on development-related activities in ways that inspire them to action and strengthen their intellectual and emotional commitment.

Portfolio Management
" In partnership and consultation with the CEO, President and volunteer leaders, maintain a significant portfolio of principal gift donors while facilitating relationships between donors and other members of the executive team, and program leadership. Personally cultivate and solicit high level gifts from a portfolio of current and prospective donors;
" Systematically identify, cultivate, steward and solicit new individual and institutional donors capable of making significant contributions to Hadassah. Educate targeted donors on Hadassahs mission, programs and projects, and develop specific strategies and tailored cases for support;
" Maintain existing donor relationships and deepen those alliances through regular, relevant communications and stewardship.