Job Opening: National Director of Development for Non-Profit
Location: Remote, but must be able to travel
Description: The Aleph Institute seeks a proven, dynamic, and growth-minded leader to become its National Director of Development, who will develop and lead a multi-channel approach that will increase Aleph’s annual revenue and ensure Aleph is able to sustain and enhance excellence in programs and services.
1. Travel for meetings and Fundraise around the country.
2. Implement systems for monitoring annual campaign donor retention and lifetime value.
3. Establish and oversee donor loyalty initiatives.
4. Review portfolios for major gifts officers and help plan national major gifts strategies
5. Participate in monthly planning sessions for each major gifts officer
6. Participate in planning special campaigns for each branch, ensuring the annual campaign is not negatively impacted, special campaigns are coordinated across the entire organization, and available resources are allocated appropriately
7. Report regularly to executive leadership on fundraising progress and planning
9. Work closely with the management team to coordinate with other aspects of Aleph’s work including operations and programming
9. Coordinate closely with marketing and communications to plan and produce messaging and materials to support development
10. Create and implement regular training opportunities for all individuals involved in fundraising
11. Ensure Development team members have adequate support and tools
12. Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and promotes intra- and inter-departmental teamwork
1. Demonstrated success in setting and executing a fundraising strategy that includes a multi-faceted annual campaign as well as special campaign projects.
2. Strong leadership, management and supervision skills that include the ability to motivate, influence, and hold team accountable to high standards and goals.
3. Collaborative, team-driven nature with the ability to partner internally with cross-functional teams.
4. Exceptional reasoning, problem solving, and analytical skills, including an ability to translate ideas and concepts into clear actionable items.
5. Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness, and creative problem-solving skills.
6. Strong written and verbal communication skills, with an emphasis on the ability to persuade and influence others around ideas, decisions, and financial support.
7. Deep understanding of the North American Jewish philanthropic landscape, and specifically the New York Orthodox Jewish community’s benefactors, and demonstrated commitment to Aleph’s mission.
8. Skilled at multi-tasking; able to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations; and a high level of discretion.
9. Willingness to travel nationally.
10. A bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is desirable.
Compensations: $160,000-$200,000 plus excellent benefits