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Development Director

Florida, United States
Monday, April 16, 2018
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Job Type:
Full Time

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Government and International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the United States and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.

commitment and a passion for AJC’s advocacy mission. The successful candidate will join an AJC office that is on a growth trajectory and features a highly engaged and entrepreneurial leadership team. AJC Miami conducts advocacy with high-profile diplomats and public officials, via the media, and through building bridges of understanding between the Jewish community and many different religions, cultures and nationalities.


The ideal candidate will be a smart, high-energy self-starter who combines organizational acumen and professionalism with knowledge of the Miami and Broward Jewish communities, corporate community, as well as the larger philanthropic and corporate sectors.  The candidate must also be a consummate team player who works effectively with various constituencies.  


The Development Director in Miami will be responsible for maintaining and growing a $1.5 million annual campaign. To achieve higher goals, he/she will be responsible for creating, implementing and directing a successful campaign with particular emphasis on major gifts development, personal solicitations, community and special events (including corporate dinners), planned giving, foundation grants, endowment support, new leadership development and campaign public relations.

The Development Director does all of this while adhering to AJC's core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning, organizing and managing the annual campaign.
  • Developing a major gifts program including identification, cultivation and solicitation as well as supporting a lay major gifts team and program.
  • Developing strategies to encourage new gifts, as well as increasing current donor contributions at all levels.
  • Overseeing donor recognition events and functions.
  • Maintaining an ongoing pipeline of prospects guided by moves management principles.
  • Revising the Leadership Development program to boost engagement and impact of lay leaders particularly within the Development function.
  • Managing AJC’s nominations and leadership cultivation efforts.
  • Maintaining and enhancing the relationship between current donors and AJC, seeking to increase their commitment and giving.
  • Coordinating with National staff on development policies, marketing initiatives, annual development goals, and participation in National programs.
  • Pairing existing Board members with high-level prospects.
  • Overseeing two major corporate honoree dinners.
  • Overseeing strategic follow-up with donors and prospects.
  • Overseeing prospect and donor records and the transmittal of funds.
  • Working closely with AJC Miami Regional Director and board/volunteer leadership to provide education, organization and guidance in their development activities.
  • Providing education and solicitation training for Board and young leaders.
  • Mentoring new leaders to maximize their leadership and giving potential.
  • Coordinating with local program staff to ensure donors are engaged and aware of AJC’s impact.
  • Performing other tasks needed to support overall office effectiveness.


The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of, and a strong commitment to, Jewish issues and the objectives of AJC.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced development professional with a proven track record of fund raising success and significant experience in major gifts, corporate and special events, and general campaign management.

Specifically, the finalist will meet the following criteria:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree in relevant field preferred
  • 8-10 years of relevant experience is required
  • Goal-oriented campaign strategist who can create and execute a multi-faceted vision and plan for increased financial resource development results;
  • Self-starter who can work independently and collaborate with professional colleagues and volunteer leadership;
  • Flexible and creative and strategic thinker able to develop new ways to engage potential and existing donors, create new giving opportunities and programs;
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills;
  • Experienced in developing board members and increasing their level of participation in the fundraising process;
  • Flexible and creative and strategic thinker able to develop new ways to engage potential and existing donors, create new giving opportunities and programs;Flexibility with schedule (occasional morning, evening and weekends)
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office (or is a proven quick learner)
  • Able to enthusiastically support and promote AJC’s mission and values.
  • Familiarity with the Miami area and demographics is a plus.
  • A sense of humor

  AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 Please submit your application on: https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/development-director-miami-2018/

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