Posted on February 15, 2012
Assistant Director, Development
American Jewish Committee
American Jewish Committee - Assistant Director, Development
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. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.
Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy and Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, key decision makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.
The regional offices maintain the agency's nationwide presence, attract leaders and donors to AJC, enhance the agency's influence with key local, national and international decision makers and stakeholders, implement advocacy initiatives at the state/local level, establish and nurture community relationships, and serve as AJC's eyes and ears on the ground.
The Assistant Director of Development will manage key elements of Boston’s fundraising program, working with staff and leadership to ensure that AJC reaches its annual revenue goals through annual campaigns, honoree dinners, planned giving, constituency development initiatives, and solicitation of foundations and major gifts. In addition, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the general programming work of AJC in Boston.
Primary Fundraising Responsibilities:
Manage annual board campaign raising an aggregate of over $700,000; recruit solicitors, assign solicitations and provide solicitation training; track campaign gifts and provide ongoing updates to solicitors; organize special donor events
Execute at least 1 honoree dinner each year, which raises in excess of $250,000; liaise with dinner honorees; design and mail invitations; organize follow up solicitations to invitees; coordinate dinner logistics with hotel and other vendors
Market planned giving materials to local members and coordinate follow up with national AJC planned giving office; identify and enroll planned giving prospects
Help manage the cultivation and solicitation of major gifts
Establish a donor recognition program.
Serve as liaison to Boston fundraising committees
Oversee management of gift entry and donor information into national and local databases
Coordinate with communications staff to ensure effective marketing to donor community
Coordinate with program staff to ensure donors are properly engaged.
Assist in the planning and execution of general AJC programs and activities
Perform other tasks needed to support overall office effectiveness
Participate in the development of annual strategic plan
Bachelor’s degree required
Fundraising experience preferred
Passion for AJC’s mission (including the peace and security of Israel and world Jewry, the advancement of human rights protections for Jews and other vulnerable peoples and the promotion of intergroup and interfaith initiatives that advance AJC’s core commitments)
Pride and professionalism in work accomplishments
- Strong organizational and time management skills
- Excellent written and verbal communications skills
- Ability to creatively and practically solve problems, to multi-task and work on many projects simultaneously
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with staff and lay leadership
- An entrepreneurial mindset; able to identify and pursue opportunities
- Excellent project management skills, ability to manage data and develop, implement and oversee budget
- Availability for early morning, evening and weekend meetings
- Must be proficient in Raiser’s Edge and Microsoft Office, particularly Excel
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/assistant-director-development-boston/
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer