Director of Development-Institute for Jewish Spirituality $110-$120k

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Fri, May 15, 2020


  Director of Development

Institute for Jewish Spirituality


Reporting to and working closely with the Executive Director, the Director of Development leads the Development Team, which includes the Foundations Relations Manager and the Development Associate, to engage individual and institutional funders in supporting the work of IJS.. The Director of Development also provides staff support for the Board of Directors of the Institute, and works in close partnership with the Board Development Committee.


IJS’s current development budget is $1.2 million, divided roughly evenly between individual and foundation support. The organization also generates $1 million per year in program revenue. By FY23, the development budget is anticipated to include at least $1 million in annual fundraising from individual donors, with a significant increase in donors at the twenty-five, fifty- and one hundred thousand dollar levels.


This position is both strategic and tactical, as it is responsible for updating, managing, and executing the IJS annual development plan. The ideal candidate has a clear grasp of all core components of development, with particularly strong experience in individual giving, including major gifts, stewardship and annual giving campaigns (direct mail and digital). This role requires experience with development operations, including


CRM management and budget-building. The Director of Development will interface frequently with donors, will be the primary steward for gifts below $10,000, and will be a partner to the Executive Director in prospecting, developing, and stewarding all major gifts.


This position is geo-flexible with a preference for candidates located in New York or Chicago. 

IJS offers a competitive benefits package. 

Salary for this position will be $110,000-$120,000 commensurate with experience.


The Institute for Jewish Spirituality (IJS) seeks to revitalize Jewish life by teaching spiritual practices that cultivate mindfulness on the individual and communal levels, so that we can act with enriched wisdom, clarity, and compassion.



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