Location: Chicago, IL or Washington, DC
Salary: $85,000 -95,000
Avodah believes that Jewish leaders have the power to help change our country for the better. We train and support early- and mid-career Jewish young adults with the tools, knowledge, and networks they need to contribute their skills and passion to advancing social justice across the country and strengthening the fabric of our diverse Jewish communities. Additionally, we help the Jewish community understand how to address the root causes and effects of poverty in the United States. Avodah operates its Jewish Service Corps, Justice Fellowship, Alumni Network, and Community Engagement programs in five cities across the nation and has sparked thousands of Jewish leaders to do justice work, added millions of dollars in critical capacity to antipoverty organizations, and helped strengthen Jewish life in the United States. Learn more about Avodah and our cities/sites at https://avodah.net/who-we-are#our-cities.
Avodah seeks a seasoned, engaging fundraiser with major gifts experience and demonstrated management acumen to steward and grow our major donor portfolio, supervise the major donor fundraising efforts of the rest of Avodah’s national fundraising team members (3-4 staff located in New York, Kansas City, San Diego, and Washington, DC or Chicago), and expand the revenue received from Avodah’s major donors.
The Director of Major Gifts will be located in either Avodah’s DC or Chicago office and will remotely report to and collaborate closely with Avodah’s Director of Development in New York. Candidates must be available for occasional local and out-of-state travel to engage major donors in other regions, and to attend Avodah staff meetings and retreats.
Please send resume to Shira Sarfati at [email protected]. Please include “Director of Major Gifts” in the subject line.
Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested candidates to submit their applications by September 25, 2019. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis. Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview. No phone calls, please.
Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefit package included (i.e., medical, dental, 403(b), paid holidays, annual leave, etc.).
Avodah is an equal opportunity employer. Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews, people of color, women, people with disabilities, immigrants, LGBTQIA people, and people who come from poor or working class backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.