LOCATION: New York, NY
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.
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.
Senior Development Director will help broaden AJC’s base of support and help
build and strengthen our general and restricted fundraising campaigns. He/she
will work as part of the Resource Development team and will be responsible for
raising approximately $3 million annually through a combination of event-based
fundraising and the active engagement of new and existing donors in the work of
- In cooperation with AJC’s
leadership, identify and help recruit appropriate honorees around which we can
build fundraising events. Drive the
fundraising strategy, and oversee all aspects and details of those events. Expose fundraising audiences to relevant
aspects of AJC’s work.
- Develop long-term fundraising
opportunities for AJC by building relationships with donors in specific
industries and engaging them in the work of AJC, as appropriate.
- Identify, cultivate and
solicit annual donors at all levels.
- Work closely with lay
leaders in optimizing fundraising results
- Work closely with other
members of the Resource Development Department to expand and broaden AJC’s base
of annual support, and strengthen our overall development program.
- Liaise with members of our
marketing, communications and graphic design teams to ensure disciplined and
clear messaging at all fundraising events and meetings.
- Perform other job related
duties as required.
- At least seven years
professional experience in fundraising with successful track record required
- Excellent written and verbal
- Knowledge and comfort with
all aspects of fundraising, including event-based fundraising, major gifts,
one-on-one solicitation, cultivation, prospect research.
to work with diverse organizational leadership to build consensus around
fundraising strategies and tactics
- A collaborative approach to
working with internal and external colleagues to maximize the effectiveness of
projects and programs; a team player
- Ability to make tough
decisions and follow through on agreed upon initiatives, work collaboratively
yet firmly when needed
- Outstanding organizational
skills and ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast paced and changing
- Excellent project management
skills, ability to manage data and develop, implement and oversee budgets
- A demonstrated commitment to
high ethical standards and values
- Passion for the mission of
- Working knowledge of
fundraising databases. Familiarity with
Raiser’s Edge a plus.
Please submit your application on https://ajchr.wufoo.com/forms/senior-development-director-ny/
is an Equal Opportunity Employer