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Chief Development Officer

San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living
California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Jan 18, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations
Social Services
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Full Time
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San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living

Chief Development Officer 

San Francisco, CA


About SFCJL 

San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living (SFCJL) has been one of the leading senior living healthcare organizations in Northern California for 150 years. SFCJL provides an integrated continuum of care and social services to enable older adults to age well and live their fullest lives. 


From the Hebrew Home for Aged Disabled, founded in 1871, to the new Frank Residences and Byer Square, opened in 2020, SFCJL now serves more than 2.500 people each year on its nine-acre San Francisco campus. SFCJL honors Jewish traditions, embraces innovation, and is committed to enriching the quality of life of older adults of all faiths. Providing compassionate care while promoting individual dignity are fundamental to the values of the organization. 


SFCJL has an operating budget of approximately $80M and is governed by a 14-member Board of Trustees. SFCJL has over 650 employees, including physicians, nurses, therapists, social workers, dining and recreational staff and others.


To learn more about SFCJL, please visit 


SFCJL Programs

Jewish Home & Rehab Center

Jewish Home & Rehab Center is the largest, private, nonprofit distinct-part skilled nursing facility in California. To meet the evolving needs and advances in senior care, the organization has grown to currently serve approximately 350 residents with diverse care needs. With 230 skilled nursing suites (open 24/7) and 120 short stay rehabilitation suites, and a 12-bed Acute Psychiatric Hospital, the Jewish Home & Rehab Center has differentiated itself for its high quality and comprehensive scope of services offered. 


Frank Residences

The Lynne & Roy M. Frank Residences is the Bay Area’s newest assisted living and memory care services community, where older adults can get the daily support they need to live vibrantly. Opened in September of 2020, the Frank Residences offers a magnificent assisted living expansion with a distinctive new campus with beautiful grounds, spacious private apartments, and innovative programs and services. Frank Residences is dedicated to its residents, creating a lively and warm environment, filled with a plethora of activities, gardens, and gourmet food. Its growing community is diverse and engaging.


Byer Square 

In the context of tikkun olam (repairing the world), SFCJL offers Byer Square – a destination for health and well-being open both to residents and to the larger community. Byer Square will offer an onsite and online center for residents, family members, caregivers, and community-dwelling older adults providing wellness, social, and educational programs, support groups, care navigation, and entertainment. Byer Square is an inviting, comforting environment specifically designed for older adults where members can find community. This new model of centralizing care, care coordination, and services in one convenient location is transformative for older adults and their families. Byer Square fosters independence and empowers people to be in control of their well-being.



To become a regional resource as an integral part of a continuum of care throughout the Bay Area that provides senior adults with a variety of life enriching programs and services that are accessible, promote individual dignity, encourage independence, connect them to their community, and reflect the social, cultural, and spiritual values of Jewish tradition. 



Reporting directly to the CEO, the Chief Development Officer is tasked with leading all fundraising programs and strategy development in alignment with the Board of Trustees, key stakeholders, the SFCJL senior management team, and the philanthropic community.


Fundraising is a priority for the CEO and the SFCJL Board of Trustees, and hence the CDO plays the critical role in providing expertise and leadership in significantly expanding the organization’s current fundraising capacity. The CDO is responsible for developing and implementing a new and innovative development plan with clear strategies and supporting action plans to achieve financial growth. Additionally, the CDO will support the CEO with creating meaningful experiences for the organization’s lay leaders and oversee the development and delivery of impactful community engagement and volunteer opportunities that support philanthropic development. 


SFCJL has a storied history with deep roots in the Bay Area Jewish and general community. While maintaining and growing those existing relationships, the CDO must be creative in developing strategies that will achieve the acquisition of new donors who represent the next generation of philanthropists. The successful CDO will serve as a highly active and visible spokesperson to the donor community to enhance recognition and support for SFCJL.


The CDO must be focused, strategic, and possess exceptional planning, management, and interpersonal skills. The CDO will direct and manage the Development Department, which presently comprises a total of four (4) team members.


Asa key member of the senior management group, the CDO will participate in all organizational strategic and policy decisions.



  • Work with the CEO, board, and professional team to lead, create and implement a development strategy to increase the depth and breadth of individual and institutional support.
  • Create and support a culture of philanthropy that engages the CEO, the board, and professionals, and to foster a collaborative, organization-wide team approach to development.
  • Prepare and support the CEO, board members and professionals, as appropriate, to cultivate and solicit major donor prospects.
  • Manage – and directly solicit gifts; maintain a personal portfolio of prospective major individual and institutional donors; enhance existing donor relationships and deepen those alliances through regular, relevant communications and stewardship.
  • Work with SFCJL’s program professionals to create and develop proposals for compelling funding opportunities. 
  • Develop clear expectations, processes, systems, metrics, and performance measures to guide development goals and efforts.
  • Promote SFCJL to new audiences and prospects to generate interest and support for the organization.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on all development-related marketing materials and communications.
  • Staff the Development Committee and work with the CEO to support SFCJL’s board.
  • Participate and partner with other Professionals and Trustees in identifying and recruiting new prospective board members, including creating a pipeline of new prospective lay leaders and committee members.
  • Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation and promotes intra- and inter-departmental teamwork.  Honor transparency and trust with colleagues and volunteer leaders.




  • A proven track record of success, innovation, and progressive accomplishments in fundraising with experience in all or most areas, such as annual, capital and endowment campaigns, major gifts, planned giving, and institutional giving.
  • Proven success in asking for and closing major gifts and in building and maintaining long-term relationships with major individual donors, foundations, and corporations.
  • Demonstrated success in building capacity and increasing and diversifying revenue streams.
  • Proven ability to build, manage, mentor, motivate, inspire, and hold accountable to high standards, a talented and diverse results-driven team.
  • Knowledge of the Bay Area philanthropic community a plus.
  • Ability to navigate complex organizational and governance structures.


  • Team-oriented personality and style.
  • Strong leadership ability and skills necessary for developing and sustaining a culture of accountability where the professional and support staff are motivated to achieve the organization’s key results/goals within the context of the organization’s values.
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to Jewish culture.
  • Presence and high comfort level in interacting effectively with sophisticated volunteer leadership and other important constituencies.
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding organizational skills, with the ability to complete projects on a timely basis and to manage multiple priorities.
  • Inquisitive nature committed to life-long learning.


This position description is based upon material provided by the San Francisco Campus for Jewish Living, an equal opportunity employer.


Dara Klarfeld

Chief Executive Officer


Tani Weissman

Senior Talent Consultant


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