Jewish Family and Children’s Service has an executive opening in
its Philanthropy Department: Vice President of Philanthropic
Services. The Vice President of Philanthropic Services will develop
and execute a long-term strategy to increase JFCS’s fundraising and
marketing in the community. This position will be responsible
for the growth and development of the philanthropy department that
encompasses annual fundraising, major gifts, planned giving and
endowments, grants and corporate support, special projects, and
volunteer programs. The Vice President (VP) of Philanthropic
Services has oversight for the Annual Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon,
all donor cultivation events, the Annual Community Report, fall and
spring newsletters, and direct mail solicitations. In the role, you
will supervise Philanthropic Services staff overseeing major gift
fundraising, marketing, special events, community and governmental
relations, local and national grant development, organizational
communications, media relations, social media platforms, annual
campaigns, tax credit programs, holiday mailings, seasonal giving
campaigns, as well as the JFCS website.
How You Contribute
The VP of Philanthropic Services acts as the primary source of
leadership for the Philanthropy department, providing a defining
and unifying vision that, through active collaboration, will give
each member of the team the ability to reach new professional
heights. The Vice President will form and sustain relationships
with existing donors and develop and participate in a variety of
activities, greeting and encouraging prospective donors. The
individual will have frequent opportunities to publicly represent
the organization as a community leader of JFCS. The position will
supervise several team members in fundraising and marketing
functions. The perfect fit will strategically guide multiple
engagement campaigns, and personally cultivate and grow the donor
base for donors of $10,000+. The position will lead and support a
major gifts program with individuals, foundation and community
support for gifts $10,000 - $1M. In addition, the Vice President
will implement and plan individual cultivation strategies for
planned giving commitments to grow the JFCS Legacy Society for
As an executive level staff member, the individual will inspire
staff to increase our vibrant donor base and stretch the limits of
innovation and creativity as an active and visible presence in
numerous philanthropic communities and events in the Phoenix
metropolitan area. The individual will developing pathways that
lead to new donor and contributory interest for an organization
that has withstood the test of time by providing behavioral health
and primary healthcare services to children and adults of all
faiths and diverse backgrounds. Earn a professional reputation in
an organization first established in 1935.
Assets You Bring to the Position
The ability to collaborate internally with JFCS leaders and
expand the value of the JFCS organization with Valley leaders
ensures direct services for current and future populations for
decades to come.
A vibrant persona and results-oriented behavior will allow you
to thrive and take command of activities and events related to the
department of philanthropic services. A keen ability to build
relationships with Jewish, corporate, and business populations
within the Valley and the United States is highly valued. The
ability to team with others in making major and special fundraising
events a success helps JFCS honor its values of “Kehila”, (Building
Community), “Tzedakah”, (To Do What is Right & Just), “Tikkun
Olam”, (Repairing The World) and “Gemilut Chasadim”, (Acts Of
Your Value to Us
We respect the honesty and integrity you bring to our table as
we join forces to create a table of plenty for our underserved
children and adults needing compassionate behavioral and primary
care services. We hold high one’s ability to do whatever it takes
to make the dreams of our clients a reality through the generosity
of those able to donate and to volunteer. We appreciate the
“awesomeness” of employees who are organized, dependable and who
plan and prioritize our organizational goals. We value proficiency
and your ability to work independently to accomplish program
targets. We respect your ability to communicate in a variety of
ways with diverse audiences and populations. We welcome high
energy, your ability to collaborate and use critical thinking
skills in problem solving and decision-making. JFCS compensates,
rewards and benefits high achievers in achieving who are attuned to
our mission, values and the diverse and inclusive populations we
Why JFCS Makes a Difference:
Simply put, we change lives. Our programs include
counseling, mental health assessment and treatment; early childhood
trauma assessment and treatment; child crisis intervention and
rehabilitative services; primary care; support for victims of
domestic violence, substance abuse, workforce readiness and high
school equivalency exams for teens in foster care.
JFCS is one of the largest non-for-profit organizations in
the Valley. Our client population approaches 50,000 annually. Our
clinicians are highly skilled and as a result, we attract some of
the most talented individuals in the State of Arizona who see us as
a pathway to long-term career success.
Jewish Family & Children’s Service has been strengthening
our community by providing
Behavioral Health, Integrated Healthcare and Social Services to
all ages, faiths and backgrounds
since 1935. JFCS Programs and Services include:
counseling, mental health assessment and treatment, early childhood
trauma assessment and treatment, child crisis intervention and
rehabilitative services, primary care, support for victims of
domestic violence, substance abuse, work force readiness & high
school equivalency exams for teens in foster care.
At JFCS, we hope for a future where families are strong, where
our elders are cared for and where our children are safe. Our
dedication to our mission is strengthened by our commitment to our
core Jewish values that honor community and the continuity of the
Kehila – Building Community
Tzedakah – To Do What Is Right & Just
Tikkun Olam – Repairing The World
Gemilut Chasadim – Acts Of Kindness
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited educational
institution. Master’s Degree preferred.
- Demonstrated success as a development executive, ability to
effectively create a fundraising strategic plan and operation.
- Seven to ten years’ experience managing a successful,
comprehensive, fundraising program.
- Proven success in asking for, and closing, major gifts and
building and maintaining long-term relationships with major
individual donors, foundations, corporations, and other potential
- Comfort with building and maintaining a multi-million dollar
- A flexible and creative thinker able to identify and create new
giving opportunities for programs.
- Comfort working in a fast-paced environment.
- Outstanding verbal and written communication skills with
experience in development and marketing-related writing.
- Proven success in managing and overseeing special
- Ability to publicly present in a convincing and professional
manner and to inspire and generate enthusiasm among donors,
volunteers, and staff.
- Enthusiasm, energy, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
- Experience collaborating and working with executive-level
- Knowledge and comfort with the Jewish community and history in
the Greater Phoenix metro area.
- Experience with grants and working with foundations.
- Experience working with nonprofit Board of Directors and
Philanthropic Services Committee, building positive and productive
relationships to achieve collective mission and goals of JFCS.
How to Apply:
You may also contact Senior Recruiter, Jarrod Medeiros, at
602-803-5069 or firstname.lastname@example.org,
or VP of Human Resources, Gwynn Simpson at Gwynn.email@example.com.