The Harold Grinspoon Foundation is seeking a seasoned
fundraising leader with expertise in planned giving, major gifts,
volunteer engagement, training and building community partnerships.
The Director of Life & Legacy will have the opportunity to
enhance the engagement of current partners, to continue the
training and enhancement of community cultures of giving and to
create strategies to expand the number of participating
communities, with a focus in larger cities. The Foundation is
seeking an aspirational and motivational leader who enjoys travel,
public speaking, coaching, and engaging with lay leaders and
professionals in the Jewish community.
The Director leads a small team of Life & Legacy community
consultants and oversees the design and implementation of an
ever-evolving curriculum and range of services to an ever-growing
number of Jewish communities and organizations.
About Life & Legacy:
Life & Legacy provides training, support, and monetary
incentives to Jewish organizations that want to build permanent
endowments. From Chicago to Charleston and Montreal to Calgary,
loyal donors are honoring values instilled by parents and
grandparents, commemorating loved ones, and perpetuating Jewish
values of generosity and tzedakah. New and existing endowments have
already received more than $149 million, and distributions are
supporting organizational operating budgets.
About Harold Grinspoon Foundation:
Since 1991, the Harold Grinspoon Foundation has invested more
than $320 million in programs that make Jewish life and Jewish
community more vibrant and more connected. Today the Foundation
supports an assortment of innovative programs – with the newest
initiative always just a spark of inspiration away. Founded by real
estate guru and successful businessman, Harold Grinspoon, the
Harold Grinspoon Foundation is one of the most entrepreneurial and
business-oriented non-profits in the country.
Director of Life & Legacy Responsibilities:
- Recruit, supervise and develop team members to advance the
strength of the Life & Legacy department within the
- Design, implement and continually enhance a curriculum and
other support services that provides community partners and
participating organizations with the skills they need to implement
a sustainable legacy initiative.
- Recruit and select new community partners to expand the Life
& Legacy network and engage as many Jewish organizations in
building their endowments through legacy giving as possible.
- Serve as the senior endowment and legacy building expert at the
Foundation, advising other programs on endowment and legacy giving
trends and best practices and ensuring the legacy team is poised to
provide practical resources across Foundation programs.
- Regularly report program benchmarks, success and challenges to
the COO, President, and Board of Trustees.
- Serve on the HGF management team.
- Serve as an additional representative for the Foundation,
effectively and meaningfully communicating program values and
mission with various constituencies.
- Manage and coach team members charged with coaching, training,
and supporting community partners through the four-year
- Ensure the Life & Legacy team is appropriately resourced to
support its efforts.
- Execute thoughtful systems and processes to measure and ensure
- Oversee the life cycle of our partnership with each
- Develop and enhance procedures for accepting community
partners, overseeing grant implementation, and tracking
- Manage the budget (approximately $3 million per year) and
prepare financial analyses as required.
- Oversee an evaluation process as needed.
- Publicize the Life & Legacy program and achievements.
- Host an annual conference of over 200 Jewish professionals and
lay leaders, featuring expert and peer-led sessions, awards, and
specialized sessions for community legacy coordinators.
- Serve as the Legacy Community Consultant for a caseload of
- Oversee and enhance Life & Legacy for JCamp 180 in
conjunction with JCamp 180 staff.
- Ensure the Life & Legacy website it kept up to date and an
ever-increasing number of resources are accessible to community
- Stay up to date on the latest trends in legacy giving and
endowments to keep Life & Legacy curriculum relevant.
Skills and/or Experience Required
- 10-12 years of senior management, fundraising, and endowment
- Experience in administering a legacy and endowment building
- Demonstrated success in building and managing a highly skilled
staff team towards successfully executing the four-year curriculum
in partner communities and achieving goals.
- Collaborative, highly motivated and creative thinker who goes
above and beyond to ensure results.
- Strong communication skills and ability to build meaningful
relationships with various constituencies.
- Strong analytic, oral, and written communication skills are
- Excellent presenter.
- Motivated by the mission of Life & Legacy and the Harold
- Excellent attention to detail; time management and
- Prolonged periods of sitting at a desk and working on a
- Travel throughout North America required, more if not based in
Western MA (approximately 25%+ of time).
- Must be able to lift up to 15 pounds at times.
Salary and Benefits
- Salary $160,000.
- The Harold Grinspoon Foundation offers generous health,
retirement, and other benefits
- This is a remote position, with 25% travel across North
HGF is an equal opportunity employer. The foundation celebrates
diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for
all employees. Furthermore, it does not discriminate in employment
on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and
gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual
orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age,
membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental
status, military service, or other non-merit factor.
To learn more about this exciting new role, please send a cover
letter and resume to Wendy Wilsker, Managing Partner, Boyden at