About Jewish Food Society (JFS): JFS is a
non-profit organization that works to preserve, celebrate, and
revitalize Jewish culinary heritage from around the world in order
to provide young adults with a meaningful connection to Jewish life
and identity. We believe in the power of food to cultivate deep
engagement, evoke pride, and a sense of belonging. We create
impactful content about Jewish culture and history through our
digital archive of family stories and recipes, dynamic public
events, weekly newsletter, and our storytelling podcast
Position Overview: JFS is seeking a
dedicated and passionate Development Director to join the team at
our New York City office. The Development Director will work
closely and in collaboration with the Executive Director (ED) and
Chief Operating Officer (COO) to devise and implement strategies to
engage both foundations and individuals in supporting JFS’s mission
and work. This is a unique opportunity to join a young and dynamic
organization on the verge of significant expansion, to shape a new
role within its dedicated team, and support it in making a real
Develop and implement a comprehensive
fundraising strategy in partnership with the ED, that helps
articulate and achieve JFS’s mission and vision and supports
Identify, cultivate, and engage
prospective donors and foundations with specific interests and/or
expertise in areas that align with JFS’s initiatives or strategic
Conduct initial outreach to
prospective individuals and foundation prospects to determine
feasibility and fit.
Oversee and track the grant cycle and
manage grants from start to finish, including writing, submission
Manage stewardship of current donors
through consistent communication, regular updates throughout the
year, and invitations to relevant events and activities.
Maintain and manage an active list of
potential donors who are in the various stages of cultivation.
Create consistent language and
marketing materials to be used by board members and staff for
Support board cultivation and
Passionate about JFS’s mission and
vision and excited to join a fast-paced entrepreneurial
5+ years of experience in major gifts
development for a non-profit organization.
Experience in developing and
implementing fundraising strategies.
A history of successful grant
Strong verbal and writing
Comfortable with front-facing
communication with potential donors.
Well-organized with strong attention
Ambitious and highly motivated,
creative, and a committed team-player.
A full-time position with an annual salary of $100,000 -150,000,
commensurate with experience.
Full benefits including health and dental care, 401K and family
leave benefits – and delicious global Jewish food!
To apply please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com
JFS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, sex, gender, age, disability or other
protected classes. We strongly encourage application from