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Regional Development Director

Jewish Women International
California, United States
$70,000.00 - $80,000.00
Closing date
Apr 11, 2023

Jewish Women International (JWI) is seeking TWO Regional Development Directors to increase our regional donor capacity, plan local events and support all organizational fundraising initiatives.

Key Details:

  • Location: Preferably in two of the following cities: Chicago, San Diego, Los Angeles, Denver, Philadelphia, New York
  • Salary: $70,000 to $80,000/year, commensurate with experience
  • Applications close March 31, 2023

The Opportunity for Impact

JWI addresses the cycle of violence against women and girls through three pillars of work: gender-based violence, economic security, and women’s leadership. When women can live in safe homes and healthy relationships; when we have control over our finances; and when we have women leaders supporting each other and building workplaces that are safe and equitable, we will live in a world where women may thrive.

Now in our 125th year, JWI is uniquely poised for growth. Responding to our 2021 research report assessing the unmet needs of Jewish survivors and the domestic violence programs serving the Jewish community, JWI launched the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Jewish Community and the Collaborative of Jewish Domestic Violence Programs and the Women’s Financial Empowerment Institute. Our leadership programs engage young professional women in D.C., New York, Chicago, Denver, L.A., San Francisco, San Diego, and Tel Aviv. We are now launching similar networks for women over 35.

Responsibilities will include:

The Regional Development Director (RDD) will be a key member of the growing Development team responsible for engaging regional leadership, stewarding donors, and enhancing JWI’s presence in one of two regions of the country.

The RRD is responsible for creating and executing plans that grow the organization’s individual and major donor base, as well as supporting on the ground efforts for 3-5 Young Women’s Impact Networks.

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to lead strategic engagement efforts for an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year to year.

  • Cultivate and manage relationships with existing regional donors, with an eye toward maintaining and increasing their financial support for JWI;
  • Identify new sources of funding through prospect research and development;
  • Cultivate donors for longer-term growth, multi-year and planned giving;
  • Plan and implement high-impact donor and prospect events in the region that both raise new funds and expand JWI’s network of leaders and the Young Women’s Impact Network.
  • Support the boards of their region’s Young Women’s Impact Networks to plan and market events.

Relationship Stewardship

  • Identify, develop and empower leaders in key cities in the region who will drive JWI’s programs and mission;
  • Responsible for making sure all key information on donors is updated in the JWI’s database information on constituents in EveryAction CRM; i.e. notes, address changes, phone number changes, name changes, etc.

Network Stewardship

  • Enhance and grow the local YWIN in collaboration with Network leaders;
  • Make Networks a home for the broader JWI community through regular meetings for YWIN leaders and small and large-scale strategic programming that furthers the organization’s goals
  • Support Network fundraising efforts as well as regional membership outreach.


JWI recognizes that far too often women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If the work and possibilities described above excite you, we encourage you to apply.

Applicants should have a demonstrated track record in the following required skills:

  • Relevant Experience: 6+ years' experience with 3 plus years in a relevant field such as donor relations and fundraising, volunteer management, and event planning, among others
  • Ability to clearly communicate JWI’s programs and policies as well as superb communication skills at large – written and verbal
  • Personally engaging and eager to work with leaders, donors, and staff; able to build and cultivate relationships with a broad range of community contacts
  • Highly organized, detail-oriented, able to prioritize multiple tasks, meet deadlines, and work independently as well as in a team
  • Willingness to travel regionally and holding a valid driver’s license
  • There are no extraordinary physical requirements for the performance of the essential functions of this position

General Fundraising Support

  • Assist with local direct mail campaigns.
  • Support the National Library Initiative on a regional level.
  • Support annual national fundraisers including Women to Watch and Mother’s Day Project.
  • Additional duties as assigned.


This is a full-time position, with occasional work outside traditional work hours on an as-needed basis.

Our comprehensive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, paid parental leave, 403(b) retirement plan, flexible spending account, paid vacation and sick leave, plus paid office closures for seven Jewish holidays, eight federal holidays, and the week between Christmas and New Year’s Day.

To Apply

Please email with the SUBJECT LINE: Regional Development Director Application. Attach your résumé and a cover letter - detailing what you will bring to this position and what excites you about this opportunity - to

JWI is dedicated to building a culturally diverse and pluralistic staff. We provide equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, veteran status, disability, or any other proscribed category set forth in federal or state regulations. This policy applies to all employees and candidates for employment.

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