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Chief Development Officer (Hybrid - Metro NYC)

Museum of Jewish Heritage
New York, United States
$200,000.00 - $225,000.00
Closing date
Jan 2, 2024

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Position Type
Fundraising, Fundraising Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with the Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Chief Development Officer will develop and implement all fundraising strategies for the Museum including membership programs, annual major gifts, special campaigns, corporate and foundation giving, government support, special events, and capital projects.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust is New York’s contribution to the global responsibility to never forget. It is committed to the mission of educating visitors about Jewish life before, during, and after the Holocaust. The Museum is a place of memory that allows Holocaust survivors to speak through recorded testimony and draws on rich collections to illuminate Jewish history and experience. As a public history institution, it offers rigorous and engaging exhibitions, programs, and educational resources. Welcoming visitors from around the world, including more than 60,000 school children each year, the Museum protects the historical record and promotes understanding of Jewish heritage. It teaches the dangers of intolerance and challenges visitors to let the painful lessons of the past lead them to imagine a better future for all. 

A public institution, the Museum of Jewish Heritage is located at the southernmost tip of Manhattan, across the water from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Its home was designed with six sides, and six tiers to represent the six million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. The design is also reminiscent of the Star of David, symbolizing the Museum’s commitment to representing Jewish life and culture.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage grew from a task force on the Holocaust appointed by then Mayor Edward I. Koch in 1981. Over the next several years, plans were made and in 1994 the Museum groundbreaking took place. The Museum of Jewish Heritage—A Living Memorial to the Holocaust was officially opened to the public on September 15, 1997. In the 25 years since, the Museum has hosted Holocaust survivors, received recognitions and awards for many exhibitions, and held strong through some of New York City’s greatest disasters.

Given the sharp rise in antisemitic acts across New York and the nation, the Museum's exhibitions and educational initiatives have become even more critical. 

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of the Museum of Jewish Heritage as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus. A bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience is preferred for this position as is at least ten years of progressive experience in advancement with at least three years of experience in senior development and fundraising positions, preferably at a cultural institution. The Museum of Jewish Heritage will consider candidates with a broad range of backgrounds. If you are excited about this role and feel that you can contribute to the Museum, but your experience does not exactly align with every qualification listed above, we encourage you to apply. 

The salary range for this position is $200,000 to $225,000 annually.

The Museum of Jewish Heritage is committed to the inclusion of all qualified candidates. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, or participating in the selection process, please contact Jeanette Rivera-Watts at

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