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Vice President of Philanthropic Services

Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) 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 endowments.

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 develop 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.

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 serve.

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 nonprofit 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.

JFCS 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.


  • 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 donors.
  • Comfort with building and maintaining a multi-million-dollar fundraising program.
  • 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 events.
  • 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 leadership team.
  • 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.

Other Benefits of Working with JFCS:

  • FREE Primary HealthCare to all employees and every member of their household, regardless of relationship. This includes virtual doctor's visits, physicals, lab tests, x-rays, vaccinations, prescriptions, and telehealth.
  • Generous Employee Referral Bonuses for both the new-hire and the referring employee.
  • Flexible Scheduling and Telehealth Flexibility for many positions.
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan, with Company Match
  • Tuition and clinical license reimbursement.
  • Numerous professional development and career growth opportunities.
  • Generous paid time off / sick time allocations
  • Comprehensive Employee Benefits package, including medical, vision, dental & more.
  • Wellness Coaching
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Eligibility for Loan Forgiveness Programs in many positions.

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