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Development Director Relevant Educational Qualifications Job

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Reporting to the President and CEO, the Development Director is responsible for Federation's organizational financial resource development, including developing and implementing the Federation's annual campaign and continuing to foster a culture of philanthropy for the organization. Integrating organizational values and working directly with senior volunteer leadership and direct and indirect reports, the Director oversees all aspects of the campaign including direct donor stewardship and solicitation, Women's Philanthropy, Donor Engagement Training, Family Foundation Grant Management, and Corporate Sponsorships. The Director develops and executes a comprehensive and diversified fundraising plan.




  • Be a thought partner with the CEO in developing long-term strategy for the Federation campaign.
  • Develop and execute the overall strategic plan for an integrated philanthropy model that supports the mission of the organization, including the creation of an annual campaign plan.
  • Create and execute an annual development plan, which outlines and highlights the roles, responsibilities, and objectives of each member of the development team, both volunteer and professional, as well as highlights the strategies and milestones that will be measured to attain success.
  • Help to develop a culture of philanthropy throughout the organization.
  • Develop and execute an integrated strategic plan to incorporate endowment and legacy cultivation into the annual campaign process.
  • Ensure the overall messaging required for a successful FRD campaign is envisioned and coordinated with the marketing team.



  • Develop a plan to ensure the development team members are tasked with the appropriate duties to ensure the success of the Federation development plan.
  • Provide supervision to the development team and individual team members to enhance their ability for success in executing the Federation development plan.
  • Manage the development team’s use of Salesforce to ensure the team is optimizing the tool.
  • Work with the Director of Finance to develop annual departmental budgets and manage the budgets during the year.
  • Work closely with marketing staff to ensure all development marketing and communication goals are met and on the marketing calendar.
  • Manage the Marketing and Communications team to ensure all outward facing communications meet the highest quality standards, share the story of the Federation’s work effectively, and maintain donor-centricity.


  • Track all proposals, due dates, and reports for foundation and corporate donors and prospects.
  • Drive the process for all grant proposals and reports, ensuring they are assigned to appropriate staff and are prepared in a timely manner.
  • Oversee all weekly, monthly, quarterly, annual, and ad-hoc reporting for timeliness and accuracy.
  • Ensure there is timely, accurate reporting to all donors and volunteers including donor engagers.
  • Meet with the Director of Finance at least monthly to review all development departmental budgets.
  • Present the development plan and ongoing metrics to the Board of Directors and other key committees as needed.

Fundraising and Donor Relations

  • Develop and lead the execution of the Federation’s annual development plan, ensuring the organization meets its annual revenue goals.
  • Manage own donor assignments to steward and solicit.
  • Manage the stewardship of all donors to the Federation by tracking and strategizing contacts designated in the development plan for each member of the development team, enabling successful solicitations and fund development.
  • Work with key leadership and CEO to strategically assign donors to volunteer donor engagers and professional staff.
  • Create and execute a strategy for creating and sustaining a large base of new annual donors.
  • Serve as professional contact for lay Donor Engagement Team Leader, working in partnership to further annual fundraising efforts.
  • Manage Federation’s Donor Recognition and Donor Engager Training programs. This includes recruitment of and retention of campaign volunteers, campaign volunteer meetings, trainings, and contacts as well as the Federation’s ongoing stewardship of all donors.
  • Design and lead comprehensive strategy and execution of Development events including but not limited to; Major Fundraising Event- Connections, the Annual Meeting, and smaller events like the Lion of Judah Luncheon, and major donor parlor events.
  • Meet annual goals for soliciting assigned donors, prospects and corporate sponsorships.
  • Oversee grant writing, grant management, prospect identification and engagement, and corporate sponsorship activities to significantly expand Federation sources of revenue.
  • Develop strategy and calendar and oversee Federation’s direct mail, telemarketing, and e-philanthropy initiatives.

Other duties and special projects may be assigned as required by the CEO.


The Development Director will lead and supervise the following staff:

  1. Development Officer – Direct report
  2. Development Manager- Direct report
  3. Legacy Development Manager- Matrix reporting with Endowment and Planned Giving
  4. Marketing & Communications Manager – Direct report
  5. Development Analyst and Database Administrator – Direct report

These supervisory relationships may be modified as required by the CEO.

To view the full job description please visit our website under Careers.


Who You Are:

  • You have 5+ years experience in fundraising.
  • You have 3+ years leading a dynamic and large team.
  • Strategy is your middle name.
  • You have a sense of style and taste in everything you do.
  • You put the P in powerful writer.
  • You’re a social superstar and everyone’s friend.
  • You’re not afraid of the pressure cooker. You’re an expert at handling deadlines and competing priorities.
  • You’re a visionary who also knows when tradition counts.
  • You’re a critical thinker who embraces data and knowledge to develop solutions to problems.
  • You’re so organized, your sock drawer is color-coded.
  • You have a four-year degree.

To view the full job description please visit our website under Careers.




We offer outstanding benefits including medical, dental and life insurance, generous paid time off, sick leave, paid holidays including Jewish holidays, auto allowance, cell phone allowance, etc.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are encouraged to visit the Federation website to gain insight into the agency's mission and impact. Submit a cover letter and resume to: jobs@jewishinseattle.org. Your cover letter should address what makes you uniquely qualified for this position. Also, if you currently do not live in the Seattle area, please explain why you would choose Seattle to be your home. Local candidates or those who plan to move to the Seattle area in the near future need only apply. Temporary remote work due to COVID-19.

Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle

Company Description
The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle is on a mission to invest in a vibrant and thriving Jewish community locally, nationally, and in Israel and overseas for today and far into the future. We seek to transform the way our Jewish community connects to each other, meaningful causes, and our world. To deliver on this, we need to be world-class and provide quality experiences and opportunities that engage and inspire.