Full Time

Development Officer

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ 901 Route 10, Whippany NJ

Job Title: Development Officer
Department: Campaign
Reports to: VP, Development

As a key member of the Campaign team, the Development Officer will develop and execute a comprehensive and diversified development plan that encompasses annual fundraising, including supplemental and corporate giving, and a focus on developing new Affinity programs. The Development Officer will focus on development and identification of donors currently giving between $1000 - $9999 to secure new major donors.


  • In collaboration with professional and lay leadership, produce programs, events, networking opportunities, and continuing education that provide value to group members, and communicate Federation’s missions and achievements.
  • Create new professional and affinity programming or groups when appropriate based on data and identifiable community needs and goals.
  • Design and implement a development plan that reflects the philanthropic goals of Federation and includes cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, donor relationship management and donor recognition across all giving levels, with a special emphasis on major donors and prospective donors.
  • Enhance strategies and develop new ones to increase active donor base, elevating gift levels of current donors to the annual campaign.
  • Work with Jewish Community Foundation team to identify and cultivate donors who have an interest in making a planned gift or opening a donor advised fund.
  • Develop donor cultivation plans for integrated asks where appropriate.
  • Turn relationships into corporate giving opportunities for businesses to receive promotions at Federation events.
  • Collaborate with the Marketing Department in producing all written and collateral materials related to the development plan.
  • Partner with Impact and Assessment to develop a success equation that will measure need, interest and success.
  • Engage with other senior development professionals across the philanthropic sector to learn about, assess and adopt best practices in financial resource and donor development.
  • Enhance visibility of Federation in the community, through development of strong relationships with senior leaders and executives in community agencies, synagogues, and other constituent groups of Federation.
  • Represent Federation at key community events.


  • Five+ years of proven success in cultivation and solicitation in a not for profit environment, especially with the growth of individual gifts.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills, oral and written.
  • Willingness to roll-up sleeves to do whatever it takes to get the job done.
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate, lead and collaborate effectively with fundraising staff, volunteer leaders and volunteer cultivators/solicitors.
  • Understanding of or experience in the Federation system would be useful but is not essential.
  • Knowledge of the Greater MetroWest community and the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ is a plus.
  • Bachelor’s degree, with a preference for master’s degree in business, or related field.

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover to hr@jfedgmw.org