November 10, 2021

WP Development Officer

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

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ

Job Title:                     Development Officer
Department:              Women’s Philanthropy
Reports to:                  Director of Women’s Philanthropy


The Development Officer is a key member of the Women’s Philanthropy Department and a part of the larger Campaign Department. The position will secure philanthropic gifts for the UJA campaign for both annual, supplemental and endowment giving purposes. Establishing the programs necessary to promote growth within the campaign will be a particular focus.


  1. Work with Director of Women’s Philanthropy to initiate fundraising plans for targeted donors’ annual, supplemental, and planned giving through donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation.
  2. Forge new relationships with donors, strengthen current relationships and steward and solicit gifts.
  3. Grow relationships and increase the giving of 150 +/- women who will represent a growing pipeline of support for our campaigns.
  4. Work with Director of Women’s Philanthropy and leadership to enhance programs designed to secure both short- and long-range gift fundraising objectives.
  5. Identify women who are capable of increased gift commitments, with a particular focus on bringing in new donors from various segments of the community.
  6. Work closely with the Director of Women’s Philanthropy, as needed, to support the Women’s Philanthropy Board and vice presidents (preparing materials and agendas for meetings, etc.)
  7. Develop individually tailored face-to-face, one-on-one cultivation and solicitation meetings, and work with appropriate lay leaders to strategize and manage their cultivation and solicitation of targeted donors.
  8. Attend meetings, events, missions, and conferences within Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and at outside agencies/organizations as deemed appropriate.
  9. Collaborate with colleagues across Federation and the Jewish Community Foundation to promote planned giving opportunities and facilitate the creation of planned gifts as appropriate, such as New Century Fund commitments and Lion of Judah Endowments. An understanding of planned giving, and ability to incorporate planned gift asks into other Campaign conversations, will be key as we focus on the future through the celebration of our 100th anniversary and Centennial Campaign.
  10. Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of Women’s Philanthropy.


  • 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 mission is a plus.


  • Effective interactions with all levels/types of volunteers, donors and staff
  • Personable, energetic, self-starting nature
  • Successful with frontline, face-to-face fundraising/soliciting
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to work in an environment that will use Zoom and other communications technology
  • Good organization, technology, and computer skills
  • Willingness to work early morning or evening meetings/programs (some Sunday’s)

Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover to Reference Women’s’ Philanthropy