Jewish Job: St. Paul JCC Hiring A Chief Development Officer

Job Title

Chief Development Officer

Organization Name:

St. Paul Jewish Community Center

Job Type:



Commensurate with experience


Open until filled

Job Summary/Description:

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) is responsible for developing and implementing the overall strategic vision for fundraising and development (FRD) at the JCC to achieve long-term and annual FRD goals. The Chief Development Officer is a full-time, exempt position reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

  • Develop the vision and strategies for FRD at the JCC
  • Hire, train, supervise and evaluate department staff
  • Work with CEO and CFO to set annual fundraising goals
  • Act as primary point of contact for Major Donors ($1k-5k annually)
  • Work with CEO to steward Major Donors ($5k+ and VIPs)
  • Develop and implement strategies to build endowment funds and planned gifts
  • Manage grants calendar and contracted grant writers
  • Create a comprehensive training program for volunteers and manage lay leader participation in JCC fundraising efforts
  • Create and manage the annual development calendar
  • Develop and oversee implementation of donor database protocols and procedures
  • Work with JCC marketing team to develop and oversee the FRD communication plan
  • Assist FRD staff in implementing JCC fundraising events
  • Assist FRD staff in implementing annual fundraising campaigns
  • Work with CEO to coordinate and implement Capital fundraising efforts
  • Actively participate as a member of the JCC executive staff team

This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required of the employee in this position. Activities, duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

Experience and Qualification Requirements:

Education: Bachelor’s degree in related field


  • At least ten years of progressive professional experience in fundraising, development or other relevant non-profit settings
  • Proven leadership skills and ability to motivate others to work towards common performance objectives
  • Demonstrated experience visioning, developing and executing strategic plans to achieve both short and long term goals
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize tasks, allocate resources and meet deadlines
  • Strong familiarity with budgeting process and fiscal management
  • Understanding and ability to work closely with lay leaders and members of the community
  • Deep commitment to the mission of the JCC

Preferred Education and Experience

  • Experience working with donor database systems (Raiser’s Edge or similar)
  • Some working knowledge of tax laws that impact charitable giving, personal assets and estates
  • Knowledge of Judaism and/or previous experience working with the Jewish community

How To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Regan McCormack, Human Resources Coordinator, at [email protected]