Director of Development

Yaffed’s mission is to ensure that yeshiva students receive the academic skills they need in
order to pursue lives of economic self-sufficiency with a broad range of opportunities for
personal choice and individual fulfillment.

About the Position
Yaffed seeks a full-time Director of Development to lead its fundraising efforts. Reporting to the
Executive Director, this professional must have a proven track record (a minimum of 5-7 years)
in identifying, cultivating, and stewarding donors, and designing and implementing a
comprehensive fundraising strategy that includes major gifts, foundations, digital fundraising
and events.The Director of Development will support members of the Board regarding their
fundraising responsibilities. The position manages a Communications and Development
Manager. The position is based in New York, NY (preferred) or remote, with some in-person
events and meetings required.

Duties and Responsibilities: design fundraising goals and plans; monitor progress; and
assess and adjust strategies, as needed
● Develop and implement annual fundraising plans; monitor progress; and assess and
adjust progress and strategies
● Oversee and manage a portfolio of major donors and foundations in partnership with the
Executive Director
● Oversee research for prospective donors, including identification of individuals and
foundation prospects
● Design and implement a moves management protocol for major donors including
projections, stewardship strategies; cultivation of relationships with current, lapsed and
prospective donors;
● Develop and implement an events strategy to acquire new donors and engage current
● Develop and maintain systems to manage and track all donor data,
● With the Communications & Development Manager, shape the framing and messaging
of Yaffed’s story and impact in both print and online media, including donor collaterals,
blog, social media, and a case for support
● With the Communications & Development Manager, develop and implement a digital
fundraising program
● Prepare fundraising reports, budgets, and other documents
● Promote a culture of philanthropy and appreciation

Requirements and Qualifications
● Bachelor’s degree
● Preference given to candidates with 5 or more years relevant experience
● Demonstrated success in accurately projecting, managing and meeting fundraising goals
● Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

● Strong organizational and time management skills
● Able to work independently and as part of a team
● Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and donor management software, preferably
● Ability to thrive in a small team with highly collaborative and consensus-driven staff
● Experience with moves management, donor engagement tools (CRMs), outreach to
donors, event management, securing meetings, and soliciting gifts
● Commitment to Yaffed’s mission, and willingness to learn the complexities of the issue in
NY City and State

To apply for this job email your details to b.weber@yaffed.org

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