Full Time

Senior Development Officer

Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts 1160 Dickinson Street, Springfield MA

The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts cares for Jews in need and creates a vibrant Jewish life in Western Massachusetts, Israel and around the globe. Through our community building and fundraising efforts, Federation supports vital educational and social service programs in Western Massachusetts, Israel and around the world.

Grounded in the values of justice, repairing the world, and Jewish unity, Federation connects you to a community that pursues social justice, fights hunger and poverty, rescues and settles people in danger, and strengthens Jewish life. Our Federation is a community without borders and barriers. We are a community that grows with you from birth through senior life, from need to comfort, from isolation to spiritual growth and fulfillment. We offer life-long enriching Jewish experiences for people of all ages.

Through a network of agencies, synagogues, organizations, professionals and volunteers, our Federation is ready to serve and help you, every precious member of our community.

The Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts welcomes the participation of interfaith couples and families, and people of all abilities, backgrounds and sexual orientations.

A senior development position with an Intermediate Jewish Federation located in Western Massachusetts. Requires dedication, loyalty and a passion for the community. Ability to think and act with flexibility and confidence.

Demonstrate passion for and be able to articulate the mission and importance of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts and the Jewish Endowment Foundation goals.

Manage a portfolio of donors giving between $1,800-$75,000 as well as prospects who have the capacity to give within that range.

Establish and maintain strong personal relationships through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

Develop, plan and execute a robust Women’s Philanthropy program including special events, solicitations, committee oversight, and campaign participation.

Create, plan, implement and staff events and special projects in support of fundraising priorities.

Work collaboratively with Chief Executive Officer, Board President, Endowment and Campaign Chairs, as well as colleagues at community organizations, synagogues, agencies and day schools.

Possess up-to-date knowledge of the issues and programs priorities throughout the Jewish community.

Work with the Marketing and Communications Director on the creation and development of campaign and endowment materials.

Oversee the Development Associate activities and direct the planning of special projects and reporting requirements for grants and community projects.

Knowledge of the Jewish community is preferred.

Bachelor’s Degree

Minimum of three years successful experience in development field.

Strong knowledge of annual giving, endowment solicitation, and donor relationship building.

Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills.

Strong Microsoft application computer skills.


Experience with Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint. Familiarity with Donor management systems such as Raiser’s Edge and Blackbaud CRM.