Development Manager
National Council of Jewish Women, Inc. (NCJW) - New York, NY

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Position Summary
NCJW, Inc. is seeking applicants for a development manager. The manager will be responsible for implementing the planned giving program, oversee grants development and proposal writing, and assist with implementation a special event. The position will report to the Chief Development Officer (CDO) and the manager will work collaboratively with departmental team and other departmental colleagues. The successful applicant will be an experienced, entrepreneurial and self-motivated professional with strong writing skills and a commitment to raising funds to strengthen the mission of NCJW.
The development manager is responsible for strategizing and implementing a comprehensive planned giving program: cultivating and securing a portfolio of prospects, members/donors; stewardship to cement long-term relationships and increase financial support to NCJW. He/she manages cultivation events for the Second Century Society (NCJW bequest society), coordinates ethics and estate planning seminars, aids in developing/editing the marketing materials, e.g., brochures and newsletters.
Also, the development manager will coordinate grant proposal research and writing, identifying corporations and foundations and help preparing proposals.
Further, the development will be the point person for one annual event (luncheon or dinner) and work cooperatively with the team on a variety of projects to secure other sources of revenue.
Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop a comprehensive planned giving plan under the CDO guidance
  • Prepare all materials required for the successful implementation of planned giving program
  • Create a strategy to cultivate, steward and secure members and prospects, including promotional flyers and brochures, invitations, posters, training materials, pledge retrieval or motivational materials
  • Employ proactive prospecting methodologies, including in-house and donor research resources. Analyze, interpret, and summarize information, formulating strategies for presentation with prospect reports
  • Develop and manage relationships with prospective and existing foundations in all aspects of the grant cycle. Oversee aspects of corporate and foundation fundraising. This includes working closely with and gathering information from relevant staff and departments; researching grant guidelines; writing proposals, letters, and reports; preparing budgets and expense reports, maintaining tracking systems and submission dates for foundations
  • Serving as point person for one annual event and several parlor meetings
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • B.A. degree (advanced degree preferred)
  • Minimum 5 year experience in development/fundraising, especially with planned giving
  • Outstanding writing and presentation skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Knowledge of Raisers Edge and data mining methodologies
  • Capable of balancing multiple priorities effectively
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and committed to excellence
  • Highly organized and professional demeanor
  • Resourcefulness, promotions savvy and problem solving acumen

To Apply
NCJW is located on the Upper West Side of New York City, near Columbia University. No phone calls please. Only selected candidates will be notified. Compensation is commensurate with experience. NCJW is an equal opportunity employer.