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Regional Director, South Dade Branch

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation seeks a dynamic and motivated professional to initiate and lead our South Dade region’s financial resource, leadership development and community-building efforts. South Dade boasts a strong and vibrant Jewish community of more than 40,000 (30% of the Jewish households in Miami-Dade County).

The Regional Director is responsible for Federation’s Financial Resource Development efforts in this region, coordinates the work of 100+ Board members and volunteers and serves as Donor Relationship Manager to major donors and their families. The Director serves as Federation liaison to local agencies, day schools, synagogues to foster a climate of community, collaboration & shared responsibility. The ideal candidate is an experienced relationship builder and a seasoned professional committed to excellent donor support/service.

Specific Responsibilities may include:

• Manage South Dade Campaign Division
• Actively recruit volunteer solicitors, motivate and monitor their assignments for the South Dade Division
• Cultivate, steward & solicit a portfolio of donors.
• Serve as lead professional to Federation’s South Dade Board of Directors, with particular focus on leadership development and campaign efforts
• Manage the operations of South Dade Branch office
• Supervise the South Dade Administrative Assistant; other staff supervision as appropriate
• Liaison and key contact to South Dade agencies, day schools & synagogues
• Represent Federation at South Dade community and agency events, serving as the face of Federation
• Support/coordinate and recruit for Federation events and programs

Skills:

• Significant experience in management of membership or volunteer operations and working with volunteer committees.
• Strong donor-relations skills: proven ability in creating strategies to cultivate prospects and channel donor engagement leading to greater charitable support.
• Ability to cultivate relationships with donors that will lead to a person’s financial and leadership commitment to the Federation
• A solid solicitation track record with effective closing skills and a persuasive ability to sell.
• Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively as a leader and as part of a team
• Proven ability to work collaboratively and effectively with peers in the organization whose support is needed for success
• Working knowledge of philanthropic vehicles in order to facilitate sophisticated philanthropic conversations
• Self-starter with strong organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines
• Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially
• Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook
• Flexibility to work evenings and weekends when necessary

Education & Experience

• BA degree in relevant field; Master’s degree preferred.
• Five to eight years of experience in community organizing and financial resource development functions for a Jewish communal agency, specifically solicitations.
• Demonstrable knowledge of Jewish history, tradition, culture and community. Understanding of Israel/Diaspora relations.

Salary Commensurate with Experience

The Greater Miami Jewish Federation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information or to apply to the position, please contact Abbey Feinberg, Annual Campaign Director, at afeinberg@gmjf.org or (786) 866-8425.
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