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 Job Title   Posting Date   Organization

Major Gifts Officer

  3/15/2017   Jewish Family Service of San Diego
 Job Description        

The Major Gift Officer is an integral member of JFS’s dynamic Fund Development Team, which works out of the state-of-the art Joan & Irwin Jacobs Campus to raise the funds necessary to meet the needs of more than 20,000 clients who receive life-changing services from Jewish Family Service each year. The major Gifts Officer will work in the Development Department, and report directly to the Chief Development officer. This position supervises the Planned Giving Specialist. Under moderate supervision, and with wide latitude for independent judgment, the Major Gift Officer is responsible for leading and growing the agency’s major gifts program, and managing relationships with donors capable of making significant gifts to further the mission of Jewish Family Service over the longterm. The ideal candidate will be passionate about the work of Jewish Family Service, and able to effectively communicate the agency’s case for giving.



• Minimum 5 years experience working in Development in a major gifts environment • Significant and successful experience performing personal solicitations of gifts in excess of $10,000, and managing a portfolio of at least 100 donors • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Jewish Family Service • Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects • Strong sense of fundraising ethics and respect for confidentiality of donor information • Knowledge of San Diego’s Jewish donor community is helpful but not required • B.A./B.S. degree; advanced degree preferred


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