Jewish Senior Life Foundation - Director of Major Gifts Email

AFP Member?: Yes 
Name of Organization: Jewish Senior Life Foundation
Title of Position: Director of Major Gifts
Starting Date: 10/01/2020
Organization Website:

Description of Responsibilities:

The Jewish Senior Life Foundation seeks a dynamic and experienced fund development professional to assist the Foundation team to plan, lead and grow its major gifts and planned giving efforts. Individual must possess a powerful drive to use his/her relationship development skills to match the long-term philanthropic goals of potential donors. Individual will manage a portfolio of donors and utilize Moves Management to increase donations and develop new prospects.

Organizational Budget: $60 Million
Development Office Budget: $4 Million
Funds Raised Last Year: $1.8 Million
Fund Goal This Year: $1 Million

Organization's Financial Sources:
Foundation and Corporate Grants 
Special Events 
United Way 
Interest Income 

Professional membership dues in AFP paid by organization 
90 day and annual performance reviews
3 weeks vacation, 8 PTO days, and 6 paid holidays
Medical, Dental, Health Insurance: Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Life InsuranceGroup Term Life Insurance
Retirement Plan: Fidelity 401k - 3% of gross income contributed by employer

The successful candidate will possess a Baccalaureate Degree or a related degree; Master’s Degree a plus.

Experience/Personal Qualifications:

Five or more years of success as a major gifts officer where he/she took the lead on donor cultivation and in-person solicitation. Experience with all facets of a philanthropy is preferred, including major gifts, annual appeals, planned giving, grant solicitation, and giving societies/circles. Individuals who possess significant consultative sales success outside of the field of advancement/fundraising will be considered. Experience using Raiser’s Edge NXT/Blackbaud donor management system a plus.

Specific Requirements of Position:
Annual Campaigns 
Grant Writing 
Major Gift Solicitation 
Planned Gifts 
Capital Campaigns 
Computer - Database 
Computer - Spreadsheets 
Computer - Word Processing 
Donor Research 

Special Requirements of Position:
Personal Automobile 

Position Reports to:
Executive Director, Jewish Senior Life Foundation

Send Correspondence to:
Emy Giacalone, Senior Vice President of Human Resources/Staff & OD
Jewish Senior Life
(585) 784-6390
2021 Winton Rd South
Rochester, New York 14618
[email protected]

On-Line Application Link (if Applicable):

Include with Correspondence:
Cover Letter