Director of Development

The Den Collective


Remote (Within the D.C Metro Area)


The Den Collective is at the cutting edge of the changing American Jewish landscape, working to co-create a Judaism that is relevant, accessible, and inherently rooted in tradition, in partnership with 20s – 40s throughout the Greater D.C. area. By fostering intentional spaces for deep belonging and self-exploration, the Den strives to provide a collaborative, experimental, transparent, and radically welcoming Jewish experience. Joining the Den’s team affords the opportunity to work alongside dedicated, creative professionals who are committed to vibrant and inclusive Jewish community with a supportive and compassionate workplace culture.

The Den seeks a skilled and passionate inaugural Director of Development to build upon and enhance its existing development strategy for a rapidly growing $500,000+ operating budget. This key leadership position will infuse structure, sophistication, and imagination, coupled with fundraising savvy, into the Den’s development activities and achievements. A successful candidate will bring a minimum of 5 years of development experience. This individual will be a natural relationship builder and team player who thrives on deepening connections and is enthusiastic about sustaining the Den’s vision for the Jewish future.

The Den Collective is an equal opportunity employer.

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To apply

Please submit a resume & cover letter to Jami Bachrad, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Spearhead and oversee all aspects of the Den’s comprehensive annual development efforts in alignment with organizational budget and goals
  • Own the “big picture” vision for fundraising strategy and growth, while playing an active day-to-day role in donor-facing work and development functions
  • Analyze and understand the Den’s existing donor base, while building out strategies for reaching additional individual and institutional funding in the D.C. area and beyond
  • Collaborate with Executive Director to manage a substantial portfolio of donors and conduct face-to-face solicitations of new, renewed, and increased gifts to grow the Den’s base of support 
  • Partner with Executive Director and community rabbis on all stages of the donor cycle: prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Engage and inspire Board of Directors and Advisory Council to serve as ambassadors for the Den and play an expanding role in development
  • Launch new donor engagement programs and events to bring current and future supporters closer to the Den’s vision, work, and impact
  • Provide research, strategy, and preparation materials for Executive Director’s donor engagements; assist with follow up and ongoing stewardship
  • Oversee development-related events, including formal fundraising activities, as well as relationship building opportunities at year-round programs

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5+ years of nonprofit development experience (or relevant experience)
  • Independence and initiative in developing new methods and techniques for building donor pipelines
  • Proactive and adaptable working style
  • Ability to focus on overarching goals while staying on point with detail-oriented tasks and initiatives
  • Strong organization skills; attention to detail; ability to multi-task and prioritize 
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, high-energy, collaborative environment
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Aptitude for building relationships with diverse staff, board members, community members, and donors
  • High level of professionalism in handling sensitive and confidential information
  • Commitment to working with humility as part of a team dedicated to diverse perspectives and voices
  • Proficiency with Zoom, Google Drive, MS Office, CRMs, and calendaring tools (Asana and/or Salesforce experience a plus)
  • Willingness to work remotely, attending frequent in-person meetings and events
  • Flexibility to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed
  • Knowledge of and experience with the organized Jewish community a plus

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