Major Gifts Officer

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta


Atlanta, GA - Hybrid


For more than a century, Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta has been the philanthropic heart and soul of the Atlanta Jewish community. Atlanta continues to be a magnet for Jewish professionals and families, offering great employment opportunities and a remarkable infrastructure of schools, synagogues, and Jewish organizations. Federation has evolved from being primarily a fundraising organization to the convener of a dynamic Jewish ecosystem with an expansive mission — to lead and engage all Jews and their loved ones and is here to plan for the community’s future, to rise to meet human needs of the Jewish people in Atlanta and around the world, and to amplify Jewish Atlanta’s incredible assets.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is seeking a motivated, flexible, detail- oriented, and proactive Major Gifts Officer who will work with a passionate team of Federation professionals to increase the impact of the organization’s work in Atlanta, in Israel, and the world. As part of a team managing a $24M campaign, the Major Gifts Officer will collaborate with key donors and partner organizations to share best practices, build trust, and foster strategic partnerships. A successful candidate will be an experienced development professional and passionate self-starter with the ability to work in a highly collegial manner with lay leaders, volunteers, and staff.

Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation Range

$110,000 - $129,000

To apply

Please submit a resume & cover letter to Beth Greenberg, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Construct a fundraising and stewardship strategy, including planning and executing fundraising events and giving societies for an assigned portfolio of donors; serve as the relationship manager for donors and prospects
  • Develop and execute strategies to identify, recruit, organize, and train volunteers in community priorities, funding processes, and engaging with partners 
  • Create strategic plans for each assigned donor, and maintain donor notes and information within Salesforce
  • Collaborate with the Philanthropy team to ensure campaign goals are met 
  • Partner with and advise lay leaders on their solicitations and stewardship 
  • Collaborate with the Atlanta Jewish Foundation team for identification and stewardship of prospects for planned-giving and endowment opportunities, donor-advised fund openings, and other complex gift transactions
  • Manage personal and lay leader solicitation process including recruitment and follow-up with select lay leaders, prospect selection and training
  • Identify, recruit, organize, and train volunteer workers in furthering Campaign goals
  • Oversee planning of Philanthropy focused events including leadership enlistment and management, marketing, and attendee recruitment, logistics, and follow-up 
  • Supervise the organization of and recruitment for outreach/appreciation events to increase involvement in Federation and the greater Atlanta community

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of experience in nonprofit fundraising, sales, leadership development, or equivalent
  • Experience soliciting gifts of $10,000 or more highly preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong presence with outstanding relationship building skills
  • Experience working with volunteer/board leadership on prospect identification, cultivation, and solicitation
  • Ability to inspire, influence, and build credibility with donors, lay leadership, and staff
  • Demonstrated understanding and commitment to the Jewish community
  • Experience with group facilitation and/or public speaking
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and donor management software; Salesforce experience a plus
  • Ability and willingness to attend community-wide events on nights and weekends

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