Senior Development and Philanthropic Engagement Officer (South Florida)

Shalom Hartman Institute


South Florida (Remote)


The Shalom Hartman Institute is a leading center of Jewish thought and education, serving Israel and North America. Their mission is to strengthen Jewish peoplehood, identity, and pluralism and ensure that Judaism is a compelling force for good in the 21st century. 

The Shalom Hartman Institute seeks a part-time Senior Development and Philanthropic Engagement Officer who will play a key role in building relationships with new individual donors and institutional funders throughout South Florida to further SHI NA’s strategic, programmatic, and philanthropic goals. This individual will be charged with building out an active network of new donors and prospects in key communities such as Boca Raton, Miami, Palm Beach, and beyond. 

A successful candidate will be a creative and motivated self-starter, and will manage donor prospecting, plan ongoing donor/prospect events and meetings, manage strategic stakeholder engagement, and promote and recruit for the Hartman Giving Society across the region. Ideally, this candidate will bring at least 8 years of direct fundraising and major donor programmatic engagement experience with a demonstrated ability to manage relationships, solicit major gifts, and plan and execute special events. This role can be filled as either a staff position or a consultant between 60-75% time, and must be based in either the Miami, Boca Raton, or Palm Beach area. Modest travel expected domestically and occasional travel to Israel.

This is a part-time position, approximately 3-4 days per week.

Shalom Hartman Institute is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an equal-opportunity employer.

Compensation Range

$100,000 - $130,000

To apply

Please submit a resume & cover letter to Jamie Perry, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Identify, engage, solicit, steward, and cultivate a robust portfolio of new major individual, foundation, and institutional funders giving $10k-$1M 
  • Curate and launch local engagement and fundraising events in South Florida; serve as the lead project manager for all events including the planning and execution of short-term seminars and VIP learning opportunities; develop guest lists and oversee recruitment and coordinate with event hosts
  • Deploy SHI executive leadership, program staff, and faculty from North America and Israel through curated learning opportunities, private engagements, and speaking tours designed to engage new potential funders
  • Support various fundraising efforts of specialized campaigns including annual, Board, capital, and planned giving 
  • Identify and recruit potential members from Florida to the Hartman Board of Directors
  • Recruit new and steward existing participants toward premier Hartman engagement programs including the annual Community Leadership Program (CLP) and the Hartman Giving Society as well as local and lay leadership educational initiatives 
  • Liaise with local Rabbis, Synagogues, Federations, Foundations, leadership networks, and program alumni to raise awareness and engagement in Florida

Qualifications & Skills

  • 8+ years of direct fundraising and programmatic engagement experience
  • Experience closing major gifts of five and six-figures
  • Professional, Resourceful, and Entrepreneurial 
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • Demonstrated project management and problem-solving skills
  • High-level strategic thinking and efficiency planning; ability to meet goals and objectives in a timely manner
  • Highly effective verbal and written communicator 
  • Capable of working independently and as part of a team
  • Proficient in MS Office including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Familiarity with the Jewish Philanthropic Landscape in North America and Florida
  • Passion for the mission of SHI
  • Ability to staff occasional evening and weekend programs
  • Bachelor’s degree required

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