Associate Director of Development – Alpert Jewish Family Service – West Palm Beach, FL


Alpert Jewish Family Service is looking for an Associate Director of Development to be responsible for the success of the Agency’s annual giving and special fundraising campaigns to annual donors. Working closely with the Chief Development Officer, the Associate Director of Development will develop and implement a comprehensive, strategic, integrated plan to broaden the base of individual donors and increase the levels of support for the Agency, particularly by acquiring and upgrading annual fund donors and partnering with the Chief Development Officer and other Development team staff in the expansion of the Agency’s major donor ($5,000+) giving society. The Associate Director of Development will develop and lead the strategy as well as oversee the execution of signature Agency fundraising events to ensure that revenue goals are achieved. The Associate Director of Development also is responsible for conceptualizing, organizing and implementing year-round stewardship efforts that are focused on increasing donor retention. *Resumes will not be considered without a cover letter*

Essential Responsibilities:

  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, provide leadership for the creation, execution and evaluation of comprehensive multi-year plans that increase revenue and donor participation rates in the Agency’s annual giving program
  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer and other Development team staff to facilitate the growth and development of the Agency’s major donor ($5,000+) annual giving society (Chai Society), including growth, retention, revenue increase and recognition of members
  • Responsible for the identification, acquisition, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of annual fund donors, including online giving, donor communications, stewardship, workplace giving, matching gifts and donor outreach
  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer, write, edit and design varied donor correspondence and materials for a range of communication vehicles including appeal letters, gift acknowledgments, and multi-channel prospect and donor outreach opportunities
  • Oversee the production and mailing of annual direct mail appeals, coordinate with printers, mail house, and other suppliers
  • Oversee the data management of annual gifts and conduct regular analysis and reporting of annual campaign and donor progress
  • Develop and implement deliverables for year-round donor engagement; establish systems for timely and appropriate acknowledgements of annual campaign gifts
  • Oversee prospect/donor correspondence, including electronic donor communications
  • Oversee the maintenance of data integrity in all donor files and records; manage and track contributed revenue; assess and implement procedures to increase departmental efficiency
  • In collaboration with the Chief Development Officer and other Development team staff, oversee strategic fundraising events, experiences and partnerships that are targeted to more deeply engage the Jewish community of the Greater Palm Beaches and Martin County and/or that have strategic fundraising goals; work closely with Development team staff to ensure fundraising strategies are included in event planning and execution
  • Facilitate and execute annual fundraisers, special fundraising events and parlor meetings; participate in managing streams of fundraising revenues at special events including auctions, and assist with the development and production of all materials used to support the organization’s fundraising events and campaigns
  • Oversee the creation and tracking of Development revenue and expense budgets and adherence to the annual Development plan
  • Write clearly and concisely, using correct grammar, vocabulary, and appropriate tone for message or audience and speaks in a clear, articulate manner
  • In collaboration with the Director of Marketing and Communications, develop and implement storytelling-centered marketing strategies for fundraising campaigns and events, including the use of the Agency website and social media platforms to enhance fundraising efforts and enhance the Agency’s image; apply a holistic and deep understanding of equity, inclusion, and anti-racism when applying marketing and communication strategies
  • Provide routine updates to donors, corporate sponsors, foundations and other funders, specifically as research findings or measurable outcomes are available
  • Work with Development staff to develop plans, timelines and schedules, as well as a tracking system for results, for all fundraising campaigns
  • Develop and supervise maintenance of a tracking system for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship within the department database
  • Support the work of the Chief Development Officer and work closely and collaboratively with other Development team staff


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 5+ years’ experience in a non-profit, social services or healthcare environment; Development office experience preferred
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices associated with fundraising in the areas of annual giving, major gifts, direct mail and special events
  • Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising, including personal solicitations of gifts at the $5,000+ level, is required
  • Ability to work in a team setting and willingness to work a flexible schedule with minimum supervision is also required
  • Occasional participation in evening and weekend community events is expected
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and attention to detail
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to interact with a variety of constituencies, including Board members, volunteers, donors at all levels, staff and patients/clients and their families
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive environment with attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong development database/systems skills and analytical skills; experience with Donor Perfect is preferred
  • Proficiency with MS Office suite (Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the Palm Beach/Martin County Jewish community a plus
  • Commitment to strict confidentiality of donor information
  • Understanding of and commitment to the mission of Alpert JFS/Levine JRFS

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $75,000.00 per year


  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Employee assistance program
  • Flexible spending account
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Life insurance
  • Referral program
  • Retirement plan
  • Vision insurance


  • Monday to Friday

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • Temporarily due to COVID-19

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