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6 Nov 2012

Full-Time Vice President for Development

American Jewish World Service – Posted by Jewish Jobs New York, New York, United States

Job Description

Inspired by Judaism’s commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and alleviate poverty in the developing world. AJWS is a Philanthropy 400 international human rights organization that works within the American Jewish community to promote global citizenship and social justice through activism, volunteer service, and education. In its first 26 years, AJWS has had extraordinary impact around the world, working in 32 countries and sending over 400 American Jewish volunteers to the developing world annually. Throughout its history, AJWS has remained committed to its core values: essential dignity of every human being, sense of possibility, partnership and community, initiative and accountability, and humility. The $50-million organization has 120 national employees,

4 national offices, and 25 country representatives in Africa, Asia and the Americas. AJWS has 125,000 activists and 60,000 donors, and has granted over $100 million to help grassroots organizations build civil society, foster economic development, expand access to education and health care, and advance human rights.

AJWS is seeking a sophisticated and visionary Vice President for Development in order to capitalize on the initiatives outlined in the organization’s new, forward-thinking strategic plan. S/he will play a vital role in realizing the benchmarks set forth in the strategic plan in the areas of international and domestic programs, sustainable revenue, comprehensive communications, evidenced-based practice, and strategic leadership. S/he will be responsible for the overall strategic direction, leadership, and management of all fundraising strategies designed to broaden domestic and international awareness and support of AJWS. This person will forge private sector partnerships and fundraising alliances that will enable AJWS to expand its reach and services. With the support of approximately 20 national staff, s/he will enhance efforts to generate gifts from individuals, corporations, and foundations, as well as ensure all areas of the development operation are organized to achieve maximum success.


The Vice President for Development should have a minimum of 15 years of diverse development experience with an understanding of international fundraising. S/he will be an exceptional communicator and relationship-builder with the skills to develop and meet fundraising goals. S/he will report to the Executive Vice President and will work closely with the President. S/he will be a member of the Executive Team, and as such, will work with a collaborative group of leaders responsible for helping the organization successfully implement its new strategic initiatives.




How to Apply

Questions, resumes and CVs should be sent to: All first round interviews for the Vice President for Development will take place at Development Resources, inc. or via telephone: 1601 N. Kent Street, Suite 1200, Arlington, VA 22209, (703) 294-6684. We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. AJWS is an equal opportunity employer and provides competitive salaries and benefits.

Job Categories: Other. Job Types: Full-Time.


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