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Our client is Amudim (www.amudim.org), a 501(c)3 organization that has been dedicated since 2014 to holistically support individuals and families in crisis and to combat abuse– with expertise, compassion, and care in the USA and Israel. Amudim’s staff of over 30 works tirelessly to help people with all aspects of their lives during and beyond their time of acute need. As a pioneering organization on the forefront of crisis intervention and in the areas of sexual and domestic abuse, addiction, and mental health, Amudim has seen an exponential growth and rising demand for its services.


Amudim seeks an experienced nonprofit professional to serve as the organization’s first Director of Development. As a strategic member of senior team, the Director of Development, will lead and manage Amudim’s fundraising activities in close partnership with the CEO, members of the executive team and the board of directors. The Director of Development will report to the CEO.

The ideal candidate will be a hands-on, engaging, and thoughtful individual who understands the art and science of fundraising and possess an in-depth knowledge of the Jewish community. The Director of Development will have the opportunity to play a key role in strengthening the organization by building, expanding, and professionalizing its individual giving and major donor program. The incoming Director of Development will be supporting the growth of the organization by identifying and developing relationships with institutional funders, maximizing its direct response and peer-to-peer giving campaigns, as well as creating the necessary fundraising infrastructure.


  • Lead and manage Amudim’s annual campaign raising between $4-6M
  • Oversee all fundraising-related events and activities
  • Manage and grow the organization’s major gifts program, including donor cultivation events, donor stewardship, participating in and leading the solicitation process
  • Identify and research new funding opportunities and lead cultivation strategies for individual prospects, and institutional and corporate donors to create a new pipeline of donors
  • Lead and coordinate funding proposals as well as the timely and accurate delivery of reports to funders
  • Manage and further develop the organization’s Case for Support
  • Expand fundraising infrastructure, systems, policies, and processes
  • Oversee management of gift entry and donor information organization’s
  • Salesforce database; set reporting metrics and requirements
  • Design engaging and compelling donor communication strategies, and coordinate with communications staff and external communications firm
  • Manage and further leverage successful grassroots campaign efforts and lead direct response strategies and other fundraising methods
  • Launch a development committee in partnership with members of the board and the lay leadership. The goals will be to set a vision for the committee, define roles, and serve as the lead professional on the committee

Qualifications and Skills:

  • 7+ years’ experience in donor facing fundraising
  • Experience as a fundraising/development professional for a nonprofit organization
  • Proven experience maintaining and developing relationships with majordonors and Foundations
  • Advanced Fundraising CRM experience (Salesforce experience a plus)
  • Strong organizational, project management and time management skills
  • A self-starter who is willing to take the initiative and innovate, and able to set goals
  • Experience with Jewish philanthropy
  • Experience preparing, writing, and closing public and private foundation grants, a plus
  • Experience in working with boards of directors and volunteer leadership
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication skills and ability to create team-centered fundraising solutions
  • Engaging personality with a great sense of humor and sensitivity
  • Passionate about Amudim’s mission and excited to join an exceptional team committed to saving lives and making a difference
  • Ability to work in a non-traditional work environment
  • Advanced technology skills (MS Office, social media, Constant Contact)
  • Willingness to travel
  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred
Willie Hochman
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