Full Time

Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving

Combined Jewish Philanthropies 126 High Street, Boston MA

Passion. Purpose. Impact.  CJP is at the heart of Greater Boston's Jewish community, but our reach is felt around the world. We bring together the resources, volunteers, leadership, and expertise to care for people in need, advocate for Israel, and ensure a vibrant Jewish future. Together, we're helping struggling families find financial stability, making Jewish learning relevant and inclusive, connecting the next generation to Jewish life, and so much more.  Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make Greater Boston’s Jewish community a welcoming home. It’s this energy and commitment that drive CJP’s mission. We are one of Boston's oldest and most respected philanthropic organizations and we are currently seeking a Senior Development Officer, Leadership Giving.


CJP’s Development department consists of a vibrant and innovative team of committed professionals. The Senior Development Officer, will be a central member of this team, with a vision to help develop and manage a creative comprehensive donor development strategy. Working collaboratively with a wide array of professional and volunteer leaders, this position will manage a robust portfolio of current and future donors, in support of an innovative community-wide Strategic Plan. 




  • Manage a portfolio of donors and prospects giving between $1,000-$30,000 or who have the capacity to give at that level, including establishing and maintaining strong personal relationships through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
  • Segment portfolio with an eye towards highest capacity donors and prospects.
  • Solicit gifts directly and prepare other senior colleagues, including professional and volunteer leadership for solicitations. 
  • Work and contribute to a team of highly motivated development professionals.
  • Work in partnership with campaign leadership to identify, solicit and steward donors and prospects.
  • Work collaboratively with major gifts and endowment colleagues as well as colleagues at community organizations, synagogues, agencies, and day schools.
  • Work in partnership with a prospect research team to build and maintain current donor profiles.
  • Create, plan, implement, and staff events and/or special projects in support of fundraising priorities and leadership engagement.
  • Possess up-to-date awareness of program priorities throughout the Jewish community.
  • Other duties as assigned with or without accommodation.




  • BA/BS degree.


  • 2-3 years successful experience in development or related field, with an emphasis on annual campaign work and donor relations or similar skills. 


  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; self-motivation, ability to work effectively as part of a team; sense of humor.
  • Ability to work proactively, independently, creatively, and flexibly in a dynamic environment. 
  • Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, Database Management (we use a Blackbaud Product).
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Capacity to manage and organize information confidentially.
  • Experience with comprehensive philanthropy and managing diverse constituencies.
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes and shifting priorities.


  • Strong personal commitment to the CJP mission.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community preferred.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and occasional weekends.


CJP offers that rare opportunity to tap your skills, talents, and experience to benefit a greater good while you grow professionally. You will work in a dynamic environment, with a diverse group of individuals who share your commitment and enthusiasm. Together, you will make a difference for Jews and non-Jews in Greater Boston and worldwide. We offer competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits and a collegial, family-friendly work and team environment.


For more information about CJP, go to www.cjp.org.


Please use this link to apply:  https://www.appone.com/MainInfoReq.asp?R_ID=2396110    


CJP conducts background checks as part of the hiring process.


CJP is an equal opportunity employer.People with disabilities, women, veterans, people of color, and LGBTQ people are encouraged to apply.  Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.