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Development Executive (Boca Raton)

Posted By : Matt Sloan January 8, 2019

Position Overview

The Development Executive will be responsible for raising funds by utilizing a variety of strategies including face-to-face solicitations, parlor meetings, and major events in his or her designated area.  Anticipated activities include donor identification, cultivation, and solicitation and other efforts designed to raise awareness of and support for AFMDA in the greater Boca Raton area. The Development Executive will focus on gifts at a minimum of five-figure level.


Essential Job Functions

  • In coordination with the Southeast Regional Director/National Director of Strategic Philanthropy identify, cultivate, build, and solidify relationships with new and established contributors; analyze historic patterns of giving to develop strategies to secure new gifts and increase contributions
  • Manage a portfolio of no less than 150 and no more than 250 prospects for active qualification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship. The Development Executive will have a set financial goal and will be expected to meet that goal.  Three to five face-to-face meetings per week is expected from each full-time fundraising professional.
  • Strategize and determine which community organizations or synagogues are appropriate with which to partner to develop a program or campaign for AFMDA and work with the community and lay leadership to cultivate that relationship to the benefit of AFMDA
  • In collaboration with the Southeast Regional Director/National Director of Strategic Philanthropy, and lay leadership, plan, organize, and execute area fundraising events, such as corporate and professional dinners, parlor meetings, and special events to raise awareness and contributions for AFMDA
  • Conduct donor research to identify prospects and support cultivation efforts, when outside research assistance is not available
  • Collaborate with the Southeast Regional Director/National Director of Strategic Philanthropy in setting fundraising priorities and establishing financial goals for assigned area
  • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach; identify potential speakers for activities and/or events
  • Coordinate activities and budget plans with the Southeast Regional Director/National Directorof Strategic Philanthropy to ensure a cohesive financial resources development plan for assigned area
  • Must enter all donor information, actions, and notes into Raisers Edge
  • Other related duties as assigned


 Supervisory Responsibilities

This position has no supervisory responsibilities


Education & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Minimum of 6-8 years of direct community fundraising experience in a volunteer environment required


Skills Required

  • Proven success in planning large fundraising event
  • Must have a strong knowledge of donor cultivation, donor services, and solicitation and proven ability to solicit and close gifts
  • Strong interpersonal skills and comfort in interfacing with donors
  • Must have excellent writing and verbal communications skills
  • Must have excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office and Internet) and comfort working with donor database programs, Raisers Edge preferred
  • Must be able to work strategically within a team structure as well as independently, multi-task, and work under tight deadlines
  • Dependability, good time management and organizational skills and be attentive to detail
  • Proven experience in managing and implementing development programs
  • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with board members, donors, and staff
  • Knowledge of Israel is a plus


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work. This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities. American Friends of Magen David Adom’s management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs as necessary.

Compensation: Commensurate with experience; competitive full benefits package provided.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter and salary history to Human Resources, AFMDA, 352 Seventh Avenue, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10001; Fax: 212.757.4662; or email jobs@afmda.org. If emailing, please list the job title of position you are applying for in the subject header.