Founded in 1886, the Jewish Theological Seminary (JTS) has a mission to preserve the knowledge and practice of historical Judaism. Today, it is the leading institution of Jewish learning and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism in the United States. JTS prepares senior leaders for congregations, schools, universities, federations, summer camps, and Jewish cultural organizations worldwide. In addition to its degree programs, JTS also offers professional training programs through its various institutes, centers, and conferences, as well as community-focused learning, including online classes, a pre-college summer institute, and public lectures and events.
JTS is seeking a Major Gifts Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward New York City region individual major gifts prospects and donors. The Major Gifts Officer will report to the Vice Chancellor for Development and will be part of a seven-member frontline fundraising team, that generates approximately $18 million annually in philanthropic gifts. S/He will be a relationship-focused fundraiser who will build strong relationships, cultivating and soliciting donors by effectively organizing events, dinners, and other small-scale and intimate gatherings.