Founded in 1886, the Jewish Theological Seminary articulates a vision of Judaism that is learned and passionate, pluralist, and authentic, traditional, and egalitarian; one that is thoroughly grounded in Jewish texts, history, and practices, and fully engaged with the societies and cultures of the present. By joining faith with inquiry, JTS is the leading institution of Jewish learning and spiritual center of Conservative Judaism in the United States.
In addition to being in the final public phase of its nine-figure capital campaign, The Crossroads Campaign, which has financed a new campus addition, JTS also has its first woman leader, Chancellor Shuly Rubin Schwartz this is an exciting time for philanthropy at JTS. Chancellor Schwartz is devoted to building on JTS’s unique strengths as a Jewish institution of higher learning with both head and heart—of Jewish texts, ideas, and history.
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 and Chief Development Officer and will be part of a seven-member frontline fundraising team, which generates approximately $18 million annually in philanthropic gifts.
The ideal candidate will have sincere and genuine interest in working to advance JTS’s mission of bringing traditional Jewish values into the 21st century. The MGO 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. Community engagement will partner with the MGO on learning opportunities for donors and prospects, and the MGO will plan outreach by utilizing volunteers, lay, and rabbinic leadership, as well as faculty, staff, and students, to promote and advance philanthropy in the New York region.