Join us at the Federation!

The Jewish Community Federation of Richmond (JCFR) has been building, sustaining and connecting Jewish Communities in Richmond, Israel and worldwide for 86 years. Annually raising and distributing over $3.3 million, the Federation protects and enhances the well-being of the Jewish and general community through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (learning). 


The Director of Philanthropy will be a visionary, collaborative and innovative leader with a deep understanding of and commitment to the mission, values, and goals of the Jewish Community Federation. They will be passionate about philanthropy and crafting innovative and effective fundraising, relationship management and community engagement strategies that raise up both people and resources.

Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Philanthropy is a key member of the CEO’s senior management team and provides key leadership to the organization, working closely with a volunteer core including the Campaign Chair, Women’s Philanthropy Chair and Financial Resource Development Committee of the Board. The Director of Philanthropy is responsible for creating the vision and strategy, and ultimately implementing, a comprehensive fundraising and engagement program and recruiting and developing talented team members seeking to increase involvement and fundraising outcomes significantly.

The Director of Philanthropy leads a team of three with significant opportunities to grow annual, supplemental and endowment fundraising in a dynamic and vibrant community. The role includes responsibility for major gifts and gift planning, comprehensive campaign planning, corporate and foundation relations, annual fund, endowment fundraising, stewardship, and engagement.

About the Position To shine as JCFR’s Director of Philanthropy, you need passion for fundraising matched by strong knowledge of this craft. You’ll need to balance a practical mindset with a creative business acumen and be able to lead a team of talented individuals to identify opportunities that matter to our constituents and architect and implement solutions so that JCFR can meet its fundraising goals and objectives.

The Director of Philanthropy will have the following key responsibilities: Enhance the annual campaign’s philanthropic capabilities and infrastructure, with a focus on increasing donor numbers, campaign achievement and donor-centric solutions; Drive growth in overall philanthropy and revenue, including corporate giving, endowment and legacy giving and supplemental and capital gifts. Work collaboratively with Chief Impact Officer and Marketing and Communications Manager to ensure that our impact, brand and messaging is recognizable, compelling, and cohesive; Work collaboratively with lay and professional teams to steward annual donors towards multi-year, major and planned gifts. Lead and inspire a group of volunteer leadership to be active, engaged ambassadors throughout the community. Lead an engagement philosophy which helps individuals and families connect to Jewish life in Richmond and globally, eventually leading them to increased giving, involvement and leadership.

The ideal candidate will bring visionary fundraising leadership, marked by a solid track record of increasing philanthropic support. S/he/they will be an outgoing, dynamic presence with strong relationship building and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications & Experience Immersive understanding of the non-profit sector, the Jewish community, the Jewish Federation of North America, and the social impact of fundraising on Jewish organizations. Experience with “Moves Management,” increasing year-to-year giving and securing large gifts. 5-10 Years of Fundraising Experience. Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, bringing an innovative approach to business planning. Effective and persuasive communication skills, including an ability to prepare and deliver presentations to diverse audiences. Maturity, sound judgment and high ethical standards. Analytical, yet creative; humble and empathetic.




Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), the Director of Finance will be responsible for oversight of all finance, accounting and reporting activities. A key member of the organizations management team, the Director of Finance will be involved in supporting presentations to the board finance and audit committee and will work closely with the entire Federation professional team.

The Director of Finance will lead all day-to-day finance operations including the development and monitoring of the budget, reporting and tax functions for a $3.3 million fundraising operation and functional responsibility over accounting, accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll, and grants administration. The Director of Finance will ensure that Federation has the systems and financial procedures in place to support effective program implementation and conduct flawless audits. The Director of Finance will work closely with the Finance and Administrative Committee, not only to educate them regarding finance and accounting procedures but also to explore how the finance function can support program and impact goals and operations.

In addition, they will partner with the CEO, senior leadership, and the human resources (HR) and information technology (IT) staff to enhance and better integrate finance, HR, and IT functions.

About the Position This is an extraordinary opportunity for a leader with 5 or more years of accounting and finance experience, ideally beginning in accounting and audit, followed by experience gathering, evaluating, presenting and reporting financial information to executive teams and external stakeholders. They will ideally have experience working in a nonprofit environment that has multiple programs and impact areas.

Specific requirements include: Leverage strengths of the current finance volunteer teams, and develop and implement training programs in order to maximize and reach optimal individual and organizational goals. Provide leadership in strengthening internal communications with staff at all levels throughout the organization; create and promote a positive and supportive work environment. Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and unwavering commitment to Jewish Federation’s mission; a proactive, hands-on strategic thinker who will own, in partnership with the CEO, the responsibility for finance. Minimum of a BA; CPA and/or MBA preferred Solid experience coordinating audit activities and managing reporting, budget development and analysis, accounts payable and receivable, general ledger, payroll, and accounting for investments Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; advanced knowledge of accounting and reporting software Keen analytic, organization and problem solving skills which allows for strategic data interpretation versus. simple reporting Strong interpersonal and communication skills; experience in effectively communicating key data, including presentations to senior management, board or other outside partners Ability and desire to translate complex financial concepts to individuals at all levels including finance and non-finance volunteers, professionals and community members. Work collaboratively with, CEO, Chief Impact Officer and Marketing and Communications Manager, and Director of Philanthropy to ensure that our donors and partners receive financial communication in appropriate, timely and meaningful ways.

The ideal candidate will bring passion for community, marked by a solid track record of outstanding financial communication and support. S/he/they will be an outgoing, dynamic presence with strong relationship building and communication skills.




 

Opportunities in the community!

 

 

Executive Director

 

Reporting to the TBE President, the Executive Director will have overall responsibility for the functioning of the congregation and must be well versed in financial management, operations, and program planning with excellent organizational skills. We are looking for a detail-oriented planner and a creative, energetic, execution-oriented leader who is interested in becoming an integral part of our community, embedding into the organization, and building strong relationships with our diverse membership through open, direct, and respectful communications.

 

Cover letters and resumes should be sent to: mike.doniger@gmail.com


 

 

 

Public Guardianship Director

 

The Public Guardianship Director is responsible for the general administration of the Public Guardianship Program at JFS.  The Director is responsible for the care of and advocacy for public clients in the program.  The Director works with the Public Guardianship team to cultivate community resources and provide support to clients to ensure their safety and quality of life. They provide support to the agency and programs in a manner that is culturally sensitive to the service population’s cultural and socioeconomic characteristics.

 

If you want to join us in our mission to transform lives, email your cover letter and resume to tbaldwin[at]jfsrichmond.org


 

Programs Manager

 

The Programs Manager is an integral member of Congregation Beth Ahabah’s creative professional team and is an active partner with clergy, administrative staff, lay leaders, and membership. This position develops and oversees young adult and youth group programming and assists the Clergy and Director of Congregational Operations with Religious School, Adult Education, and other congregational programs.

 

Cover letter, resume and two references should be sent to: Heather Dinkin, Director of Congregational Operations, hdinkin@bethahabah.org.