Regional Development Director

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JWI is seeking a Regional Development Director to increase our regional donor capacity, assist the local Young Women's Impact Network (YWIN), launch a Women's Impact Network (WIN), and support all organizational fundraising initiatives.

Key Details
Location: Remote in the Midwest, preferably Chicago, IL
Salary: $70,000 to $80,000/year, commensurate with experience
This is a full-time position, with occasional work outside traditional work hours on an as-needed basis.
Applications close February 17, 2023

The Opportunity for Impact
JWI addresses the cycle of violence against women and girls through three pillars of work: gender-based violence, economic security, and women’s leadership. When women can live in safe homes and healthy relationships; when we have control over our finances; and when we have women leaders supporting each other and building workplaces that are safe and equitable, we will live in a world where women may thrive.

Now in our 125th year, JWI is uniquely poised for growth. Responding to our 2021 research report assessing the unmet needs of Jewish survivors and the domestic violence programs serving the Jewish community, JWI launched the National Center on Domestic and Sexual Violence in the Jewish Community and the Collaborative of Jewish Domestic Violence Programs and the Women’s Financial Empowerment Institute. Our leadership programs engage young professional women in D.C., New York, Chicago, Denver, L.A., San Francisco, San Diego, and Tel Aviv. We are now launching similar networks for women over 35.

Responsibilities will include:
The Regional Development Director (RDD) will be a key member of the growing Development team responsible for engaging regional leadership, stewarding donors, and enhancing JWI’s presence in the Mid-West Region.

The RRD is responsible for creating and executing plans that grow the organization’s individual and major donor base, as well as supporting on the ground efforts of their region’s Young Women’s Impact Networks.

JWI’s Young Women’s Impact Network (YWIN), funded in part by the Sondra D. Bender Community Leadership Institute, brings together Jewish professional women in their 20s and 30s across the U.S. and Israel to:
-Grow as leaders in their workplaces with empowering professional development programs
-Form supportive peer-led communities and develop life-long friendships
-Enrich their personal lives with mentorship opportunities, social gatherings, philanthropic initiatives, and so much more.
-Current Networks are in Chicago, Boston, Denver, New York, San Diego, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, with developing Networks in Seattle and San Francisco.

This position is an outstanding opportunity for a talented, motivated individual to lead strategic engagement efforts for an organization whose influence and reach are growing enormously year to year.
-Cultivate and manage relationships with existing regional donors, with an eye toward maintaining and increasing their financial support for JWI;
-Identify new sources of funding through prospect research and development;
-Cultivate donors for longer-term growth, multi-year and planned giving;
-Plan and implement high-impact donor and prospect events in the region that both raise new funds and expand JWI’s network of leaders and the Young Women’s Impact Network.
-Support the boards of their region’s Young Women’s Impact Networks to plan and market events.

Relationship Steward
-Identify, develop and empower leaders in key cities in the region who will drive JWI’s programs and mission;
-Responsible for making sure all key information on donors is updated in the JWI’s database information on constituents in EveryAction CRM; i.e. notes, address changes, phone number changes, name changes, etc.

Network Stewardship
-Enhance and grow regional Networks in collaboration with Network leaders;
-Make Networks a home for the broader JWI community through regular meetings for YWIN leaders and small and large-scale strategic programming that furthers the organization’s goals
-Support Network fundraising efforts as well as regional membership outreach.

JWI recognizes that far too often women, trans, and non-binary people, as well as other structurally marginalized groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications. If the work and possibilities described above excite you, we encourage you to apply.

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