Director of Major Gifts

Posted Aug 25, 2022 San Francisco (Hybrid Position), California

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Expires Sep 25, 2022


The CJM is seeking an experienced individual gifts fundraiser to lead and grow its major gifts program ($10K+) as it plans for and embarks upon an ambitious, comprehensive campaign in the next few years.

The CJM seeks a highly skilled and experienced fundraiser for the role of Director of Major Gifts. Reporting to the Director of Development (DOD)and working closely with the Museum’s Executive Director (ED), Board of Trustees and other volunteers, the Director will be a key member of a development department that currently raises $4M+ annually.

The Director of Major Gifts will provide strategic leadership in cultivating and soliciting individual donors to increase unrestricted support for the Museum as well as targeted funding of exhibitions, programs, and initiatives. They will be responsible for identifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding donors capable of making gifts of $10K and above and for designing strategies to re-engage lapsed donors capable of making gifts at that level. The Director will also work strategically with department colleagues to increase engagement of select Circle of Friends donors ($1K+) in the work of the Museum and cultivate them for larger gifts to the institution.

The successful individual has experience finding, qualifying and engaging new leadership-level donors. They will possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and the ability to work cross-functionally with other departments to build and implement strategic fundraising plans. In addition, the Museum seeks team members with an interest in and commitment to its mission and core values, including its beliefs in anti-racism, diversity, equity, access, and inclusion.

Salary Range

$120,000 to $125,000


The Contemporary Jewish Museum


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