Overview

Organization Overview:

IfNotNow is building a multi-racial, multi-ethnic, cross-class movement of American Jews that can organize our community to end US support for Israel’s apartheid system and call for equality, justice, and a thriving future for all Palestinians and Israelis. We are fighting for a vision of collective liberation: where Jewish safety does not come at the expense of others, but is intertwined with the liberation of all people.

Scope:

The Director of Development is responsible for developing and overseeing the execution of IfNotNow’s overall fundraising strategy. The Director of Development is a key member of the Operations Team, which is responsible for overseeing the organization’s financial and operational sustainability. This position is supervised by the Co-Executive Director of Finance/Operations.

Responsibilities:

Fundraising Strategy & Leadership

Design, implement, and oversee the plan for meeting the organizational budget goals in FY2024 with a budget over $2M, in alignment with our organizational and movement strategy
Provide leadership on all fundraising activities, including growing a culture of fundraising across the organization, including both staff and volunteers
Assess and evaluate current funding needs, gaps, and opportunities; identify areas to increase support from individual major donors, foundations, and grassroots supporters
Identify and pursue opportunities to tap into new networks and organize donors and resources towards IfNotNow’s work
Work to integrate fundraising strategy into IfNotNow’s overall campaign and organizing strategy
Identify and pursue opportunities for solidarity fundraising with partnered and aligned groups in Israel-Palestine.
Develop metrics and tracking mechanisms and work with the Director of Finance & Operations to ensure fundraising plans are on track and aligned with movement and organizational strategy; proactively identify risks to expected revenue and develop mitigation strategies.
Make sure fundraising projections are integrated into organizational and strategic planning
Lead all rapid response and crisis fundraising efforts, with an eye towards the conversion of rapid response donors to ongoing supporters
In conjunction with Director of Communications, ensure integration of fundraising and organizing strategies across all external communications
Hold a portfolio of between 20-30 major donors and 10-15 program officers.

Management

Oversee Fundraising Manager, and work closely with the Data Director and Digital Director to ensure integration between our digital organizing and fundraising strategies, and implement grassroots and distributed fundraising campaigns
Oversee key major gifts functions and bodies of work including, but not limited to, high level portfolio management, cultivation, solicitation, acknowledgement, and stewardship process; supervise Fundraising Manager to provide coordination and support to staff and volunteer stewards
Lead prospecting of new donors and funders and proactively identify new sources of revenue
Work with the Fundraising Manager to implement structures for volunteers to be part of fundraising efforts and understand fundraising as intrinsically connected to organizing
Manage board fundraising committee and ensure board participation in fundraising activities, in collaboration with the board fundraising committee chair
Manage donor and grant research and bottomline the preparation of grants
Work with Comms Department and Fundraising Manager to design and execute all donor collateral
Facilitate regular donor touchpoints, such as briefings, salons, and newsletters, to keep supporters apprised of IfNotNow’s strategy and the impact of their gifts.
Manage donor communications pipeline to ensure donors are contacted and followed up with in a timely and productive manner.

Direct Stewardship

Essential Qualifications

3+ years experience in developing and executing major donor fundraising strategy
2+ years experience in grassroots and/or online fundraising
Excellent management and leadership skills; direct staff supervisory experience (not interns or volunteers)
Strong communicator and writer
An understanding of IfNotNow and our role in the larger movement ecosystem, and a sense of personal stake in the issue

Additional Preferred Qualifications

Experience leading fundraising for an organization over $1 million and/or stewarding gifts of $50,000+
Experience with CRM and wealth prospecting software (ideally EveryAction and iWave)
Orientation towards moving money and building power in service of IfNotNow’s mission, and to building a culture of fundraising in our movements
Experience working in organizations at times of rapid growth and an ability to channel growth towards long term financial sustainability
Relational, strong communicator, able to work in a fast-paced and highly-collaborative environment
Understands the interplay between the strategy, structure, and culture of an organization
Has awareness around dynamics around power and privilege and can work well with people from different identities

Benefits & Compensation: IfNotNow determines compensation based on a variety of factors, including geography, experience, and a self-selected needs-based bonus. You will have an opportunity to learn more about the compensation structure in the application process to decide if this opportunity is right for you. IfNotNow also offers comprehensive medical and dental insurance for all employees. We cover 92% of monthly premiums for employees and dependents, and we offer a range of plans for different needs. We also offer unlimited paid time off, unlimited sick time, and flexible work hours.