Director of Institutional Advancement

The Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust seeks a dynamic individual with a proven and progressive track record in Jewish philanthropy to fill the position of Director of Institutional Advancement. This new position will report to the chief executive of the organization.

This position will direct all development and outreach programs for the Museum, providing strategic advice on funding initiatives and priorities, as well as prospect solicitation and management. In addition, the Director will be responsible for securing major gifts ($3-4 million annually), corporate & foundation relations, annual giving, and external affairs. The successful candidate will serve as a member of the senior management team, providing leadership and direction for the Museum’s external public image.


Progressive experience in development, including proven success in face-to face solicitations of major donors with an outstanding record in closing major gifts.
Record of success in managing large donor portfolios and demonstrated successes in providing superior service to produce excellent financial results from donors.
Foster relations with institutional partners and members of the external community by enhancing communications.
Cultivate and solicit major donors; relate persuasively with prospective donors.
Develop and implement an integrated development and communications plan so that goals and timetables for all activities are established to yield the greatest return.
Supervise a variety of staff and consultants in the area of institutional advancement.
Skills and Requirements:

Must have a minimum of 5-7 years of full-time progressive management experience with an emphasis on fundraising and communications.
Excellent organizational and analytical skills.
Superior communication and public relations skills.
Ability to develop and implement appropriate plans, including a development and marketing plans.
Demonstrated ability to communicate and interact effectively with diverse constituencies.
An advanced degree is desired.
In addition to the above, qualified candidates will have a demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the mission of the Museum of Jewish Heritage; the ability to establish positive working relationships with leaders of the community; and the ability to develop and manage a creative team.

Salary commensurate with experience.

To Apply:
Send resume and letter of interest, including salary requirements, to: or Human Resources, Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280; fax: 646-437-4250