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Founded in 1912, Hadassah, is the nation’s largest women’s and Zionist membership organization, whose members are motivated and inspired to strengthen their partnership with Israel, ensure Jewish continuity, and realize their potential as a dynamic force in American society. From building hospitals and schools in Israel, to rescuing war orphans, to fighting for women’s rights and women’s health issues, Hadassah has enriched the lives of people all over the world.

Director of Development (MGO) Mid-Atlantic

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Position Code: 8015MA

         Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, is a volunteer organization that inspires a passion for, and commitment to, its partnership with the land and people of Israel. Hadassah enhances the health of people worldwide through its              support of medical care and research at the Hadassah Hospitals, both in        Jerusalem. Hadassah empowers its members and supporters, as well as youth in Israel and America through opportunities for personal growth, education, advocacy and            Jewish continuity.

    An organization that began as a small mission to provide emergency care to infants and mothers in pre-state Israel flourished over a century into a world-class medical research center and two major hospitals in Jerusalem. Today, with 330,000 members, Associates and supporters, Hadassah remains committed to Jewish continuity and building a better world through medicine and healthcare, advocacy, and communities of women. In 2012, Hadassah celebrated its centennial in Israel.

    Bringing advanced medical care to all, regardless of race, ethnicity or nationality, earned Hadassah a nomination for a Nobel Peace Prize in 2005. Hadassah also contributes its medical and social expertise as a member of the U.N. Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), as a non-governmental organization (NGO).

    Hadassah connects Jewish women and empowers them to effect change through advocacy, advancing health and well-being, and support of Israel. Hadassah’s members, from every congressional district in the nation, are activists, fundraisers and visionaries. They don’t just talk. Hadassah women DO. 

    Key Responsibilities

    The Director of Development (MGO)) will be responsible for managing a portfolio of individual donors in a defined territory, as assigned. In addition to cultivating new and existing Hadassah donors, the Director of Development (MGO) will develop strong working relationships with regional volunteers in order to achieve fundraising goals in the territory. The goals of this position are to grow the pipeline of donors throughout the territory. 2018 financial goals are currently being developed.

    It is expected that, by broadening and upgrading the prospect base in addition to significant outreach to new constituencies, the Director of Development (MGO) will be able to grow both the number of prospects and donors and the total amount raised. To accomplish this task, this position will have the support of the national development office in New York, for development infrastructure, reports, analytics, and pertinent collateral materials for proposals and grant submissions to donors and family foundations. The Director of Development (MGO) will be a part of a 9-person team of Directors of Development (MGO)s across the country and will regularly communicate to share best practices, crowdsource challenges, and celebrate successes.

    Key responsibilities for the Director of Development include the following:

    • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of at least 150 major donors and major gift prospects at the $5,000 level, with a focus on $25,000 donors.

    o Portfolio will contain campaign, hospital, and unrestricted major donors.

    • Develop and implement prospect and donor engagement strategies, including identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship; and including

    o Profiling prospective donors and initiate contact with key business people and decisions makers in the local Jewish community;

    o Promoting visits of new and established Major Donors to Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO) in Jerusalem;

    o Collaboration with local volunteer leaders to identify and engage major gift prospects.

    • Support the development of the “case for giving” for National Hadassah, its domestic programs, and Hadassah hospital in Jerusalem, Israel, including an upcoming $91.2 million capital campaign.

    • Partner with national staff to create solicitation proposals, correspondence, stewardship reports, donor profiles, and other donor-related materials.

    • Maintain effective communication with regional and national volunteers and staff.

    • Prepare briefings and other written materials for U.S. & Israel organization leadership, when enlisting their help in the cultivation and solicitation of prospects and donors.

    • Represent Hadassah at appropriate occasions or events and promote visits of Hadassah health professionals at lectures and donor meetings.

    • Track all activity in the national database; maintain accurate records of all donor/prospect interactions and strategies for future engagement.

    • Prepare timely activity reports.

    • Attend regular professional development trainings and briefings on HWZOA.

    • Other tasks and duties reasonable related to job responsibilities.

     Professional Experience/Qualifications

    • A minimum of 7 years of professional fundraising experience, utilizing moves management, preferably in a complex, volunteer-driven organization with affiliates or chapters.

    • A passion for Jewish engagement, healthcare, and the mission of Hadassah and HWZOA.

    • Competent networker with a diplomatic and persuasive personality, and ability to convey the organizational mission.

    • Proven track record in individual major gifts fundraising and capital campaigns and in direct solicitation of donors/prospects.

    • Proven skills in creating effective proposals for specific donors.

    • Have ability to work in a team, ability to communicate well with volunteer leadership and staff, and a sensitivity to donor relations management.

    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal/presentation, and written communication skills, with the ability to manage several projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, as well as knowledge of fundraising databases and research tools.

    • Goal-oriented, entrepreneurial, and enthusiastic, and a responsive flexible working style.

    • Self-starter, able to take initiative and work independently.

    • Demonstrated agility and adaptability with change in a dynamic environment

    • Familiarity with planned giving vehicles, a plus.

    • Travel, evening and weekend work required, with ability to work independently from a home office, or organization’s chapter or regional office.

    • Ability to travel, valid driver’s license.


    • A Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required; an advanced degree is preferred.


    An attractive compensation package will be offered to the successful candidate.


    Hadassah offers competitive salaries and exceptional benefits to its employees, including a generous time-off plan. Hadassah is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

    Please forward resume and salary requirements to jobs@hadassah.org. Reference Position Code in the subject line.

    Hadassah will only contact qualified applicants for each job opportunity.

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