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Development Director
Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches
5221 Hood Road
Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33418

JCC Info:

Mandel Jewish Community Center of the Palm Beaches (JCC), is a non-profit organization committed to enhancing the quality of family life and promoting the physical, intellectual and spiritual wellness of individuals of all ages. Established over 30 years ago, the mission of the JCC is to create a strong Jewish community by providing high quality programs close to where people live that connect them to Jewish life. It is an agency that delivers services to the community at large including populations at risk.

Principal Responsibilities:

Mandel JCC Development Director

The Development Director assigned to this position will work with the Mandel Jewish Community Center on all fundraising-related activities as outlined below. The Development Director will report to a Vice President in Financial Resource Development at Jewish Federation. He/she will be a part of the Federations Financial Resource Development team and the JCC team and therefor attend team meetings and other events as required. The Development Director will manage the fundraising team of 2-3 people. The Development Directors office will be located on the Hood Road JCC campus.

Mandel Jewish Community Center

The Development Director will conduct a comprehensive analysis of the three most recently completed annual campaigns to begin planning for the next seasons fundraising initiatives.

The Development Director will create a project-based chart, complete with start and end dates to ensure that all fundraising is completed in an appropriate timeframe. This chart will include assigned roles and responsibilities so that everyone involved knows what is expected of him/her, both volunteers and professionals.The Development Director will also serve as the coordinator of the Mandel JCCs participation in the Life and Legacy program.

Approaches to fundraising will include:

Develop and monitor development budget and adhere to budget calendar


The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches does not discriminate against employees or clients on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, familial status or any other characteristic protected by Federal and State law.A non-discrimination clause concerning employment opportunity is incorporated in the Personnel Manual.The Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

This job description may not be all-inclusive and employees are expected to perform all other duties as assigned and directed by management.Job descriptions will be reviewed periodically as duties and responsibilities change with business necessity.Essential and marginal job functions are subject to modification.

Minimum Qualifications:

Demonstrated success in raising funds from major donors.

Proven ability to solicit and close financial agreements.

Strong organizational, management, supervising and administrative skills, with the ability to multi-task.

Sound understanding of financial reports and budgeting.

Excellent interpersonal skills.

Talent for interacting with diplomacy and tact amid influential constituents and diverse groups

Desire to work in a dynamic, fast-paced environment and adapt and respond to rapidly changing priorities and challenging situations

Ability to maintain high level of confidentiality

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Familiarity with word processing (Microsoft Office), spreadsheet, and database management software.


BA degree, plus additional related college courses or professional training.

5-7 years of successful fund-raising experience including major gifts development.

Must have own transportation. Requires frequent travel within the region.