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Development Manager
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

The Development Manager is responsible for ensuring the overall success and growth of a donor-centered and comprehensive annual giving program to the SJCC for programs across the Puget Sound area. The Development Manager will have strong communication and social media skills and frequent interaction with donors, members, program participants, volunteers, SJCC program directors and fellow members of the SJCC family. Exceptional customer service delivery is expected at all times.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities, however, strong collaboration with the Advancement Team is required.

Minimum Qualifications:


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four year college or university and at least three to five years experience in a non-profit, fundraising environment; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Possess an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to take on a creative leadership role on a growing team.
  • Communicate effectively and passionately, both orally and in writing, about the mission of the Agency.
  • Desire to combine teamwork and autonomy, always with a high level of professionalism and attention to detail.

Computer Skills:

  • Experience and proficiency with Blackbaud NXT and Raiser's Edge is preferred.
  • Demonstrated fluency in Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook and Powerpoint, as well as a donor database is required.

Language Skills:

Outstanding written and verbal skills required, including the ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community.

Math Skills:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists (productive amidst ambiguity). Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written,

oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Agency Information:

Stroum Jewish Community Center Vision

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections that build community and ensure Jewish continuity.

Stroum Jewish Community Center Mission

Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture.

Stroum Jewish Community Center Values

K'lal Yisrael - Jewish Peoplehood
Hachnasat Orchim - Welcoming Everyone
Limud - Learning
Simcha - Joy
Derech Eretz - Respect and Common Courtesy
Shmirat haNefesh v'haGuf - Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul
Kehillah shel Chaverim - A Community of Friends

The Stroum Jewish Community Center has been serving the greater Seattle Jewish and general community since 1949. With our 92,000 square foot main campus located on Mercer Island, the SJCC offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the greater Seattle area, serving infants to older adults, including a highly acclaimed Early Childhood School with nearly 200 children , summer day camp welcoming over 1100 kids, youth and family programs, recreational leagues, aquatics and much more. The SJCC is a warm and welcoming community center open to everyone, and a place where lifelong friendships are forged.