Director of Development

Director of Development

Website the Den Collective

Location: DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia areas preferred. Our team mostly works from home. Staff will be expected to attend in-person meetings and events.
Status: Full-time
Start Date: August
Salary: $70,000 – $85,000 commensurate with experience


the Den Collective Overview:

Be a part of a growing organization that is at the cutting edge of the changing American Jewish landscape. Our workplace culture fosters a unique work-life balance that is supportive, compassionate, and based in a thrilling metropolitan center. The Den co-creates a Judaism that is relevant, accessible, and deeply rooted in tradition in partnership with 20s-early 40s throughout the Greater Washington area. By fostering intentional spaces of deep belonging and self-exploration, we invite people to deepen their connection to Judaism, feel part of a community, and enrich their lives through authentic Torah study, intimate gatherings, and ongoing dialogue with accessible rabbis. The Den strives to be collaborative, experimental, transparent, and radically welcoming.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a Director of Development to join our staff team in this newly created role to breathe life into our development strategic plan; to bring structure, imagination and enthusiasm to the growing sophistication of all of our development activities. This role is both strategic and tactical, requiring the ability to think big while focusing on the details.

The Director of Development is at their core a relationship builder and dynamic team player who thrives on deepening connections and designing and implementing engagement opportunities that strengthen individual commitment to our vision for a vibrant Jewish future. The Director of Development reports to and is directly supervised by the Executive Director.

About You:

You are passionate, articulate, and highly organized.
You have impeccable standards, with high attention to detail.
You have strong interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written, and the ability to build relationships with a diverse set of people including: community members, donors, staff, and board members.
You are a data-driven decision-maker who is comfortable with analytics and data management.
You are proactive, take initiative, and are a creative problem solver.
You have a high degree of professionalism and emotional maturity, with the ability to treat confidential information with discretion.
You are able to handle matters expeditiously, and you can manage and follow through on projects to successful completion, often with deadline pressures.
You are an excellent project manager. You have the ability to handle work from various sources from start to finish, prioritizing and executing tasks with sound planning and follow-through.
You have a commitment to listening and working with humility, and to supporting a space for all diverse perspectives within our team.
You are able to manage up in a respectful and productive way.
You are calm under pressure, have a sense of humor, and are kind.

Qualifications + Skills:

Bachelor’s degree and at least 3-5 years of relevant experience, such as individual fundraising, donor engagement, customer service, or relationship / account management.
Exhibit advanced knowledge of working with a Customer Relationship Management (CRM) system.
Proficiency working with: Zoom, Google Drive, Microsoft Office, calendar software, and a background in, or the ability to learn quickly, other relevant technologies, such as Asana.
Available to work occasional evenings and weekends.
This position can be filled by people from a broad range of backgrounds and we believe our team is better and smarter with diversity built-in. Since Jewish values drive our work and the Jewish community is our context, it is important to have some preexisting familiarity with the Jewish community to be considered for this role.


The Director of Development will breathe life into our development strategic plan to maintain and grow donor and prospect relationships, increase revenue, and deepen the commitment Den supporters have for our work in the community.

1) Relationship Management + Philanthropy

In collaboration with the Executive Director, identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects, securing gifts through face-to-face solicitations and meetings, providing relevant prep materials and appropriate follow-up.
Utilize considerable initiative, independence, originality, and responsibility for developing new methods and techniques for relationship building and building a pipeline of donors.
Develop and implement engagement opportunities, such as programs and events that further our philanthropic goals and deepens the connection our donors, prospects, and members have to the vision, work, and impact of the Den.
Design and implement a robust stewardship strategy, including overseeing donor acknowledgments.

2) Donor and Prospect Strategy

Engage and inspire the Den’s Board of Directors and Advisory Council members to build awareness, make introductions, and act on behalf of the Den as ambassadors in the community.
Conduct donor research to strengthen our donor base and pipeline.
Write, proofread and / or edit select communications (proposals, collateral materials, social media, etc.) as applicable.

3) Data Management

Oversee data management, recordkeeping, reporting, and analysis regarding all organizational fundraising.
Specific responsibilities will include pulling reports and gathering / processing data in Salesforce (onsite training will be provided).

4) General Support

Work on special projects with the Executive Director as assigned.

What We Offer:

Salary: $70,000-$85,000 commensurate with experience
Benefits designed for your well-being and a healthy work-life balance including: health, dental, and vision insurance, generous vacation and time off, life insurance, disability insurance, and flexible work arrangements.
Opportunities for professional development, mentoring, and continued skill-building.
Commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace that enables everyone to bring their full self to work and make a positive impact in our community and the world.

To Apply:

Please submit resume, cover letter, and two professional references to, at the link below, with your name and “Director of Development” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview. Applications will be accepted until we hire, but we strongly encourage interested individuals to submit their applications as soon as possible. Interviews will be set up on a rolling basis.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

the Den Collective is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, political affiliation, or any other protected status.

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