Senior Major Gifts OfficerAt URJ

Posted May 4, 2023 Job Length Year Round



Location: Remote/Online (Default)/In person meetings, as needed (preference for someone who lives somewhere between MA and VA)

Organization: URJ

Employment Type: ☒Full Time, Benefits Eligible

Department: Development

Reporting to: Director, Major Gifts

Start Date: ASAP

Salary Range: $110,000 – $120,000 plus competitive benefits package

Level/Salary Grade: Subject Matter Expert 3 / 6


The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Development team seeks a relationship focused and strategic Senior Major Gifts Officer to grow the participation, impact and reputation of the URJ and its core programs to increase involvement, engagement and financial support for priority initiatives. With a focus on the Northeast, the Officer will develop and manage a pipeline of donors and prospects through the identification of prospects, stewardship, and solicitation of donors.


The Senior Major Gifts Officer, Northeast, reports to the Director of Major Gifts and is responsible for the following:

Manage a portfolio of 100+ major donors and prospects within the catchment area, ensuring timely, appropriate, and meaningful donor engagement and solicitation.

Build a pipeline of donors who have potential to give larger gifts.

Coordinate donor appointments with key professional and lay leaders within the catchment area.

Plan and execute major donor cultivation and stewardship activities/events.

Actively contribute to development team by supporting colleagues, collaborating on projects, and sharing information.

Attend and participate in development team meetings, major gift meetings and other activities as assigned and appropriate.

Accurately update and maintain major donor/prospect information and activity in donor database system.

Support URJ org-wide priorities and other duties as assigned.





To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas:

Fundraising. Proven ability to secure major gifts of $5,000+. 3+ years’ experience and proven success in major gift fundraising.

Relationship Building. Skilled in relationship development with donors, lay leaders, clergy and colleagues. Ability to identify and cultivate new prospects.

Data & Project Management. Knowledge of and experience with a CRM database, (Salesforce preferred). Highly organized, detail-oriented, and strategic in project management, prioritizing workload and meeting deadlines. Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously in a deadline-oriented environment.

Reform Judaism. Understanding and appreciation of Reform Judaism or willingness to learn about it.

REDI (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Ability to learn about and prioritize and execute on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.

Communication. Ability to articulate and execute a vision for the growth and success of the organization. Effective oral and written communication skills. Ability to utilize different forms of relevant communication.


Desired candidates have experience in fundraising and/or working in the Jewish community and are comfortable soliciting gifts of $5K+.

Occasional in-person meetings, as needed


Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today.


Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you!  Apply Online.

The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who id

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Senior Major Gifts Officer

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