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  • Full Time
  • St. Louis County
  • Salary: $55,000-65,000 per year
  • Organization Type: Art/Culture

The Jewish Community Center

We offer outstanding benefits!

  • Offer competitive wages
  • Outstanding medical insurance, life and long-term disability insurance
  • Paid Time off
  • Free membership to our state of the art Fitness Centers
  • Hiring Staff of ALL Religious Backgrounds and Genders

The Grants, Foundations and Corporate Gift Officer will play a critical role in cultivating, stewarding and grant writing/soliciting donor support from grant funders, foundations and corporations for all programs at the J. There is a strong coordination with program areas, especially Cultural Arts, Jewish Life and Adult Day, including determination of who will write each grant, either the program person or the Gift Officer. Responsibilities include identifying and researching new possible funding opportunities as well as stewardship of new and existing donors to increase overall retention and giving levels. This role reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer, and will work closely and collaboratively with the whole development team as well as the staff at the J.


  • Maintain a grant calendar to ensure all grants and impact reports are submitted on a timely basis.
  • Actively manage a portfolio of approximately 150 new and existing funders/corporate sponsors to contribute to the J’s annual and long-term fundraising goals. This will primarily include grant funders, foundations and corporate sponsors. May include some individuals associated with these other assignments.
  • Routinely steward funders/corporate donors, ensuring that the J communicates with them on a regular basis and shares the impact of our donors’ investments. Also communicate the marketing visibility benefit, if relevant.
  • Identify, research and cultivate new prospective grant funders, foundation and corporate sponsors in partnership with Chief Philanthropy Officer and program areas.
  • Work closely with the Special Events Manager, Chief Philanthropy Officer and the entire Philanthropy Team on the annual J’la fundraising event, especially the sponsorship component.
  • Work closely with the Senior Olympics Coordinator to lead the philanthropy efforts and sponsorships for that program, ensuring fundraising goals are met. Will be responsible for raising most of the Sr. Olympic funding.
  • Serve as a liaison with Adult Day, Life Enrichment and Early Childhood, to ensure the philanthropy team is updated about programs and/or events in those areas and to serve as a philanthropy resource and face of the philanthropy team to the program areas as well.
  • Work collaboratively with the J’s departments to develop funding, corporate sponsorship opportunities in support of programming.
  • Work with Chief Philanthropy Officer to create and maintain programs to promote planned giving as part of estate and trust planning when strategically makes sense with a funder or Foundation.


  • BA/BS degree required.
  • Minimum of 2 years of increasingly responsible development experience with a solid understanding of fundraising concepts and demonstrated success in annual campaigns, corporate sponsorship, major gifts, planned giving, direct mail and special events is required.
  • Must be able to organize and implement strategic plans (financial, business development, marketing, branding, etc.), work independently as well as part of a team, follow through on assignments and prioritize competing tasks.
  • Must understand government and private foundation cycles and priorities.
  • Judaic knowledge and a deep commitment to the J mission and vision are necessary.
  • Proficiency using Salesforce is strongly desired or a demonstrated ability to learn new software programs in support of one’s work.

For more information about the J, please see our website: The J is an Equal Opportunity Employer and participates in the Department of Homeland Security’s E-verify Program.

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