Associate Director, Northern California (Peninsula/South Bay)

San Francisco, CA
Aug 08, 2019
Sep 07, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Jewish National Fund’s Northern California regional campaign has grown dramatically in the last few years and we are now seeking to hire an experienced fundraising professional, who lives and will work in the Peninsula/South Bay area, to advance our fundraising and donor relations. The Associate Director is accountable for producing significant annual increases in the number of donors to JNF’s national campaign at all gift levels. . 

About JNF 

JNF is in the midst of an extraordinarily successful ten-year campaign ( to raise $1 Billion to support development of new communities located outside of Israel’s congested and expensive central core, helping Israelis secure a more prosperous and sustainable future for their families. JNF is boosting innovative achievements in arid-agriculture; generating amazing advances in the fields of science and technology that benefit people worldwide; preserving Israel’s precious historical sites; protecting the land from devastating fires; providing world-renowned care for Israelis with severe disabilities; training over 20,000 students from Africa and Asia in modern farming and food security; and educating almost 30,000 American teens at JNF’s Alexander Muss High School in Israel. 

Job Duties: 

•Building and stewarding meaningful relationships with and raising funds from existing supporters 

•Identifying and connecting with major donor prospects 

•Partnering with regional board leadership 

•Recruiting for Israel missions and national conferences 

•Increasing community awareness of and support for JNF 


Job Qualifications: 

•Passion for JNF’s mission to build a brighter future for the land of Israel and its people 

•2+ years fundraising or sales experience 

•Knowledge of and familiarity with the Jewish community of the Peninsula/South Bay area 

•Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to serve as an effective ambassador and advocate 

•Professional, confident demeanor to interact successfully with distinguished community business and philanthropic leaders 

•Networking ability to inspire and enlarge our supporter base 

•Ability to work both independently and as a member of the professional team 

•Superior problem-solving and multi-tasking ability 

•Good computer skills (Microsoft Office Suite, Salesforce) 

•Excellent organizational and time management skills 

•Ability to speak conversational Hebrew is a plus



  • Opportunity to Travel to Israel
  • Healthcare
  • Dental & Vision
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Employer-paid Short and Long-term Disability
  • 403(b) With Generous Employer Contribution

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