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Full Time

JCF Assistant Director

Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ 901 Route 10, Whippany NJ


A group of visionary philanthropists established the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) in 1949, because they understood that the well-being of our community depended upon planning for and investing in our future. The Jewish Community Foundation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest NJ and serves as its planned giving and endowment department.

Today, the Jewish Community Foundation is one of the largest managers of charitable assets in New Jersey, and among the top ten Jewish community foundations in North America. Currently, we have $470 million in assets under management, and more than $100 million in future commitments. We currently manage more than 725 funds for individual, family, and foundation donors.

Our foundation professionals work hand-in hand with donors to create personalized plans for meaningful philanthropy. We focus on short and long-term goals to ensure maximum and sustained impact. The professional team supports donor-advised funds, advisory councils, and supporting foundations.


The assistant director will report to the executive director and work with board members and staff and assist in the development of new funds and donor relationships.


  • Provide top-quality stewardship to the institutional donors who invest with JCF yearly
  • Provide personalized outreach and invitations to relevant events and experiences
  • Coordinate sponsor recognition efforts with development professionals.
  • Manage and oversee the foundation programs, website and overall marketing and communications effort
  • Supervise members of the JCF staff
  • Work with JCF and Annual Campaign professionals to identify and cultivate new institutional supporters/donors
  • Create timely and compelling ‘asks,’ and ensure proposals align with the strategic priorities and goals of the Foundation
  • Lead the professional development team in supporting our charitable and giving interests on behalf of our fund holders, the community, partner agencies, synagogues, Federation and overseas partners
  • Together, Federation and Foundation will be launching a major endowment campaign in time for Federation’s Centennial in 2023. The goal will be to grow JCF to $600 million in assets under management over the next three to five years. The assistant director will work closely with the executive director to develop key strategies of implementation to ensure the success of the centennial campaign.


Candidate should have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Substantial non-profit, planned-giving, endowment, fundraising and grant making experience
  • Experience in capital and annual campaign fundraising
  • Experience with donor-advised funds (DAF)
  • Knowledge of diverse philanthropic investment vehicles and community foundation model
  • A successful fundraising record of large gifts from donors at the seven-figure level and above
  • Experience in working with multi-generational families
  • Experience in building impactful philanthropy that matches diverse family interests and community priorities
  • Ability to work with a wide range of people, including business professionals, donors, academic and policy leaders, nonprofit and government professionals
  • Must be particularly adept to collaborating with various subject matter experts and community leaders of the highest caliber, and in leveraging the abilities and knowledge of such leaders for fundraising purposes
  • Exceptional communicator, written as well as oral, adept at writing proposals, grants and stewardship letters, correspondence, and other materials for publications
  • Demonstrated management skills in motivating, directing, supervising and managing staff, board members and consultants, and in coordinating and supporting the activities of others
  • Ability to provide oversight in supervising large events

Please send cover & resume to:, reference JCF Assistant Director