Full Time

Director, Development & Community Engagement (HMLC) - St. Louis

Jewish Federation of St. Louis St. Louis MO

Jewish Federation of St. Louis seeks a creative, highly motivated Director, Development & Community Engagement (HMLC) who will be responsible for developing and implementing development plans that meet the long-term programmatic budget requirements for the Holocaust Museum & Learning Center.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work with the Executive Director (ED) to connect the HMLC to the Jewish and larger community, including: members of the corporate community, members of the academic community, and key funders.
  • Create and oversee execution of engagement and development work plan for HMLC.
  • Set development goals and strategies across all functions of HMLC to maximize engagement.
  • Develop and evaluate strategies for current donor retention and growth.
  • Assist in the creation of engagement, cultivation, and meaningful opportunities for volunteers.
  • Maintain the pipeline of major donors and develop strategies to grow donor prospects.
  • Develop strategy for planned giving and endowments.
  • Identify grant opportunities and lead preparation of applications for funding.
  • Identify and implement strategies for corporate and foundation sponsorships.
  • Identify strategies for the development of museum membership programs.
  • Identify additional revenue strategies to help ensure growth and sustainability of the HMLC.
  • Develop written proposals and key communication pieces for fundraising events and activities.
  • Oversee accurate fund management and data entry related to HMLC records.
  • Engage in community and media activities serving as a representative of the HMLC.
  • Assist in creating marketing and funding steams for programming and educational opportunities that contribute to increased attendance and revenue targets.
  • Plan and execute meaningful opportunities for collaboration with all internal partners: HMLC staff, Marketing team and Development.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the organization.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree, required. Master’s degree, preferred.
  • 5 - 7 years plus of development, sales or related experience, required.
  • Familiarity with museum environments strongly preferred.
  • A front line fundraiser with proven record of accomplishment of donor cultivation and solicitation.
  • Experience with multiple funding sources, such as: grants, sponsorships, and membership.
  • Proven ability to manage major donors, community giving, and corporate gifts.
  • Strong interpersonal, relationship building skills and the ability to develop partners and donor prospects.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to tell compelling stories to inspire donors.
  • Ability to use discretion when handling and communicating sensitive information.
  • Ability to work well in a team-oriented environment.
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office products, virtual conferencing, and relevant CRM’s.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis is the community’s central philanthropic, planning and community-building organization. Founded in 1901, it is one of the region’s largest and oldest nonprofit organizations. Federation is committed to the development and enhancement of a thriving, vibrant Jewish community through the support of approximately 100 local, national and international agencies, programs, services and innovative projects.

The Jewish Federation of St. Louis offers an extensive benefits package including health, dental, 403(b), paid vacation, paid holidays, sick and personal time, life insurance, LTD and more.

Jewish Federation of St. Louis is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested candidates should submit their cover letter and resume to hr@jfedstl.org.


Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree + Advanced Degree Preferred.