Full Time

Development Manager

UNITED JEWISH FEDERATION OF TIDEWATER 5000 Corporate Woods Drive, Virginia Beach VA

POSITION TITLE: Development Manager

COMPANY NAME: United Jewish Federation of Tidewater / Simon Family JCC

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer


About the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater
The United Jewish Federation of Tidewater (UJFT) provides critical funding to Jewish agencies, institutions, and programs locally and around the world through our Annual Campaign. With the support of donors and volunteers, the Federation builds and fosters a vibrant and engaging Jewish community. Through its beneficiary agencies, the Federation provides support for Jews in need wherever that need may be, Jewish education for children, teens, and adults, care for Jewish elderly and those with special needs, and support for Israel. 

The Development Manager is responsible for developing an overall strategy of donor engagement and funding opportunities for UJFT/Simon Family JCC departments, programs, and initiatives, including (but not limited to): individual donor gifts, grants, individual and corporate sponsorships, planned giving and other related engagement and fundraising opportunities. The goal of the position is to maximize financial resources while broadening the donor base. The Development Manager will work closely with other members of the development department in strategizing how to connect donors with their philanthropic interests and the organization’s priorities. The Development Manager may also solicit, cultivate and steward a portfolio of mid-level donors and prospects.

  • Cultivate, solicit and steward a portfolio of JCC donors ($500 - $3,000).
  • Create and implement strategy for identifying and engaging individual and corporate sponsors, grantors, and JCC arts donors, to deepen existing or create new donor connections to Federation and JCC.
  • Work closely with annual campaign colleagues to identify and cross-cultivate prospects and create opportunities for increased donor engagement.
  • Coordinate events calendar with other colleagues, to ensure a balanced and workable calendar of donor engagement opportunities.
  • Evaluate ways for engagement groups to partner and/or coordinate with one another around speakers, programs, or activities.
  • Utilize Federation’s database CRM to consistently manage, track, and report on all aspects of donor relationships and engagement activities.
  • Work closely with all professionals and lay leaders involved in outreach and engagement, grant research and writing, Life & Legacy giving, and individual and corporate sponsorships.
  • Work with Chief Development Officer to develop, oversee, and track relevant budgets.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • 1-3 years of experience with donor engagement and solicitation
  • Proven success in developing/implementing strategies to for engaging new donors and stewarding existing donors
  • Grant research and writing experience
  • Proficiency with fundraising database and CRM
  • Innovative problem-solver
  • Strong oral and written communication skills to support donor engagement and stewardship strategies, grant writing, and define marketing messages
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal effectively with multiple “customers” including department heads, volunteer leaders, donors, colleagues and others
  • Ability to perform detailed work with a high degree of accuracy
  • Proficiency with MS Office Applications – Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerBI
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed
  • Office environment; ability to occasionally lift up to 25lbs 


  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution


The duties outlined in this job description are to be representative, but not all-inclusive, assigned to this job. These duties may be amended at the discretion of the Chief Development Officer or EVP/CEO.

Qualified candidates may inquire and apply by submitting cover letter, resume and salary requirements to resumes@ujft.org.

Review of applications and resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is fill.