National Director of Development - NCSY Canada

Jan 13, 2024
Vaughan, Ontario

Do you have a passion for raising money, engaging and inspiring with donors, while advancing outreach and educational initiatives for Jewish youth? 

NCSY and Torah High, Canada’s premier national outreach and education organizations for Jewish youth, are looking for a National Director of Development to join our team. 

The National Director of Development holds accountability for creating the vision, planning, executing, and establishing a strategic direction for the overall fundraising portfolio to achieve the organization’s short and long-term fundraising revenue growth plans, with a particular focus on major gifts and campaigns.The successful candidate thrives by liaising with executives, current and prospective donors to secure funding.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide leadership and be accountable for the creation, implementation, management and evaluation of a fully integrated and diverse fund development program consisting of corporate and foundation support, major gifts and planned giving

  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with current and prospective funders and other stakeholders

  • Develop and execute an implementation plan that is phased and segmented to reach mutually agreed upon fundraising goals in the short-term and long-term across Canada

  • Develop KPIs and ensure accurate tracking of all costs and donations to facilitate reporting

  • Ensure all fund development aligns to the brand and marketing strategy, to promote and maximize public awareness of the organization and its mission

  • Develop, manage and report on budgets related to fundraising efforts

  • Research and proactively identify opportunities for prospective funding sourcing

  • Prepare funding proposals for prospective opportunities

  • Prepare contact reports and necessary follow up materials

  • Work closely with the internal executive team to ensure all fundraising initiatives are coordinated and optimized and to solve any issues that arise

  • Expand local revenue generating and fundraising activities to support existing program operations and regional expansion 

  • Deepen and refine all aspects of communications—from web presence to external relations with the goal of creating a stronger brand

  • Develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies for prospects and existing donors

  • Manage fundraising associates, both regionally and nationally, to achieve key goals

  • Provide updates and reports to senior leadership, and donors, on the status of fundraising projections, and achievements


  • 10 years of senior management experience; track record of effectively leading and regionally and/or nationally scaling a performance - and outcomes-based organization and staff; ability to point to specific examples of having developed and operationalized strategies that have taken an organization to the next stage of growth

  • Unwavering commitment to quality programs and data-driven program evaluation

  • Excellence in organizational management with the ability to coach staff, manage, and develop high-performance teams, set and achieve strategic objectives, and manage a budget

  • Past success working with a Board of Directors with the ability to cultivate existing board member relationships

  • Strong marketing, public relations, and fundraising experience with the ability to engage a wide range of stakeholders

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; a persuasive and passionate communicator with excellent interpersonal and multidisciplinary project skills

  • Proven track record with an ability to motivate, cultivate, solicit and close gifts from prospects and donors

  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Jewish outreach and education with knowledge of the Jewish Community

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