Executive Brief

Chief Advancement Officer
Center for Jewish History

January 2023

Chief Advancement Officer - The Opportunity

Center for Jewish History seeks the appointment of a Chief Advancement Officer to help fulfill the mission to preserve the world's largest archive on Jewish history and culture and mobilize it in the service of public history. 

Reporting to Rio Daniel, CEO, the CAO create and oversee a comprehensive development effort inclusive of major gifts, planned gifts, annual fund, institutional giving, corporate sponsorship, membership, donor relations, government support, and special events. The CAO will inspire and lead a team of five in the Development department, which includes management of communications/marketing, which the Center sees as intrinsic to development. The CAO will be entrepreneurial, well-versed in donor portfolio management, and an enthusiastic advancement partner to the CEO, President, Vice President, and Board. A key priority of the incoming CAO will be to raise philanthropic support from individual donors.

In its 23-year history, the Center for Jewish History has raised $250M and is now debt free and mortgage free. The Center has a $13M endowment and last year development raised approximately $5M. The goal for 2023 is $8M. The Center hosts one signature gala event, which raises approximately $500,000-1.0M annually.

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