Repair the World mobilizes Jews and their communities to take action to pursue a just world. We believe that service in support of social change is vital to a flourishing Jewish community and an inspired Jewish life. By 2026, Repair will inspire and catalyze one million acts of service towards repairing the world.
Repair is building a national Jewish service movement that mobilizes young adults to serve in their communities, catalyzes service through deep partnerships within Jewish communal organizations, and inspires people to take action through time-bound thematic national service campaigns, digital engagement, and service. Our mission provides volunteers with an increased connection to meaningful service and learning as a Jewish value, builds capacity for nonprofit partners to meet their missions, and deepens connections across lines of difference.
Are you a relationship driven individual who thrives in a learning and iterating environment in partnership with local community professionals, donors, and lay leaders? Repair the World is seeking a passionate and experienced development professional to serve as its Northeast Development Director in this unique moment of expansion. Entering a fast-paced, growth-focused, and mission-driven organization, the Northeast Development Director will strategize, increase, and diversify philanthropic support for Repair across Repair’s Northeast communities (currently Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens) and through one national cross-functional area of specialty.
As a leader on the development team, the Northeast Development Director will collaborate closely with the Northeast Regional Program Director, local program staff, national strategy (development, marketing & communications, digital, data) team, and executive leadership to share the story of Repair’s local impact and meet the funding needs. They will have an ability to empathize with donors, clearly communicate our organization’s mission, build strong relationships, and effortlessly move from high-level strategic thinking to frontline solicitation and stewardship with institutions (foundations, federations, corporate donors, etc.) and individuals.
This position is on Repair’s national team and reports to the Senior Director of Philanthropy. The ideal candidate lives in New York City but candidates in (or in reasonable proximity to) Boston will also be considered. They will be a self-starting, entrepreneurial, energetic, collaborative, and goal-oriented fundraiser who doesn’t shy away from a challenge.
Regional Giving Strategy & Stewardship
- Create and implement a regional development strategy to achieve at least 50% local funding in regional communities (currently Boston, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and Queens).
- Collaborate with Northeast Regional Program Director and the Senior Director of Philanthropy on regional goal setting and tracking through Salesforce.
- Provide support to Northeast Regional Program Director and executive team engaged in regional development activities through portfolio development, strategic thought partnership, donor communications support, preparing funder briefings and materials, attending meetings, and supporting stewardship.
- Cultivate relationships with new and current individual and institutional donors through a stewardship process you will customize to each donor.
- Cultivate a robust prospect pipeline through prospect research and screening, attending events, collaborating with teams on grants, developing relationships with donors, stewardship, and personalized engagement plans.
- In partnership with Northeast Regional Program Director, ensure regional lay leadership to support fundraising efforts.
- Collaborate with local staff on site visits, engagement opportunities, and events.
- Collaborate with the Regional Program Director on implementing an expansion-focused funding strategy for new markets and programs in the region.
- Lead the local volunteer advisory councils with the local staff’s support.
Development Strategy & Cross-functional Leadership
- Provide national cross-functional development support and lead on key national development priorities in one area of specialty - major gifts, foundations, or secular funding.
- Across regional and cross-functional giving, meet monthly, quarterly, and annual giving benchmarks and goals, based on activity with prospects/donors and dollars raised.
- Support storytelling efforts throughout the region, collaborating with local program staff and national strategy team (marketing & communications, digital, development, and data) to enhance local brand awareness and storytelling including press.
- Track and report progress and relationships in Salesforce using specific metrics and analyze goals on a quarterly basis with the broader development team.
- Serve as an enthusiastic and well-informed spokesperson for Repair the World at conferences and events.
Position Requirements and Skills
We know that you may not have all the skills listed below and we encourage you to apply if you meet the majority of the requirements.
- 5+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience with strength in cultivating and closing gifts from individuals, foundations, federations, and Jewish and secular funders.
- Comfort and proven track record as a frontline solicitor, with demonstrated success in closing five-figure gifts and above.
- Track record of successfully identifying new donors and creating a donor journey that inspires further giving and partnership.
- Ability to seize opportunities, guide strategy alongside execution, manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously, and thrive in both an independent and team-driven environment.
- The ability to learn from successes and mistakes, evaluate next steps, iterate, and activate on lessons learned.
- Superior interpersonal and communication skills; proven ability to connect with executive and non-profit leaders; storytelling; skills in relationship building across communities.
- Experience with Salesforce (or similar fundraising database), DonorSearch (or similar wealth screening tool), Google Suite, and prospect research.
- Passion for Repair the World’s mission and sophisticated awareness of Jewish life and community, poverty, structural racism, power, and privilege.
- Embrace Repair the World’s organizational values that guide our work with the frame of repairing the world (Tikkun Olam) leading to the pursuit of justice (Tzedek).
- Experience developing relationships, connections, and fundraising with the Jewish communities in the Northeast.
- Ability to travel within the US as needed when safe to do so.