Job Title: Associate Director, Major Gifts


Job Title: Associate Director, Major Gifts

Location: Toronto, Canada


Job Description:

NCSY and Torah High, Canada’s premier national outreach and education organizations for Jewish youth, are looking for a dynamic and inspiring Associate Director, Major Gifts with the skills and talent to help raise the bar on our development efforts. Our team is focused on supporting dozens of programs reaching thousands of young Jews every year. The position is a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in resource development for both organizations.

The successful candidate will have significant fundraising and /or related not-for-profit resource development experience, including developing and maintaining productive working relationships with donors, board members, partners and colleagues.


Specific Responsibilities:

  • Work with Director of Development to design a major gift strategy aimed at increasing the overall dollars raised in Canada.
  • Initiate contact and meet with existing and potential donors.
  • Develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies for prospects.
  • Actively manage a portfolio of 75-100 major gift prospects and donors. Develop tailored cultivation programs and personalized stewardship activities including identifying, evaluating and recommending the strategic steps necessary to bring the prospect closer to making a major financial commitment.
  • Oversee the ongoing identification, monitoring and evaluation of a prospects level of giving capacity, as well as their readiness to give.
  • Solicit gifts of $10,000 and higher for current and prospective donors.
  • Design and implement comprehensive stewardship strategies for all donors in the portfolio.
  • Create and execute a plan for each donor in the portfolio so that the individual donors are retained and upgraded.
  • Collaborate with colleagues, 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.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonable related to the job responsibilities.


  • Significant experience in not profit fundraising, sales or related experience.
  • Proven track record with an ability to motivate, cultivate, solicit and close gifts from prospects and donors.
  • Knowledge and understanding of fundraising best practices and the Jewish Philanthropic landscape is an asset.
  • Highly self-motivated with strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information to donors, board members, and strategic partners.
  • Willing to travel as needed for donor meeting, events and staff meetings across Canada.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Jewish outreach and education.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish Community in the GTA and across Canada is an asset.

To apply, please send your resume to

Deadline for submission is Friday June 28, 2019.  Only suitable candidates will be contacted