Associate Vice President of Development and Planned Giving at Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh

Assistant Vice President Development/ Planned Giving

Play a pivotal role in helping drive the overall philanthropic support and reach of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.

Reporting to the Associate Vice‐President of Development and Foundation, the AVP will be responsible for growing all aspects of its diverse portfolio of funding streams with a keen focus on growing the Foundation beyond the $320 million in assets currently under management. With record‐breaking fundraising in place – a total of $47.2 million across all income streams last year– the AVP will be joining the Federation at an exciting moment in their ongoing journey to achieve their vision of a flourishing Jewish community where everyone feels included, supported, and inspired.


  • Work collaboratively as the lead planned giving resource with other members of the Federation staff, volunteers, professional advisors, and community agencies and organizations to ensure the best outcome for the donor and the community.
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of high priority prospects and donors with an emphasis on foundation fundraising.
  • Create customized solicitation strategies based on the newly implemented Federation strategic plan, community needs and the interests of the donor including planned giving strategies to maximizing giving through tax planning.
  • Manage a minimum of 70 donors/prospects.
  • Serve as the relationship manager for assigned prospects, ensuring that their development plan encompasses the broad spectrum of Federation activity and giving opportunities and the highest level of customer service.
  • Maintain interaction reports and other appropriate accurate records of donor activity.
  • Conduct prospect research, as necessary.
  • Solicit for all revenue streams including, but not limited to the annual campaign, endowment and supplemental/project‐based gifts, participation in special events, recognition and stewardship programs, as appropriate.
  • Manage the Senior Development Officer / Planned Giving
  • Provides coaching, planned giving strategy and feedback to fundraising staff members.
  • The AVP is the central staff resource for planned giving and endowments.


  • Law degree preferred with background in estate planning and tax law or comparable degree in a relevant field (ie. Tax accounting, non‐profit management, philanthropy in another Jewish organization, hospital or university setting) or equivalent professional experience in planned giving and endowment required. CFRE or CAP certification is a plus.
  • Seven‐plus years of proven success in annual and/or planned gift fundraising.
  • Experience working with volunteers and the non‐profit sector, highly preferred.
  • Knowledge of CRM databases a plus.
  • Proven track record in endowment fundraising results in a goal‐oriented environment, including closing current and/or deferred major gifts of $100,000+.
  • Strong knowledge of the Jewish community, culture, and practices. Passion for the mission of Federation and the Jewish community including Israel and world Jewry.
  • An understanding of and the ability to articulate the accomplishments and goals of a complex organization.
  • Knowledge of fundraising principles as well as estate and financial planning techniques.


This position has a competitive hiring range of $110,000 to $130,000 a year commensurate with experience.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh offers people friendly environment, including:

  • Excellent health care and retirement benefits
  • Generous time off
  • Hybrid work arrangement
  • Opportunities and an annual stipend for continued professional development, including access to the JPRO Network, which connects, educates, inspires, and empowers professionals working in the Jewish nonprofit sector

To Apply

Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter and resume to

Statement of EEO and Inclusion

The Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh is an equal opportunity employment and will not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any genetic information. Inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. For accommodations for disabilities in the application or interviewing process, please contact us at