Working at Pardes

Pardes is currently looking to fill the following positions:

The Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, North America is the New York-based office of the Pardes Institute of Jewish Studies, an open, co-ed and non-denominational Jewish learning community based in Jerusalem and with programs worldwide. Pardes is looking to hire a Director of Leadership Gifts, based in the U.S. (although not necessarily in New York), to join a dynamic Pardes team with plans for significant expansion. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, North America. A strong interest in Pardes is essential, and being an alumnus/alumna is a plus.

Pardes is seeking a hard-working professional who possesses excellent communication skills, is a self-
starter who thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented atmosphere, and has the proven ability to juggle numerous responsibilities and requests from various sources. S/he must be willing to take on new responsibilities in concert with the overall growth of the organization.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
*A proven record of successful fundraising for a non-profit organization
*Strong attention to detail
*Willingness to collaborate as well as complete projects independently
*Entrepreneurial attitude and ability to function with evolving goals and objectives
*Ability to prioritize responsibilities and ensure timely follow-through of all tasks
*Excellent interpersonal skills and a positive attitude
*Ability to travel
*A BA or equivalent and minimum 5 years of development experience

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
*Educate donor prospects about Pardes and effectively communicate why it is worthy of philanthropic
*Identify major gift ($10,000+) prospects who are not currently giving to Pardes, develop solicitation
strategies, prepare other staff members and lay leaders to make solicitations, and close gifts
*Establish and maintain strong personal relationships with donors through cultivation, solicitation and
*Develop and personally manage a portfolio of 100 major gift prospects for annual solicitation.
*Manage research requests for information about individual donor prospects and determine whether
they are major gift candidates.
*Attend various conferences, benefit dinners and other networking opportunities as appropriate to
gain wide exposure to potential prospects, gather information and secure introductions.
*Oversee the continued development of a planned giving program.
*Recruit North Americans to attend the Pardes Executive Learning Seminar.

The Pardes office is located in Manhattan. Salary commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits. Interested candidates should email a cover letter, resume and sample Pardes solicitation letter to No phone calls, please.