Director of Development

Wexner Heritage Village - Full Time

Job #25892

16 May, 2024

Openings Available

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Are you passionate about building relationships, creating engagement strategies, and ready to lead strategic philanthropic initiatives that make a lasting impact? Join us at Wexner Heritage Village as our Director of Development. In this role, you'll be at the forefront of driving fundraising efforts aligned with our organizational objectives, shaping the future of philanthropy in Columbus, Ohio.

About Wexner Heritage Village

Wexner Heritage Village is a senior living community inspired by Jewish values. We believe in treating everyone with dignity and respect, and honoring traditions while embracing diversity. For over 70 years, we've been dedicated to enhancing the lives of seniors and their families, and our mission is to create a vibrant, connected community that brings more life to every moment of senior living. Through integrity, humility, innovation, and excellence, we strive to be the most trusted, most loved, most sought-after resource for the senior community.


Strategic Fundraising Engagement:

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive engagement strategy to build philanthropic support aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Execute annual engagement plans with individual prospects, community and corporate partners and public and private foundations.

Donor Identification and Cultivation:

  • Cultivate relationships with individuals and community leaders to identify potential donors.
  • Steward relationships to deepen connection to the organization for securing key partnership and/or financial support.

Engagement Campaigns:

  • Plan, coordinate, and execute engagement procedures for identified prospects using strategic priorities as the emphasis for communication.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to create compelling campaign materials.

Grant Acquisition and Management:

  • Identify grant opportunities to support organizational programs and initiatives.
  • Manage the full grant lifecycle, from prospecting to applying to reporting, ensuring compliance with all requirements and working closely with the CFO on the financial reporting requirements.

Events and Community Engagement:

  • Organize and oversee events to engage the community, build relationships, and generate support.
  • Work collaboratively with volunteers, board members, and community leaders to expand outreach efforts.

Financial Oversight:

  • Monitor and report on fundraising goals, financial performance, and budget adherence.
  • Provide regular updates to senior leadership and the board of directors on progress.



  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (e.g., Business Administration, Nonprofit Management, Communications), with 3+ years of experience developing and executing engagement strategies to build philanthropic support aligned with organizational objectives.
  • Strong ability to cultivate relationships with potential donors and steward existing connections to secure key partnerships and financial support.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills with the ability to plan, coordinate, and execute engagement procedures, emphasizing strategic priorities in communication efforts.
  • Strong proven writing skills, familiarity with the grant writing and management process is preferred.
  • Demonstrated competency with PowerPoint and Word for creating presentations and communication materials.
  • Proven track record in identifying grant opportunities, managing the full grant lifecycle from prospecting to reporting, and ensuring compliance with all requirements.
  • Strong financial oversight skills, including the ability to monitor and report on fundraising goals, financial performance, and budget adherence, providing regular updates to senior leadership and the board of directors.
  • Ability to work as part of a team but being self-sufficient with a “roll up your sleeves” mentality.
  • Possess an understanding and appreciation of Jewish culture and community.

We offer a competitive benefits package, including PTO, Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Retirement Plan options, and more!

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit your resume and cover letter to Irina Kleinerman, Talent Acquisition Manager, JVS Careers [email protected].