UpStart’s mission is to inspire and empower leaders to dream, build, and grow bold initiatives that enhance the vitality of Jewish life.
UpStart is at a pivotal and exciting moment in its history, with the recent completion of a merger with partners Bikkurim, Joshua Venture Group, and the US Programs of PresenTense. We have brought together the best of these four organizations’ experience, intellectual capital, networks, and resources. We are now embarking upon an exciting journey of engaging the community with our bold vision supporting Jewish communities to be thriving hubs of innovation creating a more just, vibrant, and inclusive Jewish future.
We are seeking an eager self-starter who enjoys working in a fast-paced entrepreneurial environment and is passionate about playing a key role in forming the Jewish future. As a key member of a growing team, this role will play a critical role in the organization and with its many stakeholders.
The UpStart Major Gifts Officer is a full-time exempt position based in San Francisco. This position reports to the Chief Advancement and Operations Officer with a dotted line to the CEO.
UpStart is based in San Francisco, with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Denver, and New York. UpStart hosts programs in more than a dozen communities across the country, supporting entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, and communal leaders looking to generate and nurture community-changing ideas. Since our inception, UpStart and our merging partners have fueled the impact of over 1,300 organizations and trained nearly 3,000 of the Jewish community’s most inspiring leaders.
Overview of Responsibilities
Reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer, the Major Gift Officer will manage a fundraising portfolio with the goal of stewarding and soliciting current donors at all levels, cultivating and soliciting gifts at the $10K+ level.
The primary focus area will be the Bay Area market, and engagement with other key communities will be included.
The MGO will execute targeted fundraising to achieve defined goals, identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base and close gifts.
Travel to UpStart Hub Cities (LA, Chicago, Denver, NY) and some other travel for conferences may be required.
The ideal candidate will:
Salary and benefits
Salary is commensurate with experience and benefits include medical, dental, 401k, vacation, sick leave, Jewish and secular holidays. UpStart believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, medical condition, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state, or local laws. Ability to travel required.
To Apply: Send a resume with a cover letter that communicates why you would be a “fit” for the position to Careers@upstartlab.org with the subject: UpStart Major Gifts Officer.