Chief Development Officer


St. Louis, Missouri

Jewish Family & Children’s Service of St. Louis (JF&CS) is seeking a Chief Development Officer.

For nearly 150 years, JF&CS has offered compassionate support and practical solutions to help people in greater St. Louis navigate life’s challenges. Our professional staff assist the elderly, protect children at risk, provide food and services to those in need, support families, and enhance community connections. We serve people in need, inclusive of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, genders and sexual orientations. JF&CS is a dynamic organization, with committed donors and talented staff dedicated to an inspiring mission.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO) provides strategic leadership to develop and implement comprehensive financial and development plans. The CDO supervises development department staff and oversees major gifts, planned giving, annual giving, special events, tribute giving, and all associated activities. Supervised by the Chief Executive Officer, the CDO works closely with the Financial Development Committee of the JF&CS Board of Directors. 

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, team-centric, strategic, charismatic, detail-oriented, and highly organized; and will possess the ability to solicit financial gifts of all levels. Excellent communication, interpersonal, analytical, and research skills are essential. Familiarity with the Saint Louis and Jewish communities a plus. 


• Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 7 years of direct fundraising experience.

• Significant successful experience in gift solicitation.


Full-time, Exempt

Salary range: $90,000 - $110,000