Chief Development Officer

JFS of St. Louis – Chief Development Officer 

Full-time, Exempt

Salary range: $70,000 - $85,000 or commensurate with experience

Eligible for full-time benefits including Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance


The Chief Development Officer (CDO) develops and implements a comprehensive development program to advance JFS’s mission and goals. Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and working closely with the Board of Directors, the CDO leads the advancement team to assess, re-design as needed, and implement a comprehensive, results-oriented development plan that includes annual fundraising, major and planned giving, campaigns, grants, and special events. The CDO will work with the CEO to forward the fundraising vision at JFS—overseeing and adapting goals, strategies, benchmarks, and timetables—to identify new donors and deepen relationships with families and individual, corporate, and foundation leaders.



Department Leadership

Board and Staff Engagement



Skills and Experience

Personal Characteristics and Work Style


For 150 years, JFS has provided children, adults and seniors in the St. Louis region with the supports they need to lead vibrant, healthy lives. Through a comprehensive range of services, JFS helps seniors remain independent and connected to the community, reduces hunger, and empowers children to thrive. JFS serves people in need, inclusive of all ages, races, religions, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations and abilities. Each year, JFS supports the emotional and physical well-being of more than 50,000 children, families, and seniors in the St. Louis community.