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Individual Giving Officer, Western Region

Department: Development
Location: RM, MD


HIAS seeks an Individual Giving Officer, Western Region to assist with planning, coordinating and designing strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals in the Western Region who give at the $500-$4,999.00 level. This role will report to the Associate Director, Major Gifts and will join a team of remote colleagues spread across several states. Ideal candidates will be strong self-starters who are motivated to work independently. This individual is responsible for meeting an annual revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and prospects to advance the mission of the organization. Beyond the Major Gifts team, this role will work closely with a wide variety of internal stakeholders, both within the Development department and outside of it.  

Note, we ask that candidates be based in either Pacific or Mountain Time (Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, Oregon, Texas). Proximity to a Jewish community interested in HIAS’ work is a plus but not required. This is a remote position, with significant travel responsibilities to meet with donors and travel on behalf of HIAS. 

The salary range is $65,000-70,000.


  • Manages and takes ownership of a portfolio consisting of several hundred low-level major donors in the Western Region of the United States.  

  • Conducts a significant number of qualified contacts per month with donors or prospects to strengthen donor relationships for long-term support. 

  • Partners with colleagues in Institutional Development and Development Operations, as well as  colleagues in the Public Affairs division as a whole, to align solicitation strategies with the interests of specific donors or prospects.  

  • Executes small-scale cultivation events, both virtual and in-person, to engage doors and prospects with HIAS.  

  • Travels throughout the Western Region to cultivate donors with in-person meetings and engagements. (Please note that this job responsibility is pending local guidance on COVID safety).  

  • Oversees timely and meaningful donor acknowledgment and stewardship initiatives. 

  • Maintains detailed records in HIAS’ database. 

  • Maintains ongoing familiarity with refugee issues, Jewish communal philanthropic opportunities and trends. 

  • Assists in other Public Affairs projects, as assigned. 


  • Undergraduate degree preferred, with 3-5 years of relevant professional experience. 

  • Experience in researching and identifying major new funding prospects; progressive experience in successful advancement or related programs.   

  • Comfort with high-net-worth individuals and families.   

  • Strong communication skills, with the ability to write clearly to external and internal stakeholders; comfort with speaking to small groups and ability to modulate tone depending on audience. Able to listen actively and respond to donor needs. 

  • Excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to prioritize, manage time efficiently in a fast-paced work environment and remain flexible in an ever-changing landscape for refugee issues. 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in fundraising principles and methodologies. 

  • Familiarity with the Jewish community and international refugee issues a plus; comfort in representing HIAS to funders and interacting with a diverse base of supporters. 

  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite, fundraising databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and prospect research tools. 

  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and accountability while being a team player. 

  • Willingness to travel throughout the Western Region (about 40% time) and ability to attend functions/activities outside of normal work hours, with advanced notice. 


All employees are expected to represent the organization in alignment with HIAS' mission, vision and values. Some employees of HIAS are expected to speak externally on behalf of the organization with clients, donors, affiliates, partners, etc. as part of their work-related responsibilities. Applicants for these roles acknowledge and accept the inherent risk associated with external representation of HIAS.


We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring process: 

Step 1: Submit your application! 

Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter. 

Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager. 

Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS employees. 

Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey. 

Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening. 

Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS! 

Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all candidates will advance to each step. 


Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS (originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the traditions, texts, and history of the Jewish people – a history of oppression, displacement, and diaspora. HIAS has since helped generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths, ethnicities, and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our experience, history, and values to our work across five continents, ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and opportunities they need to thrive.  

HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability, transparency, and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to join our teams located in the United States and across the globe. People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from the LGBTQ+ community, and people with lived experiences of forced displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision, mission, and values. 


HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and opportunity. 


Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their lives. 


Welcome • Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim

We Welcome the Stranger 

Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek

We Pursue Justice 

Empathy • Empatía • Empathie • Chesed

We Approach our Clients with Empathy 

Partnership • Compañerismo • Coopération • Chevruta

We Believe in Changing the World through Partnership 

Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz

We Act with Courage to Build a Better World 

Resilience • Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach

We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating our Resilience 


HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status, religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, military status, protected veteran status, political orientation, or other legally protected status.


HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 

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