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Birthright Israel Foundation is always looking for talented individuals eager to further the mission of Birthright Israel: providing the gift of a 10-day educational trip to Israel for young Jewish adults between the ages of 18 and 26.

We are an equal opportunity employer, offer competitive benefits (including personal development opportunities), and were voted one of the top 50 nonprofits to work for in 2015 and 2016 by The NonProfit Times.

Interested in applying? Contact Samona Sufian, Director of Human Resources, at jobs@birthrightisrael.org, with your cover letter, resume, references, and the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Available Jobs

Vice President of the Northeast Region

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Position Objective

The Vice President of the Northeast Region will report to, and work closely with, the Chief Development Officer and serve on the senior fundraising team. The Vice President of the Northeast Region is based in Birthright Israel Foundation's New York City headquarters and manages a team of eight. Northeast regional team members are located in New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Chief Development Officer

Essential Functions

  • Design and implement a northeast region campaign strategy that integrates all fundraising tools and generates short-term results as well as sustainable long-term growth;
  • Set and achieve annual fundraising goals (activity and financial-based) for the region;
  • Provide strong direction and management for the northeast regional team, including the effective and thoughtful managing of systems, processes, and measurements to monitor, project, and guide fundraising results and activities;
  • Collaborate with the senior development team in the pursuit of fundraising excellence across the Foundation's four regional offices and headquarters;
  • Increase the depth and breadth of private individual and institutional support secured from the northeast region;
  • Manage a portfolio of high-potential donors, building relationships, soliciting support, and designing and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan for each family or institutional funder;
  • Promote Birthright Israel to new audiences and prospects to generate interest and support for the organization;
  • Oversee the Foundation's philanthropic alumni engagement in and around New York City;
  • Carefully monitor the costs associated with fundraising in the northeast region and ensure that internal resources are appropriately utilized;
  • Lead a highly energized and dynamic group of professionals in a fast paced, quickly growing environment;
  • Set priorities and develop an infrastructure that creates a stronger and more effective regional team;
  • Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and promotes intra- and interdepartmental teamwork;
  • Focus on performance measurements, individual coaching and team development;
  • Foster an environment of achievement and ensure staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined and measurable goals.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Advanced Degree preferred

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • An established leader with a minimum of 10 years of senior development experience with demonstrable achievements in management, both strategic and operational;
  • Proven ability to build, manage, mentor, motivate, and hold accountable to high standards, a diverse results-driven team, located in different locations, with a commitment to excellence;
  • Demonstrated success in increasing the effectiveness of development staff through established objectives, performance standards and quantifiable benchmarks;
  • Creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic inclinations;
  • Proven ability to personally develop strategies, cultivate, solicit and steward major and institutional donors at significant six- and seven-figure levels;
  • Experience training and working with executives, senior staff and board members in development-related activities, providing them with quality support and intelligence, and increasing their comfort with and success in fundraising;
  • A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality;
  • A sense of humor and perspective;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity and collaborative team driven nature to partner effectively across the entire organization and externally with BRIF partners;
  • A diplomatic problem solver able to build consensus and engender cooperation between lay leaders and professionals from the breadth of interests and perspectives in the community and to translate ideas and concepts into clear actionable items;
  • Excellent attention to detail and responsiveness;
  • Able to multi-task; able to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Sound judgement and sensitivity to highly confidential information;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on the ability to persuade;
  • Familiarity with Jewish community structures and institutions;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.

Salary commensurate with experience

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Vice President of the Central Region

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Position Objective

The Vice President of the Central Region will report to, and work closely with, the Chief Development Officer and serve on the senior fundraising team. The Vice President of the Central Region is based in Chicago and manages team members located in Chicago, Austin, and Ontario (in partnership with the Birthright Israel Foundation of Canada office).

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Chief Development Officer

Essential Functions

  • Design and implement a central region campaign strategy that integrates all fundraising tools and generates short-term results as well as sustainable long-term growth;
  • Set and achieve annual fundraising goals (activity and financial-based) for the region;
  • Provide strong direction and management for the central regional team, including the effective and thoughtful managing of systems, processes, and measurements to monitor, project, and guide fundraising results and activities;
  • Collaborate with the senior development team in the pursuit of fundraising excellence across the Foundation's four regional offices and headquarters;
  • Increase the depth and breadth of private individual and institutional support secured from the central region;
  • Manage a portfolio of high-potential donors, building relationships, soliciting support, and designing and implementing a comprehensive stewardship plan for each family or institutional funder;
  • Promote Birthright Israel to new audiences and prospects to generate interest and support for the organization;
  • Carefully monitor the costs associated with fundraising in the central region and ensure that internal resources are appropriately utilized;
  • Lead a highly energized and dynamic group of professionals in a fast paced, quickly growing environment;
  • Set priorities and develop an infrastructure that creates a stronger and more effective regional team;
  • Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation, and promotes intra- and interdepartmental teamwork;
  • Work with BRIF leadership to determine the best way to integrate and/or support Birthright Israel Foundation's Canadian fundraising operations in the context of the larger Birthright Israel foundation focused on fundraising in the United States;
  • Focus on performance measurements, individual coaching and team development;
  • Foster an environment of achievement and ensure staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined and measurable goals;

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Advanced Degree preferred

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • An established leader with a minimum of 10 years of senior development experience with demonstrable achievements in management, both strategic and operational;
  • Proven ability to build, manage, mentor, motivate, and hold accountable to high standards, a diverse results-driven team, located in different locations, with a commitment to excellence;
  • Demonstrated success in increasing the effectiveness of development staff through established objectives, performance standards and quantifiable benchmarks;
  • Creative, innovative, entrepreneurial and strategic inclinations;
  • Proven ability to personally develop strategies, cultivate, solicit and steward major and institutional donors at significant six- and seven-figure levels;
  • Experience training and working with executives, senior staff and board members in development-related activities, providing them with quality support and intelligence, and increasing their comfort with and success in fundraising;
  • A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality;
  • A sense of humor and perspective;
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity and collaborative team driven nature to partner effectively across the entire organization and externally with BRIF partners;
  • A diplomatic problem solver able to build consensus and engender cooperation between lay leaders and professionals from the breadth of interests and perspectives in the community and to translate ideas and concepts into clear actionable items;
  • Excellent attention to detail and responsiveness;
  • Able to multi-task;
  • Able to organize, prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Sound judgement and sensitivity to highly confidential information;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills with an emphasis on the ability to persuade;
  • Familiarity with Jewish community structures and institutions;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.

Salary commensurate with experience

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Associate Vice President of Major Gifts, Southeast Region

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Position Objective

Based out of Miami, the Associate Vice President of Major Gifts, Southeast Region is responsible for managing a portfolio of assigned, qualified donors with the potential to make six-figure gifts to support Birthright Israel Foundation. The AVP will work closely with the Vice President of Birthright Israel Foundation's Southeast Region to design and implement a strategic fundraising plan to grow the organization's fundraising capacity throughout the Southeast region, with a focus on Miami, and create a strong pipeline of current and prospective donors.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President, Southeast Region

Essential Functions

  • Develop and grow Birthright Israel Foundation's donor base of individuals and foundations, with a focus on those capable of giving $100,000 or more;
  • Work with the VP of the Southeast Region to design a major gift strategy aimed at increasing the overall dollars raised in the southeast region year-over-year;
  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospective donors at the $6,000+ level, with a focus on those capable of six-figure or greater commitments:
    • Initiate contact and meet with existing and potential donors;
    • Develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies for prospects;
    • Solicit gifts of $6,000 and higher from current and prospective donors;
    • Work with Director of Stewardship to design and implement comprehensive stewardship strategies for all donors in portfolio;
  • Create and execute a plan for each donor in the portfolio so that individuals and institutional funders are retained and upgraded;
  • Collaborate with colleagues both regionally and nationally to achieve key BRIF goals;
  • Strategically grow and manage the Foundation's regional Miami Leadership Council:
    • Work closely with the Regional VP and Leadership Development team sto build a strategic plan to maximize Council as fundraising body and pipeline for National Board of Directors;
    • Partner with Council leadership to grow Miami fundraising campaign;
    • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective donors or steward existing donors.
  • Work with the Prospect Research & Pipeline Development Associate to identify, research, and qualify prospective major gift donors;
  • Utilize the Foundation database to maintain accurate records of all donor interactions, individuals' programmatic interests, trends in giving, and strategies for donor engagement and solicitation;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required, Advanced Degree preferred

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Minimum of 10 years of fundraising experience in a sophisticated fundraising organization with significant experience cultivating and soliciting major ($100,000+) gifts;
  • A high level of knowledge and sophisticated understanding of fundraising best practices and the Jewish philanthropic landscape;
  • Knowledge of the Southeast philanthropic market, and demonstrated success cultivating and personally soliciting charitable gifts for existing and new constituencies;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information to donors, board members, and staff;
  • Highly organized with the ability to wear multiple hats in an ambiguous, fast-moving environment;
  • a driving force who manages toward clarity and solutions;
  • A self-motivated team player with an energetic, flexible and creative approach;
  • Sound judgement and sensitivity to highly confidential information;
  • Excellent communication and coalition building skills with an ability to balance, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and fundraising database systems (preferably Salesforce);
  • Willing to travel as needed for donor meetings, events, and Foundation summits;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.

Salary commensurate with experience

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Regional Director, Tri-State

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Position Objective

Work with the Vice President of Birthright Israel Foundation's Northeast Region to design and implement a strategic fundraising plan to sustain grow the organization's fundraising capacity in the Tri-State region (New York state, Connecticut, and New Jersey) and create a strong pipeline of current and prospective donors.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President of the Northeast Region

Essential Functions

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospective donors at the $6,000+ level:
    • Initiate contact and meet with existing and potential donors;
    • Develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies for prospects;
    • Solicit gifts of $6,000 and higher from current and prospective donors;
    • Work with Director of Stewardship to design and implement comprehensive stewardship strategies for all donors in portfolio.
  • Work with Prospect Research & Pipeline Development Associate and Regional VP to identify and qualify prospects and build appropriate strategies to capture giving potential;
  • Increase the overall dollars raised in the tri-state region year-over-year;
  • Coordinate with the national development team to achieve the fundraising goals of the organization;
  • Manage a National Leadership Council:
    • Work closely with the Regional VP and VP of Leadership Development to build a strategic plan to maximize Council as fundraising body and pipeline for National Board of Directors;
    • Partner with Council leadership to grow fundraising campaign;
    • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective donors or steward existing donors.
  • Set and achieve fundraising and activity goals for the region, national leadership council, and events;
  • Utilize the Foundation database to maintain accurate records of all donor interactions, individuals' programmatic interests, trends in giving, and strategies for donor engagement and solicitation;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree required

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in fundraising or a related role;
  • Experience with face-to-face donor solicitations;
  • Deep understanding of key principles of major gift fundraising;
  • Demonstration of exceptional skills in written and verbal communications;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach;
  • Keen understanding of donor needs and requirements;
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across an organization and external partners to drive results;
  • Self-starter with the ability to work alone or in a team;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Willing to regularly travel for donor meetings, events, and Foundation summits;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Donor Communications Associate

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Position Objective

The Marketing & Communications Associate is a new position at the Foundation that serves as a creative, strategic partner between the Marketing & Communications team and the Foundation's four Regional Vice-Presidents. The Associate will work cross-functionally to support major gift solicitation and stewardship strategies and oversee internal communications as they relate to major gift fundraising.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Essential Functions

  • Serve as the main point of contact between Birthright Israel Foundation's Marketing & Communications team and Regional Fundraising VPs;
  • Conduct assessment of frontline fundraisers' needs and create materials to address those needs and meet overall major gift fundraising objectives;
  • Develop and implement system for requesting and creating personalized materials for major gift donors;
  • Create personalized solicitation and stewardship materials for key donors designed to advance the Foundation's relationships with these individuals and foundations;
  • Work closely with VP of Marketing & Communications to create internal communications plan for Foundation;
  • Translate data and key takeaways from studies on Birthright Israel Foundation and/or overall Jewish engagement into a compelling case for giving;
  • Create and update internal communications materials for Foundation staff and lay leaders for use in major gift solicitations — internal case for support, key talking points, FAQs, etc.;
  • Develop solicitation training materials for board members and lay leadership;
  • Build out Foundation staff onboarding and training materials to ensure uniform, clear messaging is shared with newest staff members;
  • Contribute to additional marketing and communications pieces as necessary, such as the BRIF Annual Report, Journeys Magazine, etc., as it relates to donor communications and strategy;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 5 or more years' experience in marketing, communications, or a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in marketing and communications and/or in major gifts fundraising at a nonprofit organization;
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills;
  • Strong computer skills, including: Microsoft Office, Excel, Outlook;
  • Experience with InDesign a plus;
  • Strong organizational skills a must; skilled at multi-tasking; meeting timelines, prioritizing and executing responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a team player with a demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional role;
  • Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness, and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently;
  • Excellent proofreading and copy-editing skills;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Prospect Research & Pipeline Development Associate

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Position Objective

The Prospect Research & Pipeline Development (PRPD) Associate is a new position at Birthright Israel Foundation, an essential part of the newly created Principal Gifts department. The PRPD Associate will manage Birthright Israel Foundation's prospect research and assignment process, from proactive and reactive identification and qualification to prospect assignment. The PRPD Associate will ensure that Birthright Israel Foundation maintains a strong pipeline of prospective and current major gift donors in support of a strong annual fundraising campaign.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President of Principal Gifts

Essential Functions

  • Monitor and analyze wealth screening results to identify new prospects for gift pipeline and fundraiser portfolios;
  • Conduct detailed research on top prospects (new and existing) to determine appropriate capacity ratings and philanthropic inclination;
  • Working closely with the Chief Development Officer and Vice President of Principal Gifts, assign prospects to gift officers and monitor portfolio moves management process;
  • Work with the IT team to maintain database integrity and run pipeline reports;
  • Perform regular research on major and principal gifts prospects;
  • Identify and implement best practices to ensure that Birthright Israel Foundation's screening and research capabilities are in line with professional standards and meet the organization's needs;
  • Keep abreast of key donors in the news, philanthropic trends, current economic and world events, and evolving prospect research/management practices and share that information as necessary;
  • Utilizing Salesforce, create and maintain a comprehensive major gift prospect pipeline consisting of current and new donors;
  • Develop and implement processes for prospect research requests;
  • Evaluate, recommend the purchase and/or renewal of, and regularly review research resources, publications, services, and memberships for effectiveness, reliability, and comprehensive coverage;
  • Maintain a comprehensive and working knowledge of the Foundation's Salesforce database;
  • Coordinate and lead Prospect Assignment Meetings;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in fundraising or a related industry, with significant research responsibilities;
  • Deep understanding of key principles of major gift fundraising and an appreciation for the critical role of research in the fundraising process;
  • Well-developed research skills and working knowledge of information search strategies and research tools;
  • Ability to interpret, analyze, and summarize biographical and complex financial data;
  • Exceptional communication (written/verbal) and organizational skills;
  • Familiarity with the moves management concept and prospect management best practices;
  • Sensitivity to highly confidential information and the need for discretion;
  • Superior skills in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a significant plus;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach with an enthusiasm for prospect research;
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across an organization and drive results;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Business & Operations Assistant

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Position Objective

Provide support for overall office and business operations management in coordination with the Associate Vice President, Legal Affairs & Business Operations.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Legal Affairs & Business Operations

Essential Functions

  • Serve as primary person responsible for overseeing the office environment, including opening/closing the office, greeting guests, answering central phone line for general inquiries, monitoring office entry, managing security, accepting mail and packages, processing daily mail, processing and logging donations received via mail, maintaining vendor relations, ensuring availability of supplies, overseeing seating arrangements, and ensuring overall office cleanliness in coordination with maintenance staff;
  • Manage relationships with all outside vendors that support the functioning of the office environment, including but not limited to those responsible for cleaning/maintenance, supplies, food and beverage services, construction, copy machines, copy/shredding, shipping, security, and HVAC systems;
  • Maintain regular contact with landlords at New York Headquarters and at all regional locations, including responding on behalf of Birthright Israel Foundation to ensure timely payment of invoices and addressing any issues that may arise;
  • Assist the Associate Vice President, Legal Affairs & Business Operations in preparing for move to new office space, including programming process in coordination with architect, maintaining financial records of all expenses and reconciling with budgeted amounts, and maintaining communications with all stakeholders;
  • Assist with oversight of office build-outs and alterations;
  • Oversee the BRISecure team, which is tasked with ensuring a secure environment at all Birthright Israel Foundation and Birthright Israel North America offices environments in the United States;
  • Manage communication with security consultants, alarm company, and video surveillance provider. Ensure BRISecure team receives proper training and that certifications are up to date. Maintain code database for office access and the office emergency communication line, adding/removing employees as needed;
  • Assist with assessing organization-wide insurance needs and maintaining all organizational insurance policies;
  • Regularly assess business operations processes and assist with revamping processes to increase efficiencies;
  • Maintain regular list of Action Items for organization-wide meetings, follow-up with relevant staff members to ensure completion of Action Items on a timely basis, and identify organizational needs requiring the creation of new Action Items;
  • Assist with maintaining and updating new employee onboarding process, Employee Handbook, and other HR-related tasks as needed;
  • Assist with Birthright Israel Foundation's planned giving program, including prospect research, drafting communications to planned giving donors, and updating Salesforce to document interactions with donors;
  • Liaise, on behalf of Birthright Israel Foundation, with counterparts at Birthright Israel North America;
  • Support the Associate Vice President, Legal Affairs & Business Operations on special projects as assigned;
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Minimum 2-3 years related work experience;
  • Exceptional verbal, written, and diplomatic skills;
  • Ability to exercise discretion with confidential matters;
  • Team player with proven ability to work well with all levels of employees;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook);
  • Proficiency in Salesforce (not required, but preferred);
  • Strong organizational skills with an ability to multi-task and prioritize competing demands;
  • Polished, professional demeanor.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Institutional Giving Assistant

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Position Objective

Support, strengthen, and grow Birthright Israel Foundation's work with foundation funders, Jewish federations and other institutional giving partners. Work closely with the Institutional Giving department and other members of the Development team to ensure effective communication of information to donors, to maximize opportunities for new solicitations or gift renewals, and to participate in efforts to achieve annual fundraising goals. Participate in the ongoing stewardship of Institutional Giving partners.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Associate Vice President of Institutional Giving

Essential Functions

  • Through Salesforce (Moves Management): track department's efforts and the growing portfolio of professional foundations, support data entry, and the ability to create extensive reports;
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed, including preparing and sending mailings, compiling meeting materials, and scheduling appointments;
  • Work with other departments, including regional offices, to ensure consistency and quality of the organization's operations and communications;
  • Request and record applicant and participant data from Birthright Israel;
  • Draft and edit key communications with major foundations and Jewish federations through reports, proposals, and other writing;
  • Research and identify new prospective foundations and initiate contact with foundation stakeholders;
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 1-2 years' experience in a related field;
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with Salesforce or similar donor database software;
  • Excellent business writing, proposal writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively present information to major donors, foundation professionals, top management and staff;
  • Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness, and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Skilled at multi-tasking; able to organize, manage, prioritize, and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Team player;
  • Strong computer skills, including: Microsoft office, Excel, Outlook;
  • High level of discretion.

Reasoning Skills

  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions;
  • Ability to solve practical and intellectual problems utilizing principles of logical reasoning;
  • Ability to work within general guidelines and minimal supervision;
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and execute responsibilities tin the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Ability to recognize the need for confidentiality of information and to maintain such confidence.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Northeast Region Assistant

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Position Objective

The Northeast Region Assistant supports the daily operations of Birthright Israel Foundation's Northeast Regional Office via operational responsibilities including database support, special events planning and execution, and administrative tasks. Based in New York City, the Northeast Region Assistant is a perfect opportunity for an individual looking to build a successful career in development and fundraising.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President of the Northeast Region

Essential Functions

  • Work with Vice President of the Northeast Region and gift officers in northeast region to support fundraising strategy and activities;
  • Provide data entry support for regional fundraisers; prepare and distribute regional reports;
  • Assist northeast regional fundraising team with portfolio evaluation and moves management process;
  • Work with headquarters and other Regional Assistants to ensure consistency and quality of regional office operations;
  • Plan and execute local small-scale events; assist national events team on larger regional events;
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed, including preparing and sending mailings, compiling meeting materials, and scheduling appointments;
  • Assist with general support of the regional team as assigned by supervisor.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 1-2 years' experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for fundraising;
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Exemplary skills in written and verbal communications and problem-solving;
  • Sensitivity to highly confidential information;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment;
  • Ability to work independently and create and adhere to deadlines;
  • Willing to travel as needed for meetings and events within region;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Central Region Assistant

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Position Objective

The Central Region Assistant supports the daily operations of Birthright Israel Foundation's Central Regional Office via operational responsibilities including database support, special events planning and execution, and administrative tasks. Based in Chicago, the Central Region Assistant is a perfect opportunity for an individual looking to build a successful career in development and fundraising.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President of the Central Region

Essential Functions

  • Work with Vice President of the Central Region and gift officers in central region to support fundraising strategy and activities;
  • Provide data entry support for regional fundraisers; prepare and distribute regional reports;
  • Assist central regional fundraising team with portfolio evaluation and moves management process;
  • Work with headquarters and other Regional Assistants to ensure consistency and quality of regional office operations;
  • Plan and execute local small-scale events; assist national events team on larger regional events;
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed, including preparing and sending mailings, compiling meeting materials, and scheduling appointments;
  • Assist with general support of the regional team as assigned by supervisor.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 1-2 years' experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for fundraising;
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Exemplary skills in written and verbal communications and problem-solving;
  • Sensitivity to highly confidential information;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment;
  • Ability to work independently and create and adhere to deadlines;
  • Willing to travel as needed for meetings and events within region;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
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Western Region Assistant

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Position Objective

The Western Region Assistant supports the daily operations of Birthright Israel Foundation's Western Region Office via operational responsibilities including database support, special events planning and execution, and administrative tasks. Based in Los Angeles, the Western Region Assistant is a perfect opportunity for an individual looking to build a successful career in development and fundraising.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions unless this causes undue hardship to the organization.

Reports To

  • Vice President of the Western Region

Essential Functions

  • Work with Vice President of the Western Region and gift officers in western region to support fundraising strategy and activities;
  • Provide data entry support for regional fundraisers; prepare and distribute regional reports;
  • Assist western regional fundraising team with portfolio evaluation and moves management process;
  • Work with headquarters and other Regional Assistants to ensure consistency and quality of regional office operations;
  • Plan and execute local small-scale events;
  • Assist national events team on larger regional events;
  • Perform administrative tasks as needed, including preparing and sending mailings, compiling meeting materials, and scheduling appointments;
  • Assist with general support of the regional team as assigned by supervisor.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 1-2 years' experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for fundraising;
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Exemplary skills in written and verbal communications and problem-solving;
  • Sensitivity to highly confidential information;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment;
  • Ability to work independently and create and adhere to deadlines;
  • Willing to travel as needed for meetings and events within region;
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well;
  • Regularly required to physically operate routine office equipment such as telephones, computers, etc;
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens;
  • Ability to travel and valid driver's license.

Work Environment

  • Noise level is consistent with levels usually present in an office environment.
  • Hazards present are consistent with those common to an office environment.
 More Details