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Having recently completed a strategic plan, Birthright Israel Foundation is at an exciting point of restructuring and growth. We are therefore looking for talented individuals eager to join a fast-paced, mission-driven, and goal-oriented workplace and have a select number of newly created positions available.

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

Birthright Israel Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, offering competitive benefits and personal development opportunities.

Available Jobs

Prospect Research & Pipeline Development Associate

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Position Summary

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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Leadership Development Associate

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Position Summary

The Leadership Development Associate serves a critical role in Birthright Israel Foundation's newly created Leadership Development department, focusing primarily on supporting Birthright Israel Foundation's relationship and engagement with Taglit-Birthright Israel — the Foundation's programmatic counterpart in Israel. Additionally, the Leadership Development Associate serves as a strategic partner to the Foundation's Human Resources department in onboarding, training, and supporting staff in the Foundation's NYC headquarters and four regional offices.

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 Leadership Development

Essential Functions

  • Support the critical partnership between Birthright Israel Foundation and Taglit-Birthright Israel – the Foundation's programmatic counterpart in Israel — in order to maximize the fundraising capacity of the Foundation;
  • Staff Vice President of Leadership Development as central point of contact for Taglit-Birthright Israel and BRIF staff communications;
  • Ensure that information between Foundation and Taglit staff is shared and leveraged appropriately and that Foundation staff has the information and access necessary to perform their roles;
  • Strategically leverage Taglit leadership visits to the United States for donor meetings, working with Taglit staff to schedule and staff these visits appropriately;
  • Work with Director of Stewardship and frontline fundraisers when identifying and planning for VIP donor visits to Israel;
  • Work with Vice President of Leadership Development and Israel Liaison to plan and execute individual and group trips to Israel for donors and staff;
  • Partner with other Leadership Development Associate to plan and execute Foundation's annual donor mission trip and annual Board Retreat (with input and support from events and stewardship team);
  • Consult with Human Resources and Business Operations departments on onboarding program content and materials for new Foundation staff members;
  • Plan strategic components of annual Staff Summits and smaller Foundation team meetings and special events;
  • Identify areas of opportunity for staff engagement and development throughout the calendar year;
  • Identify internal and external growth opportunities for staff including conferences, trainings, etc. and make recommendations to Vice President of Leadership Development for appropriate resource allocations;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Minimum of 3 years' experience in a related field, ideally with a multi-national organization or corporation;
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for working in the Jewish nonprofit space;
  • Exceptional communication (written/verbal) and organizational skills;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office: Word, Excel, Outlook, etc.;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a team player with a demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional role;
  • Sensitivity to highly confidential information and the need for discretion;
  • Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness, and creative problem-solving skills;
  • Highly motivated with the ability to work independently;
  • Ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach;
  • Fluency in Hebrew a plus;
  • Willing to travel as needed to Foundation's regional offices and Israel;
  • 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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Business Operations Assistant

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Position Summary

The Business Operations Assistant oversees the office environment at Birthright Israel Foundation's New York Headquarters and provides additional support for the Business Operations Department. The position is an excellent entry-level opportunity for an individual interested in non-profit management, operations, and facilities management to expand their skill-set at one of the premier Jewish and Israel education organizations in the non-profit world.

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, Legal Affairs & Business Operations

Essential Functions

  • Serve as front desk receptionist and 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, assisting with seating arrangements, and ensuring overall office cleanliness in coordination with maintenance staff;
  • Manage relationships with all outside vendors and contractors that support the functioning of the office environment, including but not limited to those responsible for cleaning/maintenance, supplies, food & 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;
  • Manage the Business Operations budget, including documenting expenses, reconciling expenses vs. budgeted amounts, and making projections for future expenses and office needs;
  • Assist with assessing organization-wide insurance needs (excluding personnel) and maintaining all organizational insurance policies;
  • Regularly assess business operations processes and assist with revamping processes to increase efficiencies;
  • Communicate, on behalf of Birthright Israel Foundation, with counterparts at Birthright Israel North America regarding office management needs;
  • Support the Associate Vice President, Legal Affairs & Business Operations on special projects as assigned;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 1-2 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;
  • Regularly required to move around inside the office to observe office environment, access file cabinets, inspect HVAC and storage rooms, and accept mail and packages;
  • Occasionally required to lift and carry boxes as well as supplies and equipment weighing up to 25 lbs.

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 Summary

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.
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