Careers

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

Institutional Giving Assistant

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Position Summary

Support and strengthen the work of the Institutional Giving department with foundation and individual donors, local Jewish federations, and other funders. Provide effective administrative support to the department of three. Work with colleagues to maximize solicitation or gift renewal opportunities and participate in ongoing stewardship efforts. In addition to your resume, please include a writing sample and three references.

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

  • Administrative Tasks:
    • Coordinate department meetings, events and activities;
    • Manage correspondence within and outside the organization;
    • Compile weekly departmental meeting materials and agendas;
    • Schedule appointments within and outside the organization;
    • Organize and maintain department documents and files;
    • Prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting priorities or unexpected situations;
  • Data Entry & Management:
    • Learn Salesforce (Moves Management);
    • Create extensive reports from Salesforce for the department and colleagues;
    • Use Excel to format and distribute complex reports and emailing lists;
    • Upload relevant information as necessary.
  • Communicate requests and information to and from colleagues and funders;
  • Draft and edit key communications with major foundations and Jewish federations through reports, proposals, and other writing;
  • Research and identify new prospective foundations supporters;
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Highly skilled at multi-tasking;
  • Extremely organized with high level of attention to detail;
  • Responsive with creative problem-solving skills;
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to effectively present information;
  • Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Word);
  • Ideal candidate will have 1-2 years experience in a related field;
  • Ideal candidate will have experience with Salesforce or similar donor database software;
  • Business writing, proposal writing and editing skills;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Team player;
  • 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;
  • 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 government issued identification.

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 Summary

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;
  • 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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Strategic Partnerships Assistant

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Position Summary

The Strategic Partnerships Assistant will support Birthright Israel Foundation's Strategic Partnerships department, focused on strategic engagement with external partners including synagogues and Federations. The position is an excellent entry-level opportunity for an individual interested in building 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 of Strategic Partnerships

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships to support departmental strategy and activities;
  • Perform data entry (using the Foundation's Salesforce database) and pull reports on departmental efforts as they relate to engagement of synagogues, Federations, and other community partnerships;
  • Implement and build upon synagogue engagement strategy;
  • Work with Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, Institutional Giving Team, and Regional Fundraisers to support and strengthen Federation relationships;
  • Staff Rabbinical cabinet meetings — schedule, create and disseminate relevant material, conduct follow up as appropriate;
  • Partner with the Associate Vice President of Strategic Partnerships to identify conferences, summits, and gatherings appropriate for BRIF engagement;
  • Manage Foundation and Taglit-Birthright Israel conference calendar;
  • Identify appropriate BRIF and/or Taglit leadership to attend conferences, prepare and staff as needed;
  • Perform administrative tasks including preparing and sending mailings, compiling meeting materials, and scheduling appointments;
  • Other tasks reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 1-2 years of experience in a related field;
  • Demonstrated interest in and enthusiasm for the Jewish nonprofit sector;
  • Skilled in Microsoft Word and Excel;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • Exceptional organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • 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 several times a year for conferences and other Foundation events;
  • 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 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 of 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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Alumni Engagement Associate

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Position Summary

The Alumni Engagement Associate is responsible for creating and implementing a successful donor engagement strategy for Birthright Israel program alumni, initially focused on the New York City region with future potential to expand throughout the Foundation’s four regional offices. The position is an excellent opportunity for an individual interested in expanding their skill-set in frontline fundraising and alumni engagement 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

  • Vice President of the Northeast Region

Essential Functions

  • Build and implement a comprehensive strategy to engage past participants of Taglit-Birthright Israel as donors and advocates for financially supporting Birthright Israel Foundation.
  • Work with VP of the Northeast Region to achieve fundraising and activity goals for NYC area alumni, young leadership council, and events.
  • Create and manage a fundraising portfolio of 75-100 alumni donors:
    • Initiate contact and meet with existing and potential alumni donors;
    • Develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies for prospective and current alumni donors;
    • Solicit gifts from current and prospective alumni donors.
  • Utilize the Salesforce database, prospect research, and existing network of donors to identify and qualify prospects and build appropriate strategies to capture alumni giving potential;
  • Increase the overall dollars raised from alumni donors in the New York City area year over year.
  • Manage the NYC Young Leadership Council:
    • Evaluate current Council operations and build strategy to maximize Council moving forward;
    • Leverage current Council members’ networks in support of Foundation fundraising efforts;
    • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective alumni donors or steward existing alumni donors.
  • Staff board development committee focused on alumni donors, working with lay leadership to implement strategies and measure success.
  • Coordinate with partner organization Birthright Israel North America and Taglit-Birthright Israel in identifying strong alumni speakers for Foundation events, donor meetings, marketing materials, etc.
  • Partner with Strategic Partnerships & Projects department on key components of post-trip engagement as they relate to engaging alumni in a fundraising capacity;
  • Work with regional offices to advise and support regional alumni engagement opportunities including strategic alumni phone-a-thons, event attendance, etc.
  • Utilize the Foundation’s Salesforce database to maintain accurate records of all alumni interactions, individuals’ programmatic interests, trends in giving, and strategies for alumni engagement, cultivation, and solicitation;
  • Building upon the success of the NYC Young Leadership Council and alumni fundraising strategy, make recommendations to Foundation leadership regarding expansion into different cities and regions;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • 3-5 years’ experience in fundraising, alumni relations, or a related field;
  • Experience with face-to-face donor solicitations and 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, particularly as regarding a new and rising generation of philanthropists;
  • 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 travel for donor meetings and events as needed;
  • 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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Associate Director of Stewardship

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Position Summary

The Associate Director of Stewardship is a new position at Birthright Israel Foundation, an essential part of the newly created Principal Gifts department. The Associate Director of Stewardship’s role is to ensure the successful creation and implementation of a strategic stewardship program for the Foundation and elevate the role of stewardship and donor appreciation throughout the Foundation. Working closely with the Vice President of Principal Gifts and the Foundation’s four Regional Vice Presidents, the Associate Director of Stewardship will develop and implement personalized stewardship plans for top donors and comprehensive stewardship strategies for donors at all giving levels.

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

  • Develop, manage, and execute stewardship programs for all donor levels designed to enhance and strengthen Birthright Israel Foundation’s relationships with donors;
  • Work closely with fundraisers to develop and implement personalized high-touch stewardship strategies for major donors;
  • Facilitate execution of stewardship by Foundation leadership, board members, and key volunteers;
  • Build buy-in and collaborate across entire organization to collect, assess and utilize stewardship assets and repurpose them as needed to maximize donor satisfaction;
  • Ensure that details of stewardship plans are compiled and communicated to all involved parties, and that the executed plan is documented, implemented and included in Salesforce;
  • Work with Special Events and Regional teams to arrange and oversee stewardship meetings and events;
  • Collaborate with Marketing & Communications department to develop and ensure consistency among stewardship communications and materials;
  • Work with stakeholders across the Foundation to create a menu of recognition opportunities to be strategically leveraged with key and prospective funders.
  • Work with Institutional Giving department on communications to foundations to ensure that they are kept up-to-date on the use and impact of their gifts;
  • Identify and implement best practices to ensure that stewardship programs are in line with professional standards and meet donor expectations;
  • Evaluate outcomes and effectiveness of stewardship programs, events, and/or other recognition activities;
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising or a related role, preferably with significant stewardship responsibilities at a large and complex nonprofit organization;
  • 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;
  • 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 MS Office;
  • Knowledge of Salesforce a plus;
  • 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

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