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

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 of 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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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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