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Development Assistant

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Position Summary

Provide support to the National Campaign Director and regional VPs on the Development team in all aspects of campaign operations and administration, thus ensuring the annual fundraising success of Birthright Israel Foundation.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • National Campaign Director
    Fundraising/Development

Compensation

  • $55,000-$75,000
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the National Campaign Director in all aspects of managing Birthright Israel Foundation's annual campaign and fundraising operations.
  • Develop close and collaborative working relationships with regional VPS and support individual projects as they develop.
  • Attend Development team meetings or calls, capture and report key takeaways, and work with the National Campaign Director and regional VPs to ensure follow up.
  • Coordinate with the National Campaign Director to remain aware of/assist in scheduling and travel needs.
  • Support the National Campaign Director's and regional VPs' communication with direct reports by highlighting critical/immediate issues and receiving and parlaying responses, guidance, and decisions.
  • When necessary, draft internal and external communications in coordination with the National Campaign Director and regional VPs, including creation of a regular newsletter to be sent to Development team staff.
  • Work with the Chief Information Officer and related IT staff to create reports within Salesforce and assist the National Campaign Director and regional VPs on the Development team with portfolio data entry.
  • Maintain the Development team's online Wiki page with updated information and tutorials.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's Degree or higher.
  • 2-3 years related experience.
  • Exceptional communication skills (written/verbal), and interpersonal savvy.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills that convey a high level of professionalism.
  • Ability to exercise discretion with confidential information.
  • Highly energetic, positive, and proactive approach.
  • Collaborative work style and a team player.
  • Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Self-motivated to identify organizational needs and tackle challenges.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment.
  • Ability to input information, pull data, create reports, and understand metrics within Salesforce.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office 365.
  • 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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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 Advancement Assistant

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Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) is seeking an organized and detail-oriented Assistant to join the Institutional Advancement team, a newly formed team at BRIF that is focused on cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding principal and institutional donors, including grant writing for foundations and Jewish federations. The Assistant role will provide support in the areas of business and grant writing, grants management, and donor research.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • VP, Institutional Advancement
    Institutional Advancement

Compensation

  • $55,000-$75,000
  • FLSA: Non-Exempt

Key Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the VP of Institutional Advancement and team members on ensuring seamless project management flow.
  • Manage the team's data entry in Salesforce and the grants management system related to all aspects of moves management (plans for donor discovery, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) and the life cycle of grants (proposal submissions, the grant agreement process, deliverable and report tracking). Pull and review Salesforce reports regularly to ensure data is up to date; input data as needed.
  • Write and edit communication with key stakeholders through grant reports and proposals, emails, participant stories, and other business writing. Submit grant reports and proposals.
  • Collaborate and serve as liaison with other departments — including the regional fundraising, finance, IT, and marketing teams — to produce various reports and proposals and meet donor intent.
  • Play an integral role on prospect identification, research, and network mapping, including through the use of AI.
  • Coordinate logistics for gatherings, conference calls, and other meetings.
  • Provide administrative assistance to the VP of Institutional Advancement, including scheduling meetings, preparing materials, and managing correspondence, as well as other projects.
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor of Arts degree required.
  • 2+ years professional experience in fundraising or sales.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite: Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
  • Salesforce or other CRM experience, or aptitude and enthusiasm to learn.
  • Experience with Generative AI, or aptitude and enthusiasm to learn.
  • Ability to take initiative and to juggle multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel.

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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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, Brand Voice

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Position Summary

The Associate Director, Brand Voice, is a vital team member responsible for creating and executing effective marketing and communication strategies and elevating brand language and identity to appeal to both current and new donors. This role demands a unique blend of creativity and project management capabilities, with a strong emphasis on superior writing skills to enhance brand recognition and support business objectives.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • Chief Marketing Officer
    Marketing & Communications

Compensation

  • $75,000-$95,000
  • FLSA: Exempt

Key Responsibilities

  • Exceptional Writing and Content Creation: Craft compelling and high-quality written content for a variety of platforms including emails, blog posts, social media, and newsletters. Ensure content is inspiring, informative, and aligns with brand voice and messaging.
  • Email Marketing: Responsible for compelling copywriting and content strategy for donor communications.
  • Social Media Content: Assist with managing social media accounts, create and curate content, engage with the audience, and enhance online presence and brand awareness.
  • Creative Collaboration: Work with graphic designers, videographers, and other creative professionals, ensuring that all written content enhances the visual elements of marketing materials.
  • Alum Ambassador Program Support: Actively support and collaborate with the Alum Ambassador program, including orienting ambassador on brand awareness and Birthright Israel's case for giving, preparing ambassadors regarding speaking and content-creation opportunities, and attending events to capture content for digital properties.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree in Marketing, Communications, Journalism, or a related field.
  • 5+ years professional experience with marketing, communications, journalism, or a related field.
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and communication skills.
  • Proven experience in marketing, communications, or a similar role with a strong focus on writing.
  • Proficiency in social media platforms and digital marketing tools.
  • Ability to take initiative and to juggle multiple projects in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.
  • Creative thinker with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel.

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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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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Regional Director, Greater Los Angeles

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Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) seeks a proven, goal-oriented, dynamic, and inspiring development professional to serve as Regional Director, Greater Los Angeles. This hybrid position will be based in Los Angeles and will primarily focus on fundraising for BRIF in the Los Angeles geographical area as well as areas of Southern California. The position requires a candidate with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue. In addition, the candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission of Birthright Israel, a track record as an effective major gifts fundraiser, and be an articulate communicator of BRIF's case for support. This driven self-starter will manage and grow the Southern California/ Western Region's annual campaign.

Candidates should have an entrepreneurial approach and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also have the capacity to develop and execute fundraising strategies that include identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals, foundations, alumni, and parents of Birthright Israel alumni in the greater Los Angeles and Southern California areas.

The Regional Director, Greater Los Angeles will report to and work in partnership with the VP, Western Region to design a major gifts strategy aimed at increasing dollars and donors in the regional area. This position will be a part of a 3-person Western Region operation that raised over $6 million in 2023. The Regional Director is expected to grow the campaign by upgrading donors and building relationships with new donors, focusing on those donors with five- and six-figure capacity.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • VP, Western Region
    Fundraising/Development

Compensation

  • $125,000-$150,000
  • FLSA: Exempt

Opportunities & Challenges

This position is a unique and compelling opportunity to play a leadership role in resource development for what many view as the most successful engagement program in Jewish life and Israel. With a current national campaign raising over $80 million from 30,000 donors, BRIF's base of support has grown in recent years. However, meeting the growing needs of young Jewish adults who want to take a Birthright Israel trip will require broadening and upgrading the base of support from alumni, their parents, and supporters of Birthright Israel's mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of ~100 donors and prospects at the $10,000+ level with the expectation of eventually cultivating and soliciting five-to-seven-figure prospects. This includes:
    • Working with BRIF's national office to develop a pipeline of new prospects.
    • Initiating contact and meeting with existing and potential donors.
    • Using moves management to track interactions and create strategies on prospects to pursue.
    • Developing and implementing engagement and cultivation strategies.
    • Soliciting gifts of $5,000+ from current and prospective donors.
    • Soliciting legacy gifts from donors.
  • Work with the VP, Western Region to identify and qualify prospects and build appropriate strategies to capture individual giving and legacy giving.
  • Cultivate new leadership cabinet and ambassador council members in the Greater Los Angeles area and identify volunteer partners in other Southern California cities seen as crucial for regional fundraising.
  • Work with colleagues in other regions to assist with closing gifts related to donors based in multiple locations throughout the year.
  • Increase the number of donors and dollars raised in the region year-over-year.
  • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective donors and steward existing ones.
  • Utilize the organization's database (Salesforce) to build a pipeline of prospects as well as maintain accurate records of donor interactions, individuals' programmatic interests, giving trends, and donor engagement and solicitation strategies.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5+ years of significant fundraising or related for-profit resource development experience.
  • Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists.
  • Familiarity with the Greater Los Angeles area and surrounding Jewish philanthropic communities in Southern California.
  • Deep understanding of major gift fundraising principles and moves management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong self-confidence and high energy, along with a positive and proactive approach.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Keen understanding of donor needs and requirements.
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across, within, and outside the Birthright Israel organization.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency working with business technology and donor database systems; Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to donor meetings, events, and BRIF summits.

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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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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Regional Director, New England

Apply Now [email protected]

Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) seeks a proven, goal-oriented, dynamic, and inspiring development professional to serve as Regional Director of New England. This hybrid position will be based in Boston and will primarily focus on fundraising for BRIF in the Boston market, although the Regional Director will also engage with donors in surrounding areas of New England. The position requires a candidate with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue. In addition, they must have an authentic passion for the mission of Birthright Israel, a track record as an effective major gifts fundraiser, and be an articulate communicator of Birthright Israel Foundation's case for support. This driven self-starter will manage and grow the Boston/New England Region's annual campaign.

Candidates should have an entrepreneurial approach and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also have the capacity to develop and execute fundraising strategies that include identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals, foundations, alumni, and parents of Birthright Israel alumni in Boston and the rest of New England.

The New England Regional Director will report to and work in partnership with the VP of the Northeast Region to design a major gifts strategy aimed at increasing dollars and donors in the region. This position will be a part of a 6-person Northeast Region operation that raised over $13 million this past year. The Regional Director is expected to grow the campaign by upgrading donors and building relationships with new donors, focusing on those donors with five- and six-figure capacity.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • VP, Northeast Region
    Fundraising/Development

Compensation

  • $125,000-$150,000
  • FLSA: Exempt

Opportunities & Challenges

This position is a unique and compelling opportunity to play a leadership role in resource development for what many views as the most successful engagement program in Jewish life and Israel. With a current national campaign raising over $80 million from 30,000 donors, Birthright Israel Foundation's base of support has grown in recent years. However, meeting the growing needs of young Jewish adults who want to take a Birthright Israel trip will require broadening and upgrading the base of support from alumni, their parents, and supporters of Birthright Israel's mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of ~100 donors and prospects at the $10,000+ level with the expectation of eventually cultivating and soliciting five-to-seven-figure prospects. This includes:
    • Working with the Birthright Israel Foundation's national office to develop a pipeline of new prospects.
    • Initiating contact and meeting with existing and potential donors.
    • Using moves management to track interactions and create strategies on prospects to pursue.
    • Developing and implementing engagement and cultivation strategies.
    • Soliciting gifts of $5,000+ from current and prospective donors.
    • Soliciting legacy gifts from donors.
  • Work with the VP, Northeast Region to identify and qualify prospects and build appropriate strategies to capture individual giving and legacy giving.
  • Build and manage a leadership cabinet in Boston as well as in other regional cities identified as crucial for regional fundraising.
  • Work with colleagues in other regions to assist with closing gifts related to donors based in multiple locations throughout the year.
  • Increase the number of donors and dollars raised in the region year-over-year.
  • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective donors and steward existing ones.
  • Utilize the organization's database (Salesforce) to build a pipeline of prospects as well as maintain accurate records of donor interactions, individuals' programmatic interests, giving trends, and donor engagement and solicitation strategies.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree preferred.
  • 5+ years of significant fundraising or related for-profit resource development experience.
  • Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists.
  • Familiarity with the Boston and surrounding Jewish philanthropic communities.
  • Deep understanding of major gift fundraising principles and moves management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong self-confidence and high energy, along with a positive and proactive approach.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Keen understanding of donor needs and requirements.
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across, within, and outside the Birthright Israel organization.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency working with business technology and donor database systems; Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to donor meetings, events, and Foundation summits.

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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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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Regional Director, Bay Area

Apply Now [email protected]

Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) seeks a proven, goal-oriented, dynamic, and inspiring development professional to serve as Regional Director, Bay Area. This hybrid position will be based in the San Francisco/Bay Area and will primarily focus on fundraising for BRIF in the Bay Area market, although the Regional Director will also engage with donors in surrounding areas of Northern California, Oregon, and Washington State. The position requires a candidate with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue. In addition, s/he must have an authentic passion for the mission of Birthright Israel, a track record as an effective major gifts fundraiser, and be an articulate communicator of BRIF's case for support. This driven self-starter will manage and grow the Bay Area/Pacific Northwest Region's annual campaign.

Candidates should have an entrepreneurial approach and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also have the capacity to develop and execute fundraising strategies that include identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals, foundations, alumni, and parents of Birthright Israel alumni in the Bay Area and the Pacific Northwest.

The Regional Director, Bay Area will report to and work in partnership with the VP, Western Region to design a major gifts strategy aimed at increasing dollars and donors in the regional area. This position will be a part of a 3-person Western Region operation that raised over $6 million in 2023. The Regional Director is expected to grow the campaign by upgrading donors and building relationships with new donors, focusing on those donors with five- and six-figure capacity.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • VP, Western Region
    Fundraising/Development

Compensation

  • $125,000-$150,000
  • FLSA: Exempt

Opportunities & Challenges

This position is a unique and compelling opportunity to play a leadership role in resource development for what many view as the most successful engagement program in Jewish life and Israel.

With a current national campaign raising over $80 million from 30,000 donors, BRIF's base of support has grown in recent years. However, meeting the growing needs of young Jewish adults who want to take a Birthright Israel trip will require broadening and upgrading the base of support from alumni, their parents, and supporters of Birthright Israel's mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of ~100 donors and prospects at the $10,000+ level with the expectation of eventually cultivating and soliciting five-to-seven-figure prospects. This includes:
    • Working with the BRIF's national office to develop a pipeline of new prospects.
    • Initiating contact and meeting with existing and potential donors.
    • Using moves management to track interactions and create strategies on prospects to pursue.
    • Developing and implementing engagement and cultivation strategies.
    • Soliciting gifts of $5,000+ from current and prospective donors.
    • Soliciting legacy gifts from donors.
  • Work with the VP, Western Region to identify and qualify prospects and build appropriate strategies to capture individual giving and legacy giving.
  • Cultivate new leadership ambassador council members in the Bay Area and identify volunteer partners in other Pacific Northwest cities identified as crucial for regional fundraising.
  • Work with colleagues in other regions to assist with closing gifts related to donors based in multiple locations throughout the year.
  • Increase the number of donors and dollars raised in the region year-over-year.
  • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective donors and steward existing ones.
  • Utilize the organization's database (Salesforce) to build a pipeline of prospects as well as maintain accurate records of donor interactions, individuals' programmatic interests, giving trends, and donor engagement and solicitation strategies.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5+ years of significant fundraising or related for-profit resource development experience.
  • Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists.
  • Familiarity with the Bay Area and surrounding Jewish philanthropic communities in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Deep understanding of major gift fundraising principles and moves management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong self-confidence and high energy, along with a positive and proactive approach.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Keen understanding of donor needs and requirements.
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across, within, and outside the Birthright Israel organization.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency working with business technology and donor database systems; Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to donor meetings, events, and BRIF summits.

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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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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Regional Director, Long Island

Apply Now [email protected]

Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) seeks a proven, goal-oriented, dynamic, and inspiring development professional to serve as Regional Director, Long Island. This is a full-time Long Island-based remote position (optional hybrid) that will primarily focus on fundraising for BRIF on Long Island. The position requires a candidate with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue. In addition, the candidate must have an authentic passion for the mission of Birthright Israel, a track record as an effective major gifts fundraiser, and be an articulate communicator of BRIF's case for support. This driven self-starter will manage and grow Long Island's annual campaign.

Candidates should have an entrepreneurial approach and thrive in a fast-paced environment. Candidates should also have the capacity to develop and execute fundraising strategies that include identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding individuals, foundations, alumni, and parents of Birthright Israel alumni on Long Island.

The Regional Director, Long Island will report to and work in partnership with the Vice President, Northeast Region to design a major gifts strategy aimed at increasing dollars and donors in the regional area. This position will be a part of a 8-person Northeast Region operation that raised over $10 million in 2023. The Regional Director is expected to grow the campaign by upgrading donors and building relationships with new donors, focusing on those donors with five- and six-figure capacity.

Organizational Overview

Birthright Israel began with a bold idea in 1999 — to offer young Jewish adults a life-changing trip to Israel to build their Jewish identity and, by doing so, transform the Jewish future. In turn, The Birthright Israel Foundation was founded to raise the necessary funds in the United States to support this critical mission and to ensure that all young Jews have an opportunity to visit their ancestral homeland and forge a connection to their heritage that can last a lifetime. Since its founding, Birthright Israel has sent over 850,000 young adults on this transformational trip. Our work has become even more important in a post-October 7th world.

Reports To

  • VP, Northeast Region
    Fundraising/Development

Compensation

  • $125,000-$150,000
  • FLSA: Exempt

Opportunities & Challenges

This position is a unique and compelling opportunity to play a leadership role in resource development for what many view as the most successful engagement program in Jewish life and Israel. With a current national campaign raising over $80 million from 30,000 donors, BRIF's base of support has grown in recent years. However, meeting the growing needs of young Jewish adults who want to take a Birthright Israel trip will require broadening and upgrading the base of support from alumni, their parents, and supporters of Birthright Israel's mission.

Key Responsibilities

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of ~100 donors and prospects at the $10,000+ level with the expectation of eventually cultivating and soliciting five-to-seven-figure prospects. This includes:
    • Working with BRIF's national office to develop a pipeline of new prospects.
    • Initiating contact and meeting with existing and potential donors.
    • Using moves management to track interactions and create strategies on prospects to pursue.
    • Developing and implementing engagement and cultivation strategies.
    • Soliciting gifts of $5,000+ from current and prospective donors.
    • Soliciting legacy gifts from donors.
  • Work with the VP of the Northeast Region to identify and qualify prospects and build appropriate strategies to capture individual giving and legacy giving.
  • Cultivate new leadership Cabinet members and create an Ambassador Council on Long Island.
  • Work with colleagues in other regions to assist with closing gifts related to donors based in multiple locations throughout the year.
  • Increase the number of donors and dollars raised in the region year-over-year.
  • Plan and attend events strategically designed to cultivate new prospective donors and steward existing ones.
  • Utilize the organization's database (Salesforce) to build a pipeline of prospects as well as maintain accurate records of donor interactions, individuals' programmatic interests, giving trends, and donor engagement and solicitation strategies.

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • 5+ years of significant fundraising or related for-profit resource development experience.
  • Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists.
  • Familiarity with Long Island.
  • Deep understanding of major gift fundraising principles and moves management.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong self-confidence and high energy, along with a positive and proactive approach.
  • A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Birthright Israel.
  • Self-starter with the ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Keen understanding of donor needs and requirements.
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across, within, and outside the Birthright Israel organization.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Proficiency working with business technology and donor database systems; Salesforce experience is a plus.
  • Willingness to travel as needed to donor meetings, events, and BRIF summits.

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, and mobile devices.
  • Regularly required to utilize near vision ability to read data and documents, including spreadsheets and reports, in printed form and on computer screens.

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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