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Events Intern

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Position Summary

Work within the Events department to provide a full range of support to the organization and individual fundraisers for all event related activities, logistics, and daily operations. This includes collaboration with other internal departments and external partners when appropriate.

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 VP of Events

Essential Functions

This position will provide support for all events, meetings, and ongoing projects coordinated by the Events department including, but not limited to:

  • Administrative support including creating name tags, compiling mailing lists, and ordering supplies.
  • Conduct venue and vendor research, outreach, and site visits and manage venue holds on a continuous basis.
  • Assist in managing the national group of speakers in the spirit of a “speakers bureau” to have a pool of people to pull from depending on location.
  • Write text for invitations, save-the-dates, and speaking notes.
  • Track RSVPs, update and manage invitation lists, and establish ongoing communication with fundraisers. Provide updates and timelines to all staff and vendors.
  • Assist in managing follow-up process, edit template letters as necessary, and handle all mailings.
  • Interact as liaison, when necessary, to any vendors (catering, staff, security, etc.) and hosts.
  • May involve domestic travel to attend events, when necessary, to manage on-site guest check-in, arrange event materials, and general setup.
  • Research and upload events to the Birthright Israel post-trip app.
  • May be assigned other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Educational Requirements

  • High School diploma required.
  • Juniors or Seniors enrolled in a four-year university.

Skills and/or Experience Required

  • Prior professional office experience a plus.
  • Good computer skills, database management, and Salesforce experience a plus.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Team player.
  • Excellent organizational skills, strong time-management.
  • Excellent attention to detail, responsiveness, and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of American-Jewish concerns regarding Israel is preferable.
  • Ability to respond to inquiries or complaints, including those of a sensitive and confidential nature, from any of the following, if applicable, under a variety of circumstances, including adversarial situations: donors, managers, employees, or vendors, etc.

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak clearly and hear the spoken word well.
  • Regularly required to carry and arrange event materials including pop-up banners, step-and-repeat, catering setup, and other event-related setup including arranging furniture.
  • 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.

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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Long Island Regional Director

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Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation (BRIF) seeks a proven, goal-oriented, resourceful, and inspiring development professional for this opportunity. It will require a candidate with superior relationship skills and demonstrated success in building organizational capacity and increasing revenue. They must have an authentic passion for the mission, a track record as a major gifts fundraiser, and be an articulate communicator of BRIF's case for support. Candidates should have an entrepreneurial approach and thrive in a fast-paced environment; someone who can develop and execute fundraising strategies that include the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of individuals, alumni, and parents on Long Island.

The Regional Director, based on Long Island, will report to and work in partnership with the VP of the Northeast Region, based in the national headquarters in New York City. This position will be a part of a six-person regional operation that raised over $12 million this past year. The Long Island region raised approximately $1.5 million from 3,000 donors of five- and six-figure gifts and smaller direct mail gifts. Much of the current support is from Nassau's North Shore. It is expected that the new Regional Director will grow the campaign, by upgrading donors and expanding into South Shore and Suffolk County communities. Towards that end, the director will have the support of an active and committed leadership Cabinet who contribute gifts of $10,000 and over.

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

  • VP, Northeast Region

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 $100 million from 40,000 donors, BRIF's base of support has grown in recent years. However, to meet the growing needs of young Jewish adults who want to take a Birthright Israel trip, will require broadening and upgrading the base of support. The Long Island region has a solid base and is ready to leap forward by upgrading major donors and expanding into new communities. Also, the current leadership is well-connected and committed to opening doors, cultivating, and soliciting, along with the new Regional Director.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Build and manage a fundraising portfolio of 100-150 donors and prospects at the $3,000+ level.
  • Initiate contact and meet with existing donors and prospects.
  • Using "moves management," develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies.
  • With the support of staff and lay leaders, solicit gifts from these prospects.
  • Work with the Northeast Regional VP to review, identify and qualify prospects with appropriate strategies.
  • Build and manage the Long Island Cabinet.
  • Plan appropriate and strategic events designed to draw and cultivate new prospects and steward current ones.
  • Increase the number of donors and funds raised in the region.
  • Utilize the organization's Salesforce database to maintain accurate records of donor interactions, individual programmatic interests, and strategies for donor engagement and solicitation.
  • Other tasks and duties that are reasonably related to these job responsibilities.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of experience in fundraising or a related role.
  • Successful experience soliciting donors face-to-face.
  • Deep understanding of key principles of major gift fundraising and "moves management."
  • Exceptional written and verbal communications skills.
  • Have strong self-confidence, high energy along with a positive and proactive approach.
  • Have a passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of BRIF.
  • Be a self-starter with the ability to work alone and in a team.
  • Familiarity with the Long Island Jewish philanthropic community.
  • Collaborative work style and ability to influence people across within and outside the Birthright Israel organization.
  • Have solid organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Must have proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Salesforce is a plus.
  • Willing to travel, as needed, to donor meetings, events, and Foundation summits.

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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