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Bookkeeper/Junior Accountant

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Position Summary

Birthright Israel Foundation — a nonprofit organization located in New York, NY, that raises funds in the United States to support an educational trip for young Jewish adults around the world — is seeking a bookkeeper to assist with the daily accounting and finance-related operations of the organization.

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

  • Finance Controller

Essential Functions

  • Process accounts payable.
  • Prepare wire transfers.
  • Review employee out-of-pocket and credit card expenses and ensure compliance with organization's policies and procedures.
  • Record cash receipts.
  • Perform bank reconciliations.
  • Assist with monthly journal entries and GL account analysis.
  • Assist with monthly and year-end closings.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting/Finance or minimum of 3 years bookkeeping experience.
  • Experience working in a nonprofit environment a plus.

Skill & Experience Requirements

  • Must have excellent analytical, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Excel is a must.
  • Knowledge of FinancialForce/Salesforce a plus.
  • Attentive to detail.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination a must.

Compensation & Benefits

  • Salary range is $55K-$60K per year (commensurate with experience).
  • Excellent benefits, including health insurance, dental, vision, life, disability, flexible spending account, 403b, vacation, sick, and transit.

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.

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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Campaign Assistant

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Position Summary

Provide support for the Chief Development Officer in all aspects of campaign operations and administration, thus ensuring the annual fundraising success of Birthright Israel Foundation.

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

  • Chief Development Officer

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with the Chief Development Officer (CDO) in all aspects of managing Birthright Israel Foundation's annual campaign and fundraising operations.
  • Support the CDO in her day-to-day activities.
  • Work with the Chief Information Officer (CIO) to oversee the overall campaign operations, monitoring fundraising portfolios and the moves management process and help to create annual metrics reports for the development team.
  • Attend all development team meetings or calls, capture and report key takeaways, and work with the CDO and staff members to ensure follow up.
  • Coordinate with the CDO to remain aware of/assist in scheduling and commitments.
  • Support the CDO's communication with direct reports by highlighting critical immediate issues and receiving and parlaying responses, guidance, and decisions.
  • Ensure effective use of CDO's time by evaluating and then prioritizing internal and external meetings and events.
  • Draft communications on behalf of CDO, including reports and presentations for quarterly Board meetings, internal and external email communications, and donor stewardship materials.
  • Develop close and collaborative working relationships with frontline fundraisers.
  • Assist the CIO with creating reports and training to manage their portfolios and campaigns.
  • Work with the donor data team on fundraising specific onboarding and trainings.
  • Maintain the development team online data page with updated information and tutorials.
  • Proactively identify issues that could impact the annual campaign and/or the CDO's responsibilities and present solutions; elevate issues to the CDO as necessary.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or higher.
  • 3-5 years' related experience.

Skill Requirements

  • Exceptional communication skills (written/verbal), and interpersonal savvy.
  • 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.
  • Strong organizational skills with ability to prioritize and execute responsibilities in the face of conflicting requests and fast paced work environment.
  • Proficiency in Salesforce and Microsoft Office 365 (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.).
  • 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.

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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Director of Stewardship

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Position Summary

The Director of Stewardship is responsible for designing, implementing, and directing an integrated and comprehensive stewardship program that promotes engagement and connection with donors at all levels.

The Director is a forward-thinking, innovative, and energetic professional with proven success in donor stewardship or client services, capable of developing and orchestrating the implementation of a multi-year strategic plan to advance institutional efforts.

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 of Principal Gifts

Essential Functions

  • Support a team effort to develop stewardship plans for donors at various recognition levels within the major, annual, and planned gifts programs.
  • Establish donor recognition societies and collaborate with regional development teams and national leadership to facilitate events and activities in support of the effectiveness of the societies.
  • Collaborate on the development of the annual report to donors, and on acknowledgment and recognition opportunities and procedures for major and leadership gifts.
  • Ensure that details of stewardship plans are compiled and communicated to all involved parties, and that the plan is documented and implemented.
  • Closely work with the Institutional Giving and Grants Team, ensuring donors are kept well-informed about the use and impact of their gifts. Assist in prioritizing and tracking status of stewardship reports and ensure that reports and related activities are properly tracked in the database.
  • Work with IT and Communications & Marketing teams to regularly review collateral materials and acknowledgement letters so that they are "fresh." Review, edit and proofread copy for stewardship reports and other materials as needed.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years' experience in fundraising related activities or an equivalent client-focused environment.

Skill Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse body of colleagues in a complex environment.
  • Detail oriented with the ability to work well independently and with others across the organization: motivate people who don’t report to them.
  • Can handle multiple tasks simultaneously, set priorities, meet deadlines, and communicate professionally and effectively both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to write creatively and market our outcomes to our stakeholders.
  • Creative, organized, strategic and collegial.
  • Excellent computer skills and a working knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, etc.)
  • Maintain confidentiality in all matters to ensure trustworthy relationships. Must have the ability to exercise sound judgment when interacting with others.
  • Familiarity with Salesforce a plus.
  • Working knowledge of Hebrew a plus.
  • Other responsibilities, as they may arise, to support the overall goals of the 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.

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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