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1 Jan 2017

Full-Time IAC National Director of Development

Israeli American Council (IAC) – Posted by hr iac Anywhere

Job Description

About the Israeli-American Council: 

The mission of the Israeli-American Council (IAC) is to build an engaged and united Israeli-American community that strengthens our next generations, the American Jewish community, and the State of


Job Purpose:

As part of the executive leadership team of the IAC, the National Director of Development assures that the organization’s culture, systems and procedures support fund development. S/he plans, coordinates and assures implementation of strategies to develop donors and contributions to support the organization. The National Director of Development leads staff and volunteers to institutionalize fund development within the organization. Reports to the CEO.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Strategy and Implementation: 

•       Ensures that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision and plans.

•       Participates with the CEO, staff & board in charting the organization’s course in fund development.

•       Evaluates the effect of internal and external forces on the organization and its fund development, recommends short- and long-range fund development plans and programs that support the organization’s values, mission and general objectives.

•       Keeps informed of developments in philanthropy and fund development; informs the CEO, development committee(s) and board on current trends, issues, problems and activities in order to facilitate policy making. Recommends policy positions concerning fund development.

•       Assures development and writing of foundation, corporate and government proposals and solicitation materials.

•       Helps develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources & solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain & motivate donors & volunteers.

•       Helps establish performance measures, monitors results and helps the CEO, development committee(s) and board evaluate the effectiveness of the organization’s fund development program.


•       Appropriately represents the institution, its board and executive director to donors, prospects, regulators, development committee(s) and fundraising volunteers.

•       Helps the board and development committee(s) determine accountabilities for board members and fundraising volunteers and helps evaluate performance regularly.



•       Provides general oversight of all organization’s fund development activities

•       Manages day-to-day operations of the development function, and monitors adequacy of activities through coordination with staff, appropriate committees, and governing body.

•       Ensures compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintains accountability standards to donors and ensures compliance with code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.

•       Helps identify, cultivate, recruit, and develop fundraising volunteers and leadership. Trains, places, coordinates and supervises fundraising volunteers.

•       Helps board members, CEO, other fundraising volunteers and staff identify, cultivate and solicit charitable gifts.

•       Assures proper planning including goal setting, strategy identification, benchmarking and evaluation to support fund development.

•       Assures sound fiscal operation of development function including timely, accurate & comprehensive development of charitable contributions income, expense budgets, reporting, monitoring & implementation.



•       Bachelor’s degree, more preferred, 5 years of related job experience.

•       Knowledge and experience in the following areas: the nature and dimensions of philanthropy, ethics, motivations for giving and volunteering, research and cultivation practices, standard fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitation, proposal writing, special events, telephone solicitation, and direct mail, and development office functions including gift processing, prospect and donor histories, and fundraising reporting.

•       Demonstrated experience in managing and implementing a comprehensive fund development program and producing charitable contributions.

•       Competent enabler of volunteers and staff.

•       Track record of successful grant solicitations from foundations and other sources.

•       Ability to translate broad goals into achievable steps.

•       Hebrew proficiency is a must.

•       Understanding of the Israeli-American community & Israeli culture.


How to Apply

Job Categories: Non-Profit. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: development and fundraising.

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