Full-Time ORT America Atlanta Region Director
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Atlanta Region Director
Division: Fund Development
FLSA Status: Exempt
Union Status: Non-union
Reports to: National Executive Director
Approved by: Alan E. Klugman
Date updated: June 6, 2014
The Atlanta Region Director will be responsible for developing and implementing all fundraising activities/events in conjunction with local and national volunteer leadership in the Atlanta and Charleston areas, with special emphasis on cultivating relationships with and soliciting $1000-and-above donors. In addition, the Director will have the ultimate administrative responsibility for all operations relative to the local office.
About ORT America
ORT America is the largest fundraiser for the international network of ORT educational programs, administered by World ORT, itself the world’s largest non-governmental educational agency. Created by a merger in 2007 of two prior organizations, Women’s American ORT and American ORT (both established in the 1920s), ORT America raises the money from a broad and deeply committed donor base to continue the mission started in 1880 in St. Petersburg, Russia, to use education to raise the economic, social, political, and cultural fortunes of Jewish communities throughout the world. ORT programs “educate and elevate” 300,000 students a day in over 50 countries across five continents.
• Work effectively with Atlanta lay leadership, volunteers and develop future leadership
• Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of supporters at the $5k+ level – Together with the National Executive Director and lay leaders, develop and cultivate new sources of major gifts
• Write and submit press releases before and after fundraising events
• Create fundraising programs and activities while ensuring that the organization operates within the Board approved budget. Evaluate current activities along with Board and determine which programs are essential to the Area. Special emphasis must be given to the ongoing need for a long range plan for the fund raising activities in Charleston.
• Facilitate discussions with potential Planned Giving prospects
• Supervise administrative staff person and operations in Region office, including successful management of all computer database systems, inventory, office, and telecommunications equipment
• Collect, analyze, and share with lay leaders data for measuring results of membership outreach and fund raising campaigns
• Cultivate positive relationships with and provide support and guidance for the Atlanta Region Board and other lay leaders
• Work with lay leaders to manage public relations and outreach effort focusing on increased visibility of OA
• Maintain relationships in the local Jewish Community in order to increase visibility, membership outreach, and fundraising possibilities
• Work with lay leaders to promote National OA fundraising initiatives
• Additional responsibilities as assigned by the National Executive Director and the Atlanta Region President
Budget Authority: Assist with development of the Region’s budget
Supervision Received: Reports to National Executive Director
Supervision Exercised: Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, evaluates, disciplines, and discharges one or more administrative assistants as needed.
Interpersonal Contacts: Frequent internal and external contacts
Education Required: Bachelors Degree required
A minimum of five years experience in fundraising, event planning, management, program development, volunteer coordination, and leadership development. Must have excellent problem solving and people skills and the ability to interact effectively with lay leadership. Must be organized, detail oriented, and computer literate. Experience in Jewish fund raising and extensive familiarity with the Atlanta Jewish Community a MUST.
• Additional skills required:
• Excellent verbal and oral communication skills
• Solid diplomacy skills (able to successfully manage external relationships and effectively liaise with colleagues at all levels)
• Effective people management skills (able to work with staff across departments and promote productivity while creating a supportive work environment)
• Able to apply strategic and creative thinking, while being persistent, motivated and energetic, along with the ability to work in detail-oriented fashion
• Solid organizational skills (able to work independently, flexibly, and productively in a fast-paced environment and the ability to manage a multi-faceted workload)
• MUST have proven track record in the personal solicitation of major gifts
• MUST be a creative and out-of-the-box thinker
How to ApplyTo Apply • Send a cover letter in the body of an email and attach a current resume. • Send to Alan Klugman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Michael Bettencourt (email@example.com) • No phone calls.
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