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Posted March 14, 2017
Executive Director, Clore Israel Foundation
Founded in 1965 by the late Sir Charles Clore, the Clore Israel Foundation is one of the senior and largest charitable foundations in Israel. Although based in Jerusalem, the Foundation operates throughout the country, mainly (though not exclusively) in development towns, disadvantaged neighbourhoods, and Arab towns and villages.
The position of Executive Director is now available and includes the following elements:
- Dealing with the application process, including advising applicants on the content of their submissions, presenting them to the Board, and implementing the Board’s decisions. Making site visits to potential projects throughout the country in order to be able to make recommendations to the Board with regard to support.
- Bringing projects to the attention of the trustees in accordance with the Foundation’s general goals.
- Monitoring projects which have been supported in order to ensure that funds have been used in the manner intended, and that the project is progressing on track. This involves site visits to projects assisted as appropriate by professionals. Maintaining contact with grantees by phone and in writing.
- Reporting to the Board: fortnightly to the Chairman, by means of a substantial quarterly report to the Trustees, and through papers prepared for the twice-yearly board meetings.
- Follow up to the Board meetings involves accurate minute writing, and follow up of all decisions reached by the Trustees.
- Financial procedures: organising payment of donations and other expenses, and working with the bookkeeper and the CPA, particularly with regard to the annual audit. Maintaining an ongoing data base relating to commitments and donations, which total several millions of dollars per year. Responsibility for the office bank account, with a mandate to run the office in an economical manner, on the basis of an approved budget that is presented to the Board each year.
- Working with other foundations in joint ventures
- Representing the Foundation on Boards and committees of some of the larger projects in which the Foundation is involved: including, for example, the Tower of David Museum; and the Clore/Bezalel Scholarship which sends Masters’ degree students to the Royal College of Art.
- Updating the Clore Foundation website.
- Supervising the operation of the Clore Scholars Programme, that awards ten scholarships per year for doctoral students in the sciences. The programme is run on a day to day basis from the office by a coordinator, but overall responsibility lies with the Executive Director
- Office management: responsibility for maintaining the office premises in good order, upgrading equipment as required, ensuring smooth and efficient running of the office. Supervision of the permanent staff (a secretary who is also the coordinator of the scholarship programme) and liaison with the attorneys, the CPA, the bookkeeper, financial advisors and a consultant engineer.
- Scheduling the twice yearly visits of the Chairman and Board of Trustees to Israel, coordinating with organisations regarding dedication ceremonies for new projects, drafting speeches, arranging site visits etc.
The Foundation is looking to appoint a candidate with the following qualifications and abilities:
- Holder of at least a first degree.
- Bilingual Hebrew and English speaker and writer.
- Familiarity with Israeli society and with at least one of the Foundation’s priority areas of interest, with an understanding of the issues facing disadvantaged communities.
- Experience in a relevant academic, philanthropic or non-profit organisation.
- Proven management and administrative skills.
- Excellent written, verbal and communication skills.
- Good judgement, tact and adaptability.
- A car driver, willing to undertake journeys out of town to visit projects.
Salary according to experience, plus social benefits.
Suitable candidates are requested to email their resume to:
Confidentiality will be respected.
(Photo credit: Clore Israel Foundation website )