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Posted December 15, 2016
Israel Venture Network: Making a Double Impact for Israel™
IVN is an impact investment organization aimed at creating sustainable social change for Israel’s most vulnerable populations. Through the management of social investment and funds & projects, IVN provides social businesses with the financing, professional support, development tools, and formal mentoring, proven to accelerate social change in Israel.
We are looking for an enthusiastic and energetic Director –passionate about Israel–who will lead our US efforts of raising awareness and support for IVN’s innovative work, impacting communities and individuals across Israeli society. Working closely with IVN’s CEO, staff, and local lay leaders, the Director will be responsible for the engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of individual and institutional donors and prospects. The Director will develop and implement appropriate educational and engagement programs and will advise IVN’s CEO regarding best marketing practices for implementing an impactful engagement/development plan.
This is a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative philanthropic venture that is working diligently to make a real difference to the lives of individuals and families across Israel.
The position is located in NY.
- Develop and implement appropriate fundraising strategies and plans to increase the dollars raised. Employ a variety of fundraising techniques including face-to-face solicitations, fundraising events, door openers, phone sessions, and written communications.
- Educate donors and prospects about the mission of IVN. Accomplish this through one-on-one cultivation activities, fundraising events, educational programs and Israel visits.
- Identify and collaborate with lay leaders to build new relationships so they can serve as ambassadors for IVN around the country.
2. Donor Cultivation
- Develop and research. This includes identification of viable prospects – individual and institutional – through outreach and relationship building.
- Maintain donor portfolio records and regularly evaluate progress with supervisor.
- Think strategically and creatively about constituency, and recommend and implement new strategies, programs, and initiatives.
- Stay current on donors and partners in the portfolio as well as philanthropic trends. This includes reading newspapers, trade publications, journals, and other related materials.
- Organize small and large-scale fundraising and community outreach events.
- Organize missions to Israel.
- Involve lay leadership in a strategic and planned manner. Provide necessary professional support to appropriate lay committees. This includes setting agendas, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing necessary follow-up.
- Provide support at events and become proficient in event management, including fundraising aspects and working with event managers and marketing.
- Participate in staff meetings and collaborate with IVN staff and other fundraising areas to develop and implement strategies involving donors across the country.
- Work in collaboration with professionals in other IVN departments.
US Director - Qualifications:
- 5 -10 years of professional experience.
- Proven track record in fundraising for an established non-profit organization or a social investment fund.
- Experience in the development and execution of a strategic US development campaign strategy.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
- Exceptional written verbal, interpersonal, communication and relationship management skills.
- Experience executing mission-critical strategic and administrative tasks, working independently.
- Proven track record in project management, including competence in planning and delivering programs & events for different audiences (e.g. IVN staff, board members, US members and donors, institutional partners).
- General understanding of the Jewish American philanthropic landscape and impact investing community in the US, Israel or globally.
- Deep, personal connection to Israel.
- Professional experience and/or academic exposure to the following topics is a plus: impact investing, models of venture philanthropy and social investment funds, Israel and her socio-economic-political realities.
- Experience working with remote teams.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
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