Job Title: Senior VP, Communal Advancement/OSG/IEF
Date Last Updated: 8/28/2012
Job ID #: 9881
Campaign/Financial Resource DevelopmentOrganization Name:
Jewish Federations of North AmericaLocation:
New York, New YorkStatus:
Senior Vice President/Executive Vice Chairman
The Jewish Federations of North America
New York, NY
Communal Advancement/Overseas Supplemental Giving/United Israel Appeal/Israel Education Fund
The Jewish Federations of North America represents 157 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).
United by a singular mission to maximize donor-directed philanthropy for unmet needs and the aspirations of our Jewish family in Israel and around the globe, these direct fundraising departments of The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) work in close cooperation with Federations to help individual funders, foundations and communities meet their specific philanthropic objectives through targeted giving overseas. In parallel to these development responsibilities, position has oversight for the legal and fiduciary responsibilities on behalf of the Federation movement as it relates to the support of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Position supervises the United Israel Appeal, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JFNA, and the Israel Education Fund. This key individual will collaborate with and involve lay leadership in a variety of ongoing ways, to extend and deepen our capacity and results.
- As a senior fundraiser for JFNA, the SVP/Vice Chairman will be responsible for the strategic vision, integration and management of Communal Advancement, Overseas Supplemental Giving, oversight of fundraising and distribution of all funds for United Israel Appeal and the Israel Education Fund.
- The SVP/Vice Chairman will have primary responsibility for the management and oversight of $50-60 million in designated funding annually for unmet needs in Israel and overseas provided by JFNA to its overseas partners, over 50% of which will be raised directly by these departments
- Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the SVP/Vice Chairman serves as a key member of the JFNA leadership team, actively participating in strategic decisions affecting the Jewish Federations of North America. This senior professional reports to and provides professional support and guidance to the UIA Board.
- Design and implement a comprehensive development strategy around identified unmet needs to secure the philanthropic support required to meet an annual fundraising goal of $25-30 million
- Identify and develop creative approaches to expand and diversify the donor base; working closely with both internal professionals and external partners; create partnerships to secure funding for new initiatives and campaigns
- Manage the assets and liabilities of the United Israel Appeal, including an international staff, in partnership with the SVP, Israel and overseas/Director General, JFNA Israel on two continents, budget and work flow and participate in the oversight of the assets of the Jewish Agency for Israel. Manage and monitor UIA’s receipt of US Government Grant funds and ensure appropriate, timely and lawful compliance with Internal Revenue Service requirements.
- Oversee and manage the activities of the Israel Education Fund including its professional team.
- Provide oversight of marketing and specific funding initiatives to attain defined financial targets including the development of all proposals and funder reports
- Steward primary donor relationships; monitor all donor information; provide and present analysis to senior leaders
- Develop and maintain highly collaborative relationships with senior lay and professional leadership of the Jewish Agency
- Monitor and report regularly on the progress of the combined outcomes of these integrated departments
- Manage overseas and internal staff of approximately 10; 5 in UIA-Israel, 3 in UIA-US, 2 in Israel Education Fund and 1 in Supplemental Giving
Desired Education Degree/Level:
- Minimum 15 years of senior Jewish communal experience as a lead fundraiser in a major nonprofit organization with annual goals exceeding $10 million.
- Demonstrated success in fundraising.
- Demonstrated success in managing and forging relationships with multiple major donor sources
- Extensive knowledge of Israel’s social and human service needs and NGOs, including a proven track record in all facets of project development and the connections and collaborative relationships to create partnerships that leverage the investment of each funder for maximum impact. In depth familiarity with JFNA’s partner agencies and the Federation movement.
- High degree of credibility and trust in both the Israeli and North American philanthropic environments built on years of exceeding expectations
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to influence and engage a wide range of donors and build long-term relationships
- Flexible and adaptable style; a leader who can positively impact both strategic and tactical fundraising initiatives
- High energy and passion for the Jewish people and the overseas mission of the Jewish Federations is essential
- Strong organizational and time management skills with exceptional attention to detail and ability to manage multiple major projects at a time
- A resourceful and hands-on style with the ability to convene and manage a professional team to consistently achieve objectives with excellence
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred
- Hebrew fluency preferred
- Position based in New York; Significant travel required
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