Key Functions and Responsibilities
•Proposal Development: Lead and manage all aspects of proposal development, including
researching funding opportunities, working with program staff to draft proposals, following up
on submitted proposals, monitoring deadlines and development-related calendars and reporting
on awarded grants. Work with the President and Board Chair to develop the capacity of the
Board to meet development goals.
•Fundraising: Strategically leverage the time of the President to support aggressive fundraising
targets, including securing meetings and speaking engagements and corresponding with
potential funders to build The Israel Project’s visibility. Help identify opportunities to collaborate
with existing donors to raise additional funds. Help evaluate funding partnership success and
identify opportunities for improvement. Direct and supervise the Regional Directors to prepare
and present year-end review documents. Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward major donors
and donors of planned gifts. Work with the President and Regional Directors to enhance
ongoing relationship building with donors. Protect donor relationships and improve their
perceptions about The Israel Project.
•Programs: Develop target revenue and budgets for new programs. Lead all aspects of the
annual campaign, including creating materials, developing donor lists, tracking incoming
donations, identifying incentive or matching strategies, and acknowledging gifts.
Communications: Work with Communications team on messaging to new, existing, and lapsed
donors to cultivate stronger relationships both domestically and internationally. Work with
communications staff to identify opportunities to drive visibility and revenue generation. Find
ways to show both donors and staff see the difference their investment is actually making.
• 10+ years of experience designing and implementing comprehensive fundraising plans and
cultivating relationships for all funding streams including national and family foundations and
high net worth individuals, with a successful track record of raising at least $5 million annually
• Experience leading all fundraising efforts and ability to make decisions independently while
working collaboratively and building an organization’s development function
• Superior writing skills with acute attention to detail and experience producing high quality grant
and funding proposals
• Ability to translate programmatic language into compelling development proposals, working
within The Israel Project’s strategic plan framework
• Ability to think strategically while executing tactically within a resource-constrained
• Experience in developing program budgets, tracking and measuring results
• Project management skills, including developing and managing campaigns and programs
• Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines
•Experience managing a staff of 4 or more
•Willingness to work off-hours, when necessary
•Ability to attend meetings with high net worth donors and sell programs without the President
•Master’s degree desirable
•Prior work with pro-Israel organizations desirable
•Prior political campaign work desirable
•Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs (including Outlook, Word, Excel)
•Proficiency in Donor Perfect or similar fundraising database
•Strong presentation skills – confidence delivering proposals to various audiences
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.
Send cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please use the position title as the
subject for your email.
The Israel Project is an equal opportunity employer.
Filed under: Non-Profit.