HIAS seeks an Individual Giving Officer, Northeast Region to
assist with planning, coordinating and designing strategies for
cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals in the
Northeast who give at the $500-$4,999.00 level. This role will
report to the Associate Director, Major Gifts and will join a team
of remote colleagues spread over several states. Ideal candidates
will be strong self-starters who are motivated to work
independently. This individual is responsible for meeting an annual
revenue target by working with an assigned portfolio of donors and
prospects to advance the mission of the organization. Beyond the
Major Gifts team, this role will work closely with a wide variety
of internal stakeholders, both within the Development department
and outside of it.
Please note, the salary range for this position is
$70,000.00-75,000.00 and based in New York, New York.
- Manages and takes ownership of a portfolio consisting of
several hundred low-level major donors in the Northeast region of
the United States.
- Conducts a significant number of qualified contacts per month
with donors or prospects to strengthen donor relationships for
- Partners with colleagues in Development Operations, as well as
colleagues in the Global Public Affairs division as a whole, to
align solicitation strategies with the interests of specific donors
- Executes small-scale cultivation events—both virtual and
in-person—to engage doors and prospects with HIAS.
- Travels throughout the Northeast to cultivate donors with
in-person meetings and engagements. (Please note that this job
responsibility is pending local guidance on COVID safety.)
- Oversees timely and meaningful donor acknowledgment and
- Maintains detailed records in HIAS’ database.
- Maintains ongoing familiarity with refugee issues, Jewish
communal philanthropic opportunities and trends.
- Assists in other Global Public Affairs projects, as
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Undergraduate degree preferred, with 3-5 years of relevant
- Experience in researching and identifying major new funding
prospects; progressive experience in successful advancement or
- Comfort with high-net-worth individuals and families.
- Ability to synthesize large quantities of information and
distill key points to tailor to donors’ interests.
- Strong communication skills, with the ability to write clearly
to external and internal stakeholders; comfort with speaking to
small groups and ability to modulate tone depending on audience;
able to listen actively and respond to donor needs.
- Excellent planning and organizational skills; ability to
prioritize, manage time efficiently in a fast-paced work
environment and remain flexible in an ever-changing landscape for
- Demonstrated knowledge of best practices in fundraising
principles and methodologies.
- Familiarity with the Jewish community and international refugee
issues a plus; comfort in representing HIAS to funders and
interacting with a diverse base of supporters.
- Strong computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite,
fundraising databases (Raiser’s Edge preferred) and prospect
- Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy and
accountability while being a team player.
- Willingness to travel throughout the Northeast Region (about
30% time) and ability to attend occasional functions/activities
outside of normal work hours, with advanced notice.
All employees are expected to represent the organization in
alignment with HIAS' mission, vision and values. Some employees of
HIAS are expected to speak externally on behalf of the organization
with clients, donors, affiliates, partners, etc. as part of their
work-related responsibilities. Applicants for these roles
acknowledge and accept the inherent risk associated with external
representation of HIAS.
We are committed to a fair and respectful hiring process, and we
do our absolute best to respond to every applicant. We prioritize
communication and transparency with all candidates, even those who
are not moving forward. Here’s a snapshot of our hiring
Step 1: Submit your application!
Step 2: Phone screen with a HIAS recruiter.
Step 3: Video interview with the hiring manager.
Step 4: Video interview with a panel of HIAS
Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.
Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield
Step 7: Start your professional journey with HIAS!
Note: Some of our hiring processes may vary, and not all
candidates will advance to each step.
Over one hundred years ago, the Jewish community founded HIAS
(originally the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society) in New York City, the
immigrant gateway to America. Supporting Jews fleeing persecution
and poverty in Eastern Europe, our founders were guided by the
traditions, texts and history of the Jewish people—a history of
oppression, displacement and diaspora. HIAS has since helped
generations of Jews facing violence because of who they were, and
HIAS remains committed to helping Jewish refugees anywhere in the
world. Today, our clients at HIAS come from diverse faiths,
ethnicities and backgrounds, as do our staff. We bring our
experience, history and values to our work across five continents,
ensuring that refugees today receive the vital services and
opportunities they need to thrive.
HIAS is a learning community, committed to diversity and
inclusion. We do our work with integrity, accountability,
transparency and a commitment to the highest ethical standards. We
seek employees from diverse backgrounds and life experiences to
join our teams located in the United States and across the globe.
People who identify as BIPOC, people with disabilities, people from
the LGBTQ+ community and people with lived experiences of forced
displacement or immigration are all encouraged to apply. We are
committed to building a diverse workforce that reflects our vision,
mission and values.
HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety
Drawing on our Jewish values and history, HIAS provides vital
services to refugees and asylum seekers around the world and
advocates for their fundamental rights so they can rebuild their
• Acogimiento • Hospitalité • Hachnasat Orchim
We Welcome the Stranger
Justice • Justicia • Justice • Tzedek
We Pursue Justice
• Empatía • Empathie • Chesed
We Approach our Clients
• Compañerismo • Coopération •
We Believe in Changing the World
Courage • Coraje • Courage • Ometz
We Act with Courage to Build a Better
• Resiliencia • Résilience • Ruach
We Adapt and Thrive, Continuously Demonstrating
HIAS is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. As an
equal opportunity employer, all qualified applicants will be
considered for employment without regard to race, color, national
origin, ethnic background, ancestry, citizenship status,
religious creed, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation,
physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic
information, marital status, registered domestic partner or
civil union status, familial status, pregnancy,
childbirth, military status, protected veteran status,
political orientation, or other legally protected