Established in 1948 as Israel’s national hospital, Sheba Medical
Center is now an internationally recognized healthcare facility and
the largest medical center in the Middle East. Four years in a row,
Newsweek magazine ranked Sheba on its prestigious list of
the top ten medical centers worldwide. Every year, Sheba’s 10,000
medical professionals deliver 11,000 babies, perform 50,000
surgeries, treat over 50,000 cancer patients, train IDF medical
personnel, and touch almost 1 in 5 Israelis. Sheba is a leader in
in treating injured IDF soldiers and with Israel’s international
medical humanitarian work. During the war in Ukraine, Sheba
successfully established a fully functional field hospital,
Israel’s first civilian field hospital in a war zone, that has
treated over 6,000 patients. In addition, Sheba has a medical
technology incubator, the ARC Innovation Center, which is a major
driver of health tech innovation in Israel and globally.
As the pandemic continues to challenge hospitals all over the
world, Sheba has been a global leader in orchestrating a myriad of
COVID-19 initiatives. Sheba was the first in the world to vaccinate
immunocompromised citizens with the third Pfizer vaccine, followed
by being first in the world to provide the third Pfizer vaccine to
medical personnel and citizens alike. Sheba’s “Green Classroom”
initiative played a vital role in keeping elementary schools open
during COVID-19 waves. In accordance with their motto, ‘Hope
Without Boundaries’, Sheba has been determined to do all it can to
provide the best care for any patient from any corner of the
In the 1970s, two American 501(c)3 organizations were formed to
raise money to support the Medical Center. In January 2021, the two
organizations merged into the national American Friends of Sheba
Medical Center. Sheba is central to Israel’s healthcare system and
a major goal is to expand awareness of this in the US and grow
financial support. The newly merged American organization has the
opportunity to help expand Sheba’s amazing work and human impact by
engaging new major donors and foundation partners.
For more information, please visit: https://www.afsmc.org/
The Eastern Regional Director role is a new and critical role
for American Friends of Sheba Medical Center (AFSMC). The Regional
Director will join AFSMC at an exciting moment of growth and will
have the unique opportunity to help chart a course to further the
organization’s reach and impact.
The Regional Director holds primary responsibility for all AFSMC
activities in fourteen states in the northeast. This includes
fundraising, foundation proposals, donor stewardship and
development, planning/overseeing events, public speaking, and
leadership development. In collaboration with the national staff
and regional colleagues, the Regional Director will design and
execute a comprehensive and diversified fundraising plan which
includes major gifts, in-person activities, board and leadership
development, affinity group campaigns, capital and planned giving,
and Israel travel. The region currently raises approximately $6M
annually with a potential that is far greater. The Regional
Director will help AFSMC raise its overall competitive position
with existing donors and design and drive growth initiatives that
enable the organization to increase its visibility and tap into new
segments of the donor marketplace effectively. The ideal candidate
should be a strategic thinker with the outstanding organizational,
interpersonal, and communication skills necessary to build strong
and trusted relationships with staff, donors, and board
The Regional Director will supervise two full-time positions
(one currently open) and the work of an hourly, part-time staffer.
Fundraising growth will enable the hiring of additional staff, and
hourly or project staff can be hired as needed.
The Regional Director will report to the Chief Executive Officer
with a dotted line to the Chief Development Officer.
Primary responsibilities include:
- Increase AFSMC’s fundraising efforts in the New York tri-state
area and develop an organizational presence in Boston,
Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington D.C., and other major cities
across the northeast.
- Identify, engage, and cultivate new major donors and foundation
- Develop and lead execution of the annual development plan,
ensuring AFSMC meets its annual revenue goals.
- Ensure the stewardship, engagement, and overall relationship
management of all major donors.
- Lead, manage, and mentor regional staff; develop and hire
talent with an emphasis on consistently high-performing teams.
- Engage and develop the Eastern Regional Board; make consistent
efforts to cultivate and recruit new board members.
- Serve as senior executive and a visible Sheba leader in the
northeast and foster a regional culture and sense of unity among
lay leadership, donors, and staff.
- Develop strategy and a multi-year calendar for regional
activities and plans.
- Serve as a thought partner with the other U.S. staff and key
lay leadership and develop short-term and long-term strategies for
AFSMC fundraising growth and success.
- Develop and manage the regional budget.
- Ensure there is timely, accurate communication to donors and
- Oversee all data entry and financial reporting for timeliness
- Perform other duties and special projects as necessary.
This position requires a talented, entrepreneurial fundraising
professional, with a strong conceptual understanding of Sheba
Medical Center’s mission and impact. For this critical role, the
leadership seeks a seasoned professional who is capable of clearly
articulating the case for AFSMC and raising both private and
institutional funds to further the organization’s lifesaving and
- Passion for AFSMC and its mission, and an ability to inspire
others to work for and support the organization.
- Outstanding oral and written communication skills; ability to
effectively articulate the mission and focus areas of Sheba.
- Strong interpersonal and donor stewardship skills; ability to
work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
- A successful track record with major gift solicitation in the
six and seven figure range.
- Demonstrated ability to lead and collaboratively manage a
professional team, with particular emphasis on resource development
- Experience and demonstrated success in systematic, tracked, and
measured donor relationship management.
- Understanding of the North American Jewish philanthropic
landscape and familiarity with Jewish community structures and
institutions, as well as Israel-focused philanthropists in the
- Familiarity with Israel, as well as medical or hospital-related
fundraising is a plus.
- Some travel as needed to any national events and meetings, as
well as development work in other cities in the northeast.
- Experience with budgeting and financial oversight.
Compensation and Benefits:
American Friends of Sheba Medical Center is prepared to offer a
very attractive compensation package, including a competitive base
salary of $200,000-$250,000, commensurate with experience, as well
as fully covered high quality health insurance and access to a
This position description is based upon material provided by
American Friends of Sheba Medical Center, an equal opportunity
employer. AFSMC does not discriminate on the basis of race,
religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age,
physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or
any other basis covered by relevant law. All employment is decided
on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.
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