HIAS seeks an Individual Giving Coordinator to assist with
coordinating strategies for cultivation, solicitation and
stewardship of individuals who give at the $500-$2,500.00 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. Beyond the Major Gifts team, this role will
work with a wide variety of internal stakeholders, both within the
Development department and outside of it.
- Assists the Associate Director, Major Gifts in managing a
portfolio consisting of several hundred low-level major donors in
the United States.
- Conducts a significant number of qualified contacts via email
and phone per month with donors or prospects to strengthen donor
relationships for long-term support.
- 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
- Assists with executing small-scale cultivation events—both
virtual and in-person—to engage donors and prospects with
- Helps facilitate and schedule local in-person meetings with
donors. (Please note that this job responsibility is pending local
guidance on COVID safety.)
- Helps with planning and coordination for travel to engage with
donors for senior members of the Major Gifts team, as well as HIAS’
Executive Leadership Team.
- 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.
- Assist in other Global Public Affairs projects, as
QUALIFICATIONS & REQUIREMENTS:
- Undergraduate degree preferred.
- 2-3 years of relevant professional experience.
- 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 (about 15% time) and ability to attend
occasional functions/activities outside of normal work hours, with
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 employees.
Step 5: Online reference check with SkillSurvey.
Step 6: Offer and background check with Shield Screening.
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
HIAS is committed to the protection of children, vulnerable
adults and any other person from any harm caused directly or
indirectly due to their coming into contact with HIAS. We will not
tolerate sexual exploitation, abuse or any form of child abuse or
neglect by our staff or associated personnel. Any candidate offered
a job with HIAS will be expected to sign and adhere to HIAS’ Code
of Conduct and Safeguarding policies. All offers of employment will
be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening
checks, which can include criminal records. HIAS also participates
in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme. In
line with this Scheme, we will request information from job
applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual
exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during
employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant
left employment. Likewise, HIAS will share this information when
other organizations inquire about current and former HIAS staff as
part of their recruitment process. By submitting an application,
the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment