Director of Individual Giving
Reports to: Chief Philanthropy Officer
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: New York, NY (New York staff are
currently working in person one to three days per week)
Israel Policy Forum is an educational and policy organization
working to shape the discourse and mobilize support among American
Jewish leaders and U.S. policymakers for the realization of a
viable two-state solution consistent with Israel's security. We do
this by educating political and communal leaders on pragmatic
policy ideas to improve Israel’s security while maintaining
conditions for an eventual two-state solution, and by building
consensus in the policy and Jewish communities for these visions
and goals. We envision a Jewish, democratic, and secure Israel, and
support a strong and enduring U.S.-Israel relationship.
Position reports to the Chief Philanthropy Officer is
supported by a Donor Engagement Associate, and benefits from the
expertise of the CRM Manager. This position works very
closely with Communications, Community Engagement, IPF Atid, and
Under the guidance of the Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO), and
supported by the Donor Engagement Associate (DEA), the
Director of Individual Giving (DIG) will support
an individual fundraising plan that incorporates new and ongoing
initiatives including the launch of a national ambassador
committee, donor solicitation and stewardship, a recurring giving
program, virtual and in-person fundraising and cultivation events,
delegation travel to the Middle East, project underwriting, and
The DIG’s primary responsibilities will focus on the Leadership
Circle individual giving program, the national ambassador
committee, and managing in-person and virtual donor events. The DIG
will also work closely with the communications team to optimize
development web content and to craft and implement cross-platform
multimedia appeals. In addition, the DIG will oversee the Donor
Engagement Associate’s work to track and acknowledge donations as
well as the implementation of monthly reconciliation.
Partner with the CEO, CPO, Board
Chair and Development Committee chair to develop and launch a new
national committee of IPF ambassadors.
Manage individual donor annual
cultivation and stewardship plans, including appeals and in-person
and virtual events.
Steward donor relationships by
ensuring fulfillment of benefits, along with consistent and
creative appreciation activities.
Execute fundraising plans for events
and annual appeals in partnership with Board members and other lay
leaders and generate regular reports tracking progress toward
Support board members in their
prospecting, cultivation, and solicitation activities.
Work closely with CPO and Operations
Coordinator to implement and track CEO philanthropic activity.
Create event programs and materials
(with communications team), and oversee and execute event logistics
and timelines; maintain event budget and track expenses.
Provide on-site support at
cultivation and fundraising events, which may require travel and
evening and/or weekend work.
Conduct prospect research and work
collaboratively with program teams to maximize prospect and donor
Draft donor communications, such as
newsletters, brochures, scripts, flyers, sponsorship proposals, web
and social media copy, etc., and partner with the CEO on his donor
Work closely with CRM Manager to
optimize Salesforce tools including moves management and
Oversee DEA donor acknowledgement
responsibilities; ensure all donations are tracked and acknowledged
in a timely manner (with CRM Manager and DEA) and that monthly
reconciliation is timely and accurate (with COO and DEA).
Occasional evening and weekend work
is required, as well as potential for national and international
DESIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
A minimum of four years relevant
experience with progressive responsibility in development, with
experience in individual giving and special events. In-person
event experience is required.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work
Knowledge of moves management: donor
cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and
Proficiency with donor databases;
experience with Salesforce is required.
Excellent judgment and
decision-making abilities, ability to maintain a level of calm and
professionalism and effectively address and resolve issues with a
strong customer service orientation.
Strong written and verbal
communication skills, with the ability to edit, proofread, and
ensure the accuracy of finished work products.
Outstanding time management skills
with an ability to be responsive to revisions and meet
Demonstrated ability to execute
short-term, deadline-driven daily tasks, as well as to manage
multiple long-term projects requiring input from and collaboration
Ability to take initiative, be
resourceful, and exhibit a problem-solving mindset, and a desire to
learn new skills.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced,
entrepreneurial environment with a variety of cross-functional
departments and build and maintain relationships.
Commitment to Israel Policy Forum’s
mission and the vision of a secure, Jewish, democratic Israel.
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
The annual salary range is $90,000 - $115,000 commensurate with
experience. Israel Policy Forum offers a comprehensive benefits
package, including paid time off (vacation, sick leave, Jewish and
secular holidays), medical, dental, vision, matching 401K, HRA,
FSA, commuter benefits, 12 weeks of fully paid parental leave, and
an annual professional development stipend.
Israel Policy Forum is based in New York, NY. New York staff are
currently working in person one to three days per week. Washington,
D.C. staff work remotely five days per week.
Israel Policy Forum employees must be vaccinated against
COVID-19, with consideration given for medical and religious
HOW TO APPLY
Please submit a resume and cover letter stating why you want to
work at Israel Policy Forum to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director
of Individual Giving” in the subject line. The position will be
open until filled, and candidates invited for an interview will be
contacted on a rolling basis. Only candidates invited to interview
will be contacted.
Israel Policy Forum is an equal opportunity employer. We
consider applications for all positions without regard to race,
color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability,
marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally
Frequently cited statistics show that women and underrepresented
groups apply to jobs only if they meet 100% of the qualifications.
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