The Joel Paul Group
Our client is Jerusalem U www.jerusalemu.org a non-profit organization founded in 2007 to strengthen the connection of young Jews to Israel and the Jewish people, to prepare them for life as a Jew on college campus and beyond. Their vision is to impact hundreds of thousands of young Jews reaching them frequently with meaningful Jewish and Israel video content. They are not simply filmmakers. They are change-makers.
Their strategy is to create transformational education — one film at a time. Their feature films and short films have engaged millions of viewers across the globe, distributed on digital platforms such as Netflix and YouTube, as well as through screenings in film festivals, communities and college campuses across North America.
The Regional Director, New York will be based in the New York area, working remotely, in collaboration with and supported by a team based in both Jerusalem and the US. This senior position works closely with the CEO and President, and reports to the President.
Build and manage a portfolio of prospective donors
Conduct face-to-face fundraising meetings
Arrange and participate in meetings with new high-wealth potential philanthropist with Jerusalem U’s CEO and/or President
Think strategically about unique cultivation events for prospects/donors
If you are:
A Self-motivator – Excited to build a portfolio of donors and then develop and bring plans for each donor to fruition
A Relationship-Builder – Demonstrated ability to build strong relationships with a diverse array of people
A Communicator – Ability to communicate verbally and in writing our compelling and inspired vision of core purpose
A Closer – Ability to close large gifts
A Strategist – Ability to think strategically and creatively
A Doer – Ability to work effectively on multiple projects at one time
A Team-Player – Ability to work closely with others in a way that mutually supports one another and builds something that is greater than the sum of its parts
An Embracer of Technology – Ability to comfortably use technology
We want to hear from you.
Are you passionate about Israel and the Jewish people? Do you want to help create a generation of inspired and educated young Jews who are connected to Israel, the Jewish people and their Jewish heritage? Do you want to have an impact and help ensure Jewish continuity?
We’re on the lookout for a talented, top-notch relationship-builder to help us raise the funds needed to expand our organization and scale our reach. Our top candidate is a driven, ambitious professional who can capture the hearts and minds of philanthropists in the tri-state area.
Applicants need to have fundraising experience and donor relationships in the NY/NJ area.
Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to deal effectively with a wide range of individuals and groups, while demonstrating warmth, integrity and professionalism
Minimum of five years of increasingly responsible Development experience
Proven track record in major gifts and foundation fundraising
Demonstrated ability to develop, foster, and sustain relationships
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Experience with donor databases; familiarity with Salesforce a plus
Knowledge of and experience with the American Jewish communal landscape
Our client, The World Jewish Congress North America works on behalf of the Jewish community in North America, in Israel and around the world. It is a key point of contact for Jewish organizations, community leaders and dignitaries. The Executive Assistant’s primary responsibility is to provide administrative and operational support to the Executive Director and to help manage administrative task, as well as communications, scheduling, and travel.
The position requires the ability to work efficiently in a fast paced environment with a high degree of attention to detail and accuracy. Excellent communications and writing skills and the ability to interact with prominent individuals with a high level of professionalism, discretion, confidentiality and trustworthiness are required. The position offers a great opportunity to learn about Israel-related issues and other Jewish communal concerns.
The position entails support for the Executive Director (ED) of the American Section (AS) of (WJC North America), under the guidance of the ED, and to work with the American Section Board and other AS contacts. The EA will also work in a team environment as team player with other staff in the WJC NY office, as needed by ED. Knowledge of Judaism, Jewish issues and Israel also needed.
Provide smooth bridge for communication between ED, staff, key contacts and constituencies
Manage incoming/outgoing telephone calls and track messages
Arrange ED appointments and maintain active calendar of professional engagements
Obtain and compile information to assist ED with preparation of speeches and media interviews
Communicate with individuals including government officials and prominent public personalities on behalf of ED
Draft, format and send correspondence
Type/revise dictated and written communications, transcripts and other documents
Organize and maintain files
Coordinate travel plans, meetings, and events
Help coordinate arrival of visitors and packages to high security office
Update and maintain accurate information in database; run reports and lists (excel, word)
Executes/follows up on day-to-day priorities as assigned: maintains information files, processes paperwork, dictation
Work with confidential information
In addition, the Executive Assistant will follow up on related duties and special initiatives as assigned by ED.
BA degree plus minimum 2 years office experience preferred
Thorough knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures
Proficient in relevant software including MS Office Suite
Ability to learn quickly and become proficient with customized database software
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
High motivation, flexibility, discretion, ability to work in a small but dynamic environment that is mission-driven and results-oriented
Ability to manage multiple priorities, sometimes under pressure and time constraints
Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members
Background knowledge of current events in Israel and the Middle East preferred. Hebrew-language skills preferred.
Familiarity with Jewish community organizations and priorities
The Joel Paul Group
NCSY and Torah High, Canada’s premier national outreach and education organizations for Jewish youth, are looking for a dynamic and inspiring Associate Director, Major Gifts, with the skills and talent to help raise the bar on our development efforts. Our team is focused on supporting dozens of programs reaching thousands of young Jews every year. The position is a unique opportunity to play a leadership role in resource development for both organizations.
The successful candidate will have significant fundraising and /or related not-for-profit resource development experience, including developing and maintaining productive working relationships with donors, board members, partners and colleagues.
Work with Director of Development to design a major gift strategy aimed at increasing the overall dollars raised in Canada.
Initiate contact and meets with existing and potential donors.
Develop and implement engagement and cultivation strategies for prospects.
Actively manage a portfolio of 75-100 major gift prospects and donors. Develop tailored cultivation programs and personalized stewardship activities including identifying, evaluating and recommending the strategic steps necessary to bring the prospect closer to making a major financial commitment.
Oversee the ongoing identification, monitoring and evaluation of a prospects level of giving capacity, as well as their readiness to give.
Solicit gifts of $10,000 and higher for current and prospective donors.
Design and implement comprehensive stewardship strategies for all donors in the portfolio.
Create and execute a plan for each donor in the portfolio so that the individual donors are retained and upgraded.
Collaborate with colleagues, both regionally and nationally, to achieve key goals.
Provide updates and reports to senior leadership, and donors, on the status of fundraising projections, and achievements.
Other tasks and duties reasonable related to the job responsibilities.
Significant experience in not-for-profit fundraising, sales or related experience.
Proven track record with an ability to motivate, cultivate, solicit and close gifts from prospects and donors.
Knowledge and understanding of fundraising best practices and the Jewish Philanthropic landscape is an asset.
Highly self-motivated with strong written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to effectively present information to donors, board members, and strategic partners.
Willing to travel as needed for donor meeting, events and staff meetings across Canada.
A passion for Jewish engagement and the mission of Jewish outreach and education.
Knowledge of the Jewish Community in the GTA and across Canada is an asset.