East Coast Director for the Israel ParaSport Center

Israel ParaSport Center, formerly American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled | Remote, United States

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Posted Date 1/18/2023
Description

Overview and History:

The Israel ParaSport Center is committed to empowering people of all ages who are physically challenged as a result of birth defects, acts of terrorism, and accidents to receive transformational therapies and programming through all forms of sport and recreational activities at the Israel ParaSport Center in Ramat Gan, Israel. Its vision is to provide every Israeli child in need the opportunity to lead a productive and successful life. The world-class Israel ParaSport Center is a community of over 2,500, with a 60-year record of proven success in helping these young athletes become integral members of society through newfound abilities. Through sport, they gain the confidence to become anything they desire. They join the IDF, work in business, in radio, teach, become doctors, lawyers, and many join teams that compete locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, many Israel ParaSport Center athletes strive to compete in the Paralympics, and over the years have brought home several medals of distinction.

The Israel ParaSport Center seeks a highly passionate, creative, self-motivated team player to serve as its East Coast Director, working with the national office to help develop a fundraising plan for the region. This position will report to the National Executive Director (based in Chicago) and work in close partnership with local and national board members. The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of 5+ years of development experience with an outstanding track record of individual solicitations at high levels, as well as event planning, and preferably grant writing experience.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for Israel ParaSport Center’s work in the East Coast and beyond; bolster brand recognition and awareness
  • Develop and present innovative new East Coast fundraising strategies
  • Create and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans targeting existing and prospective donors
  • Plan and execute high-level fundraising events, and coordinate visits/speaking engagements with Israeli athletes
  • Collaborate closely with board members, promoting increased lay fundraising engagement throughout the East Coast
  • Coordinate East Coast-based donor engagements for the National Executive Director and board members
  • Identify and build relationships with prospective East Coast board members, as well as corporate and community partners
  • Partner with national staff on East Coast-specific fundraising activities
  • Help to build planned giving program targeting East Coast donors
  • Utilize a social media and community event strategy to attract new donors
  • Build an expanded base of support across demographics, within and outside the Jewish community
  • Seek out potential grant funding opportunities; manage the grants process for East Coast area foundations including proposals, reports, and evaluation
  • Contribute as needed to promote the success of the national team

Qualifications & Skills:

  • 5+ years of professional nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Passion for the Israel ParaSport Center’s mission and unique value proposition
  • Proven ability to secure gifts of $25K+ from existing and prospective donors
  • Skilled in developing relationships with lay leadership and motivating volunteers to become active fundraising partners
  • Sophisticated understanding of the East Coast Jewish philanthropic landscape
  • Knowledge of current nonprofit development trends and best practices
  • Ability to operate with a high level of independence, seeking support from the national office as needed
  • Experience planning and executing a variety of fundraising events
  • High level of comfort with technology; skill with Microsoft Office required, experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to articulate the Israel ParaSport Center’s mission in a compelling way
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Capacity to forge relationships and build rapport with diverse constituencies
  • Willingness to travel, as needed to the national office in Chicago, throughout the East Coast, and occasionally to Israel
Salary125000.00 - 150000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Philanthropy | Regional Director
Organization Type
American Friends of
Benefits
Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days
Job Location
Remote

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