Midwest Director

American Friends of Israel Sport Center for the Disabled | Northfield, IL, United States

Posted Date 9/15/2022
Description

Overview

The American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (AFISCD) is committed to providing ongoing financial support to the ISCD, 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 ISCD in Ramat Gan, Israel. ISCD’s vision is to provide every Israeli child in need the opportunity to lead a productive and successful life. The world-class ISCD 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 ISCD athletes strive to compete in the Paralympics, and over the years have brought home several medals of distinction.  

AFISCD seeks a highly passionate, creative, self-motivated team player to serve as its Midwest Director, working with the national office to help develop a fundraising plan for Chicago and throughout the Midwest 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. 

AFISCD is an equal-opportunity employer.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for AFISCD’s work in the Midwest and beyond; bolster brand recognition and awareness
  • Develop and present innovative new Midwest fundraising strategies
  • Create and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans targeting existing and prospective donors
  • Collaborate closely with board members, promoting increased lay fundraising engagement throughout the Midwest
  • Coordinate Midwest-based donor engagements for the AFISCD National Executive Director and board members
  • Identify and build relationships with prospective Midwest board members, as well as corporate and community partners
  • Partner with AFISCD national staff on Midwest-specific fundraising activities
  • Help to build planned giving program targeting Midwest 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 Midwest area foundations including proposals, reports, and evaluation
  • Contribute as needed to promote the success of AFISCD’s national team

Qualifications & Skills

  • 5+ years of professional nonprofit fundraising experience 
  • Passion for AFISCD’s mission and unique value proposition
  • Proven ability to secure gifts of $25,000+ from existing and prospective donors
  • Skilled in developing relationships with lay leadership and motivating volunteers to become active fundraising partners
  • Sophisticated understanding of the Midwest 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 AFISCD’s mission in a compelling way
  • High degree of self-discipline, ingenuity, and integrity
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Capacity to forge relationships and build rapport with diverse constituencies
  • Willingness to travel up to 30%, as needed to the national office in Chicago, throughout the Midwest, and occasionally to Israel
  • Bachelor’s degree
Salary100000.00 - 125000.00 Annual
Duration
Full Time
Categories
Director | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Philanthropy
Organization Type
American Friends of
Benefits
Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
Job Location
US

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