Director of Development & Institutional Giving
About Artists 4 Israel
Artists 4 Israel prevents the spread of anti-Israel bigotry and helps heal communities affected by hate.
We are an international network of artists representing 32 countries engaged in acts of social change in Israel, the United States and around the world.
The Four Categories of our Work:
- Aid and Advocacy Missions to Israel: To cover the bomb shelters in communities in need with massive works of art, to cover the scars of terror survivors, to provide educational projects for children in low-income communities and otherwise support Israelis in their efforts to peacefully co-exist, provide a forum for world famous artists to see and share thoughts about Israel outside of misinformation directly to their millions of followers.
- Our Healing Arts Kits are an emergency, psychological, first-aid kit that slows or, even, stops the onset of new cases of post-traumatic stress disorder in children living under the constant threat of rocket attacks.
- Our Campus Programs are a megaphone for Jewish and pro-Israel groups, helping them share their messages to tens of thousands of students a year, create a positive reputation on campus and build coalitions with their non-Jewish allies.
- Our Art Over Hate: Antisemitism programs, like our pro-Israel work 13 years ago, fill large needs and holes in the current efforts to combat antisemitism. Our work eschews “shame and blame” tactics for positive and hopeful efforts, builds upon success and community involvement, utilizes art and creativity and, most importantly, pulls Holocaust education and antisemitism prevention out of museums and textbooks and into the public space through spectacle and show.
This role spearheads the expansion of institutional giving and oversees foundation relations. The Director also supports the CEO as a thought partner in building the overall development strategy and creates the processes to ensure all fundraising activities are fully supported with robust and accurate data, reports and donor materials. The ideal candidate brings a strong understanding of the key elements of this role, and is ready to operate in a leadership position in a high-growth environment.
This will be the first time Artists 4 Israel will be filling such a role making it a compelling opportunity for someone looking to implement their own ideas and shine outside of a more traditional (restrictive) organizational structure.
Development Strategy & Planning
In partnership with CEO, develops and implements an annual fundraising plan including key goals, objectives, and metrics.
Develops and implements project management tools to track the progress of all plan components. Identifies execution hurdles and works quickly and collaboratively to resolve issues.
Oversee creation of a calendar for small-event giving and events around A4I activities.
Consider sponsorship opportunities, determine relevance and implement with CEO approval.
Institutional Giving Oversight
Works closely with the CEO on major institutional funder strategies and ensures all foundation relationships are assigned to staff portfolios when possible for proactive stewardship.
Oversees all grants and Family Foundation management activity including, with appropriate staff and other support when possible: prospect research, relationship cultivation, grant submissions and required reporting. Ensures all deadlines are met, submissions are accurate and represent high quality, and stellar customer service is delivered.
Represent Artists 4 Israel at conferences, donor events and speaking opportunities.
Serves as a member of the Artists 4 Israel Leadership Team representing development topics on broader organizational issues and maximizing cross-functional collaboration. Grows and manages the Development team including an eventual Grants Manager. Collaborate on the development of relevant collateral for varying development needs. Directs and supports other relevant fundraising projects as needed.
Skills & Qualifications
- Minimum 5 years of nonprofit fundraising experience. Experience in arts and/or Israel/Jewish causes preferred.
- Demonstrated ability to create and own unique fundraising initiatives.
- Experience with Salesforce, Neon One or other CRM systems.
- Strong interpersonal and English communications skills with the ability to adjust messaging to varying audiences. Impressive writing and editing skills along with strong attention to detail
- Expert project manager, adept at multitasking and a driver of bottom line results and outcomes
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial and flexible with the ability to work independently and collaborate with professional colleagues and volunteer leadership
- Multifaceted background of experiences, tastes and hobbies.
- Wants to make a name for themselves in the non-profit world, having felt too restricted working under others.
- Willingness and ability to take the bull by the horns when something needs to be done and others are not immediately available.
- Truly find joy in fundraising.
- Action-oriented, entrepreneurial and flexible with the ability to work independently and collaborate with professional colleagues and volunteer leadership.
We welcome the individual who has never felt fully fulfilled or realized in another role and is seeking to prove their abilities and the rightness of their ideas. You can feel free to be brash and bold, experimental and excited and to want to try new things but please match that with thoughtfulness, strategy and proof that your way can find success.
Salary range $115,000-$135,000; commensurate with experience.
- Dynamic and fast-growing non-profit organization
- Generous vacation time package including Jewish and American holidays and the ability to leave early for Shabbat and Jewish holidays.
- Paid sick leave and parental leave
- High quality Medical, Vision, and Dental plans available
To apply: Please email [email protected] and submit a one-paragraph cover letter, resume, and salary requirements.
Artists 4 Israel is an Equal Opportunity employer. Personnel are chosen on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, marital status or sexual orientation, in accordance with federal and state law.