Chapter Director, New York

Friends of Israel Defense Forces | New York, NY, United States

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Posted Date 6/19/2024

About Us

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is a humanitarian nonprofit that provides life-changing support for the courageous young men and women of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF). We transform their lives through empowering educational, financial, well-being, and cultural initiatives as they protect the State of Israel and her people. Inspired by them, we strive to champion a culture of courage worldwide, ensuring a secure and thriving Israel today and forever.

Our community of supporters and staff are passionate, courageous, and impactful. Our work is driven by core values that transcend gender, age, political leanings, nationality, and religion. Our vital mission and breadth of programs resonate with a diverse array of supporters – all are welcome!

Our workplace is vibrant and dynamic, encouraging bold creativity, ingenuity, and vision. We’re searching for new talent to contribute to our mission and team.

For more information on Friends of the Israel Defense Forces, please visit FIDF’s website



About You

  • Manage multiple initiatives occurring simultaneously
  • Sense of urgency for goal achievement within a fast-paced environment
  • High focus on people and relationships
  • Enthusiastic communicator, persuasive “selling” style through a collaborative approach
  • Leadership based on ability to motivate others
  • Strong commitment to results
  • Delegate authority readily


About The Role

FIDF is currently seeking a full-time Chapter Director, reporting to the Regional Vice President, to support and expand the Chapter for a dynamically expanding non-profit agency.

The focus of this job is making connections with people, motivating, and inspiring them to achieve fundraising results. Poise and an engaging, empathetic communication style based on natural warmth and enthusiasm is the key to achieving the goals of this job. 

The work involves driving toward results by enrolling the commitment and buy-in of others, both colleagues and local Board members. While the job requires strong initiative and self-direction, results are only achieved with and through people; and built by fundraising through individuals, Foundations and Planned Giving.

This role has variety of tasks and is dynamic and changing; and requires regularly meeting and pro-actively establishing relationships with existing and new groups. The ability to understand, quickly react and motivate others to adapt to the changing organization environment is a critical key to success.


Essential Job Duties

  • Chapter Operations
    • Responsible for the fiscal management of the chapter operating within the approved budget, focus on top line results while protecting bottom line.
    • Create donor research plan and stewardship program.
    • Work with Planned Giving, Foundations, Finance, Marketing and Events, Human Resources, CRM staff and Business Information Technology to achieve chapter goals.
    • Motivate, coach and supervise assigned staff.
  • Board Governance
    • Maintain effective communication with Board members and information necessary for Chapter success.
    • Work with local Board members and serve as a resource to those who engage in prospect/donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
    • Provide timely and accurate reporting to Regional Vice President and Board members.

It is important for the Chapter Director to have a sincere and genuine interest in the importance of FIDF’s mission of supporting soldiers, families, and veterans of the Israel Defense Forces.


Key Performance Indicators

  • Fundraising goal determined upon hire.
  • Develop and maintain 120 significant donor relationships
  • Develop and maintain 200 less significant donor relationships
  • Cultivate new and steward existing donors >$5,000
  • Find and secure new donors >$1,800
  • Collaborate with the Planned Giving and Foundations department to refer a minimum amount of planned giving and foundation prospects to support the Chapter’s goals. The amount is determined when hired.



  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university
  • Minimum 5-7 years sales or fundraising experience
  • History of successfully generating new revenue streams and improving fundraising results
  • Understanding of local Jewish community not required, but preferred
  • Excellent written, oral, and communication skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications required and experience using CRM tools, with Raisers Edge experience preferred
  • Ability to travel locally required.  Occasional international travel to Israel as well as evening and working on Sunday required



Medical, Dental, Vision, Early dismal for Shabbat, 403b with employer matching, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, FSA, Jewish and Federal paid holidays, sick days and vacation.



How to apply:

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FIDF is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.



Salary120,000.00 - 150,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Associate Director | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Development Associate | Director | Director of Community Engagement | Director of Development | Engagement | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Regional Director
Organization Type
Global Nonprofit | Fundraising
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
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