Development Associate, Dallas/Fort Worth

Friends of the Israel Defense Forces | Dallas, TX, United States

Posted Date 8/17/2022

 Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) is a fundraising organization transforming the lives of the men and women of the IDF - Israel’s future leaders and society builders.  We are fast-paced, big-thinking, and performance-driven, and attract the brightest and most passionate who are professionally driven, personally motivated, and eager to make an impact.   Whether energized by making a difference in the lives of Israel’s soldiers, wounded veterans, and bereaved families, or by providing hope and life-changing support to a population of diverse ethnicities, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds, FIDF is for you!

FIDF is a vibrant and dynamic organization that connects Jews and non-Jews to the State of Israel through our support of its soldiers.


development associate


position summary:


The focus of this job is on achieving results which are aligned with the larger picture of the organization and its strategic fundraising goals. Initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results despite changing conditions, is the key to achieving success in this role.


There is an emphasis on building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups and requires an outgoing, poised, and persuasive communication style. Because the pace of the work is faster than average, the ability to learn quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to changing conditions is critical.

Emphasis is on results, relationship building and effective use of the Organizational systems; to cultivate or steward gifts from, individuals, foundations and planned giving.

Essential Job Duties:

  • Steward existing donors to retain and grow
  • Create and manage pipeline reports to support chapter growth
  • Work with local Board members and serve as a resource to those who engage in prospect/donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship
  • Effectively utilize the CRM platform in support of donor relationship management
  • Provide timely and accurate reporting to Chapter Director and local Board members
  • Create and manage peer-to-peer fundraising campaigns
  • Provide support to Chapter Director for public presentations to engage small or large groups of participants, volunteers, and donors

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Fundraising goal of $400k minimum
  • Find and secure new donors >$1,800
  • Plan and execute events to drive awareness and engagement in FIDF
  • Chapter data integrity to support decision making and prospect management


  • Sense of urgency for goal achievement and managing varied activities
  • Results focus, innovative and creative problem solving
  • Relationship building focused on achieving results
  • Engage commitment of others
  • Confident, enthusiastic, persuasive influencer, stimulates others to action
  • Accountability for results
Full Time
Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
Organization Type
American Friends of | Fundraising
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit | Vision
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