Regional Senior Development Associate

Friends of Israel Defense Forces | Washington, DC, United States

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Posted Date 7/10/2024

Open roles in North Carolina; Pittsburgh, PA; Washington, DC


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

You are mission-driven with a broad range of interests, solid technical aptitude, and an eagerness to contribute and grow. You have a can-do attitude, a customer-service approach, and enjoy working collaboratively. You have initiative, coupled with a sense of competitive drive, and the ability to stay focused on results.

You are willing to take risks and are not afraid to ask for help. You seek a caring team culture that supports not only investing in our donor relationships but also in the strong connections among staff who are the root of our success.  You are excited to work with our Regional and National teams to elevate each other’s work.


About The Role

Welcome to the MidAtlantic Regional Team! You are part of the fastest-growing region of FIDF. We represent entrepreneurial Zionism for the Diaspora! The focus of this job is to deepen the presence of FIDF in Southern VA (Tidewater) and communities in North Carolina with a focus on results that are aligned with the Mid-Atlantic Region’s annual multimillion-dollar goals and to deeply educate and engage community members in the work of FIDF.

We are invested in strengthening ties to Israel and the IDF by building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups and requires an outgoing, poised, and persuasive communication style.

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


Essential Job Duties

  • Manage a personal fundraising portfolio of approximately 150 donors 
  • Conduct research to identify potential donors within the $1,000-$50,000 giving range and analyze donor interests, giving history, and philanthropic capacity
  • Work with the chapter and regional staff to identify key lay leader partners in each community
  • Create personalized engagement and stewardship strategies for prospective and existing donors and assist in organizing cultivation events, donor tours, and informational sessions 
  • Draft personalized solicitation letters, emails, and proposals. Maintain regular contact with donors through updates and impact reports
  • Ensure accurate and up-to-date donor records in the organization's CRM system (Raiser’s Edge). Track donor interactions and communication history
  • Work with the Regional Operations Manager to ensure donors promptly receive acknowledgment letters and receipts
  • Plan and execute fundraising events targeting Southern VA and NC communities in collaboration with Regional staff and resources
  • Develop an Israel in the Livingroom Parlor Meeting/small event strategy to serve donors in each community you support.
  • Identify opportunities for donors to get involved beyond financial contributions


Key Performance Indicators

  • Find and secure new donors >$1,000 
  • Plan and execute small events to drive awareness and engagement of FIDF
  • Expand current portfolio by 20% annually
  • Effective implementation of moves management for strategic donor base



  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 yrs experience working in a sales, fundraising or comparable role 
  • Innovative and creative problem-solving 
  • Ability to work independently and remotely from other team members
  • Relationship building focused on achieving results 
  • Engage the commitment of others
  • Confident, enthusiastic, persuasive influencer, stimulates others to action
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office 365 applications 
  • Ability to travel regionally (Regional office located near Washington DC)
  • Occasional evening and working on Sundays required
  • Willing and able to travel regularly around the region to achieve goals and build relationships


The Regional Sr. Development Associate needs 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. 




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.

Salary60,000.00 - 70,000.00 Annual
Full Time
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