Director, Finance Services Fundraising

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

Jewish Jobs Weekly

Our most popular service.
Subscribe to a weekly email of jobs!

Click here to Subscribe

Posted Date 5/14/2024

* Experience raising funds from the New York Financial Services community required*


 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 The Role

The Director focuses on raising funds from the New York Financial Services Division. This is an exciting, newly created position. The overarching responsibility of the Director is to increase income for the FIDF in the Tri-State region focusing on the Financial Services community. The Director will identify research, manage and implement solicitation plans for a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects.

It most important for the Director to understand and have a sincere and genuine interest in the importance of FIDF’s mission of supporting current members and veterans of the Israel Defense Forces. A sophisticated and diplomatic personality who can work comfortably with people of influence and affluence is desirable.  This position reports to the Executive Director, Northeast Affinity Groups.


Essential Job Duties

  • With an emphasis on the Financial Services community, the Director will lead, develop, implement, and manage short and long-term giving goals and strategies to support FIDF’s mission and fundraising goals.
  • Act as the primary relationship manager with assigned portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Work with New York lay and staff leadership to synergize strategy and implement a plan to maximize brand recognition and the generation of funds to support FIDF. This includes identifying, recruiting, and partnering with local lay leaders.
  • Collaborate with staff on campaign-related materials and events to ensure accuracy and consistency of messaging.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of special events for donor recognition and fundraising; design and implement stewardship activities. This will include an annual Gala Dinner.
  • Maintain prospect management information through use of FIDF’s prospect management database.
  • Assume other responsibilities as needed.



  • At least 5 years of demonstrated success in philanthropic fundraising including direct solicitation of and securing of individual major gifts; knowledge of the Financial Services community.
  • Knowledge of New York City’s Jewish community culture, traditions, Jewish communal services required.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing a fundraising plan. Ability to articulate organizational goals related to building an effective philanthropy strategy.
  • Possess a decisive and inclusive decision style with the ability to manage small details while focusing on the big picture. An organized manager, comfortable recommending strategic direction and implementing that direction on his/her own.
  • A sincere and genuine interest in the mission of FIDF; experience with Israel and working with Israelis preferre
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written; skill in presenting oneself and communicating in a manner that is clear, effective and inspiring.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, along with the ability to lead with integrity and inspiration; must be flexible and open to working with volunteer lay leader
  • Superior computer literacy; experience using donor management database systems to maximize fundraising result
  • Possess high levels of enthusiasm and energy; be self-motivated and able to work well under pressure and handle several projects at one ti
  • Be available for evening and weekend events; should be available for occasional travel to Israe




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:

To apply for this position, please visit


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 - 135,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Accounting & Finance | Chief Development Officer (CDO) | Director of Development | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
Organization Type
Global Nonprofit | Foundations | Fundraising
Retirement Plans | Dental | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
Views 202

Share this job

Part Time, Seasonal, and Contract Nonprofit Jewish Communal Jobs

Nonprofit Jewish Communal Jobs Online