Tri-State Regional Director

American Society for Yad Vashem | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/10/2021

Established in 1981 by visionary Holocaust survivors, the American Society for Yad Vashem (ASYV)  promotes Yad Vashem’s mission of Holocaust education, research, documentation, and  commemoration. We engage a broad community of caring individuals to learn about the Holocaust and  keep its memory and lessons alive. With the support of our donors, ASYV strengthens the efforts of Yad  Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Center, which was established in 1953 by the Israeli  parliament as the Jewish people’s memorial to the murdered six million Jews and to ensure that the  voices of the survivors continue to resonate. Together we remember the past and shape the future. 


The Tri-State Regional Director will provide professional leadership to build and strengthen the Tri-State  fundraising, educational efforts, and leadership development programs of ASYV. A primary  responsibility will be the continued growth and expansion in all aspects of development, (new donor  identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) as well as national and regional campaign  planning. In addition, the individual will be the key professional responsible for building and expanding  a Tri-State leadership structure to encourage and strengthen regional activity and awareness of unique  role that Yad Vashem brings to Holocaust education, remembrance, and commemoration for New York,  New Jersey, and Connecticut with possible future expansion into the Mid-Atlantic states.  

Successful candidates will possess superb relationship management, interpersonal, and communication  (written and oral) skills, including the ability to inspire and hold accountable diverse internal and  external stakeholders (including funders, peers, Yad Vashem team, board members and supporters); the  ability for handling multiple, complex fundraising initiatives simultaneously in a fast-paced environment; commitment to quality and excellent customer service; keen attention to detail, and the ability to deal  with confidential information discreetly, ethically and prudently. 


  • Partner with the Tri-State Regional lay leadership to expand and inspire an active lay leadership  council. 
  • Manage individual portfolio of major donors, foundations and corporate partners to include  creating donor strategies to renew and upgrade giving;  
  • Directly solicit and close gifts from major prospects and maintain relationships through mail,  phone, or in-person contacts; coordinate local mailing campaigns;  
  • Organize and execute area fundraising events such as gala dinners/luncheons, parlor meetings  and other special events to raise awareness and contributions for the American Society for Yad  Vashem;  
  • Cultivate and maintain community relationships and community outreach; identify potential  speakers for activities and/or events and build community presence; 
  • Participate in National Development Team efforts and contribute to national projects.


  • 5+ years of development experience (regional experience preferred); 
  • Proven track record of creating and executing effective fundraising strategies for diverse revenue  streams, with success in soliciting and closing 5 and 6-figure gifts from individuals, foundations, and  corporations; 
  • Quantifiable success in building productive relationships with donors and philanthropic institutions; Experience partnering with lay leadership and building leadership structures. Entrepreneurial perspective and practice in donor identification and cultivation; Proven success in planning large fundraising events; 
  • Comfort and ability to engage key stakeholders, donors and partners in the US and Israel; Commitment to national team success while maintaining regional accountability and achieving  regional goals; 
  • Comfort and ability to work closely with lay leadership and a collaborative spirit working with  national team members; 
  • Willingness to travel both in the US and Israel and; 
  • Knowledge and interest in preserving Holocaust history.  

Salary Range: $135K – $145K with comprehensive benefits package. 

To apply, please click here to send your resume and cover letter.

Full Time
Annual Campaign | Chief Development Officer (CDO) | Community Outreach | Director | Director of Development | Engagement | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Israel Programs/Missions | Major Gifts Officer | Philanthropy | Planned Giving | Programming | Public Speaking | Regional Director
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American Friends of | Fundraising | Museums | Other
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | leave early for Shabbat | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
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