Business Manager

Jewish National Fund | Northbrook, IL, United States

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Posted Date 5/28/2024

If working for an organization that supports the land and people of Israel excites you, then join us and you needn't wait another minute to change the world!

Position overview:

Jewish National Fund-USA seeks a Business Manager who will oversee business matters and administrative projects and tasks to advance their regional Fundraising Team. As both a leader and an integral part of the core team, they make sure everything is fulfilled and executed as necessary.  The ideal candidate for this role must think strategically and creatively, be well organized with acute attention to detail, able to juggle many projects at once, anticipate needs and recommend solutions, and great working with people.

This position will report to the National Campaign Director of the region and work closely with other members of the CoE team, fundraisers, and event professionals across the country. We’re looking to hire this position in Northbrook, IL.


  • Oversee business matters including budget, cost savings and departmental fiscal responsibility required for the efficient operation and management of the region.
  • Act as right-hand person to National Campaign
  • Be solution driven using data and Salesforce to enhance these solutions.
  • Lead and advance projects and initiatives as assigned, working closely with the National Campaign Director, fundraisers, CoE Director and other staff to successfully manage projects from conception to realization.
  • Develop and advance efficient administrative systems and processes within JNF-USA
  • Work closely with CoE Director and Support staff on administrative tasks and responsibilities as assigned to support the office.
  • Provide timely operations reports as required by deadlines.
  • Proactively anticipate needs and provide recommendations for process improvements, tracking workflows, diagnosing issues, and identifying solutions.
  • Coordinate to ensure alignment with the JNF-USA’s mission, vision, core values, and objectives.
  • Track team performance and ensure quality of work.
  • Work closely with the Chief Administration Officer to absorb latest processes, knowledge share with other regions, data, reporting and business updates to then train your region.
  • Prioritize job tasks effectively.
  • Exhibit strong leadership and team management skills.
  • Multitask and prioritize in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and decision-making capabilities.
  • Administrative tasks including presentation preparation, taking minutes for meetings and other tasks as requested.
  • Interact with volunteer leaders and donors with poise and professionalism.
  • Understand and adhere to the confidentiality of data and assignments.



  • Strong technical skills including Salesforce or other database.
  • Strategic, out-of-the-box thinking a must.
  • Be extremely detail oriented and able to multi-task in an exceptionally busy environment.
  • Pro-active and energetic; ability to work on own with minimal daily supervision.
  • Thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a high-volume workload often requiring short turnaround times.
  • Be a team player with a “customer service” mentality and ability to work with many people and personalities.
  • A “no job is too small” attitude and willingness to roll up your sleeves to get the job done.
  • 10+ years Business experience
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred



  • Days off for all work-prohibitive Jewish holidays, in addition to the secular US holidays
  • 3pm close-of-business on Fridays
  • Top-notch healthcare (including dental and vision)
  • Parental Leave policy
  • Employer-paid life insurance
  • Employer-paid short and long-term disability
  • 403(b) with generous employer contribution
  • Opportunities to travel to Israel





Pay Type:



Salaries will vary based on factors such as location, skills, experience, education, and qualifications for the role. 



Jewish National Fund strives to bring an enhanced quality of life to all of Israel's residents and translate these advancements to the world beyond. JNF is "greening" the desert with millions of trees, building thousands of parks across Israel, creating new communities and cities for generations of Israelis to call home, bolstering Israel's water supply, helping develop innovative arid agriculture techniques and educating both young and old about the founding and importance of Israel and Zionism. JNF is the single largest provider of Zionist programs in the U.S. Its work is divided into seven program areas: Forestry & Green Innovations, Water Solutions, Community Building, Zionist Education & Advocacy, Research & Development, Heritage Sites, and Disabilities & Special Needs.



• Planted more than 250 million trees

• Built over 250 reservoirs and dams

• Developed over 250,000 acres of land

• Created more than 2,000 parks

• Provided the infrastructure for over 1,000 communities

• Connected thousands of children and young adults to Israel and their heritage


Jewish National Fund prides itself on honoring the pioneers of the past and celebrating their spirit by continuing the pioneering tradition in the areas of technology, environmental progress, community development, water renewal and building the land of Israel for many years to come.

Jewish National Fund affirms the bonds of the Jewish family with their strength of unity, the understanding that each member can make a difference and the collective power to build prosperity, develop innovative solutions and promote the greater good.



A registered 501(c)(3) organization, Jewish National Fund is recognized as a 4-star organization by Charity Navigator, America's leading independent charity evaluator, for its sound fiscal management, accountability, and transparency. JNF has also been rated a top charity by the American Institute of Philanthropy and meets the 20 rigorous standards of the Better Business Bureau (BBB) Wise Giving Alliance, and the transparency standards of Tzedakah, Inc. No other Jewish organization meets all these standards.



We are ViZion-driven relationship-based, fast-paced, and Positively Israel!




Be Bold: Beyond. We are proud and passionate, vocal, and visionary about Israel and Zionism. We pride ourselves on our out-of-the-box thinking and the great things it accomplishes for the land and with the people of Israel. 

Belong: Stay long. We are an inclusive and diverse workplace welcoming and respecting all cultures, ages, religions, ethnicities, genders, orientations, and physical abilities. Understanding that a work-life balance is crucial to the success of our organization, we are empathetic, understanding, caring, appreciative, and respectful of one another as we strive to develop and retain our professionals and donors for the long-run.

Be Inscribed: Be the Impact. To walk in the land of Israel and see the impact of our work instills the greatest sense of fulfillment. We strive for each employee to make their mark, leave their footprint, be heard, and feel relevant as together we help ensure the vibrancy of Israel for the next 100 years. We plant the future, not just trees. 

Be Kind: Act with Chesed. At JNF-USA we do not underestimate the power of kindness. We use recognition and praise to motivate teams, individuals, donors, and stakeholders. We are proud of our please and thank you's. We listen and lend a helping hand when a co-worker is challenged. Whether random or deliberate acts, kindness is a key ingredient to our positive workplace and mindset.

B'Yachad: Together. Great collaboration between our employees, donors and affiliates in Israel is a priority: everyone matters no matter their role. We recognize that open and inspirational communication, teamwork, and collegiality is a force multiplier in reaching our goals, mission, and vision. Jewish National Fund-USA exemplifies the power of unity.

Salary75,000.00 - 90,000.00 Annual
Full Time
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