Director of Economic Affairs @ Consulate General of Israel in Miami

Director of Economic Affairs

The Consulate General of Israel in Miami (overseeing the states of Florida, Kansas and Missouri, as well as Puerto Rico) is looking for a Director of Economic Affairs. This person will spearhead the Consulate's efforts to promote Israeli economic ties, in the form of trade, investment, partnerships, R&D and other types of economic activities. In addition, s/he will work with local organizations to increase the visibility of states within the consulate’s jurisdiction among Israeli stakeholders.

What you'll do
• Establish strong relationships with key economic players -- entrepreneurs, investors, support organizations -- in Israel as well as in Florida and in the other states covered by the Consulate; build and maintain an updated database of relevant contacts.
• Help Israeli companies looking to access local markets with everything from business development (introducing them to potential customers) to economic development (assisting in expansion and opening of satellite offices).
• Organize in-person and digital events bringing together diverse audiences of US and Israeli stakeholders; oversee all aspects of event management, including programming, logistics, budgeting, partnerships and marketing; produce after-action reports so that those events can serve as starting points for further collaboration.
• Stay abreast of priority industries and sectors (such as cybersecurity, water/agricultural tech, healthcare, tourism) as well as emerging industries that may present future opportunities
• Follow conference and event calendars in order to find opportunities for speaking, participating and presenting by Israeli diplomats and organizations
• Assist local delegations traveling to Israel (and vice versa); create follow-up plans to build on the connections made during those trips

Your background
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent; MBA or other advanced degree a plus;
• Previous experience in marketing, communications, and/or business development; background working with startups or venture capital firms a plus
• Event management experience
• A strong local professional network and/or a demonstrated capability of building one
• Team player with track record of bringing together diverse groups of internal and external stakeholders and understanding their overlapping needs;

What success in this role looks like
• An increased Israeli economic presence in the consulate’s jurisdiction as well as more US companies in Israel, higher trade volume and enhanced R&D partnerships, connecting companies, customers and investors, etc.
• More awareness among local organizations of Israeli innovation and the role it can play in promoting each state’s tech ecosystem.
• The Consulate, and the Economic Director in particular, are seen as a go-to resource for anyone looking to connect Israel to local markets.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to the following address:
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, medical, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, leave early for Shabbat, Paid Holidays
  • Preferred Experience: Entry Level (0-2 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-05-25
  • Times this job has been viewed: 1134 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Community/Govt. Relations, Marketing/PR, Director of Community Engagement
  • Organization Type: Public Affairs
Job Location
Consulate General of Israel in Miami
100 N Biscayne Boulevard, Suite 1800 #3200
Miami , Florida 33132


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