New York, NY or Remote
ABOUT THE AMERICAN COMMITTEE FOR THE TEL AVIV FOUNDATION
The American Committee for The Tel Aviv Foundation (ACTAF) is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization headquartered in New York City, founded to raise awareness of and support for The Tel Aviv Foundation. Through the philanthropic leadership of American friends across the U.S., ACTAF helps the Foundation to recruit the support necessary in order to create a substantial positive impact on the quality of life of all Tel Avivians. All funds raised are designated for specific projects and boosted by the City’s unique matching funds program. This dollar-for dollar partnership ensures accountability, promotes co-operation between donor and recipient, and strengthens the bond between Israel and the Diaspora. The U.S. staff includes a Managing Director, and a Development Manager.
ABOUT THE TEL AVIV FOUNDATION
The Tel Aviv Foundation (TAF) partners with donors from around the world to meet the evolving needs of the City of Tel AvivYafo. The Foundation proudly serves as a driver of progress, elevating the City’s quality of life through education, the arts, sports, social services, the environment and innovative urban projects, thus ensuring the strength and resilience of Israel's global city. The Tel Aviv Foundation provides for those in need and creates opportunities for a better future for all Tel Avivians. Founded in 1977, TAF has established more than 600 projects and raised over $500 million worldwide. In addition to its fundraising efforts inside Israel, the Foundation is active on a global scale, through partnering with the American, Canadian, German and UK Committees for the Tel Aviv Foundation. Current chair of the Tel Aviv Foundation Mayor Ron Huldai works closely with the Foundation’s CEO Dr. Hila Oren.
ABOUT THE ROLE
The fundraising consultant will work closely with staff in New York (either in person or virtually) to implement a coordinated fundraising strategy and grow ACTAF’s donor base. The Consultant will market projects of the Tel Aviv Foundation to prospective donors, submit reports and proposals when appropriate, and apprise ACTAF of all correspondence and communications with active or prospective donors. When appropriate, the Consultant will arrange meetings with donors and prospective donors for the Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo, the CEO of the Tel Aviv Foundation, the Chairman of the Board of the American Committee, and/or the Managing Director. The Consultant will also conduct and provide research on potential donors, in order to gain insight into their interests, beliefs, giving priorities and perspectives –– in order to understand how best to approach them on behalf of The Tel Aviv Foundation.
ABOUT THE IDEAL CANDIDATE
• A highly motivated self-starter with a true passion for the City of Tel Aviv and the values it represents
• Collaborative team player that is able to work with internal and external stakeholders
• Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Excellent organizational abilities and attention to detail
• Ability to take initiative with limited direction, anticipate needs and remain calm under pressure
• Significant and successful experience fundraising for Jewish and/or pro-Israel nonprofit organizations
• An independent contractor that is able to submit monthly invoices for services rendered
• A demonstrated track record of professionalism from previous clients