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Jerusalem Foundation (Executive Director)

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The Executive Director (ED) of the Jerusalem Foundation Inc. is the senior professional and fundraiser representing the Jerusalem Foundation in the United States. The main focus of this role will be to expand fundraising results in the US. Building upon a recently approved plan for growth, the Executive Director will raise awareness about the Foundation’s work and specific projects in the diverse areas that the Foundation supports in all communities of the city. Through research and networking, the ED will identify and cultivate relationships with individuals, families and foundations who may have an interest in the future of Jerusalem or the impact that JF projects will have and the city and its people. Jerusalem is important to people with a wide range of political and religious interests, providing a broad and diverse set of prospective constituents from which to build support. A central part of these responsibilities is the stewardship of relationships with the group of prestigious donors whose continued support has been fundamental to the Jerusalem Foundation, in many cases since its inception. Finally working with the JF Inc. Board of Directors and oversight of operations are important responsibilities. Identifying and recruiting new prospective board members and a new generation of donors are important challenges in the next phase of JF Inc. growth. The Director will be expected to travel domestically as needed to meet personally with donors and occasionally to Israel.

The ED will work closely with the staff of the Jerusalem Foundation in Israel. A Director of the North American desk in Israel supports the JF office in the US with research, proposals and coordination of donor visits to Jerusalem and projects. The Foundation’s President and International Board Chair travel to the US regularly to meet with donors and US leadership.

Jerusalem Foundation Inc. is seeking an energetic, fundraising professional with significant, successful experience in cultivating, soliciting and stewarding major and capital gift donors. Knowledge of the American Jewish philanthropic community is critical. Experience in national organizations and an understanding of the broad range of those interested in supporting Israel is helpful. The ED must be conversant in the range of issues regarding Israel and Israel-Diaspora relations and willing to become a passionate advocate for Jerusalem.