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American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (Executive Director of Washington, DC and Mid-Atlantic States Region)

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Reporting to the Senior Vice President, Financial Resource Development, the Executive Director, Washington, DC and Mid-Atlantic States will be an integral part of a national team focusing on generating revenues on behalf of the Weizmann Institute of Science.

The ideal candidate must be familiar with the Washington, DC and Mid-Atlantic States area. In addition, the Executive Director should have a basic knowledge of planned giving. It is expected that within two to three years the Executive Director will be able to broaden the donor base, and perhaps double the amount of funds raised. The regions volunteer leadership, with whom this individual will work, is a dedicated group of individuals, encompassing all generations, who share the Institutes vision and values.

Weizmann donors and prospects are driven by the excitement of the science and what new discoveries will contribute to benefit humanity in the future. The Executive Director must keep up to date on the latest Weizmann research and Institute discoveries. Although deep knowledge of science is not required, this position calls for someone with immense curiosity and the ability to translate complex scientific research being conducted at the Institute, into terms that the layman will grasp.

Among other responsibilities, the Executive Director will:
Design and implement major gift fundraising and leadership development strategies and programs;


Enhance existing relationships between donors and regional, national, and international leaders of ACWIS and WIS;


Secure major gifts from individual donors;


Plan and oversee a variety of events and programs related to three core American Committee initiatives: NextGen, Vera and Chaim Weizmann Honor Society and Women for Science;


Be a spokesperson for ACWIS and the Institute.