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The Abraham Fund (North American Director)

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• At least 5 to 10 years of demonstrated success in philanthropic fundraising including securing individual major gifts; bachelor’s degree required; experience in Jewish philanthropy and particularly with organizations of similar missions to The Abraham Fund Initiatives is preferred.
• Strong fundraising skills; demonstrated experience in leading a development program in North America, preferably with a focus on raising funds for Israel-based objectives.
• Proven expertise in developing networks among major individual philanthropic donors and family foundations.
• Knowledge of institutional funders including USAID, US Department of State and other quasi-governmental donors is preferred but not required.
• A sincere and genuine interest in the mission of The Abraham Fund Initiatives.
• Strong communication skills both verbal and written.
• Leadership skills, including the ability to implement and articulate organizational goals and targets. A decisive and inclusive decision maker with the ability to manage small details while focusing on the big picture.
• A driven, goal-oriented person with a business-like approach to setting and monitoring progress toward goals.
• An organized manager, comfortable recommending strategic direction and implementing that direction on his/her own.
• Excellent interpersonal, political, and diplomatic skills, along with the ability to lead and partner with integrity and inspiration. Flexibility and openness to working with professional and volunteer community leaders nationwide and in Israel. Flexibility to work in an inter-cultural organization, and be a real player of a team that is geographically spread across many time zones.
• Significant experience with Israel and working with Israelis. Knowledge of Hebrew preferred.
• Skill in presenting oneself and communicating in a manner that is clear, effective and inspiring.
• Superior computer literacy; experience using donor management database systems to maximize fundraising results. Experience with on-line fundraising and social media strategy is a plus.
• Possess high levels of enthusiasm and energy; be self-motivated and able to work well under pressure and handle several projects at one time.
• Be available for frequent travel throughout North America and for occasional travel to Israel.