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American Friends of Migdal Ohr (Chief Executive Officer)

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The ideal candidate will possess outstanding strategic thinking and communication skills as well as a strong conceptual understanding of the organization’s mission and impact. S/he will have experience in building a collaborative work environment.

For this critical role, the American Friends of Migdal Ohr seeks a seasoned executive capable of clearly articulating the case for AFMO and raising both private and institutional funds to further the organization’s mission and values. The new Chief Executive Officer must be a persuasive communicator and excellent team player and builder. S/he must have a demonstrable and authentic commitment to the mission and strategic goals of AFMO.

• An established leader with at least 10 years of demonstrated success in a senior management position, preferably with a nonprofit organization.
• Well-honed strategic and business planning skills and experience necessary to implement strategic long-range and short-term plans.
• Demonstrable achievements in personal fundraising, and broad knowledge of all areas of fundraising including individual major and planned giving, events, direct mail, and foundation support.
• Experience in leading an organization through change
• Ability to serve as a strong and effective advocate for AFMO with volunteers, community leaders, and prospective donors.
• Creative, innovative, entrepreneurial, and strategic inclinations.
• Proven track record in creating diverse and successful fund development initiatives, including individual and institutional philanthropy, in such a way that has been a major step up.
• Proven ability to personally develop strategies, cultivate, solicit, and steward major and institutional donors at significant six- and seven-figure levels. The ability to inspire high-net worth individuals and major foundations to financial leadership.
• Demonstrated experience training and working with staff and board members in development-related activities, providing them with quality support and intelligence, and increasing their comfort with and success in fundraising.
• Success in increasing the effectiveness of development staff through established objectives, performance standards and quantifiable benchmarks.
• Strong interpersonal skills with the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, and collaborative skills to work effectively across the entire organization and all levels.
• A diplomatic problem solver able to build consensus and engender cooperation between lay leaders and professionals from the breadth of interests and perspectives in the community.
• Strong written and oral communication and flexibility to work in an active work environment.
• Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor, and motivate an effective team.
• A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical, and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality. A sense of humor and perspective.
• Ability and desire to work as part of a warm, compassionate, and empathetic team.
• Familiarity with Israel and Jewish community structures and institutions; understanding of, and sensitivity to, the Orthodox community desirable
• Experience in working with Israelis and Israel-based professionals would be an advantage.
• A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is preferred.