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American Committee for the Weizmann Institute of Science (Director of Development, Southern California Region)

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Professional
A passion for the mission of ACWIS, a sharp mind, immense curiosity and the ability to translate complex scientific research into terms that the layman will grasp.


At least 10 years of professional experience with a minimum of 3-5 years experience working with major gift donors preferred.


Experience and comfort engaging with high-net-worth prospects and donors who are sophisticated, intellectually curious, and typically have a keen interest in science.


Intelligence, commitment, and temperament necessary to build and maintain long-term relationship with lay leaders and donors.


Excellent analytical and creative skills in developing cultivation strategies.


Self-starter with the confidence and maturity to work well in a team-driven environment.


Entrepreneurial spirit with a high energy level, accustomed to and comfortable within a lean work environment.


Decisive and resourceful with the ability to anticipate and act on events that may create opportunities for the Weizmann Institute.


A proven track record of success in the cultivation, stewardship, and closing of gifts from individual major donors and foundations at and above the five-figure level, or demonstrated transferable skills to be successful in closing major gifts.


Working knowledge of Moves Management as a fundraising strategy; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Raisers Edge preferred, or demonstrated capacity to learn new data management systems.


Knowledge of the regions Jewish and non-Jewish philanthropic community, and conversant on issues relevant to the organizations scientific impact. Ability to engage various groups within the regions Jewish community  geographically, generationally and denominationally.


Ability to work in a highly collegial manner within a complex, national and international organizational culture. Experience working with organizations in Israel preferred.


Effective communicator with demonstrated excellence in writing and verbal communication.


Undergraduate degree from an accredited four-year college or university.





Personal
Outstanding interpersonal skills; a good listener and proactive communicator with high integrity, good judgment, sensitivity and common sense.


Strong skills in organization, planning, and setting priorities.


High standard for quality and productivity, focusing on results.


Excellent time management skills, with the ability to adjust and be flexible to meet changing work needs and demands.


Deadline and detail-oriented.


Interest and ability to advance professionally within a thriving organization


Flexibility and willingness to travel as needed.