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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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The ideal candidate will be a seasoned development professional capable of clearly articulating a case for giving, raising both private and institutional funds, and demonstrating an authentic commitment to the mission and goals of the Institute.

- At least 10 years of professional experience, with 5-7 years of successful major gifts fundraising experience.

- A proven track record of success in the cultivation, stewardship, and closing of gifts from individual major donors and foundations at and above the six-figure level. Prior experience in contemporary fund raising strategies such as Moves Management.

- Experience with all development vehicles, especially testamentary gifts, so as to comfortably engage potential donors in discussions about major and planned gifts to ACWIS.

- Success in increasing the effectiveness of development efforts through established objectives, performance standards and quantifiable benchmarks.

- Creative, innovative, and strategic inclinations; intellectual curiosity and emotional intelligence; confidence to express opinions, forge ahead when appropriate and hold back when necessary, with sensitivity to the feelings and opinions of others.

Entrepreneurial self-starter with a high energy level, accustomed to and comfortable within a lean work environment;
- Strong interpersonal skills with the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity and collaborative skills to work effectively across the entire organization and all levels.

Ability to work, and the potential to lead, in a highly collegial manner within a complex, national and international organizational culture.
- 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 are considered assets.

- 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.

- A demonstrated understanding of, and experience with, the networks of the Jewish philanthropic community in the Washington, DC and Mid-Atlantic States; a demonstrated ability to engage various groups within this community.

- Demonstrated integrity, a good listener and a proactive communicator, with a charismatic and energetic demeanor towards personal engagement.

- Effective and persuasive communicator with demonstrated excellence in written and verbal communication.

Strong organizational, planning, and priority-setting skills.
- High standard for quality and productivity, focusing on results.

- The ability to travel and work evenings and weekends, as necessary, including the biennial staff conference held at the Institute.

- Experience with office software and data management systems is required; knowledge of Raiser's Edge and DonorScape preferred.

- A bachelor's degree required; advanced degree and CFRE accreditation is preferred.