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American Friends of Migdal Ohr (Chief Executive Officer)

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As the chief professional officer of AFMO, the CEO will oversee and direct all management, programmatic and fund development programs. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Organizational Leadership
• Assume primary responsibility for all organizational operations and management.
• Partner with the Board, staff, and other stakeholders to create, build and engender an organization-wide culture of philanthropy
• Lead ongoing review of how operations and resources will support strategic directions and goals.
• Work with staff, the Treasurer, and the Board to develop annual operating budget.
• Work closely with the Treasurer and finance staff to monitor the financial status of AFMO, and to ensure that AFMO operates within its approved budget resources.
• Make sure that AFMO receives appropriate professional support and advice in all areas of legal, financial and tax issues.
• Ensure that AFMO complies with financial and tax regulations

Fundraising Strategy and Engagement
• Assess the philanthropic potential of the organization and create a multi-year development plan that will generate short-term results as well as sustainable long-term growth.
• Develop a strategic and collaborative fundraising program that includes ways to deepen and diversify the funding base; increase restricted and unrestricted funds from all constituencies; carefully monitor the costs associated with fundraising; and ensure that internal resources are appropriately utilized.
• Work closely with the Board and staff to expand their planning and participation, and to articulate the case for each program’s funding priorities; matching those with specific individual donor and foundation interests to ensure that philanthropy meets targeted needs and goals.
• Provide strategic oversight of AFMO’s CRM system and build a best practices environment to support development and external engagement efforts.
• Continually analyze fundraising activities and opportunities to ensure maximum productivity and results.

Marketing and Communications
• Lead the institutional and philanthropic marketing of the organization, helping to ensure effective overall positioning of AFMO before the public and within its field.
• Oversee the design, implementation, and management of a campaign to establish AFMO’s brand recognition, visibility, and marketing efforts.
• Serve as an ambassador and spokesperson for the organization and articulate the mission to external constituents.
• Be the champion across the organization for revenue-centric strategies and work with the Team to understand revenue impacts of current and proposed programmatic strategies.
• Lead the use of public relations, community outreach, publications, and other marketing tools to promote growth in visibility, revenue, and engagement.
• Evaluate and drive the use of new technology funding vehicles including social media and eGiving, revamping the organization's online tools for supporters.
• Ensure that internal communications among staff and leadership is timely and appropriate.
• Work with team to continually evolve both messages and strategies to publicize AFMO/Migdal Ohr’s mission and programs.
• Serve as a primary spokesperson in the US on behalf of AFMO.

Portfolio Management
• Maintain a significant portfolio of principal gift donors while facilitating relationships between donors and the Board and staff. Personally cultivate and solicit high level gifts from a portfolio of current and prospective donors.
• Systematically identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward new individual and institutional donors capable of making significant contributions to AFMO. Educate targeted donors on AFMO’s mission, programs, and projects, and develop specific strategies and tailored cases for support.
• Maintain existing donor relationships and deepen those alliances through regular, relevant communication and stewardship.

Board Development
• Provide professional leadership and support to the Executive Committee and Board.
• Organize the work of the Board and committees to ensure that participation is meaningful and productive.
• Ensure timely and detailed communications and reporting to the Board.
• Work with leadership to cultivate and recruit new board members.
• Provide leadership and support on all issues of governance, compliance, organization policy and accountability.

Talent Management and Team-Building
• Recruit and deploy professional staff as required by strategic plans and provided for in operating budget.
• Maintain a flexible leadership style that empowers staff through active communication and delegation and promotes teamwork.
• Foster an environment of achievement and ensure staff accountability for excellence through clearly defined and measurable goals.
• Create a climate that promotes respect for others and acceptance of alternative ideas and approaches, as well as the highest ethical standards and practices.
• Provide staff development and training opportunities.
• Oversee the development of a human resources program that professionalizes job descriptions, policies, performance evaluations, compensation, and other best practices.

Liaison with MDA- Israel
• Serve as the primary liaison with Migdal Ohr in Israel.
• Work to establish open communication with the Migdal Ohr leadership, especially about funding needs, new projects, reporting on ongoing funded projects, public relations materials, and donor proposals and visits.