DRG Executive Search Consultants

Jewish Agency for Israel (Senior Vice President, Israel and Global Philanthropy)

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The successful candidate will cultivate and secure major gifts in support of the Jewish Agency by:

- Developing strong working relationships with FRD, community Foundations, and other key professionals in designated communities, through which to identify prospects that have the capacity and potential inclination to support the Jewish Agency.

- Conducting independent researchwith the support of Jewish Agency International Development research staff or consultantsto qualify additional major gifts prospects in designated communities.

- Meeting and forming relationships with prospects, inspiring them with the message and vision of the Jewish Agency, and exploring with them appropriate avenues of philanthropic support, ultimately moving them through the pipeline.

- Serving as an enthusiastic and well-informed spokesperson for the Jewish Agency to ensure effective overall positioning of The Agency within the community and within the field.

- Designing experiences for prospects (missions, meetings with Jewish Agency leaders or clients, exposure to speakers, engaging them as leaders, etc.) that will strengthen their interest in the Jewish Agency.

- Securing commitments of support from prospects either through direct solicitation or by facilitating solicitations by senior professional or lay leadership of The Jewish Agency.

- Ensuring proper recognition and stewardship through ongoing relationships with donors, including reporting on their grants, thank you letters, etc.

- Cultivating existing donors and leaders by maintaining regular contact, engaging in dialogue about the agency, creating engaging portfolios and coordinating their solicitations.

- Identifying, engaging and nurturing a local group of donors who support The Jewish Agency by: making gifts of substance; providing access to prospects; serving as spokespersons; and participating in regional, national and international activities.