PURPOSE: The New Israel Fund Los Angeles Regional Director leads the effort to grow and reinforce NIF’s presence throughout Southern California. The Regional Director builds and leads a small team of staff responsible for stewarding NIF’s existing donors in the region, reaching out to potential new sources of funding, and positioning the organization as the leading venue for those seeking to advance democracy and equality in Israel.
NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
This position reports to the VP of Development, and works closely on issues and strategy with NIF’s national communications and fundraising staff, and the NIF national executive staff. Stewarding a portion of the existing donor file and identifying and cultivating new major donor prospects is a primary focus for the RD. She or he will also craft and drive forward a strategy for growing the overall campaign and strengthening NIF’s presence in Southern California. The RD will develop a cadre of local volunteers and will personally represent NIF in public settings, raising the organization’s profile and serving as a compelling point of personal contact for supporters, prospects and organizational partners.
The position requires a person with an outstanding understanding of contemporary Israel; a strategic thinker who sees the potential for NIF’s continued growth; who has an ability to communicate NIF’s mission in public forums; and who is an inspiring team leader.