• Director of Resource Development – Shared Society Organization


    The organization is a leading shared Jewish-Arab NGO in Israel working in the field of equality and shared society between Arab and Jewish citizens of Israel seeks: Director of Resource Development who will have overall responsibility for ensuring the ongoing stability as well as strategic expansion of the organization from philanthropic sources. The qualified candidate will lead a team of highly motivated resource development personnel raising funds in Israel, Europe and North America.

    Job Description

    –       Manage the organization’s resource development efforts at the strategic and applied levels.
    –       Supervise a team of grant writers and grant associates to
    prepare grant applications and reports, and also, as needed, write reports and applications.
    –       Develop and maintain high level contacts in Israel and abroad with both new, and existing individual philanthropists, Jewish federations, foundations and international government funders
    –       Plan and organize fundraising trips for the organization’s leadership.
    –       Pursue new fundraising and strategic opportunities and support developing new program areas.
    –       Interface with the organization’s CFO on financial reporting and financial management including fulfillment of all contracts according to grant stipulations
    –       Interface with the organization Public Affairs Department in preparation of newsletters and other media outreach
    –       60% – 100% position


    –       At least three years of experience at the level of director of resource
    development preferably in a comparable sized NGO with responsibility
    for fundraising for an annual budget of at least 5 million NIS per
    year is an advantage
    –       Proven knowledge and commitment to the mission of advancing
    equality and shared society between the Arab and Jewish citizens
    in Israel and able to articulate this mission in writing and in
    presentations to donors
    –       Prior relevant management experience including managing staff and work plans
           Deep sensitivity and understanding of the USA, European and Israeli
    donor community
       Academic degree
         Lives in Israel
         Native-level English speaker with outstanding English writing skills;
    fluent spoken/comprehension Hebrew with preference for good Hebrew
    writing skills. Arabic language skills an advantage
           At least 3 years’ proven success in writing high-quality grants and
    reports in the fields of civil rights, Jewish-Arab relations, social
    change etc. for individual donors and foundations – examples will be
    requested and reviewed as part of the application processes
           Preference to candidate with at least one successfully funded
    EU or USAID grant application
           Social media fluency including capacity to use social media to advance
    resource development – an advantage
           Computer literacy: Office, Excel, CRM and on-line grant reporting
    and submission, social media fluency

    The position is supervised by the organization’s co-executive directors
    Work location: Offices in Haifa and Jerusalem; Ability to travel to meetings in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, Haifa, and other locations in Israel. Some flexibility in work hours is desirable. Some work from home possible; Be able to travel using private car and public transportation as appropriate.
    Please include one-page explanatory letter and CV
    Submit to: rachel@ngocatalyst.org