Jobs at NIF

Director of New Generations – San Francisco

14 May 2019

The New Israel Fund (NIF) protects and advances equality and liberal democracy in Israel. Long credited with seed-funding and founding progressive civil society in Israel, NIF now leads the fight for democratic institutions and a socially just society that is truly shared by every Israeli. Read more about NIF

PURPOSE
The New Generations Director oversees the growing and dynamic New Generations (NG) program in the Bay Area, which aims to develop the young adult community around issues of Israel and social justice, to connect young adults to the work of NIF, and to facilitate deep and meaningful conversation about how the Bay Area Jewish community talks about Israel. NG is an open and vibrant community of young professionals, social activists, and community leaders in their 20s and 30s, who are committed to the work of the New Israel Fund. There is also ongoing interest in engaging the “mid-gen” community of 40-somethings, which would be a slightly different track than the regular NG program. The NG Director is part of the NIF San Francisco office, and works closely with the SF office in scheduling programming and general support, as well as building the onramp for the next generation of NIF supporters.

LOCATION: NIF’s San Francisco, California office

NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK
The NG program includes working with the NG Leadership Council, NG constituents, and community partners, as well as designing, administering, and tracking programs and events, collecting event metrics and feedback for funder reporting, organizing the NG components of the annual Guardian of Democracy Dinner, and fundraising within the community of NG.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan NG programs for the San Francisco Bay Area Region with the SF team, lay leadership, and community partners:
    • “Tell Me More” (TMM) Series of educational salon type programs
    • (Tentative) Event(s) in conjunction with the SF Jewish Film Festival
  • Manage the NG Board;
  • Guardian of Democracy Dinner efforts
    • Recruiting NG volunteers for the night of
    • Working with NG host committee members
    • Getting publicity and buzz in the NG communities to generate attendance
    • Actively working to get 80-100 NG attendees to the Dinner
  • Identify and cultivate emerging leaders;
  • Plan activities so as to appeal to greater numbers of individuals—from progressive but disconnected, to committed and searching for community, to conflicted about Israel;
  • Cultivate prospects and solicit gifts under $1000 from NG donors;
  • Update Regional Director on higher capacity donors;
  • Develop partnerships with other Jewish communal organizations around young adult programming and promote NIF as an important partner for hosting conversations;
  • Promote NG events and activities in Jewish and other media, and at conferences where appropriate;
  • Add members to NG networks and email list.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree;
  • Experience in fundraising, leadership development, community building and outreach;
  • Ability to represent NIF in an articulate and compelling manner, and understand the complex nature of Israeli society;
  • Capacity to understand the complexity of the Israel conversation in the American Jewish community and empathize with many different viewpoints;
  • Knowledge of the Bay Area Jewish community;
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with lay leaders and colleagues;
  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and in a timely manner;
  • Strong organizational skills, capacity to multitask and manage multiple teams of volunteers and lay leadership
  • Computer and web proficiency essential; comfort with social media tools; Raiser’s Edge and EveryAction a plus;
  • Prior nonprofit work experience preferred.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
NIF offers a fair-market salary commensurate with experience and a generous benefits package.

TO APPLY:
Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “[Your Name]: New Generations Director” as the subject line. No phone calls please.