Associate Director of Development

Full Time
Posted 4 weeks ago

Associate Director of Development

Job Description: 

Aish is a global organization that inspires millions of people to live more thoughtful, spiritual, and impactful lives by embracing and taking pride in their Jewish heritage and timeless Jewish wisdom. Aish connects with people from all backgrounds through its innovative digital content and impactful in-person programming. Aish provides immersive in person experiences for many thousands of people annually at the Dan Family Aish World Center, as well as the educational academies in Jerusalem.



Aish is currently searching for a proactive Associate Director of Development (ADOD) to partner directly with the Executive Director. The ADOD will spearhead Aish’s fundraising initiatives, collaborating closely with the Executive Director to craft and execute a strategic fundraising plan. Responsibilities include overseeing a team of fundraising professionals, refining processes, and fostering cross-departmental collaboration to ensure fundraising goals are achieved. Administrative duties encompass budgeting, reporting, team metrics, and personnel. Additionally, the ADOD will actively engage with donors and solicit gifts as necessary.

This role, based in Jerusalem, requires flexibility to accommodate American work hours and may entail occasional travel.



  • Developing and implementing a strategic fundraising plan: The ADOD  will work with the Executive Director to identify the organization’s target donors, set fundraising goals, and develop and systematize strategies and procedures for reaching those goals. 


  • Managing a team of fundraising professionals: The ADOD will be responsible for hiring, training, and managing a team of fundraising professionals, setting goals and expectations for the team, providing feedback, and resolving any performance issues.


  • Working with other departments: The ADOD will work closely with other departments, such as data, marketing, operations, and human resources, to ensure that the organization’s fundraising efforts are coordinated and effective. The ADOD will also work with finance to prepare and operate within budget guidelines, set price points for solicitations and oversee foundational requirements for grants received.


  • Soliciting gifts from donors: The ADOD will be responsible for soliciting gifts from donors when needed. This includes preparing and delivering presentations to donors, writing grant proposals, and negotiating gift agreements.


  • 10+ years proven track record of success in fundraising
  • Bachelor’s degree in fundraising, non-profit management or a related field
  • Strong management, communication, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience building leading and lagging metrics to track progress
  • A “results” focus and willingness to roll-up sleeves to do whatever it takes to get the job done
  • Passionate about the organization’s mission



  • Personable, energetic, self-starting nature with the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills, with the commitment to fundraising record keeping, tracking, acknowledging, and documenting all gifts 
  • Proficiency with Google Docs and Calendars, Whatsapp, Slack,, Salesforce. EOS Management System a plus.



  • Competitive salary and benefits package
  • Opportunity to work on challenging and rewarding projects for the Jewish People
  • Collaborative and supportive work environment
  • Chance to learn and grow in your career

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