American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) is a fundraising arm of Israel’s most celebrated orchestra and cultural ambassador. We are seeking a talented East Coast Director to lead the region to new heights of engagement and fundraising success. AFIPO raises funds for the Orchestra’s operating budget, educational and outreach programs, international touring, capital expenditures, and special projects. Special events, major gifts, annual campaigns, grant solicitation, and planned giving are all part of the fundraising mix. He/she will work closely with the Executive Director and board to devise and implement fundraising strategies and to actively solicit major gifts for an organization in growth mode.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Strategizing AFIPO’s fund and friend raising activities on the East Coast
Implementing fund raising strategies for cultivation and solicitation, as a Major Gifts Officer
Hands-on oversight of prospect identification, donor cultivation and recognition, foundation and corporation research and grant writing/solicitation and event planning
Identification and recruitment of new prospective members to the Board of Directors
Advise on young leadership program
Knowledge of the regional philanthropic community, with strong focus on the New York
Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including public speaking
Appreciation of music and passion for the State of Israel
A bachelor's degree is required but a graduate degree is preferred
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office and experience using Raiser’s Edge
Flexibility to travel as necessary
Seasoned hands-on development professional with an entrepreneurial spirit
Team builder with a passion for people and external engagement
Ability to plan, organize and implement a variety of projects, sometimes simultaneously and under deadline pressure, while maintaining the integrity and quality of each project
Annual compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.
Please email a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and availability to “East Coast Director Search” at firstname.lastname@example.org.
About American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra. The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (IPO) is the leading orchestra in Israel and globally recognized as a world-class symphonic ensemble. The Orchestra performs in Israel and tours extensively around the world. AFIPO seeks to strengthen and broaden the reach of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra as the preeminent cultural ambassador for the State of Israel and expanding the support of classical music and musical education in Israel.