Our client is The Friends of Auschwitz‑Birkenau Foundation (FOABF) www.PreserveAuschwitz.org
It was established to support the preservation of the grounds and remnants of the former concentration camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau, supervised by the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum in Oświęcim, Poland.
The Director of Leadership & Engagement will work closely with FOABF Executive Director, and the Board of Directors on creating and implementing fundraising strategy for the Foundation’s programs:
- The Endowment Fund for the preservation of Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site
- 75th Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz
- Forbidden Art project and the Visitors Center and other programs approved by the Board
This is a North American position with travel nationally, when needed.
- Engage the board of directors to actively participate in fundraising meetings and introductions
- Meet prospective and current donors and supporters on a continual basis to establish effective communications with them
- Oversee and conduct prospect research
- Oversee and maintain fundraising database and tracking systems.
- Prepare proposals and letters to prospect donors
- Ensure proper follow up to proposals and letters
- Draft memos from each meeting
- Ensure proper follow up after every meeting
- Assist in creation of publications to support fundraising activities
- Participate in creation and maintain gift recognition programs
VIP trips to Auschwitz:
- Assist in creating VIP trips to Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Site for prospective and current donors
- Participate in 2-4 trips a year to Auschwitz with donors
- Ensure proper follow up after trips
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Proven experience in successful Major Gift fundraising, with minimum of 5 years of fundraising experience
- The ideal candidate must be a self-starter with deep familiarity and passion for Jewish philanthropy and ability to convey a passion for their mission
- Identification with the organization’s mission and goals
- Experience developing a comprehensive strategic plan, constituency building and solid fundraising methodology
- Research skills, sourcing information and attention to details.
- Effective oral and written communication skills.
- Knowledge of Holocaust history and passion for preserving the history, preferred.
- Self-confidence, high energy, a “can-do” personality and the optimism to do whatever needs to be done to accomplish established goals.