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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.

Fundraising Responsibilities:

  • 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.
Willie Hochman
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