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Our client is FIDF www.fidf.org 

Position Summary:

The Director focuses on raising funds from the New York Wall Street Division.  The overarching responsibility of the Director is to increase income for the FIDF in the Tri-State region focusing on the Wall Street community. The Director will identify research, manage and implement solicitation plans for a portfolio of individual, corporate, and foundation prospects. Currently, fundraising focuses primarily on donors in the Wall Street industry, but the Director will have the opportunity to enlarge FIDF’s New York constituency beyond this sector.

This new position reports to the Executive Director of Tri-State.

Essential Job Duties:

  • With an emphasis on the Wall Street community, the Director will lead, develop, implement, and manage short and long-term giving goals and strategies to support FIDF’s mission and fundraising goals.
  • Act as the primary relationship manager with assigned portfolio of donors and prospects.
  • Work with New York lay and staff leadership to synergize strategy and implement a plan to maximize brand recognition and the generation of funds to support FIDF. This includes identifying, recruiting, and partnering with local lay leaders.
  • Collaborate with the National Fundraising Departments and Tri-State staff on campaign-related materials and events to ensure accuracy and consistency of messaging.
  • Manage the planning and implementation of special events for donor recognition and fundraising; design and implement stewardship activities.
  • Maintain prospect management information through use of FIDF’s prospect management database.


  • At least 10 years of demonstrated success in philanthropic fundraising including direct solicitation of and securing of individual major gifts; knowledge of the Wall Street philanthropic community required;
  • Knowledge of New York City’s Jewish community culture, traditions, Jewish communal services required.
  • Demonstrated experience in designing and implementing a fundraising plan. Ability to articulate organizational goals related to building an effective philanthropy strategy for FIDF’s New York Chapter.
  • Possess a decisive and inclusive decision style with the ability to manage small details while focusing on the big picture. An organized manager, comfortable recommending strategic direction and implementing that direction on his/her own.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • A sincere and genuine interest in the mission of FIDF; experience with Israel and working with Israelis preferred.
  • Strong communication skills both verbal and written; skill in presenting oneself and communicating in a manner that is clear, effective and inspiring.
  • Excellent interpersonal and diplomatic skills, along with the ability to lead with integrity and inspiration; must be flexible and open to working with volunteer lay leaders.
  • Superior computer literacy; experience using donor management database systems to maximize fundraising results.
  • Possess high levels of enthusiasm and energy; be self-motivated and able to work well under pressure and handle several projects at one time.
  • Be available for evening and weekend events; should be available for occasional travel to Israel.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, required.
Willie Hochman
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