Careers at the American Technion Society

The American Technion Society provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, ranked among the world’s leading science and technology universities. Become part of the team!

 

The ATS is an equal opportunity employer.

We are currently hiring for the following positions (click to expand):

 

Director of Development, Boston (Newton, MA)

Background/Position Summary:
The American Technion Society (ATS) supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent thousands of US donors, alumni and stakeholders who invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. Over more than 75 years, our nationwide supporter network has funded new Technion scholarships, research, labs and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses on three continents.

ATS employs a staff of 70 + that work from New York and in regional offices across the United States.

Reporting to the ATS Senior Director of Development, Eastern Seaboard, this position will play a central role in helping to manage ATS philanthropic activities that are centered in its Boston office as well as be the face of the organization for many of its stakeholders. The successful candidate will manage a fundraising portfolio with the goal of cultivating and soliciting individuals with a capacity of gifts in the six and seven figure range. The primary focus area will be the Boston market, yet engagement with other key communities in New England will be essential.

The Director of Development will be responsible for developing fundraising plans for his/her assigned region and portfolio of management, in partnership with the Senior Director and other members of the Boston ATS office along with the lay leadership in the New England Region. The Director of Development will execute targeted fundraising to achieve defined regional goals.  S/He will identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base and close gifts.

With the one of the largest and most educated Jewish populations in the United States and growing sectors in life science, technology, investment banking and real estate, the New England Region is poised for tremendous philanthropic growth. For individuals who are passionate about Israel, the Director of Development position is a unique opportunity to blend one’s fundraising expertise with a personal desire to play a role in the continued economic success and support of Israel.

Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Partner with the Senior Director to manage the American Technion’s Society’s presence in its New England Region via its Boston office.
  • Develop and grow American Technion Society’s donor base of individuals and foundations capable of giving $100 thousand or more.
  • Supervise an Associate Director of Development focused on new market development in New England.
  • Involve and partner with lay leadership in activities and strategies to build and leverage their volunteer leadership throughout the territory/portfolio.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects, of which 40 will be high priority potential donors.
  • Focus portfolio development in New England to include leaders in the life science, technology, investment banking and real estate industries.
  • Engage in direct and systematic prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of high net worth individuals.
  • Advance the presence of the American Technion Society around high value activities that further interaction with high net worth prospects, and be seen as the key figure representing the Technion in these circles.
  • Focus on advancing ATS engagement of Technion alumni, and existing high value constituency, which benefits from growing linkages between New England and Israel.
  • Deploy resources to maximize the philanthropic potential of assigned territory and/or portfolio. Work with ATS colleagues in the development of strategic annual and long-term fundraising plans and evaluate progress to goals.
  • Partner with Associate Director around their programmatic activities that develop the ATS pipeline and engage new donors by participating in their events.
  • Foster relationships with key ATS and Technion partners in areas of prospect development, proposal development, stewardship, etc.
  • Adhere to assigned budget to ensure effective stewardship of ATS resources to realize organizational goals.
  • Utilize the ATS database to maintain accurate records of all donor interactions, individuals’ programmatic interests, trends in giving and type of support to solicit.
  • Travel twice yearly to the East Coast for ATS professional staff institutes; some local travel may also be required.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • BA/BS required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of fundraising experience in a higher education, research or advocacy organization, or in a setting that advances science and technology, including a demonstrated track record in securing major gifts.
  • Team player spirit is a must.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the Boston/New England philanthropic market, and demonstrated success cultivating and personally soliciting charitable gifts for existing and new constituencies.
  • Ability to understand and effectively communicate Technion’s unique role in Israel and within the Israeli technology industry with clarity and a demonstrated passion for the organization’s mission.
  • Excellent decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to independently implement fundraising strategies.
  • Demonstrable record of effective skills in working with lay leadership to advance the mission of a fundraising organization.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated. Skilled at operating at a high level, creating solutions and making sound decisions in a complex, yet collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience. ATS offers a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter demonstrating your interest in this position via this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ats&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

 

Director of Development (Miami, FL)

Background/Position Summary:

The American Technion Society (ATS) supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent thousands of US donors, alumni and stakeholders who invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. Over more than 75 years, our nationwide supporter network has funded Technion faculty, students, research, labs and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses on three continents.

ATS employs a staff of 70+ that work from New York and in regional offices across the United States.

Reporting to the ATS Senior Director of Development, Southern Region, the Director of Development position will play a central role in helping to manage ATS philanthropic activities that are centered in the Miami-area. The successful candidate will manage a fundraising portfolio with the goal of cultivating and soliciting individuals with a capacity of gifts in the six and seven figure range. The primary focus area will be the Miami market (including Aventura, Sunny Isles Beach, North Miami, Downtown Miami, Coconut Grove, Coral Gables, and South Miami), yet engagement with other key communities in the Southern Region will be essential over time including areas on the West Coast of Florida such as Naples and Sarasota.

The Director of Development will be responsible for developing fundraising plans for his/her assigned areas and portfolio of management, in partnership with the Senior Director and other members of the Southern Region ATS office as well as the Southern Region lay leadership. The Director of Development will execute targeted fundraising to achieve defined regional goals.  S/He will identify and cultivate donors and implement targeted solicitation strategies designed to increase the donor base and close gifts.

With the one of the largest Jewish populations in the United States and growing sectors in technology, financial services and real estate, the Southern Region is poised for tremendous philanthropic growth. For individuals who are passionate about Israel, the Director of Development position is a unique opportunity to blend one’s fundraising expertise with a personal desire to play a role in the continued economic success and support of Israel.

Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Partner with the Senior Director to manage the American Technion’s Society’s presence in the Miami market.
  • Develop and grow the American Technion Society’s donor base of individuals and foundations capable of giving $100,000 or more.
  • Involve and partner with lay leadership in activities and strategies to build and leverage their volunteer leadership throughout the territory/portfolio.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of 150 prospects, of which 40-50 will be high priority potential donors.
  • Engage in direct and systematic prospect identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of high net worth individuals.
  • Execute programmatic activities that develop the ATS pipeline and engage new donors including overseeing and further developing the “Miami Technion Innovators,” an initiative to engage individuals who have the potential to be the future leaders of the ATS in Miami.
  • Adhere to assigned budget to ensure effective stewardship of ATS resources.
  • Utilize the ATS database to maintain accurate records of all donor interactions, individuals’ programmatic interests, trends in giving and type of support to solicit.
  • Travel twice yearly to the NY/NJ Metro area for ATS professional staff institutes; some travel within the Southern Region will also be required including visits to the Naples and Sarasota areas as needed.
  • The location for the position is flexible and may include the ability to work remotely, provided however the Director of Development should expect to work a minimum of one day each week in the Southern Region office in Boca.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • BA/BS required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • At least five (5) years of fundraising experience in a higher education, research or advocacy organization, or in a setting that advances science and technology, including a demonstrated track record in securing major gifts.
  • Knowledge of the Miami philanthropic market, and demonstrated success cultivating and personally soliciting charitable gifts for existing and new constituencies.
  • Team player spirit is a must.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation required. Flexible schedule that will require working some nights and occasional weekends during season.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent decision-making skills and demonstrated ability to independently implement fundraising strategies.
  • Demonstrable record of effective skills in working with lay leadership to advance the mission of a fundraising organization.
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated. Skilled at operating at a high level, creating solutions and making sound decisions in a complex, yet collaborative and supportive environment.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and experience with Raiser’s Edge.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus.

Compensation:
The salary range is commensurate with experience.  ATS offers a generous benefits package.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter demonstrating your interest in this position via this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ats&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

 

Chief Financial Officer (New York, NY)

Background/Position Summary:

The American Technion Society (ATS) supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent thousands of US donors, alumni and stakeholders who invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. Over more than 75 years, our nationwide supporter network has funded new Technion scholarships, research, labs and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses on three continents.

ATS employs a staff of 70 + that work from New York and in regional offices across the United States.

As a key member of the senior leadership team, and reporting to the CEO, the CFO will play a critical role in the overall strategic management of the organization.  The CFO will lead both the strategy and day to day operations of the accounting & finance functions for ATS.   As a member of the senior leadership team the CFO will serve as a proactive strategic advisor in addition to partnering with the Audit, Finance and Investment committees of the ATS Board of Directors.

This is an ideal position for a proven financial leader accustomed to managing a complex portfolio and leading change to apply their expertise toward the mission of ATS.

Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Manage the accounting department to ensure smooth day-to-day transactions
  • Ensure timely and accurate financial statements, adhering to appropriate non-profit regulatory and financial controls
  • Provide reporting, analysis and communications of financial outcomes internally and to the Board
  • With the controller, oversee the annual audit process; liaise with external auditors and the Audit Committee of the Board of Directors
  • Devise, implement, and administer the organization’s overall budgeting and forecasting process, ensuring clear communications all stakeholders
  • Oversee all financial results and analysis, managing overall revenue and expenses in support of ATS
  • Advise on ATS’s financial performance and long-term financial planning
  • Report financial information and trends to the Board and manage relationships with the Board’s Audit, Investment, and Finance committees
  • Continue the implementation of financial process improvements, including electronic workflows and gift processing enhancements.
  • Manage and develop a team of 3 direct reports, including leads of accounting, finance, and systems, ensuring each team is coached, developed, and well positioned to achieve their goals

Qualifications/Skills:
The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • A minimum of 12+ years of overall professional experience, with a minimum of five years’ experience in financial management and management of staff in a non profit environment, CPA required
  • Strong analytical capabilities including financial planning, forecasting, modeling, and data analysis
  • Track record of building and leading effective teams; evidence of building a customer-centric, data-driven team culture and coaching/developing others to maximize their potential
  • Collaborative approach to executive leadership, and the ability to work effectively with cross functional teams to meet goals and improve organizational performance
  • Strong communication, influencing and listening skills with the demonstrated ability to articulate reasoning and thought process to diverse audiences
  • Compelling leadership presence, with a track record of working effectively with the Board and other members of senior management and serving as a thought partner to business unit leaders
  • Demonstrated capability to partner with operational leadership to set and achieve financial, strategic and operational goals
  • Strong track record at designing and enhancing financial and business office systems and processes
  • Expertise managing external resources including auditors, and other professionals
  • Exceptional time management and project management skills – able to prioritize mix of cyclical and ongoing projects seamlessly

Compensation:
The American Technion Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE) and complies with all applicable laws and regulations regarding equal employment opportunities. We encourage qualified candidates of all backgrounds to apply.

How to Apply:
Please submit your resume and a one-page cover letter demonstrating your interest in this position via this link: https://workforcenow.adp.com/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ats&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US

 

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