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):

Digital Marketing Coordinator (New York)

Background/Position Summary:
The American Technion Society supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion–Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent a community 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.

Join a dynamic team of Marketing & Communications professionals at ATS who are passionate about science education and innovation that has a global impact. We are seeking a Digital Marketing Coordinator who is both creative and analytical and thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The Digital Marketing Coordinator will report directly to the Director of Marketing and work on digital campaigns and communications that drive brand visibility, engagement, and revenue, and help our internal stakeholders meet their goals. This key team member will keep a pulse on digital performance and make recommendations to increase department efficiency and effectiveness. The successful candidate should have an interest in digital marketing strategy, email production best practices, and web content management. Interest in philanthropy and Jewish causes are a plus.

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

EMAIL:

  • Own the email program, including copyediting, securing graphics, coding emails in html/css, cross email client QA, setting up delivery, and monitoring and reporting back on metrics.
  • Assist with data hygiene tasks for our e-crm, including downloading unsubscribes, uploading new constituents, and managing email groups.
  • Monitor info@ats.org, processing email subscription requests and forwarding messages to relevant stakeholders.

WEB:

  • Assist the Director of Marketing with planning website content.
  • Perform ongoing CMS updates for our public facing site and intranet.
  • Review the monthly Google Analytics report and share findings.
  • Assist Director of Marketing with tracking bug fixes and functionality enhancements.
  • Use templates to build landing pages and confirmation emails for event RSVPs.

GENERAL:

  • Assist with ad hoc projects as needed.
  • Resolve requests in Happy Fox, our support request management system.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • 1-3 years experience with with digital marketing, non-profits, or ad agency
  • Working knowledge of coding in HTML and CSS
  • Demonstrated passion for science and higher education content
  • Familiarity with a wide array of digital campaign tools:
    • WordPress or other content management system (CMS)
    • Google Drive, Drop Box, or other cloud network drive
    • Raiser’s Edge, Salesforce, or other customer relationship management (CRM) system
    • Luminate, Cvent, or other email service provider (ESP)
    • Slack, Microsoft Teams, or other instant message software
    • Trello, Microsoft Planner, or other project management software
    • Happy Foz, Zen Desk, or other support ticketing software
    • Facebook ad manager, Sprout Social, or other social media platforms
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including: teamwork, analytical thinking, and client/customer awareness.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mac background a plus.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • The successful candidate must possess the capacity to work well with varying levels of management and be flexible in nature, while exercising independent decision-making and discretion.
  • The ability to set priorities and work with diplomacy and efficiency in a high demand environment is essential.
  • Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional work quality.
  • A commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

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

 

Planned Giving Coordinator (New York)

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.

The Planned Giving team is seeking a Planned Giving Coordinator to support the work of the Executive Director and the Assistant Director of Planned Giving in the national office. This is an ideal position for an individual looking to join a goal oriented development program with a very successful track record. This position is a critical component to the success of the planned giving department and the organization as a whole.

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

Estate Administration:

  • Manage the full life cycle of bequests to track all bequest inquiries and pledges, planned gift agreements, estate records, team’s current and long term revenue and planned giving activity.
  • Provide logistical support for face to face donor meetings, major gift presentations to donors, Planned Giving Committee, and stewardship events.
  • Support the administration of the legacy program including the internal documentation, reporting and internal procedures.
  • Work with attorneys on requesting and reviewing accountings, getting releases, final estate distributions in a timely manner, IRS Tax Determination letters and completing beneficiary forms with banks and financial institutions.

Gift Planning Administration:

  • Support the Executive Director of Planned Giving on all planned giving activities including but not limited to, providing support to the Planned Giving Committee through research, planned giving one pagers, and drafting acknowledgement letters for volunteers to send to donors.
  • Oversee full cycle of pre and post life income gifts.
  • Track all planned giving inquiries from officers and the team in order to generate monthly activity and revenue reports on planned and blended gifts.
  • Develop and implement systems to facilitate a smooth functioning of the office with a focus on timely donor acknowledgements.
  • Provide Executive Director reports on estate and planned giving status for board meetings and leadership council meetings.
  • Act as an administrator for the Planned Giving team, assisting with various department projects to ensure efficient processes and coordination with all regions, specifically around planned giving acknowledgement letters, database entry and overall department-related tasks.

Estate Administration:

  • Coordinate publication and production of new planned giving materials for officers and donors.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in a non-profit, financial services or trust and estates department of a law firm.
  •  Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mac background a plus. Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred (training will be provided).
  • Some familiarity with general accounting principles preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork, analytical thinking and client/customer awareness.
  • Able to prioritize, manage and organize multiple projects simultaneously with attention to a high level of detail.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills.
  • Ability to work in a dynamic team environment with a demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of stakeholders, while exercising independent decision-making and discretion.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

How to Apply:
This is a non-exempt position. The salary range is commensurate with prior relevant 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

 

Manager, Gift Administration (New York)

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.

The Manager, Gift Administration is an important role in the organization. The incumbent is responsible for timely, accurate and complete data input that will drive organizational strategy. In this role the Manager, Gift Administration will partner with stakeholders across the organization to provide key financial information to measure performance and success against set goals and targets.

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

  • Electronic check deposit and credit card processing
  • Recording of pledges and cash receipts ensuring that reviews and approvals are in place and supporting documents are complete and in order
  • Handling of valid gift adjustments, regular pledge billing, and tax letter preparation
  • Monitoring of outstanding pledges including reporting of slow payers to management after coordinating closely with the fundraisers
  • Perform research, analysis and reporting on gifts and donor accounts
  • Prepare relevant gift schedules for the annual external audit
  • Partner with Development team staff on any gift inquiries
  • Other special projects as assigned

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and two years experience in a university, fundraising or development office of a not-for-profit
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Outlook) and experience with data entry in Raiser’s Edge or other similar database programs
  • Detail oriented, organized, analytical, with strong verbal and written communication skills and demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service
  • Basic knowledge of financial analysis, gift reporting policies and procedures including ability to make procedural decisions involving sensitive and confidential information
  • Aptitude to learn, interpret, apply and streamline a variety of complex policies and procedures with minimal guidance
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

How to Apply:
This is a non-exempt position. The salary range is $55,000 – $70,000, depending upon prior relevant 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

 

Regional Gift Officer/Associate Director (Bay Area & Washington State)

Background/Position Summary:
The American Technion Society 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.

Reporting to the Director of Development in the Bay Area, the Associate Director/Regional Gift Officer will help develop specific priority markets for the American Technion Society in this important community and function as an integral member of the ATS Western Hub, which also includes a staff presence in San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego and Seattle.

The Regional Gift Officer (RGO) will lead programmatic, fundraising and pipeline-building efforts to develop and grow the ATS presence in the Bay Area and Washington State, focusing on Technion graduates, high tech professionals in Silicon Valley and other defined market segments.

Central to the RGO role will be responsibility for soliciting annual gifts from assigned and in many cases newly qualified donors, providing meaningful touchpoints for philanthropic and leadership engagement with the American Technion Society, and developing creative and effective programmatic activities together with fellow gift officers and ATS colleagues.

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

• Develop and grow the American Technion Society’s current donor base in the Bay Area via pipeline activities – specifically focusing on identifying individuals who could make a meaningful annual gift and could develop into supporters able to give of $100,000 or more.
• Develop and manage a portfolio of prospects to grow to about 100 individuals.
• Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.

o Initiate contacts to qualify new, potential leadership and major gift donors.
o Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for new and existing donors.
o Solicit annual gifts and above in support of ATS/Technion priorities, particularly the Technion Fund
o Develop and maintain effective stewardship, especially of newer donors
o Adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct; demonstrate a spirit of perseverance, optimism and a positive attitude.

• Regularly qualify new prospects to determine their affinity for the Technion’s mission and propensity to contribute to ATS at the major gift level.
• Successfully complete 8-12 in-person meetings with ATS donors/prospects each month.
• Partner with staff and volunteer leadership to identify new donors, implement fundraising strategies, implement constituency-building programs and coordinate Technion/ATS VIP visits in the Bay Area area.
• Attend events related to technology, Israel and other relevant subject matters to network with potential donors and partner organizations, and to represent the ATS presence in the Bay Area.
• 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; and participate on a new staff orientation visit to the Technion campus in Haifa, Israel.
• Support Technion alumni and key market outreach in other communities in the Western Hub, local travel will be required up to 50% depending upon location.

Qualifications/Skills:
• BA/BS required.
• At least three (3) years of fundraising experience in a higher education, research or advocacy organization, or in a setting that advances science and technology.
• Team player spirit is a must.
• Knowledge of Washington State and Bay Area tech community, Israeli/Technion alumni presence in Silicon Valley and demonstrated success building relationships with these markets.
• Ability to understand and effectively communicate the 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.
• Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Very strong and written communication skills.

Compensation:
This is an exempt position. The salary range is $90,000 – $100,000, depending upon prior relevant 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

 

Regional Gift Officer/Associate Director (Western Hub - Greater Los Angeles & Southern California)

Background/Position Summary:
The American Technion Society 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.

Reporting to the Senior Director of Development in Los Angeles, the Regional Gifts Officer/Associate Director will help develop priority markets for the American Technion Society in Greater Los Angeles, with specific focus areas including the San Fernando Valley, Orange County and Palos Verde. As the Associate Director progresses in the job, the role will also include leading ATS efforts in at least one additional community such as Dallas, Denver or Las Vegas. The successful candidate will be an integral member of the ATS Western Hub, which also includes a staff presence in Los Angeles, San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego and Seattle.

The Regional Gift Officer (RGO) will lead programmatic, fundraising and pipeline-building efforts to develop and grow the ATS presence in the communities mentioned above, focusing on key demographic segments and other defined cohorts in these geographies.

Central to the RGO role will be responsibility for soliciting annual gifts from assigned and in many cases newly qualified donors, providing meaningful touchpoints for philanthropic and leadership engagement with the American Technion Society, and developing creative and effective programmatic activities together with fellow gift officers and ATS colleagues.

Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Develop and grow the American Technion Society’s current donor base in Greater Los Angeles via pipeline activities – specifically focusing on identifying individuals who could give at least $5,000 annually and could develop into supporters able to give of $100,000 or more.
• Develop and manage a portfolio of prospects to grow to about 100 individuals, which will eventually include supporters in at least one other community as highlighted above.
• Participate in all aspects of the gift cycle.

o Initiate contacts to qualify new, potential leadership and major gift donors.
o Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for new and existing donors.
o Solicit gifts of $5,000 and above in support of ATS/Technion priorities.
o Develop and maintain effective stewardship, especially of newer donors.
o Adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct; demonstrate a spirit of perseverance, optimism and a positive attitude.

• Regularly qualify new prospects to determine their affinity for the Technion’s mission and propensity to contribute to ATS at the major gift level.
• Successfully complete 8-12 in-person meetings with ATS donors/prospects each month.
• Partner with staff and volunteer leadership to identify new donors, implement fundraising strategies, implement constituency-building programs and coordinate Technion/ATS VIP visits in the Greater Los Angeles area and other communities.
• Attend events related to technology, Israel and other relevant subject matters to network with potential donors and partner organizations, and to represent the ATS presence in the target communities.
• 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; and participate on a new staff orientation visit to the Technion campus in Haifa, Israel.
• Eventually help grow ATS’ presence in one other major city that is part of the Western Hub such as Dallas, Denver or Las Vegas; some other local travel may also be required.

Qualifications/Skills:
• BA/BS required.
• At least three (3) years of fundraising experience in a higher education, research or advocacy organization, or in a setting that advances science and technology.
• Team player spirit is a must.
• Knowledge of the Greater Los Angeles philanthropic market, and demonstrated success cultivating and personally soliciting charitable gifts.
• Ability to understand and effectively communicate the 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.
• Entrepreneurial, self-motivated, and able to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
• Very strong oral and written communication skills.
• Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

Compensation:
This is an exempt position. The salary range is $90,000 – $100,000, depending upon prior relevant 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

 

Senior Director of Development (New York, NY)

Background/Position Summary:
The American Technion Society 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.

Reporting to the Executive Director, Eastern U.S. (ED), the Senior Director of Development will play a central role in leading ATS philanthropic activities in New York City. The incumbent will represent the Technion and ATS to many of its stakeholders in the largest Jewish Community in the United States. The Senior Director will also manage/mentor a staff of 4 frontline staff and 2 support staff, and build a New York-based fundraising portfolio comprised of donors/prospects capable of gifts at the $100,000+ level. The primary focus area will be in metro New York City, yet engagement with other key communities in the region, and nationally, will be expected.

In partnership with the Executive Director, Eastern US, The Senior Director of Development will collaboratively develop and implement a high-level fundraising strategy in New York City, while developing his/her assigned portfolio of prospects and donors. The Senior Director of Development will also play a role in managing the New York office, including hiring and supervising current and future fundraising staff. The Senior Director of Development will be a key member of the Executive Director’s development team and will collaborate with colleagues across the ATS (regionally and nationally) to achieve key ATS goals.

With the largest Jewish population in the United States and a growing technology sector that values creativity and innovation, The New York Metropolitan area is poised for tremendous philanthropic growth. For individuals who are also passionate about Israel, the Senior 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 Executive Director to manage the American Technion’s Society’s presence in New York City.
• Develop and grow American Technion Society’s donor base of individuals and foundations capable of giving $100 thousand or more.
• Develop and manage a portfolio of 50-75 prospects, many of which will be high priority potential donors.
• 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.
• Work with the ED in development of strategic annual and long-term fundraising plans and evaluate progress to goals.
• Partner with fundraising staff 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.
• Implement effective lay leadership strategies to build and leverage volunteer leadership throughout the territory/portfolio.
• 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.
• Local travel may also be required.
Qualifications/Skills:
• BA/BS required; Master’s degree preferred.
• At least eight (8) 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 spirit, entrepreneurial mindset, and sense of humor is a must.
• Knowledge of the New York 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.
• 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:
This is an exempt position. The salary range is $180,000 – $200,000 , depending upon prior relevant 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