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):

 

Manager Prospect Research (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.

Reporting to the Sr. Director of Data, the Manager of Prospect Research will play a strategic role in building a collaborative and centralized prospect management system while simultaneously providing research services and in support of reaching ATS’s ambitious fundraising goals. This newly created role provides an exciting opportunity for the right candidate to significantly shape and contribute to ATS’s future success by building its research capabilities.

The Manager of Prospect Research will work closely with front-line fundraising staff to develop strategies encouraging proactive research and prospect management efforts. He/she will meet regularly with stakeholders to ensure needs are being met and ATS is building a broad-based major gifts pipeline using new technologies and existing resources.

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

  • Research Profiles and Wealth Assessments
    • Provide basic research profiles,reports including assessment of wealth and philanthropic interests, wealth ratings, biographical information, etc.
  • Direct Fundraiser Support
    • Work directly with fundraisers on portfolio reviews using data and knowledge to inform decision making.
    • Develop and execute overall strategy to support fundraisers using a data-driven approach to prospect management.
    • Act as a liason between fundraisers and senior leadership with respect to goal setting, metrics and overall tracking.
  • Prospect Review, Allocation, and Impact Assessment
    • Undertake analytical efforts to identify opportunities within prospect engagement and inform proactive research activities, including finding and evaluating Alumni.
    • Lead regular prospect review meetings, prioritize and assign qualified prospects to fundraisers.
    • Develop assessment methodology to report on the effectiveness of prospect activity.
  • Other
    • Evaluate resources to ensure that the most effective tools are utilized and manage associated third-party vendors.
    • Use best practices and introduce new industry trends to help identify opportunities and fully leverage ATS database.
    • Monitor publications and on-line news sources; send pertinent information to appropriate staff members.
    • Maintain critical information in in our CRM system, assist in data collection, regular hygiene reviews and the creation of standard operating procedures.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • At least 3+ years experience in development research specifically a major gift fundraising environment required.
  • Experience using online databases, wealth screening and research tools such as LexisNexis, WealthEngine, iWave, etc.required.
  • Experience with Web-based research, SEC and financial documents, and online news retrieval systems required.
  • Knowledge of prospect management best practices with experience in either setting or working within more formalized protocols required.
  • Familiarity with prospect pool building required.
  • Experience in higher education, predictive modeling, interest in data science and information management, advanced Microsoft Office skills and Raiser’s Edge experience preferred.
  • Interest in research and curiosity about people and institutions,
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, with a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work effectively with a large, diverse group of stakeholders.
  • Ability to organize and manage a diverse range of assignments and projects with high efficiency, yet thorough attention to detail and follow through.
  • Ability to be proactive in anticipating and seeking out information related to immediate priorities.
  • Ability to use discretion when working with highly confidential information.
  • Ability to remain collegial while handling multiple projects in a deadline driven environment.

Compensation:
This is an exempt position. The salary range is $70,000 – $90,000, 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

 

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 Office provides information and expertise on the full array of planned gifts to internal and external clients. The department generates planned gifts nationwide and is committed to a donor-centric approach to development. The Planned Giving Coordinator will support the fundraising programs and activities of the Planned Giving Team. The coordinator will work with the frontline fundraising staff, donors, volunteers, and internal staff to assist in establishing and maintaining relationships with all constituencies across the country.

In creating a culture of heightened awareness of planned giving as a desirable funding option, the planned giving department is a key contributor to the long term strategic fundraising initiatives of ATS. Therefore, the Planned Giving Coordinator will focus on four areas: estate administration, planned gift administration, stewardship and marketing.

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

Estate Administration:

  • Responsible for the administration of all estate gifts.
  • Work closely with attorneys and personal representatives on estate documents.
  • Manage accuracy of reporting on bequests using Raisers Edge and prepare reports on estate gift activity on a periodic basis.
  • Maintain and update estate files and records.

Gift Planning Administration:

  • Manage the planned gift processing.
  • Open and close deferred gifts and track gifts on Raisers Edge.
  • Prepare gift documentation for donor visits including proposals, gift agreements, and bequest letters.
  • Enhance relationships with the Finance Office involving life income gifts, overseeing income payments and providing information for tax reporting.
  • Oversee distributions for planned and estate gifts to make sure that gifts are correctly made, arrive on time and funds are allocated to their intended purposes.
  • Support team through reporting on activity, pipeline, and revenue for planned gifts and estates.
  • Analyze current and recommend/implement changes to systems of tracking and storage of donor information.

Stewardship:

  • Oversee acknowledgements of all planned gifts and bequests. Ensure that all planned gifts are properly acknowledged. Collaborate with the Donor Relations department.
  • Assist the team on building and branding a strong legacy program.
  • Prepare reports and presentations on planned gift activity for leadership council and planned giving committee meetings.
  • Work with the programming team on creating regional events to cultivate new donors and steward existing donors.

Marketing and Communications:

  • Assist with the publication and production of new planned giving materials for internal and external audiences.
  • In partnership with the Data Analytics team, research new prospects with the goal of developing the planned giving pipeline.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience from any of the following: a non-profit, banking, financial services, paralegal in a trust and estates department of a law firm.
  • Familiarity with bequest or gift administration. Related experience in trust administration or financial services would be considered.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mac background a plus. Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred (training will be provided).
  • Able to prioritize, manage and organize multiple projects simultaneously with attention to a high level of detail. Able to problem solve, analyze information and meet deadlines.
  • 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 customer service, professionalism and ability to deal with sensitive information in a discrete and confidential manner.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

Compensation:
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 (Bay Area)

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, 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.
    • Initiate contacts to qualify new, potential leadership and major gift donors.
    • Develop appropriate cultivation strategies for new and existing donors.
    • Develop and maintain effective stewardship, especially of newer donors
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Potentially support Technion alumni and key market outreach in other communities in the Western Hub 3-4 times a year; 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.
  • Knowledge of the 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.
  • Team player spirit is a must.
  • 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