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):

Development Program Associate/Donor Relations (Newton, MA)

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.

ATS’s national office is housed in New York City. ATS employs a staff of 70 + that work remotely from satellite offices around the United States, including an office in Newton, MA that supports our fundraising efforts throughout New England.

The New England team is seeking a Development Program Associate to support the work of the Senior Director and Associate Director of Development in Boston and remotely for the Donor Relations and Stewardship department in the national office. This is an ideal position for an individual looking to join a strong development program with a successful track record. This position is a critical component as we enter the public phase of the Technion Global Campaign, a $1.8 billion international campaign, the biggest and most ambitious launch of an Israeli university.

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

• Develop and implement systems to facilitate a smooth functioning of the office with a focus on timely donor acknowledgements and data entry.
• Conduct individual donor, foundation and corporate fundraising research.
• Help plan and execute events including identifying venues and other relevant logistics in partnership with the New England fundraisers and the national Programs team.
• Assist with developing schedules and itineraries, including transportation and accommodations, for visiting Technion faculty.
• Manage an extensive calendar, prepare briefs, agendas, and correspondence for the New England fundraising team.
• Make all domestic and international arrangements for New England ATS staff.
• Prepare materials, reports, presentations, minutes, meeting summaries.
• Ensure well-coordinated relationships with colleagues and external parties, and interface with senior employees across the organization.
• Field telephone calls, and receive and direct visitors. Respond to voicemail and email communication from donors in a timely manner.
• Act as an administrator for the national Donor Relations and Stewardship team, assisting with various department projects to ensure efficient processes and coordination with all regions, specifically around high-level acknowledgement letters, donor/prospect visits to the Technion, database entry of stewardship requirements (historical and current), and overall department-related tasks.
• Participate in the implementation, planning, and coordination of special projects, strategic initiatives, and other related duties as needed.
• Perform administrative duties and other assignments as required.

Qualifications/Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.
• Minimum of 3 years experience in a non-profit fundraising/University development program setting preferred.
• Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mac background a plus. Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred (training will be provided).
• Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork, analytical thinking and client/customer awareness.
• Project management experience and/or event planning experience preferred.
• Knowledge of best practices in donor relations preferred.
• Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail, proactive/motivated self-starter and active listening skills.
• Ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment with a demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of administrators.
• Capacity to work well with varying levels of management and be flexible in nature, while exercising independent decision-making and discretion. Experience speaking with donors a plus.
• Success with setting priorities, and work with diplomacy and efficiency in a high demand environment.
• Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

Compensation:
This is a non-exempt position. The salary range is $55,000 – $65,000, 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 & Northern 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 Executive Director, Western Hub and 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. Given the interaction with alumni and other Israelis, Hebrew fluency is a requisite.

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.
• 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.
• Hebrew speaking proficiency; Hebrew writing working knowledge is a plus.
• 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 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 (Los Angeles)

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 in the Los Angeles office will help develop priority markets for the American Technion Society in this important community together with a team of four fundraising professionals and two administrative colleagues.

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

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 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.
• 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 Los Angeles 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 LA.
• 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.
• Some other local travel may also be required.
• Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

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 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.

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

 

Donor Relations Coordinator (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.

The Development team is seeking a Donor Relations and Stewardship Coordinator to support the work of the Donor Relations and Development staff. This is an ideal position for an individual looking to join a strong Development team with a successful track record in Donor Relations and Stewardship and to learn and expand fundamental knowledge in these fields.

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

• Act as department coordinator by compiling department meeting agendas, tracking project progress and priorities, monitoring queries and responses.
• Management of high-touch acknowledgement letters.
• Management of the Technion Visit Program.
• Management of Scholarship and Fellowship annual letters.
• Serve as administrator of bi-weekly calls with Technion colleagues by compiling the agenda, and taking meeting notes.
• Assist with inputing of stewardship requirements into donor database and tracking upcoming stewardship needs.
• Assist with historical data entry into database.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills:
• Bachelors degree
• A background in Donor Relations or Stewardship work with a preference for experience in a non-profit fundraising/University development organization.
• Experience in project management, setting clear goals, collaborating with colleagues, keeping tasks on schedule, and leading the charge to a project’s completion.
• Ability to work and communicate with varying levels of management, conduct oneself with diplomacy, and show good judgement.
• Understand values of customer service, where Donor Relations acts in a “service” role to other areas of the organization.
• Organized in thought and written communications with an ability to prioritize and re-prioritize in a fast-paced changing environment.
• Understanding the sense of urgency around specific tasks or projects.
• Stellar face-to-face and written communication skills (emphasis on written).
• Highly attentive to detail, ability to listen carefully and translate what’s being presented into action-orientated next steps.
• Able to be discreet and confidential.
• Skilled in Microsoft suite and Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge database. InDesign background would be a plus.

Compensation:
This is a non-exempt position. The salary range is $60,000 – $65,000, 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/jobs/apply/posting.html?client=ats&ccId=19000101_000001&type=MP&lang=en_US