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

 

Associate Director of Development (Silicon Valley)

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

 

Associate Director of Development (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 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

 

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

 

Development Program Associate (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 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 New York,  the Development Program Associate (DPA) position assumes overall executive level administrative support for the New York Metro region Development staff.

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

  • In support of three frontline fundraising professionals, the DPA will anticipate, prioritize, and coordinate fundraising activities, which includes schedule and calendar management, coordination of meetings and events, and management of interoffice communication.
  • Prepare fundraising materials, presentations, minutes or meeting summaries, and create reports for fundraiser meetings with prospects and donors for the organization.
  • Facilitate the smooth functioning of the NY Metro team and the implementation of organizational objectives, with particular emphasis on collaboration, information management and tracking systems.
  • Manage confidential correspondence, organize internal meetings with senior executives of the ATS and the Technion, and coordinate meetings of the ATS NY Board of Directors.
  • Responsible for the development and administration of complex reports. This will require gathering information and when necessary, conducting related research.
  • Help plan and execute events including sourcing venues, choosing menus, creating invites, name badges and anything else needed to provide a smooth event.
  • In collaboration with other Development staff, participate in the implementation, planning, and coordination of special projects, strategic initiatives, and other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent experience 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.
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including: teamwork, analytical thinking and client/customer awareness.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail and active listening skills.
  • Must possess the ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment with a demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of stakeholders.
  • The ability to set priorities and work with diplomacy and efficiency in a high demand environment is essential.
  • Must be able to handle confidential information with discretion.
  • 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

 

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