Careers at the American Technion Society

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

 

The ATS is an equal opportunity employer.

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

Director, Advancement Services (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 Reporting to the Senior Director of Data Science, Analytics, and Integrated Systems the Director, Advancement Services provides technical and administrative leadership in the areas of fundraising systems, technical services, user support, analysis, technical project management, and Raiser’s Edge database management. This position oversees biographical data maintenance, policies, procedures, and compliance and supports the leadership team in developing the annual budget and assessing system progress.

Responsibilities:
Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Oversees ATS’s donor management system / Raiser’s Edge database by effectively developing and implementing practices, policies and protocols to enhance ATS fundraising performance.
• Provides insights and collaborates in designing and implementing policies and procedures related to ATS fundraising technology and technology support systems.
• Collaborates in creating metric reports for fundraising staff.
• Provides ongoing support for the database and related fundraising tools.
• Creates training to end users on new policy and procedure changes in the software.

Qualifications/Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum 4 years experience in an Advancement Services department using Raiser’s Edge
• Strong verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising and Advancement Services.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of gift processing and administration.
• Demonstrated understanding of the types of information systems used to collect, disseminate, and report data in support of the fundraising efforts of a complex organization.
• Experience evaluating complex issues, determining appropriate solutions, costs, and required resources, reaching agreement on a course of action, and providing leadership sound recommendations on implementing the chosen approach
• Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.

Compensation:
This is an exempt position. The salary range is $100,000 – $110,000, 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 (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