Director of Development (New York Metro)

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The American Technion Society (ATS) is currently seeking a Director of Development (New York Metro) to join their growing organization. This position is a hybrid New York Metro-based role.

Salary range: $150,000-180,000

The American Technion Society

The American Technion Society (ATS) supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, it represents 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. ATS employs a staff of 60 + that work from New York and in regional offices across the United States.

Your Role

As the Director of Development in the NY Metro area, your primary role will be to spearhead fundraising efforts, with a significant focus on supporting the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. This dynamic position blends strategic fundraising with direct contributions to global innovation, offering a unique opportunity to impact Israel’s technological advancements and global science.

Primary Duties Include:

Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute (50%)

  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Development to refine fundraising strategies, focusing on engaging donors for major gifts and annual support for the JTCI mission, priorities, and initiatives. This may include existing donor giving programs, like Friends of Runway, or planning and executing new programs to build the donor pipeline and raise funds for the JCTI Institute.
  • Serve as the liaison between ATS and JTCI faculty and Cornell Tech Development Staff, coordinating with them to identify donor prospects, develop fundraising strategies, and organize events on Roosevelt Island, New York City, and beyond.
  • Build and nurture a portfolio of 50-100 potential donors and lay leaders for JTCI, with an initial focus on content-driven efforts to support philanthropic goals and engage new donors over the next 2-3 years.

New York Metro (50%)

  • Cultivate ATS’s New York Metro donor base, focusing on individuals and foundations for major gifts, and engage lay leadership for broader volunteer involvement.
  • Manage a portfolio of 50-100 prospects, prioritizing high-net-worth individuals for engagement, particularly among baby boomers and Gen X’ers in finance, real estate, and tech.
  • Strengthen ATS’s presence in Long Island, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, deploying strategic resources for philanthropic growth and collaboration with the NY Metro team to engage new donors.
  • Partner with ATS and Technion stakeholders for effective prospect and donor relationship management, including proposal and stewardship activities.

This hybrid position, based in our New York office with flexible arrangements, involves local travel to foster high-value relationships and represent our mission with current and potential donors. It’s an opportunity to be at the forefront of transformative research and innovation that shapes the future.

Your Expertise
  • Brings over 7 years of experience in major gifts fundraising within education, technology, or advocacy, with a deep passion for Israel and a commitment to our mission.
  • Demonstrates exceptional communication and networking skills, effectively working with lay leadership to propel our fundraising objectives.
  • Exhibits strong decision-making and an entrepreneurial spirit, adept at independently implementing strategies and creating solutions in a collaborative environment.
Professional Development:

We believe in nurturing our team’s growth and potential. You will have access to professional development programs and mentorship opportunities. At ATS, your career development is a priority.

Work Environment & Employee Benefits:

Join a culture of collaboration and support, where diversity fuels innovation and creativity. We offer a competitive benefits package, prioritizing your well-being with flexible work options and generous time off. Our salary range reflects our commitment to fair, competitive compensation.

We are OperationsInc, a Human Resources Outsourcing and Consulting firm. Since 2001, OperationsInc has been supporting a base of over 1,400 clients with their diverse and evolving HR needs.

Our client is an equal opportunity employer M/F/H/V.  As an employer who participates in the federal E-Verify program, the American Technion Society (ATS) will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each employee’s Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, ATS is required to provide you written instructions and an opportunity to contact SSA and/or DHS, so that you can resolve any discrepancies directly with the federal agency.


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