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Chief Development Officer
America-Israel Cultural Foundation in New York, New York
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Date Posted 04/11/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled



New York, New York

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with America-Israel Cultural Foundation in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

America-Israel Cultural Foundation (AICF) seeks a strategic, high-energy self-starter with a passion for Israel and arts and culture. The Chief Development Officer’s areas of oversight include major gifts, grant writing, prospect identification and research, strategic Board development, and attending and speaking at cultural and fundraising events. Candidates must have a positive outlook and be flexible, meticulous, punctual, and able to thrive as part of a small team that collectively balances numerous tasks simultaneously. The ideal candidate will be a natural strategist and an adept oral and written communicator, editor, and researcher with proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and DonorPerfect. The incoming Chief Development Officer will have a long-term interest in advancing AICF’s mission and should be interested in being proactive and creative in the pursuit of new fundraising opportunities and the cultivation of existing donor relationships. This individual will have both the energy and ambition to scale AICF’s work through creative opportunities, such as the launch of the new hall of fame, which creates the global stage celebrating Israel and its artists' contribution to arts and culture landscape. The Chief Development Officer will report to the Executive Director.

The America-Israel Cultural Foundation is an international non-profit currently celebrating its 80th year of support for and promotion of Israeli arts and culture. Since 1939, AICF has played a leading role in the development of Israel’s arts and culture. Due to its early support for nearly all of Israel’s largest institutions and its reputation for nourishing the finest artists, the name AICF has become synonymous with culture in Israel. With almost 19,000 artists impacted by its efforts, the results are nothing short of remarkable. Over $160 million has been disbursed by AICF to benefit Israeli culture since 1939 and over 500 young artists receive support each year. Nearly every notable AICF recipient credits AICF’s recognition as a significant factor in their success. AICF alumni are represented globally in nearly every top ballet and modern dance company; museum and gallery; operatic, theatrical, and symphonic stage; and film festival.

Since 2008, AICF has tripled its donor base, doubled its Board membership, and built an international network bringing Israeli culture to hundreds of thousands of people. AICF has rebuilt its endowment to $4 million towards securing funding for Israel in perpetuity. It serves as a resource for those looking to discover and support new artists in all disciplines. AICF programs and goals are guided by the leading artists and cultural groups in Israel and the types and number of grants and range of programs are constantly reevaluated and updated.

A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university is required for this position as well as a minimum five to ten years of fundraising experience, including supporting annual giving, major individual gift cultivation and solicitation, and campaign planning.

All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/514

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