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East Coast Director

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
New York, New York

Overview
American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra is the North American fundraising arm of the Israel’s most celebrated orchestra and largest cultural ambassador.  AFIPO’s goal is to raise funds for the Orchestra’s operating budget, educational and outreach programs, international touring, capital expenditures, and special projects.Special events, major gifts, annual and specialized campaigns, grant solicitation, and planned giving are all part of the fundraising mix. The East Coast Director will be expected to build and lead the regional development effort for the AFIPO.  He/she will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer and board to devise and implement fundraising strategies and to actively solicit major gifts for an organization in growth mode. External engagement with new and longtime donors is expected.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Organizing and administering AFIPO’s fund and friend raising activities on the East Coast.
  • Developing a strong fund raising plan and working with the Chief Executive Officer and Board of Directors to identify needs and opportunities for fund raising and stewardship of prospects.
  • Implementing fund raising strategies for cultivation and solicitation; act as a Major Gifts Officer
  • Hands-on oversight of activities such as prospect identification, donor cultivation and recognition, foundation and corporation research and grant writing/solicitation and event planning.
  • Identification and recruitment of new support for AFIPO and prospective members to the Board of Directors.
  • Advise on young leadership program, including support of membership structure and leadership cultivation.
  • Responsible for securing  $1M  annually in contributions, both directly and indirectly.

Qualifications:

  • Broad-based development experience and documented success running a development program, including major gifts, planned giving, special events, young leadership and board/volunteer development.
  • Knowledge of the regional philanthropic community, with strong focus on the New York metro area, is preferred.
  • Must have exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to successfully communicate through presentations to large and small groups.
  • Must embrace AFIPO’s mission and be able to effectively communicate it to external constituencies.
  • Appreciation of classical music and passion for the State of Israel.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required.  A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Strong computer skills are necessary including Microsoft Office and experience using Raiser’s Edge database or comparable fundraising software.
  • Flexibility to travel as necessary. 

Attributes:

  • Hands-on professional who has developed, or who has the potential to build a successful fund development program.
  • Team builder and leader with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for people and external engagement.
  • Ability to plan, organize and implement a variety of projects, sometimes simultaneously and under deadline pressure, while maintaining the integrity and quality of each project.
  • Creativity, vision, charisma, responsiveness, high energy, good listening skills, flexibility, loyalty, compassion, patience, and trustworthiness. 
  • Successful candidate will be well organized, self-motivated, and self-confident

Compensation:
Annual compensation will be competitive and commensurate with experience. A comprehensive benefits package will be provided.

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and availability to: 

East Coast Director Search
Email: hr@afipo.org

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East Coast Marketing and Program Associate

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
New York, New York

Overview:
Music Can Move the World. American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) is the North American non-profit fundraising arm of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, and we believe that music can forge connections, inspire hearts and minds and move us in profound ways. Through AFIPO, the music of the orchestra connects individuals from across this country to celebrate the spirit and creativity of Israel and to provide meaning and relevance to a new generation.

AFIPO’s goal is to raise funds for the Orchestra’s operating budget, education and outreach programs, international touring, and capital expenditures, through a broad range of special events and targeted fundraising campaigns.  Launching a renewed brand, creating a range of cultivation and engagement events, broadening our digital reach, expanding our communication with existing friends and reaching a new group of potential supporters is our current mandate.   

The Marketing and Program Associate, reporting into the CEO, will do the following in support of AFIPO: 

Marketing:

  • Work closely with CEO, board committee, external vendors and other staff on launch of refreshed AFIPO brand (summer 2018), owning activation strategies and planning their execution 
  • Liaise with members of the newly reactivated Young Patrons Circle in New York; create a robust plan for the group, leading events and activities; recruit potential volunteer leaders; identify partners in other young patron groups in New York, and coordinate with AFIPO young patrons groups in San Francisco and Los Angeles when opportune
  • In partnership with CEO and East Coast Director, identify target audiences for programming and for specific communications; understand database marketing and lead AFIPO in this regard
  • Manage all event marketing and communications, writing copy,  suggesting advertising and promotions, and targeting audiences on social media, the website and in emails
  • Manage AFIPO institutional marketing calendar
  • Manage AFIPO digital communications: update website content on a regular basis; own AFIPO email schedule, writing copy, populating templates, pulling lists and engaging with other staff and freelancers to coordinate communications and messaging; actively engage on social media platforms in concert with external vendor
  • With East Coast Director, coordinate Membership program marketing and mailings
  • Recommend advertising strategy and oversee limited advertising budget   
  • Seek partnerships for AFIPO that would reach new audiences and leverage resources
  • Solicit in-kind donations for events
  • Play active role in AFIPO monthly newsletter content creation
  • Work with videographers on video content

Programming:

  • Create and implement a year-long calendar of cultivation, stewardship and engagement events in New York and other East Coast cities. Events could include: book signings, film screenings, salon parties featuring Israeli musicians, trunk shows and more
  • Create budgets, find venues, manage event logistics, work with vendors to make events seamless
  • Seek event partnerships from related organizations to extend AFIPO’s reach
  • Assist on special projects and events as needed

Skills/Qualifications required:

  • Creativity; an idea person
  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of the social media space
  • Ability to multi-task and effectively manage concurrent processes/projects
  • Superior organizational skills and exceptional attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated, and able to work alone and in teams under pressure in a fast paced environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to manage confidential information.
  • Easy interaction with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and the public in a professional manner.
  • Proactive and assertive personality
  • Strong computer skills and analytical bent; data management experience a plus
  • Basic digital design experience
  • Bachelor’s degree required, experience in a marketing department a plus.
  • Love of classical music
  • Commitment to Israel

To Apply:
Please send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements and availability to:

Marketing and Program Associate Search
Email: hr@afipo.org

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East Coast Intern

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
New York, NY

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra (AFIPO) seeks an intern to provide a range of support in a small and very busy office environment. The ideal candidate will be a computer literate, energetic individual, who can multitask and has a passion for classical music and Israel.

American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra raises essential funds and provides visibility across the United States and Canada for Israel’s largest cultural ambassador. Since 1980, this organization has worked in a non-partisan way to support one of the world’s great orchestras in their mission of making exceptional music and conducting impactful arts education programs. Led by Maestro Zubin Mehta, the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra plays over 100 concerts per year in their home hall in Tel Aviv and travels globally on tour.

The intern’s responsibilities will include:

  • Research – gathering, analyzing, and reporting information on prospects and donors, as well as on other non-profit donor programs
  • Assisting with mailings – invitations and other correspondence
  • Writing, as assigned
  • Drafting detailed reports for use by staff members
  • Inputting research into database
  • Developing ideas to expand our online social media presence through sites like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter
  • Keeping abreast of fundraising news through newspapers, magazines, and online publications, as well as social events for young patrons

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication, writing, research and organizational skills
  • Solid working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word and Excel)
  • Ability to work independently in a team environment
  • Interest in Israel and classical music

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter to CEO Naomi Grabel at ngrabel@afipo.org.

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