Associate Director of Development (Chicago)

Americans for Ben-Gurion University


Remote, based in Chicago


Founded in 1972, Americans for Ben-Gurion University (A4BGU) is a nonprofit  organization that raises funds and awareness, and runs programming within the  United States in support of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Americans  for Ben-Gurion University plays a vital role in sustaining David Ben-Gurion’s vision:  creating a world-class institution of education and research in the Israeli desert,  nurturing the Negev community, and sharing the University’s expertise locally and  around the globe. 

A4BGU is seeking a dynamic Associate Director of Development who will advance the mission of the organization by identifying and stewarding donor relationships to deeper levels of engagement and increased levels of philanthropic giving. In addition, the Associate Director will help lead market-based engagement and development strategies in Chicago and the broader Midwest area. A successful candidate will be enthusiastic about building engaged communities, attending events, and constantly networking to build a pipeline of prospective donors. This full-time position reports to the Senior Director of Development and will be an integral part of the broader resource development team.

Compensation Range

$100k - $120k

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover  letter to Beth Greenberg, Evolve Giving  Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Senior Director of Development to build and execute  development strategies using a moves management approach focused on donors that give $10,000 and below 
  • Manage a portfolio of current and prospective donors that give $10,000 and  below 
  • Build and execute development strategies to specifically focus on engaging  new constituents, multi-generational, and next-generation donors while  building brand awareness for A4BGU 
  • Work in cross-functional teams to use virtual and in-person events to further  engage major donor families 
  • Work with Senior Director to identify and engage lay ambassadors who can  promote and strengthen the mission of A4BGU 
  • Liaise with community partner organizations (congregations, federations,  JCC’s) in the Midwest area to further engagement 
  • Incorporate organization-wide tools (affinity groups, chapters, events, social  media) to further engage donor families 
  • Design and implement systematic and integrated fundraising initiatives in  coordination with the development team 
  • Manage and update regular moves management and community  engagement-related processes in the A4BGU CRM 
  • Maintain collaborative partnerships with members of the national staff, regional staff, BGU staff, and BGU faculty members

Qualifications & Skills

  • 5+ years of relevant experience in a nonprofit organization  
  • Excellent written, verbal, and public speaking communication skills with the  ability to craft compelling audience specific messaging 
  • Team player who works well both individually and collaboratively in cross functional department settings 
  • Working knowledge of philanthropic and planned giving tools, particularly in  academic institutions preferred 
  • Demonstrated expertise developing and executing high level fundraising strategies and incorporating them into day-to-day operations 
  • Presence and aptitude to work closely with sophisticated volunteer leadership, high net worth individuals, and other key stakeholders 
  • Project management expertise, with ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills and a propensity to take initiative 
  • Proficiency working with social media platforms as well as relevant trends and tools; knowledge of donor management software (Salesforce)

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