West Coast Director

American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled


Los Angeles, CA


The American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled (AFISCD) is committed to providing ongoing financial support to the ISCD, empowering people of all ages who are physically challenged as a result of birth defects, acts of terrorism, and accidents to receive transformational therapies and programming through all forms of sport and recreational activities at the ISCD in Ramat Gan, Israel. ISCD’s vision is to provide every Israeli child in need the opportunity to lead a productive and successful life. The world-class ISCD is a community of over 2,500, with a 60-year record of proven success in helping these young athletes become integral members of society through newfound abilities. Through sport, they gain the confidence to become anything they desire. They join the IDF, work in business, in radio, teach, become doctors, lawyers, and many join teams that compete locally, nationally, and internationally. In addition, many ISCD athletes strive to compete in the Paralympics, and over the years have brought home several medals of distinction.

AFISCD seeks a highly passionate, creative, self-motivated team player to serve as its West Coast Director, working with the national office to help develop a fundraising plan primarily in Los Angeles, with the potential to ultimately expand AFISCD’s philanthropic reach throughout the West Coast. This position will report to the National Executive Director (based in Chicago) and work in close partnership with local and national board members. The ideal candidate will bring a minimum of 5+ years of development experience with an outstanding track record of individual solicitations at high levels, as well as event planning, and preferably grant writing experience.

For more information, please visit American Friends of the Israel Sport Center for the Disabled

AFISCD is an equal opportunity employer.

Compensation Range

$115,000 - $135,000

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter toJami Bachrad, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a spokesperson and ambassador for AFISCD’s work in LA and beyond; bolster brand recognition and awareness
  • Develop and present innovative new LA-specific fundraising strategies
  • Create and implement cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship plans targeting existing and prospective donors
  • Collaborate closely with board members, promoting increased lay fundraising engagement in LA
  • Coordinate LA-based donor engagements for the AFISCD National Executive Director and board members
  • Identify and build relationships with prospective LA board members, as well as corporate and community partners
  • Partner with AFISCD national staff on LA-specific fundraising activities
  • Launch a planned giving program in LA
  • Utilize a social media and community event strategy to attract new donors
  • Build an expanded base of support across demographics, within and outside the Jewish community
  • Seek out new potential grant funding opportunities; manage the grants process for LA area foundations including proposals, reports, and evaluation
  • Contribute as needed to promote the success of AFIS

Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • 5+ years of professional nonprofit fundraising experience
  • Passion for AFISCD’s mission and unique value proposition
  • Proven ability to secure gifts of $25,000+ from existing and prospective donors
  • Skill in developing relationships with lay leadership and motivating volunteers to become active fundraising partners
  • Sophisticated understanding of the Los Angeles area Jewish philanthropic landscape
  • Knowledge of current nonprofit development trends and best practices
  • Ability to operate with a high level of independence, seeking support from the national office as needed
  • Experience planning and executing a variety of fundraising events
  • High level of comfort with technology; skill with Microsoft Office required, experience with Salesforce a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; ability to compellingly articulate AFISCD’s mission
  • High degree of self-discipline, ingenuity, and integrity
  • Creative thinker and problem solver
  • Capacity to forge relationships and build rapport with diverse constituencies
  • Willingness to travel periodically as needed to the national office in Chicago, to other national events, and to Israel

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