Organisation: Moishe House

Position: Global Director of Advancement

Location: London (UK) preferred; other locations considered

Salary: £59,000 – £65,000


Closing date: 30/09/2022 (day/month/year)

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Global Director of Advancement

Moishe House

Job description

Global Director of Advancement

at Moishe House (View all jobs)

Strong preference for London, with openness to other cities outside of North America which are centers of Jewish philanthropy.

Who We Are:

Moishe (pronounced moy-shuh) House is what being Jewish in your 20s is all about. Launched in 2006 when four friends began hosting Shabbat dinners in their home, Moishe House provides a space for over 70,000 young adults around the world to create meaningful, welcoming Jewish communities for themselves and their peers each year. To date, there are more than 150 communities in over 40 countries, and we’re still growing!

The Global Director of Advancement collaborates with the Senior Vice President of Global Development and larger Development/grants team to grow and manage a regionally-based individual and institutional donor portfolio, and to grow the scope of our global budget, from $500K to $1M over the next three years. This role has a focus on broadening the overall international donor base through relationship-building and creating immersive experiences with potential donors. This position reports to the Senior Vice President of Global Development and works with Moishe House’s Board of Directors and senior staff to build upon the success of our fundraising efforts, while leading the development and execution of a unique strategy to effectively identify, cultivate, and steward individual donors.

All voices are needed at Moishe House. Every new member of the Moishe House team is an opportunity for us to introduce fresh perspectives, talent, and skills into our workforce and our communities. People who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color (BIPOC) and historically marginalized groups, including, People with Disabilities, People from the LGBTQ+ communities are all encouraged to apply for our open positions!

We seek employees from diverse backgrounds, faiths, and life experiences to join our team located in the United States, South America, Europe, and the former Soviet Union. Our vision, in part, is for a fair and equitable workplace, where diversity is celebrated and can truly flourish. We recognize we have a ways to go and a lot to learn.

Who You Are and What You’ll Do: 

  • You believe in the mission of Moishe House, value being part of a strong team, and bring creativity, innovation, and hard work to our team
  • You have a passion for serving others and want to be part of a dynamic, inspirational organisation.
  • You are excited about tackling big challenges and new projects, and excel in building and nurturing relationships, communicating and presenting, telling stories, and data tracking with great attention to detail.
  • You are an experienced fundraiser and donor steward, with specific responsibilities in:
    • Collaborating with the Senior Vice President of Global Development in the team’s efforts to sustain and grow local philanthropic support in Europe, Latin America, Israel, Australia, South Africa, and beyond.
    • Meaningfully engaging a growing donor base, driving the successful solicitation and renewal of gifts and involvement from major donors to support the global efforts of Moishe House.
    • Working with funders and partners to meaningfully connect with Moishe House residents and programs.
    • Proactively identifying and securing new funding opportunities.
    • Actively participating in recruiting, cultivating and leading the UK Board of Trustees, a strong network of lay leaders committed to the success of Moishe House.
  • You collaborate with the team in creating and facilitating in-person and virtual experiences, including:
    • Planning, recruiting and executing multiple immersive experiences for major donors and donor prospects, such as On The Road, Moishe House’s annual travel experience for major donors and funding partners.
    • Proactively seeking opportunities to collaborate with partner organizations.
    • Building and nurturing relationships, communicating and presenting the Moishe House story and values.
  • You have an understanding and belief in our mission and the larger Jewish community: you’re a leader, a storyteller, a communicator, a visionary, and a collaborator. You understand the nuances of introducing Moishe House to people for the first time as well as keeping existing participants/alumni and partners abreast of why the organization remains relevant and dynamic.
  • You have a strong vision and passion for building young adult Jewish life globally, find joy in working directly with the young adults that Moishe House serves, and are effective at serving as a role model and mentor.

The Fine Print:

The Global Director of Advancement is a full-time, year-round position, and requires weekday office hours plus occasional weekends or evenings, and regular travel to complete job requirements. The position is located in a city outside of North America, with a strong preference for London, but open to other cities outside of North America which are centers of Jewish philanthropy, and is supervised by the Senior Vice President of Global Development.

Moishe House requires “full vaccination” for all staff to travel, work in offices, and participate in any Moishe House group gatherings. We use the CDC’s definition of “full vaccination” as the standard, with variations based on country as needed.  

How Moishe House Takes Care of You:

  • Paid time off (UK): 21 days per year plus national and Jewish holidays and floating holidays. Additional benefits may be available for former Hillel and BBYO employees through the Talent Alliance
  • Quarterly paid day of service (an opportunity to give back to your community!)
  • Highly qualified, creative, and go-getter teammates and a dedicated supervisor

How Moishe House Pays You:

  • Moishe House’s starting salary ranges are based on education, experience, location, and skillset required for each role
  • Starting salary range for this position (UK): £59,000 – £65,000
  • Starting salary range for other locations will be adapted for experience, location, and currency, and paid in local currency
  • If you have more direct experience in fundraising than required, and have a different salary in mind, please be in touch!
  • Annual merit-based salary increases

How Moishe House Invests in You:

  • $750 USD annual professional development fund
  • One-on-one Jewish learning with an educator of your choice
  • Local professional learning opportunities
  • Opportunities for advancement through career path planning

Moishe House is a dynamic organization that recognizes and supports individuals from a broad range of experiences and backgrounds.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, familial status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation.

Candidate requirements

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Business or Nonprofit Management, or equivalent years of additional work experience.
  • You have at least 3 years’ full-time post-graduate professional experience, preferably in global leadership, fundraising, philanthropy, and/or lay leadership development.
  • You have at least 3 years of fundraising experience and/or Moishe House Community Builder experience and/or Jewish Nonprofit employment experience.
  • You have a passion for fundraising, with two years fundraising and/or sales experience preferred.
  • You can navigate a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment.
  • You have strong relationship-building experience and skill, with the ability to find common ground, build consensus, and strengthen collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • You demonstrate effective communication at all levels in the organization, with strong oral and written skills and a willingness to share information.
  • You demonstrate resourcefulness in setting priorities, proposing new ways of creating efficiencies, and guiding investment in people and systems.
  • You are flexible, a self-starter, effective at multi-tasking, and highly detail oriented.
  • You enjoy and are motivated by international travel and will be available to travel internationally on a regular basis (~25%), potentially 1 - 2 times each month.
  • You have knowledge of, and experience with, donor cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies and techniques.
  • You demonstrate intermediate-level skills with Microsoft Office and other office management tools. Experience with Salesforce or other donor database strongly preferred.
  • You are able to multitask and monitor several projects at all times, to work well under pressure, and to manage time effectively.
  • You have written and verbal proficiency in English and at least one other language (preferred).
  • You effectively demonstrate the Moishe Mindset: Be the Difference, Connect & Listen, Invest Wisely, Embrace the Unknown, Own It!, Value People, and Work Well, Live Well, and Have Fun!
  • You have eligibility to work in the UK (or other work country) without employer sponsorship.
  • You have direct Moishe House experience as staff, resident, host and/or community member (preferred).

How to apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter on our site via:

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Thank you - we look forward to connecting with you to explore this opportunity and potential fit!

Contact person: Marina Braginsky

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Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 2022-09-30

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