Director of Development, Northwest

American Technion Society

San Francisco, California

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology is a major source of the innovation and brainpower that drives the Israeli economy and a key to Israel's renown as the world's “Start-Up Nation.” American Technion Society (ATS) provides critical support to the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, with a mission to help the University become one of the world’s leading institutions, improving the well-being of Israel and humanity through leadership in science and technology. There are 17 Technion Societies around the world, and the ATS is the largest. The New York City-based organization has some 20,000 supporters, served by regional and chapter offices around the country.

The ATS and its network of chapters across the U.S. provide funds for scholarships, fellowships, faculty recruitment and chairs, research, buildings, laboratories, classrooms and dormitories. Since it was founded in 1940, the ATS has raised more than $2 billion for the Technion, making it one of the fastest growing fundraising organizations in the United States.

The Opportunity

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (North Pacific Region), the Director of Development, Northwest is based in San Francisco and will help implement the North Pacific geographic area’s portion of a national campaign to benefit Technion over the next 10 years. In this highly visible and deeply rewarding position, the Development Director, Northwest will oversee the board, prepare strategic briefings, organize events, and manage portfolios. The selected candidate will be responsible for raising major gifts of $100K+ and will effectively collaborate with ATS and Technion employees, campaign volunteers, and other individuals working in the Northwest region. A passion for Israel and familiarity with the San Francisco Jewish community are key components of this unique position. A Bachelor’s degree, six-plus years of related experience, and proficiency with donor databases and tracking systems, are required.