Tikvah is a leading Jewish think tank and educational institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs and invests in a wide range of initiatives in Israel, the United States, and around the world, including educational programs, publications, and fellowships.

Current Opportunities:
Program Associate
Development Associate
Senior Gift Officer
Assistant Controller – Finance
Salesforce Administrator
Director of Budgeting and Financial Reporting



Program Associate

The Tikvah Fund is a leading Jewish think tank and educational institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs and invests in a wide range of initiatives in Israel, the United States, and around the world, including educational programs, publications, and fellowships.

The Tikvah Fund has a full-time job opening for a Program Associate to support the work of our High School Division, reporting to the Senior Director of High School Fellowship Programs. The ideal candidate is detail-oriented, personable, and a team player. The Program Associate’s main responsibilities will be to support the Division’s administrative needs.

Responsibilities include:

Program Administration

  • Support HS division with daily administrative operations, including scheduling meetings and data entry.
  • Support financial aspects of program including tracking budgets and paying vendors.
  • Plan and help run in-person and online student events, including Tikvah’s in-residence summer program at Mount Holyoke College.
  • Design and draft language for the website and general emails.
  • Communicate with students, teachers, and parents about student attendance and performance.
  • Build relationships with students and parents.
  • Strategize with team about Program expansion and improvement.

Recruitment

  • Assist in building and maintaining relationships with new and existing schools.
  • Advise the admissions committee.

Research

  • Support curriculum development and reader creation work via research, editing, and minor design work.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Passionate about the values and mission of the Tikvah Fund

The compensation range is $50,000-$60,000, commensurate with experience and skill. Excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

To apply, please submit a resume with a cover letter to Malka Groden, Senior Director of High School Fellowship Programs (mgroden@tikvahfund.org). We will consider each response carefully but will only contact candidates in whom we are interested.



Development Associate

Tikvah is a leading Jewish think tank and educational institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs a wide range of initiatives in America and Israel including educational programs, publications, and fellowships.

The Development Associate is a frontline fundraising role, responsible for cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding a portfolio of donors while supporting development initiatives including fundraising events, and campaigns. This position has a direct impact on Tikvah’s financial and operational success.

Major duties and responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of entry-level Tikvah Society donors and prospects (annual gifts around $2,000).
  • Serve as the primary relationship manager for this portfolio of prospects, developing and implementing a strategy for these accounts.
  • Set and regularly revise projections for all budgeted donors.
  • Communicate with donor portfolio via face-to-face meetings, emails, phone calls, and Zoom meetings.
  • Identify new Tikvah Society prospects by calling, emailing, and mailing lower-level donors and subscribers within Tikvah’s larger database.
  • Track all donor interactions in Salesforce and maintain accurate portfolio data, updating addresses, emails, and names as needed.
  • Review weekly development report package.
  • Log all pledges into Salesforce and collect payment in a timely manner.
  • Support department’s strategic engagements including events, direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, etc.
  • Attend Tikvah’s events and other networking opportunities.
  • Ensure proper donor recognition in all publications and oversee accurate donor lists for those publications.
  • Regularly read Tikvah’s educational materials, participate in events, and take a proactive role in understanding Tikvah’s many programs in the US and Israel.

Requirements:

  • 1-3 years of professional experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft office suite.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to work cross-functionally and manage up.
  • Working knowledge of Tikvah’s work and alignment with the mission.

The Development Associate will be a member of the development team and is expected to perform the above duties with a high degree of autonomy and independence.

The compensation range is $70,000-$100,000, commensurate with experience and skill. The Development Associate will be eligible for a performance-based bonus. Excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Eytan Sosnovich at esosnovich@tikvahfund.org. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.



Senior Gift Officer

Tikvah is a leading Jewish think tank and educational institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs a wide range of initiatives in America and Israel including educational programs, publications, and fellowships.

The Senior Gift Officer will work closely with the development team and work in partnership with the senior leadership of Tikvah to coordinate fundraising activities across all departments of the organization. This position has a direct impact on Tikvah’s financial and operational success.

Ideal candidates will bring 5+ years of fundraising experience, with a proven track record of cultivating personal relationships and building institutional partnerships. Familiarity and strong identification with Tikvah’s mission is essential.

Responsibilities of the Senior Gift Officer will include:

  • Maintain a personal portfolio of major donors and prospects (annual gifts of $10,000 and greater).
  • Develop and maintain relationships with existing and prospective donors and potential organizational partners.
  • Set and regularly revise projections for all budgeted donors.
  • Research and pursue opportunities for grants and institutional partnerships.
  • Represent Tikvah at networking events, conferences, and special meetings, as assigned.
  • Attend Tikvah events and review weekly development report package.
  • Log all pledges into Salesforce and collect payment in a timely manner.
  • Support department’s strategic engagements including events, direct mail campaigns, email campaigns, etc.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 5+ years’ experience in fundraising or related fields.
  • Excellent written and oral communication, sales, and marketing skills, including the ability to communicate with a diverse array of prominent professionals.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while managing multiple short-term and long-term projects.

This is a geographically flexible position. Strong preference will be given to candidates in the Tri-State Area, South Florida, Los Angeles, and other major metropolitan areas.

The Senior Gift Officer will be a member of the development team and is expected to perform the above duties with a high degree of autonomy and independence.

The compensation range is $100,000-$130,000, commensurate with experience and skill. The Senior Gift Officer will be eligible for a performance-based bonus. Excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and resume to Eytan Sosnovich at esosnovich@tikvahfund.org. Please note that applications without a cover letter will not be considered.



Assistant Controller – Finance

Reports To: Sr Director of Finance and CFO/COO
Supervision: AP Finance Associate and one Staff Accountant
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Hybrid (2 days in office)– Strong preference for Baltimore/D.C. Area, NYC is ok

Core Tasks:

First, the supports all operational accounting in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practices; records transactions directly and/or using integration between different operational systems (export/import); ensures the maintenance of accurate internal and external financial records; and will reconcile revenue records between the accounting system and the fund’s CRM system.

Second, the Assistant Controller will lead the process of creating impeccable monthly and quarterly reports—with thee end-users being the CFO/COO, the Board of Trustees, and departmental managers.

Third, the will have a heavy role in the annual budgeting process, and the annual audit process and tax filings. The Assistant Controller interacts directly with staff to answer inquiries and enhance cross-team collaboration.

Tasks/Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Finance Associate, who serves as an AP finance contact for vendors and employees.
  • Supervises Staff Accountant, who has GL and import/export responsibilities.
  • Prepare and/or review accounting entries for assigned parts of the accounting cycle, including AP, AR, Payroll, and Journal Entries.
  • Supervises or completes imports from different databases used by Payroll, AP, and AR into the general accounting system.
  • Preparing timely and relevant financial reports on a regular basis, including preparing and reviewing different schedules and sub-ledgers.
  • Prepare monthly variance reports.
  • Record monthly investment activity.
  • Supervises payroll process.
  • Assist in budgeting process.
  • Work with program managers to assess their budget models and strategies.
  • Prepare and reviews GL reports with program managers.
  • Prepare schedules, reports, and back-up materials for the audit.
  • Provide audit firm staff with reports and schedules for preparing IRS 990.
  • Perform and supervise cash and investments accounts reconciliations.
  • Prepare and review cash flow projections.
  • Prepare requested reports as needed.
  • Such other duties or tasks to assist the department or organization as the supervisor may deem necessary.

Qualifications:

BS/BA in accounting and at least 5 years of relevant experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

CPA certification

Skills/Requirements:

  • Technical:
    • Competent in Microsoft Office applications. Advanced skills in Excel.
    • Familiarity with automated accounting systems.
  • Business Partnering:
    • Able to produce clean, tidy, board-level reporting.
    • Able to work with managers to produce actionable reporting and insights.
  • General:
    • Able to meet deadlines and work independently.
    • Able to handle confidential information.
    • Ability to handle multiple projects and timelines.
    • Receptive to guidance from others.
    • Ability to work independently and deliver exceptional work product.

The compensation range for this role is $90,000-$125,000, commensurate with experience and skill. Tikvah offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

To apply for this position, please a resume to Mor Gedalia at mgedalia@tikvahfund.org. We will consider each response carefully but will only contact candidates in whom we are interested.



Salesforce Administrator

Reports To: Sr Director of Data and Information Services
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Remote – NYC, or Baltimore/D.C. Area

Job Summary: The Salesforce Administrator/FormAssembly Administrator will be responsible for the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance, and improvement of our Salesforce instance. This role will work closely with colleagues to identify, develop, and deploy new business processes. The Salesforce Administrator will be responsible for executing the day-to-day configuration, support, maintenance, and improvement of our CRM platform.

The Administrator will be responsible for designing, implementing, and maintaining FormAssembly forms integrated with Salesforce. This role will collaborate with various teams to understand their form and data requirements, ensuring efficient data capture, integration, and reporting. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of both FormAssembly and Salesforce, with the ability to translate business needs into technical solutions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Salesforce Administration:
    • Manage Salesforce.com CRM including support by providing prompt and complete resolution to technical challenges and business issues.
    • Perform ongoing system administration, including reports and dashboards, workflows, and other routine tasks.
    • Configure and customize Salesforce applications to meet the business requirements.
    • Create and manage custom objects, fields, and relationships within Salesforce to support form data.
    • Monitor and troubleshoot integration issues, ensuring data integrity and consistency.
  • FormAssembly Administration:
    • Design, build, and maintain FormAssembly forms tailored to business needs.
    • Ensure seamless integration of FormAssembly with Salesforce, including mapping data fields and automating workflows.
  • AirTable Integration Management:
    • Design, implement, and maintain integrations between Airtable and Salesforce.
    • Configure Airtable and Salesforce to meet business requirements and optimize workflows.
  • Data Management:
    • Perform regular data audits and clean-ups to maintain data accuracy.
    • Import, export, and update large volumes of data as needed using data loader tools.
    • Develop and maintain custom reports, dashboards, and processes to continuously monitor data quality and integrity.
  • Process Improvement:
    • Identify opportunities for process automation and optimization.
    • Work with management and colleagues to define, develop, and implement new business processes.
    • Develop and implement best practices for form design, data management, and integration.
  • Technical Expertise:
    • Stay updated with FormAssembly and Salesforce releases, features, and best practices
    • Collaborate with colleagues to gather requirements and solutions that streamline business processes.
    • Manage Salesforce integrations with other internal and external systems.
  • Support & Troubleshooting:
    • Provide tier-2 support for Salesforce and FormAssembly-related issues.
    • Conduct training sessions for colleagues on how to create and manage FormAssembly and Salesforce effectively.
    • Troubleshoot and resolve issues in a timely manner.
    • Maintain high levels of customer service for all support queries and adhere to all service management principles.
    • Create and maintain documentation for form creation, integration processes, and best practices.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience as a Salesforce Administrator.
  • Strong understanding of Salesforce CRM, including custom objects, fields, workflows, and security settings.
  • Experience with Salesforce Lightning interface.
  • Proficiency is Excel including pivot tables and macros.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills and ability to troubleshoot complex issues.
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Business Administration, or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • Experience with Salesforce integrations.
  • Experience with other form-building tools and their integration with Salesforce such as FormAssembly, Airtable, and SurveyMonkey Apply.

The compensation range for this role is $70,000-$85,000, commensurate with experience and skill. Tikvah offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

To apply for this position, please a resume to Mor Gedalia at mgedalia@tikvahfund.org. We will consider each response carefully but will only contact candidates in whom we are interested.



Director of Budgeting and Financial Reporting

Reports To: CFO and Senior Director of Finance
Position Type: Full-Time, Exempt
Location: Baltimore/D.C. Area – Hybrid (2-days in office) or NYC

Tikvah is a leading Jewish think tank and educational institution committed to supporting the intellectual, religious, and political leaders of the Jewish people and the Jewish State. Tikvah runs a wide range of initiatives in America and Israel including educational programs, publications, and fellowships.

Tikvah’s Finance Department is currently seeking a Director of Budgeting and Financial Reporting to serve as a business partner to the Chief Financial Officer, Senior Director of Finance, and division leaders. The Director will be a key player in helping Tikvah analyze business decisions through actionable reports and projection. He/she will also play a significant role in maintaining the financial integrity and operational success of the organization as one of the leaders of the enterprise-wide budgeting process.

Strong analytical, critical thinking, verbal, writing, and interpersonal skills are crucial to this position, as is the ability to interact with all levels of divisional management. The Director is expected to perform his or her duties with a high degree of integrity and autonomy.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Financial Reporting
    • Develop tools and reports for budgeting and financial analysis
    • Developing formats for different level presentations – needs more development
    • Drafting Board-level reports and presentations
    • Drafting management-level reports for division chiefs and program directors
  • Budgeting
    • Together with CFO, lead budgeting process across the enterprise. This includes periodic revised projections of revenues and expenditures.
  • Accounting
    • Research and analyze reports based on the general ledger and make recommendations and/or corrections to the GL
    • Update and uploading the budget to the accounting system and produce supporting reports from these systems
    • Together with the Senior Director of Finance, ensure that the chart of accounts (and GL segmentation) reflects current business structures and overall best practices
  • Cross-Team Leadership
    • Collaborating with Tikvah senior officials and staff across the entire organization
    • Work with senior staff to create actionable management reports and insights

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience with financial reporting and budgeting
  • Highly advanced Excel skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Proven high integrity and confidentiality
  • Advanced experience using Tableau or equivalent advanced reporting software

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced accounting and/or finance degree preferred but not required
  • Experience in the non-profit sector
  • Candidates based in the Baltimore/D.C. area

The compensation range for this position is $95,000-$130,000, commensurate with experience and skill. Tikvah offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance, 401K plan, paid vacation, paid time off for Jewish and national holidays, and short Fridays.

To apply for this position, please a resume to Mor Gedalia at mgedalia@tikvahfund.org


Tikvah is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to an inclusive work environment, and we welcome a diverse pool of candidates for all searches.