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



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 email 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.

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.


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