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.
Chief Development Officer
The Tikvah Fund is seeking an experienced Chief Development Officer to help expand and deepen our donor base as our activities in America and Israel continue to grow.
Over the past 15 years, the Tikvah Fund has launched and operated a wide range of educational programs, seminars, fellowships, publications, and international conferences dedicated to advancing Jewish civilization and preparing Jewish leaders for the great challenges now facing the Jewish people and the State of Israel.
Every year, we work with thousands of exceptional students and young professionals through our summer programs, online seminars, and year-long fellowships. Our open university courses—with some of the best Jewish, Zionist, and American thinkers in the world—aim to educate and engage Jews (and non-Jews) of all ages. And our websites and ideas projects—including Mosaic Magazine, the Jewish Review of Books, the Tikvah Podcast, Hashiloach, Tzarich Iyun, Shibbolet Press, and Bible 365—reach hundreds of thousands of people around the world. We have offices in New York, Jerusalem, and Washington, DC.
In recent years, Tikvah’s activities have grown considerably, and we are now seeking to expand our reach and resources in the decade ahead. Our current annual operating budget is roughly $18MM, which is supported by endowment funds and by the fundraising activities of our existing development team. While our annual fundraising and earned income are currently generating significant revenue, our mission is to expand our donor base considerably in order to support our ongoing and dramatic programmatic growth.
The Chief Development Officer will lead Tikvah’s development and donor-related efforts, including the direct solicitation of current and potential partners and managing the development department’s overall strategy and operations. Core responsibilities include:
- Identifying and building relationships with strategic donors and philanthropic foundations interested in supporting Tikvah’s programmatic initiatives and/or providing general operating support.
- Leading and expanding our team of development professionals and working closely with our marketing team on outreach and communications.
- Serving as a senior member of the Tikvah management team.
- Interacting with our American and Israeli program teams to identify fundraising opportunities within their program areas.
The right candidate will have substantial experience in fundraising or business development, whether in the non-profit, education, or for-profit sectors. Candidates from any geographical location are encouraged to apply, but the ability to travel regularly to our New York City offices is required.
If you would like to be confidentially considered for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to Linda Nagelberg at email@example.com. Please put “Chief Development Officer” in the subject line and submit your materials by Friday, October 1.
Associate Editor – Rabbi Meir Soloveichik Projects
For many years, Rabbi Dr. Meir Soloveichik has partnered with Tikvah to bring his work and teachings on the Hebrew Bible, Zionism, Jewish political thought, religious liberty, and the Hebraic roots of America to the broader Jewish and American public. In that time, Rabbi Soloveichik has grown into one of the nation’s leading religious voices. As Tikvah deepens our partnership with Rabbi Soloveichik, we are seeking an Associate Editor to help manage the production of his flagship Bible 365 podcast and his growing library of digital content, as well as to assist in the development of MeirSoloveichik.com—a one-stop-shop for all of Rabbi Soloveichik’s public work.
The Associate Editor will be a vital member of a new and growing team dedicated to bringing the work of one of America’s most compelling religious thinkers to the public. The Associate Editor will spend a significant amount of time working on Bible 365, a subscription-only, daily podcast that will study and analyze the entire Hebrew Bible in one year. Tasks will also include supporting the production of Rabbi Soloveichik’s growing library of online courses and ultimately the creation and maintenance of MeirSoloveichik.com. Core responsibilities will include:
- Working with the Bible 365 team to schedule and run recording sessions
- Updating and maintaining the Bible 365 website on a daily basis
- Editing and sending emails for Bible 365, as well as other communications to Rabbi Soloveichik’s newsletter list
- Providing support for the production of additional podcasts, as needed
- Editing written versions of Bible 365 episodes, e-books, and other online publications
- Providing customer support to the many students and subscribers learning from our Rabbi Soloveichik products
- Providing support in the planning and execution of Rabbi Soloveichik’s Tikvah events
Strong candidates will be problem-solvers with an obsessive attention to detail; the ability to juggle a wide range of tasks on tight deadlines; strong writing and editing skills; a background in Jewish texts and ideas; and an alignment with Tikvah’s and Rabbi Meir Soloveichik’s goals and values. Some experience using WordPress, Salesforce, and/or email marketing platforms is preferred. Audio engineering experience is also a plus.
This is a full-time position, based in New York City. Compensation is competitive, 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.
If you would like to be considered for this position, please send a résumé and cover letter to Avi Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “Rabbi Soloveichik Associate Editor” in the subject line. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.
The Tikvah Fund is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to an inclusive work environment, and we welcome a diverse pool of candidates for all searches.