Development Program Associate/Donor Realtions

American Technion Society
November 2, 2018
Newton, MA
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Background/Position Summary:

The American Technion Society supports visionary education and world-changing impact through the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology. Based in New York City, we represent thousands of US donors, alumni and stakeholders who invest in the Technion’s growth and innovation to advance critical research and technologies that serve the State of Israel and the global good. Over more than 75 years, our nationwide supporter network has funded new Technion scholarships, research, labs and facilities that have helped deliver world-changing contributions and extend Technion education to campuses on three continents.

ATS’s national office is housed in New York City. ATS employs a staff of 70 + that work remotely from satellite offices around the United States, including an office in Newton, MA that supports our fundraising efforts throughout New England.

The New England team is seeking a Development Program Associate to support the work of the Senior Director and Associate Director of Development in Boston and remotely for the Donor Relations and Stewardship department in the national office. This is an ideal position for an individual looking to join a strong development program with a successful track record. This position is a critical component as we enter the public phase of the Technion Global Campaign, a $1.8 billion international campaign, the biggest and most ambitious launch of an Israeli university.


Duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Develop and implement systems to facilitate a smooth functioning of the office with a focus on timely donor acknowledgements and data entry.
  • Conduct individual donor, foundation and corporate fundraising research.
  • Help plan and execute events including identifying venues and other relevant logistics in partnership with the New England fundraisers and the national Programs team.
  • Assist with developing schedules and itineraries, including transportation and accommodations, for visiting Technion faculty.
  • Manage an extensive calendar, prepare briefs, agendas, and correspondence for the New England fundraising team.
  • Make all domestic and international arrangements for New England ATS staff.
  • Prepare materials, reports, presentations, minutes, meeting summaries.
  • Ensure well-coordinated relationships with colleagues and external parties, and interface with senior employees across the organization.
  • Field telephone calls, and receive and direct visitors. Respond to voicemail and email communication from donors in a timely manner.
  • Act as an administrator for the national Donor Relations and Stewardship team, assisting with various department projects to ensure efficient processes and coordination with all regions, specifically around high-level acknowledgement letters, donor/prospect visits to the Technion, database entry of stewardship requirements (historical and current), and overall department-related tasks.
  • Participate in the implementation, planning, and coordination of special projects, strategic initiatives, and other related duties as needed.
  • Perform administrative duties and other assignments as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or its equivalent required.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in a non-profit fundraising/University development program setting preferred.
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Mac background a plus. Blackbaud/Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred (training will be provided).
  • Demonstrated excellence in a variety of competencies including teamwork, analytical thinking and client/customer awareness.
  • Project management experience and/or event planning experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of best practices in donor relations preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including a high level of attention to detail, proactive/motivated self-starter and active listening skills.
  • Ability to work independently in a dynamic team environment with a demonstrated ability to effectively partner with a diverse group of administrators.
  • Capacity to work well with varying levels of management and be flexible in nature, while exercising independent decision-making and discretion. Experience speaking with donors a plus.
  • Success with setting priorities, and work with diplomacy and efficiency in a high demand environment.
  • Commitment to the vision and mission of the ATS.


This is a non-exempt position. The salary range is $55,000 - $65,000, depending upon prior relevant experience.  ATS offers a generous benefits package

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