Seeking: Assistant Director of Development and Communications

Roots/Friends of Roots is seeking a qualified professional to work with Rav Hanan to develop our fundraising capabilities and communications network. In four years of activity we've engaged tens of thousands of people and many organizations from Israel, North America, western Europe and Australia- a large web of connections that need managing and cultivating. The ideal candidate has the know how to turn supporters into regular donors. Chief among the tasks of this position are: Managing communications with past donors, finding creative ways to create an on-going fundraising mechanism, preparing materials for past donors and soliciting selected grants for Roots projects. The position would begin as half time and should grow into a three quarter time or full time position, at which point the position may be redefined as co-director of development and communications.


Identification with the mission and vision of Roots and Friends of Roots

Experience in donor development, grant writing, non-profit administration

Knowledge of the Salesforce platform

Excellent interpersonal skills

Excellent English skills- in both writing and speaking

Basic spoken and written Hebrew/Arabic– advantage

Experience in working with and acquaintance with organized American Jewish community

Based in Jerusalem –Gush Etzion area

Experience in interfaith work - advantage

Core Tasks:

This employee will work with Rav Hanan and our co-director Shaul Judelman, and the board of American Friends of Roots and our network of volunteers in -

-maintaining connections with present donors and creating new donors

-identifying potential foundations and grant writing

-developing fundraising materials

-developing and maintaining English language website and social media presence

-organizing 4 to 5 USA trips a year, as well as 2 or 3 trips to Europe per year.

Flexible hours, but will require phone conversations with USA during Israel evening hours. Work will be from home on phone and computer. Employee will have to spend about 4 hours a month at the Roots center – Markaz Karama – in Gush Etzion/ Bethlehem area and a few hours a month meeting with Rav Hanan.

Salary – 4,500 shekels a month for half time as an outside contractor.

Interested persons should please send an email with CV attached or questions to or call Rav Hanan at 0558831068