Posted: December 9, 2020

The New Israel Fund of Canada advances and defends democracy and equality in Israel. Since 1986, NIFC has helped contributed over $300 million to more than 900 organizations in Israel that fight for socio-economic equality, religious freedom, civil and human rights, shared society and anti-racism, Palestinian citizens, and democracy itself.

This is an exciting time to join our growing Canadian team. This position is a new addition to our staff as part of a five-year campaign to double our fundraising and expand our presence across Canada.

Working closely with the Executive Director, staff, and lay leaders, this full-time staff person is a key part of our overall success. We are looking for a talented, dynamic, and independent professional with room to grow who is passionate about social change in Israel.

Location: Based in Toronto, remote until further notice. When safe travel is again possible, this position will include 20% travel yearly to major cities across Canada and some Israel travel.
Applications Open: ASAP
Start Date: ASAP
Salary: $50,000-$65,000, depending on experience, with comprehensive benefits
Contract term: Full-time, three years with the possibility of renewal
Reports to: Executive Director


Development Operations

  • Work as part of a team to develop and implement all aspects of the annual fundraising plan that includes individual gifts, major gifts, direct mail, e-appeals, recurring donors, planned giving, and special appeals.
  • Monitor the overall progress of the fundraising operations, including using Raiser’s Edge to track gifts and produce donor lists.
  • Support the Executive Director in all aspects of the major gift and planned giving programs.
  • With the Executive Director, draft fundraising materials including seasonal appeals, funding proposals and reports, and donor correspondence.
  • Lead the organizing of fundraising-related events, including parlour salons and donor receptions, and work as part of a team on other programs as needed.
  • Work as part of a team to improve stewardship efforts for all types of donors, including the supporting volunteer fundraisers and developing new materials.
  • Conduct prospect research.

Donor & Community Relations

  • Manage, solicit, and grow a portfolio of $1,000-$10,000 donors and prospects throughout all stages of the donor cycle, including necessary travel outside the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Recruit participants for study tours to Israel and arrange individual meetings for donors in Israel, participating in these trips when needed.
  • Represent the organization publicly at events and in the community at large.

Board and Volunteers

  • Coordinate the solicitation responsibilities of Board members and other volunteer fundraisers.
  • Coordinate the Fundraising Committee.
  • Work as part of a team to start and manage leadership groups, especially outside of the Greater Toronto Area.
  • Work as part of a team to train volunteer leaders in fundraising skills and update them on the organization’s messages throughout the year.


  • Minimum 2-4 years of successful donor relations experience. Individual solicitation experience is an asset.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent relationship-building and stakeholder relations skills.
  • Strong office technology skills, including fundraising CRMs. Experience with Raiser’s Edge is an asset.
  • Familiarity with the Canadian Jewish community and social change and human rights issues in Israel.
  • Permission to work in Canada.


Email a cover letter and resume to with “Development Officer” in the subject line. Screening and virtual interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis.