The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism (FCAS) aims to inspire and mobilize all people to become upstanders against Jewish hate. FCAS launched the #StandUpToJewishHate campaign in 2023, reaching millions of people across the United States and establishing the Blue Square as a universal symbol to stand against antisemitism and all forms of hate. Through powerful positive messaging and partnerships with prominent Jewish and non-Jewish organizations, FCAS is strongly positioned to drive effective change. FCAS leverages unique monitoring technology to drive effective rapid response to Jewish hate and all hate, in addition to proactive programs that galvanize popular support for the Jewish community.
FCAS has secured more than $250 million in support of its mission since 2019, including more than 20,000 unsolicited gifts during a six-month period of 2023 as well as a recent, unprecedented commitment of $200M resulting from a partnership match between Robert Kraft and the Rales Foundation. Given the Foundation’s clear impact to date, it is committed to turn the moment into a movement and is prioritizing the ongoing scaling and long-term sustainability of its efforts. Going forward, FCAS will expand its reach to younger and older audiences across the nation with a larger digital and social reach, new campaigns across television and multi-media, increased data and research abilities, targeted partnerships, and meaningful convenings.
Amid this critical mission and environment of extraordinary investment and expansion, FCAS seeks candidates for Chief Philanthropy Officer (CPO). Reporting to the President and managing an evolving team that currently comprises two staff, the CPO provides comprehensive and strategic leadership of the development program and will be a central figure in ensuring the Foundation’s long-term success. This leader will leverage the outpouring of support for FCAS to date to maximize contributed revenue potential and drive ongoing philanthropic growth at scale while building a best-practices, major-and-principal-gifts-focused development program that sustainably meets strategic and programmatic needs for years to come.
This is a unique opportunity for a development leader who possesses a deep background in principal and transformational giving as well as a sophisticated understanding of building sustainable, comprehensive, data-driven development programs to stand in solidarity with Jews and broadly combat hate.
While FCAS will consider a broad range of backgrounds, the ideal candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:
- Commitment to the mission and values of FCAS and a sophisticated understanding of antisemitism in its current and historical context.
- Ten years or more of nonprofit fundraising experience in positions of increasing responsibility. Track record of creating and executing development strategies and programs, simultaneously managing an array of corresponding activities, growing the donor base, and increasing philanthropic revenue. Sophisticated understanding of individual, institutional, annual, digital, and event-driven giving.
- Demonstrated success in cultivating and stewarding new and existing donors and in soliciting contributions of seven to eight figures or more.
- Track record of effective management and agility in toggling between strategy, hands-on execution, and team leadership; ability to lead and motivate staff and stakeholders at all levels.
- Excellent judgment that prioritizes mission above personal gain or ego; a commitment to innovation, diplomacy, inclusivity, continuous improvement, and accountability.
- Exceptional work ethic, entrepreneurial and highly flexible leadership style, and the ability to succeed in a fast-paced, evolving environment with a high level of principal oversight.
- Culturally competent with respect to issues such as racial, cultural, religious, sexual, and gender identity with the interpersonal skills and sensitivity to develop and sustain impactful relationships with a diversity of internal and external stakeholders.
- Superb verbal and written communication skills with the stature, demeanor, and comfort level to serve as a highly visible and public-facing ambassador of FCAS.
- Working knowledge of modern data management practices and demonstrated ability to integrate data into decision-making and strategy development.
- Bachelor’s degree.
The Foundation to Combat Antisemitism is an equal opportunity employer. FCAS evaluates qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. More detailed information can be found here: https://www.thekraftgroup.com/careers/full-time-positions-principles.
FCAS has retained the DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice of the Diversified Search Group to assist in this confidential search process. Inquiries, nominations, and applications (current resumes and cover letters) may be submitted via the following link – https://talent-profile.diversifiedsearchgroup.com/search/v2/20595 – or directed to:
Gerard F. Cattie, Jr.
Managing Director and DSG Fundraising & Advancement Practice Leader
Diversified Search Group
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