Jobs & Internships


Pursue a career with Israel Policy Forum and join us in advancing the dialogue to achieve a two-state solution and ensure a Jewish, democratic, secure Israel for generations to come.

JOBS


Manager/Director of Programs and Partnerships

Israel Policy Forum is seeking a full-time Manager / Director of Programs and Partnerships. This position will report directly to the Executive Director and will support Israel Policy Forum in identifying organizational partnership opportunities, managing programs, and spearheading external-facing initiatives in the organized Jewish community.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:

– Manage all partnerships with local and national organizations, ensuring that Israel Policy Forum’s new content reaches target audiences effectively and consistently.
– Create new partnerships with local and national organizations, developing targeted programs that enhance the reach of Israel Policy Forum in the Jewish and policy communities.
– Secure and oversee all community, synagogue, and campus speaking engagements throughout the country for the Policy Director, Executive Director, and other presenters.
– Secure and oversee all Israel Policy Forum informational booths at conferences and convenings throughout the American Jewish community.
– Collaborate with the IPF Atid National Director on programs and partnerships involving young leadership audiences.
– Collaborate with the digital communications staff in integrating Israel Policy Forum’ program partnerships and outreach efforts into the organization’s social media and digital strategy.
– Assist in the formulation and management of new, innovative programs to engage target audiences in the Jewish community, including communal professionals, lay leaders, and other constituencies.
– Collaborate with development staff to identify and advance fundraising opportunities.
– Travel to key Jewish and related policy conferences representing Israel Policy Forum.

Desired Skills

– 4-6 years of relevant work or internship experience
– B.A. required; M.A. a plus
– Experience supporting senior staff
– Strong interest and background in U.S. Middle East policy and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills
Ability to interact with individuals at various levels of the organization
– Excellent organizational, time management, and planning skills
– Attention to detail
– Ability to take initiative and manage multiple projects in fast-paced environment
– Familiarity working within the non-profit sector and strong understanding of the organized Jewish communal world a must.
– Ability to travel extensively, as needed.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to David Halperin at apply@ipforum.org

Development and Program Associate

Israel Policy Forum is seeking a full-time Development and Program Associate. This position will give support to the Executive Director and Development Director in arranging donor meetings and events, as well as scheduling travel logistics.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
– Produce donor and prospect research
– Track all gifts and produce and send out accompanying acknowledgment letters
– Update fundraising database
– Assist Executive Director with planning and executing programs
– Prepare materials for donor meetings
– Prepare agendas, notices, and meeting minutes when need
– Maintain schedule and travel arrangements for the Executive Director
– Book travel and lodging for all staff and speakers, including tracking receipts for purchases
– Assist with answering phones and managing incoming and outgoing mail
– Arrange all details for quarterly board meetings and committee meetings
– Assist with recruitment and logistics for all delegations to Israel

Experience:
– 1-2 years of work or internship experience
– B.A. required
– Experience supporting senior staff
– Previous use of fundraising databases, specifically Salesforce
– Strong interpersonal and communication skills
– Ability to interact with individuals at various levels of the organization
– Excellent organizational, time management and planning skills
– Attention to detail
– Ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
– Strong support for Israel Policy Forum’s mission
– Familiarity working within the nonprofit sector

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Samantha Pohl at apply@ipforum.org

Director, Finance and Administration

Israel Policy Forum is seeking a full-time Director of Finance and Administration. This position will be based in New York and report directly to the Executive Director.

The Director of Finance & Administration (DFA) will be a member of Israel Policy Forum’s senior leadership team overseeing the implementation of all operational aspects of the annual budget of $2.8 million and growing.

The DFA will be responsible for the efficiency of the organization, ensuring the smooth management of all internal functions, specifically: financial management, administration, personnel, and human resource compliance.

The successful candidate is an experienced and efficient leader, possessing business acumen, financial management experience, exceptional communication skills, and an exemplary work ethic, and is committed to Israel Policy Forum’s values and mission.

Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Financial Management
• Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the ED; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes; report regularly on organization’s financial status.

• Coordinate with US-based financial management firm to oversee annual audit processes, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary.

• Oversee Israel Policy Forum’s work with contracted financial management firm, ensure the creation of financial reports in an accurate and timely manner; clearly communicate monthly and annual financial statements.

• Staff the Finance Committee liaising regularly with the Treasurer and effectively communicate and present critical financial matters to the board of directors during quarterly board meetings.

• Manage organizational cash flow and forecasting.

• Update and implement all necessary organizational financial policies and accounting practices.

Administration
• Manage relations with vendors, including hiring, negotiating, and supervising.

• Ensure compliance with HR standards and supervise support staff to implement daily HR functions;

• Oversee hiring and termination to ensure comply with best practices

• Insurance: Ensure organization and programs are covered with appropriate insurance policies, negotiate pricing, liaise with brokers.

• Legal: Ensure organization is in compliance with relevant laws and regulations and hire and supervise any required retained counsel

• Enhance interdepartmental communication and develop systems for efficient flow of information. This includes data management and recordkeeping.

Experience:
• Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; MBA or CPA preferred.
• 5-10+ years of relevant experience, with proven track record of high quality work.
• Experience in supervising staff and cultivating a team culture.
• Experience in budgeting and in managing financial reporting and analysis; knowledge of
accounts payable and receivable and payroll.
• Experience in grants management as it relates to compliance and reporting on foundation
grants (preferred).
• Tech savvy, able to learn new programs quickly; knowledge of accounting and reporting
software; fluency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Salesforce.
Qualities & Skills
• Detail-oriented and high level systems thinker: sees how the details fit into the larger
picture.
• Strong decision maker; able to manage multiple deadlines and shifting priorities.
• Excellent time management and prioritization skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Takes satisfaction in helping to build a larger, more robust organization by creating useable systems.
• Proactive, takes initiative; a driver who executes on all tasks and is accountable for their
successes and failures.

Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit a resume and cover letter to Bari Schwartz at apply@ipforum.org

Internships


The Israel Policy Forum internship program provides college students with a stimulating learning experience in an intimate office setting. Due to the small size of the office, the intern is given a substantial amount of responsibility and is exposed to most aspects of Israel Policy Forum. The intern is responsible for various projects involving development, administration, event planning, programming, policy, and outreach. The internship provides individuals with the necessary skills to succeed in the workplace, as well as to expand their knowledge about international affairs and the Middle East conflict.

Application Deadlines

Winter/Spring Internship (Late January-May)

Summer Internship (June-August): Apply by March 17th

Fall Internship (September-December): Apply by July 14th

To Apply

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and two references by email or direct mail to:

Adam Basciano
apply@israelpolicyforum.org
Israel Policy Forum
355 Lexington Ave, 14th Floor
New York, NY 10017