International Israel education organisation, StandWithUs — whose mission is to inspire and educate people of all ages and backgrounds about Israel, challenge misinformation and fight antisemitism — is opening national operations in Australia.
We are looking for a dynamic Executive Director who is driven to grow StandWithUs locally and make it the best resource it can be for people of all backgrounds to learn more about Israel, and combat antisemitism.
The Executive Director is responsible for organising educational programs, fundraising, and growing the organisation in Australia. The Executive Director will oversee and coordinate the recruitment and training of other staff as we grow our team.
In addition, the job involves managing the budget, planning strategy, and communicating with all relevant stakeholders. The Executive Director will be responsible for expanding the reach of StandWithUs throughout Australia, creating awareness of StandWithUs within the Jewish and non-Jewish community and ensuring the organisation is effectively inspiring and educating people of all ages about Israel, while combatting BDS efforts via a variety of methods.
The Executive Director will liaise closely with different departments of the international organisation to bring a variety of successful StandWithUs programs to Australia while ensuring they are appropriately adjusted for local nuance and audience, as well as working with other local partners to develop and implement joint initiatives.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution
Experience and knowledge of the non-profit / educational sphere
Knowledge of and close contacts within the Jewish community
Proven track record in previous management positions
Ability to make engaging presentations, coordinate outreach, and fundraise / report to donors as necessary
Excellent interpersonal, organisational, written, and oral communication skills
A love of Israel and good knowledge of Israel and Israeli history
A strong work ethic and team player, ability to multitask and prioritize in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to handle and maintain confidential information with discretion
Able to use office software to keep on top of organisational tasks
PEOPLE & CULTURE
Establish and build a strong base for StandWithUs Australia
Recruit staff as needed, train them in the mission, strategies, goals, and challenges of the organisation.
Set strategy and provide clear objectives to staff, monitoring their work carefully to ensure the quality of programming
Support, mentor, and assist staff while making work for StandWithUs Australia productive and fulfilling.
Drive teamwork and effective communication among the staff so that everybody works in partnership towards the same goals
Ensure effective delegation of tasks and follow through for staff and volunteers
EDUCATION AND OUTREACH
Plan programs that will inform our community of the challenges facing students on university campuses.
Work closely with partners at the Jewish Day Schools to provide educational programs to enhance their Israel education.
Lead Campus Managers / educational staff to identify candidates to join our programs.
GOVERNANCE AND STAKEHOLDERS
Work closely with the of the Board of Directors of StandWithUs Australia
Partner with board members and stakeholders to grow the efforts and abilities of StandWithUs locally
Ensure board meetings are properly recorded and action items are followed through
Liaise with the international organization by providing feedback and recommendations to ensure that all imported programs suitably match Australian requirements
Manage the annual budget in line with the fundraising goal and board approval.
Develop comprehensive fundraising strategies and relationships with the assistance of the board to meet budget objectives.
Oversee the planning and implementation of events.
Encourage the engagement of volunteers to help.
Oversee regular communication with stakeholders and wider audience, as well as oversight to ensure visibility in the press and on social media. alerts that help market our work and grow our base in Australia.
Work closely at year-end with Accounting and Audit to ensure financial compliance according to nonprofit regulations.
StandWithUs is non-partisan Israel educational non-profit organisation that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism with programs on five continents with offices throughout the U.S., in Israel, the UK, Canada, South Africa, Brazil – and a new office opening in Australia. We are inspired by our love of Israel, our belief that education is the road to peace, and our commitment to stand up for Israel and the Jewish people.
StandWithUs empowers and energizes students and communities with leadership training and educational programs in primary schools, high school and on university campuses. StandWithUs informs through social media, print and digital materials, films, weekly newsletters and missions to Israel.
StandWithUs has received the highest ratings from Charity Navigator (4 stars) and Guidestar (Platinum), is a non-profit and is is not politically aligned in any country. It does not and has never advocated specific policies for Israel. Our work and our respect for Israel’s democratically elected government are not contingent on which parties are in power. Our goal is to counter antisemitism and to educate the public about Israel and empower others to educate their communities, and to make it possible to have reasonable, informed conversations about Israel’s policies on campuses and in communities.
StandWithUs is a movement that welcomes volunteers!
We might not have something available immediately. We will try to find an opportunity based on how you feel you could help.
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