International Foundations Officer

Exciting opportunity in the fields of philanthropy and education
22 October 2018

International Foundations Officer



The Development and Public Affairs Division of Tel Aviv University is looking for a highly motivated and experienced fund-raiser and grant proposal writer to research, develop and build relationships with charitable foundations worldwide.

This is a full-time (100%) position, working from the office at TAU. It is not a work-from-home position.


Job description:

  • Research and develop ties with charitable foundations throughout the world
  • Collaborate with the University leadership and international Friends Associations to secure major gifts
  • Help formulate and implement a fundraising strategy for foundations
  • Prepare, edit and submit grant proposals in English
  • Track and send follow-up correspondence and reports on all grant proposals



  • Undergraduate degree at a minimum, master’s degree preferred in relevant field
  • English at mother-tongue level (reading, writing and speaking)
  • Good Hebrew
  • A third language - a plus:
  • Experience in markets beyond Israel & the USA – a plus
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in direct fundraising from foundations
  • Minimum 3 years' experience in grant writing in foundation format
  • Proven track record of closing gifts of $100,000 and above
  • Excellent communication, inter-personal and administrative skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Computer savvy; Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a large international team


Please submit the following to


  • Cover letter on why you think you are a qualified candidate
  • Resume in English
  • Resume in Hebrew
  • Grant writing sample
  • Confidential gift list


Only qualified applicants who have proven writing backgrounds, and who submit all the requested material, will receive a reply.



Tel Aviv University, P.O. Box 39040, Tel Aviv 6997801, Israel
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