Established in 2011, Israel Story is now the world’s largest, and most listened-to Jewish podcast. It is also a growing media organization with dreams of expansion in various different realms of activity. We are dedicated to telling a complicated and nuanced story of Israel, and try to model the Israeli society we’d like to live in – one that’s open-minded and pluralistic, diverse and full of curiosity; one in which we listen to each other, and learn from one another; one in which there is room for people of different faiths, beliefs, backgrounds and lifestyles; one that isn’t seen primarily through ideological or political lenses, but rather recognizes the humanity of all who live here. In other words, Israel Story attempts to build a cultural bridge between Israel and the world.
While there is obviously a proliferation of podcasts within the Jewish space, none are comparable to Israel Story in its approach to storytelling, its commitment to the highest standards of production, and its audience size. In the last year alone, more than one million people from over 190 countries around the world have downloaded our episodes.
To date, Israel Story, led by CEO Mishy Harman, has been the beneficiary of a number of individual donors and major foundations who believe in our mission. It is clear that securing and expanding our funding is the key to long-term sustainability and growth.
And that’s why we need you.
Israel Story is seeking an experienced Director of Development to join our tight-knit team. We are looking for someone who believes in our mission, is aligned with our core values and will demonstrate exceptional drive to further our existing fundraising efforts and help strategize and deliver critical new ones.
An ideal candidate will be:
The position is full-time, and we offer a competitive salary commensurate with level of experience and location. The range is $70k-$90k/year.
Our offices are in Jerusalem, but we are willing to accept applications from candidates who will work remotely as well. The Director of Development will report to, and work closely with, the CFO and CEO. They will have weekly meetings in which the Director of Development will be expected to show visible and demonstrable progress.
The start date will be March 1, 2022.
Please submit a full CV, and – in lieu of a cover letter – a one-page “case for support” for Israel Story along with three to four bullet points of “outside the box” funding ideas. Material should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by February 15, 2022.