The Jerusalem Fund seeks new Executive Director (FT)


The Palestine Center   |   Humanitarian Link   |   The Gallery



Job Type: Full Time
Openings: 1 (one)
Application Process Opens: 8 December 2014
Application Process Closes: Open until filled
Category: Management

The Jerusalem Fund, a 501(c)(3)-registered private non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., announces a position available as Executive Director. This position serves as the public face of the Fund and manages the Fund’s educational (Palestine Center), cultural (The Gallery) and humanitarian (The Humanitarian Link) programs. The ED manages the Fund’s personnel, finances and administration. A Master’s Degree and a minimum of 3 years of related experience in a supervisory role is strongly preferred. Excellent writing and oral skills is a must. Media experience and knowledge of the Washington, D.C. political environment preferred. An in-depth knowledge of the politics, culture and history of the Middle East, specifically the Palestinian-Israeli issue, is required. Read more about the organization at

Policies and Strategic Direction
• Recommends policy and strategic directions to the Board and implements Board decisions
• Prepares program and financial reports, minutes and other materials to support the Board’s oversight function and the work of its committees

Programs and Outreach
• Develops and guides the educational, cultural and humanitarian programs of the Jerusalem Fund
• Writes articles, opinion pieces and briefs for the Palestine Center and for publication, speaks to the media, and talks at academic and other organizations
• Works with staff to build relationships with diplomatic, academic, cultural, intellectual, advocacy and other groups as appropriate to the Fund’s mission

Finance and Administration
• In cooperation with the Treasurer and the Board, develops the annual budget
• Ensures that the annual audit is carried out in line with accepted legal procedures
• Oversees all aspects of non-profit organization status
• Oversees fundraising appeals and outreach to individual donors
• Oversees financial and administrative processes

• Recruits, hires and trains staff and volunteers
• Defines staff duties, establishes performance outcomes, monitors timesheets, appraises performance and maintains a cohesive work environment

TO APPLY: Email your cover letter, résumé, writing samples and work plan to Dr. Subhi Ali, Chairman of the Board of Directors, at

The Jerusalem Fund is an equal opportunity employer. Application is encouraged regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, religion, or any other cultural orientation.

About the Jerusalem Fund:

The Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Washington, D.C., that maintains three programs. The Palestine Center hosts educational briefings and publishes analysis of the Palestinian experience and U.S. policy in the region. The Humanitarian Link provides short-term grants on a quarterly basis to humanitarian organizations in the Occupied Palestinian Territories and surrounding refugee camps. The Jerusalem Fund Gallery hosts art exhibits, workshops, film screenings, concerts and more that showcase the rich artistic heritage of the region.


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