New York, NY or Ft. Lauderdale, FL
The AIPAC Fellows program is an innovative new initiative, offering recent college graduates the opportunity to help build AIPAC’s investor base of committed pro-Israel advocates. In the program’s inaugural year, AIPAC will select up to 20 elite, highly motivated fellows who will be tasked with meeting prospective AIPAC investors in order to explain the value of AIPAC, the urgency of growing and strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship, and with soliciting donations. Fellows will receive advanced solicitation training and deep insight into policy affecting the Middle East. Fellows will receive an annual salary package, benefits and a housing stipend.
- Identify, set up meetings, and meet with prospective AIPAC donors
- Present the AIPAC mission and the imperative for investment to individuals and groups
- Solicit prospective donors and communicate with AIPAC Fellows staff on outcomes of each meeting
- Attend networking events to identify prospective AIPAC donors and develop relationship networks
- Achieve quarterly fundraising goals through one-on-one solicitations
- Cold call to arrange meetings with prospective AIPAC donors
- Meet regularly with AIPAC Fellows staff to ensure metrics are being met and build on strategies for further success
- Work closely with DC-based researchers to identify prospective AIPAC donors
- Keep current and maintain professional knowledge on developments affecting the Middle East, Israel, Congress and the U.S.-Israel relationship
- Record meeting activity, complete reports and maintain relationship information in the AIPAC database system
- Share pertinent donor information and donor prospects with AIPAC Regional Staff
- Participate in ongoing training sessions to develop relationship building and fundraising skills as well as share best practices
- Work closely with the local Fellows Manager to review performance, aiming to meet or exceed targets
- Bachelor’s degree or commensurate experience
- Proven leadership and involvement on campus and/or the community
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Outstanding organizational skills
- Must be self-motivated and able to work both independently and with a team
- Possess a high energy level and be extremely goal-oriented
- Approach opportunities and challenges with confidence and determination
- Resilience and the ability to cope with rejection
- Must be able to work in a demanding environment and able to quickly adjust to changing conditions.
- A strong passion for, and commitment to, strengthening the U.S.-Israel relationship is preferred
- A commitment of 2 years to the AIPAC Fellows Program
- Attend a one month training program in Washington, D.C. starting July 7, 2014*
*Fellows Program candidates must successfully complete the training program and achieve a required minimum score to receive a formal and final offer for the 2 year program*
Upon the successful completion of AIPAC’s Fellow Training Program, Fellows will have the tools to be able to effectively--
- Give Presentations
- Build relationships
- Forecast and Plan Sales
- Meet sales goals
- Think creatively to achieve goals
- Be motivated and work independently
As part of the application process, please include a cover letter and a resume. Instructions for uploading files are included in the application. Resumes should not exceed one page. An effective resume will highlight your most significant achievements and leadership in clear and specific language, using data whenever possible.
The cover letter should explain why you want to participate in the Fellows Program and what experience you have that will make you a successful Fellow. Cover letter length: one page strongly recommended, please do not exceed two pages.
All applications are due by midnight on April 1, 2014. Eligibility for employment with AIPAC is contingent upon applicants being legally authorized to work in the United States. All applicants will be notified of final decisions by May 15, 2014.
**The application for the AIPAC Fellows is now closed. Stay tuned for details about applying for the AIPAC Fellows program for 2015 this coming Fall**