National Chief Executive Officer

Established in 1948, Sheba Medical Center is now the leading medical center in the Middle East and an internationally recognized healthcare facility. Newsweek magazine ranks Sheba on its prestigious list of the top 10 hospitals worldwide. Sheba offers the full range of medical divisions and specialties, is the largest hospital system in Israel and touches 1 in 4 Israelis each year. Sheba is also a leader in international disaster relief and medical humanitarian work. It now has a medical technology incubator, the ARC Innovation Center, and has begun bringing medtech innovations to market.

In the United States, for over 40 years, there have been 2 separate and distinct 501(c)3 organizations in support of Sheba Medical Center: American Friends of Sheba, based in New York and Friends of Sheba, based in Los Angeles. In addition, there are small emerging hubs in South Florida, Texas and the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles. After a comprehensive due diligence process, these entities are now merging to become a national organization, as 1 501(c)3 with 4 regions: Western, Eastern, Southern and Southwest. In time, a fifth Midwest region will be added.

This is a unique job opportunity to be the inaugural CEO of a newly- formed and united national organization with the goal of raising awareness and significantly increasing U.S. development outcomes. It requires someone with extensive experience and a track record of success as a leader, a strategist, a fund developer, a community builder and budget management.

• The CEO has primary responsibility for National Board development and training, strategy, policies & procedures and bylaws

• The CEO, in partnership with the board, is responsible for creating and implementing a clear and compelling vision enabling the growth of Sheba’s total U.S. fundraising and presence across the country
• The CEO is a change agent who can provide dynamic forward-thinking leadership with the board of directors, the staff across all regions, and targeted communities throughout the U.S
• The CEO will work in collaboration with senior management at Sheba Medical Center in Israel. This includes, but is not limited to, prioritizing fundraising needs, identifying Sheba physicians to serve as speakers for salons and major events, streamlining marketing and communications as well as standardizing collateral related to donor gifts
• S/he will also be the interface between Sheba Medical Center management in Israel and the National Board
• S/he will work with the regions to design and execute a comprehensive and diversified fund development plan which includes major gifts, special events, missions, volunteer leadership recruitment, affinity group campaigns, capital and planned giving. This plan will outline measurable objectives and strategies of each hub, as well as the national office.
• S/he will develop and execute a strategy for creating and sustaining a base of new annual donors
• The CEO is a thought partner with the Israel staff, U.S. staff and key lay leadership in developing short term and long-term strategies for fundraising growth and success
• S/he will actively assist the hubs with identifying, cultivating, and soliciting major donors
• In the first year, significant attention will be needed to integrate the staff from the regions and create a true team of top professionals who will have a unified approach to working in support of Sheba Medical Center
• S/he demonstrates outstanding organizational, interpersonal and communication skills necessary to build strong and trusted relationships with staff, donors and board members.

• The CEO will provide supervision, support and coaching to the regional directors and foster an environment of professional education and growth
• The CEO is responsible for developing the national budget and managing this budget in collaboration with the board of directors
• The National Office is responsible for ensuring that systems are in place and adhered to for data management, donor communication, gift acknowledgement, account management, insurance, payroll, H.R., annual audit and all compliance as it applies to organizational bylaws, policies & procedures, State and Federal laws and regulations


• Nonprofit business and senior management experience
• Excellent communication skills both written and oral, in small and public settings
• Innovative, intelligent, self-starter
• Strong record of success in fund development, donor cultivation and relationship building
• Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
• Experience in staff training, motivation and supervision
• Experience in successful board development and strategic planning
• Knowledge of major US Jewish communities and related Israel-focused organizations preferred
• Familiarity with Israel’s unique culture of innovation as well as commitment to the health of the State of Israel and its global footprint
• Fund development experience in healthcare setting preferred
• Diversified total financial resource development experience, including best practices, major and planned gifts, capital campaign gifts and multi-generational philanthropy

• The compensation for the position is open, within an established range, depending upon qualifications and experience
• Retirement benefits with 4% employer contribution
• Health and Dental Insurance
• Four weeks’ vacation per year

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Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, dental, retirement plans, leave early for Shabbat
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2020-09-23
  • Times this job has been viewed: 570 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Chief Executive Officer, Fundraising/Grants/Giving
  • Organization Type: American Friends of
Job Location
American Friends of Sheba Medical Center
575 Madison Avenue, 10th Floor
New York , New York 10022


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