Sep 13, 2018


  • Foundation Stone Institute
  • Washington, DC, USA
Full time Executive

Job Description

About The Foundation Stone Institute (FSI)

The Foundation Stone Institute (FSI), an independent US based 501(c)3, seeks a Director to champion its growing portfolio in the US and Israel. Founded in 2016, FSI is the pathway that unites Israeli innovations with the Catholic Church's global relief infrastructure, sparking a new paradigm for mutual understanding and collaboration. Through immersive travel, ongoing education and partnership incubation, Israelis and Catholics work together to forge a new chapter in their relationship while using the power of innovation to achieve their shared vision of solving humanity's greatest challenges.

At the intersection of innovation and tikkun olam (repairing the world), FSI seeks to realize the potential of the Catholic-Israeli alliance, improving attitudes toward Israel while leveraging Israel's unprecedented innovation to help the Catholic Church better fulfill its mission to alleviate human
suffering around the world.


We are seeking a charismatic leader who shares our ideals to join this growing organization and serve as the primary professional responsible for setting and driving the tone of FSI and associated activates in the United States and Israel. This person will be responsible for executing and further refining the organizational plan in place, nurturing and developing new relationships with an eye toward collaboration, working in partnership with the Board to grow resources, as well as management and coaching of a growing team of top professionals.

Key Responsibilities

- Passionately lead the organization, developing and driving core strategies toward the achievement of organizational objectives;
-Establish relationships with key stakeholders, community partners and potential funders;
-Design and execute donor engagement strategy, expanding the base of annual supporters, securing major gift funding and continuously identifying new sources of revenue;
-Oversee process of recruitment for Israel delegations, developing engagement strategies starting with process of onboarding and subsequent follow up;
-Develop robust educational endeavor centered on a strong messaging apparatus coupled with in person engagement opportunities;
-Work in collaboration with the Board to develop the FSI Hub which will serve as a facilitator and matchmaker for Israeli innovations and Catholic humanitarian organizations;
-Ensure fiscal responsibility, stability, forecasting and accountability to control costs and increase revenue;
-Create process and enhance infrastructure for growth;
-Develop leadership for the organization;
-Grow and nurture the professional team.

Key Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be a strategic thinker who is highly motivated, entrepreneurial, poised and keen to play a leadership role. They will understand the pivotal role of resource development and possess a strong background in organizational development and growth. Additional qualifications include:

-Bachelor's degree; Master's preferred;
-Ability to inspire multiple audiences in varying settings;
-8-10 years of work experience in a relevant field;
-Capacity to work independently;
-Demonstrated fundraising experience;
-Knowledge of, and interest in areas of our work including inter-faith relations, Israel, Catholicism, humanitarian relief efforts and innovation;
-Dynamic writing and speaking skills;
-Ability to travel domestically as well as internationally.

Salary competitive based on experience. Limited benefits. To apply please send a current resume and cover letter to

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