The Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (“ISGAP”) is a leading international academic institute dedicated to the study, teaching, and creation of policy to map, assess, and combat contemporary antisemitism, related forms of discrimination and issues of human rights. Founded in 2004, ISGAP works with top tier universities globally and renowned academics to conduct research and academic programming, such as seminars, online courses, and conferences as well as public events.
ISGAP’s mission is to advance scholarship and to impact policy on issues of antisemitism and human rights, to train scholars and policy makers on the national and international level, and to inform academic and public discourse. Through seminars, fellowships, publications, and collaborative research projects, ISGAP is dedicated to the development of contemporary critical antisemitism studies through its preeminent network of hundreds of scholars around the world.
ISGAP is a nonprofit charitable organization registered to operate in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Israel. It is led by its founder and director, Dr. Charles Asher Small, an internationally recognized scholar in the study of contemporary antisemitism. Dr. Small directs ISGAP from Oxford, England, where he is based at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford.
ISGAP’s first honourary president was Professor Elie Wiesel, a Nobel Laureate, witness to the Shoah, and human rights advocate. ISGAP’s International Advisory Committee is chaired by Natan Sharansky, former Prisoner of Conscience in the Soviet Union who is known for his fight for human rights and freedom for Soviet Jewry. He is the former Deputy Prime Minister of Israel and former Chair of the Executive Committee of The Jewish Agency for Israel.
ISGAP’s international board of directors is chaired by Canadian philanthropist and business leader Dennis Bennie and is composed of leading individuals from academia and other disciplines.
ISGAP is seeking an extraordinary individual to serve as its first managing director. This highly accomplished and experienced manager will lead a small management team to support Charles Asher Small, the scholars and researchers, and to interface with the board of advisors, board of directors, philanthropists, and other key constituents in the ISGAP network. The managing director will be responsible for running the organization on a day-to-day basis, including expanding programming and funding. As such, he or she must have demonstrated skills and experience in management, administration, programming, finance, and resource development, as well as familiarity with the academic landscape and the international ecosystem of organizations fighting antisemitism. The successful candidate will have an interest in human rights and public policy surrounding issues of contemporary antisemitism.
The managing director will serve as the key development professional, overseeing all development activities including grants and institutional and individual philanthropic opportunities.
The managing director must also be able to represent ISGAP and articulate its vision to public and private audiences, scholars, policy makers, university administrators, philanthropists, and other key stakeholders. He or she must be a strategic thinker and planner and a person with patience, professional and personal integrity of the highest order, and possess sound judgment and a sense of humor.
Specific responsibilities include:
- Support the director in effective implementation of ISGAP’s mission and growth
- Ensure the systems are in place to support the expansion of programmes
- Collaborate with the international academic community to implement programmes
- Oversee all aspects of financial resource development and in particular support the director in securing and reporting on foundation and individual giving
- Manage internal functions including finance, personnel and programmes
- Manage external functions including marketing, communications, and media relations
- Serve as a dynamic spokesperson for ISGAP
- Executive level experience in operational management in the private or nonprofit sector with significant administrative, financial, and fundraising responsibilities
- Superior leadership abilities and demonstrated record of increasingly responsible jobs
- Experience and understanding of the process of financial resource development among major donors, foundations, and institutional sponsors
- Commitment to the mission and goals of ISGAP
- Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to communicate effectively to academic and lay audiences and the media
- Entrepreneurial with a bright and diplomatic attitude, strong issue resolution skills, and advanced interpersonal and negotiation skills
- Able to scale-up operations of a small nonprofit organization and work independently with a minimum of supervision
- Accredited university degree(s) in relevant discipline(s).
- Comfortable working in an international multicultural environment with different constituents
- Knowledge or experience working within a university context, government and policy experience an asset, and knowledge of the international ecosystem in the struggle against antisemitism
- Multilingual is an asset
- Preferred location in Oxford, England
Submit CV, cover letter and three reference letters to [email protected].