Overview of AJWS
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) is the leading Jewish organization working to fight poverty and pursue justice in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. By supporting hundreds of social change organizations in 17 countries, we respond to the most pressing issues of our time—from disasters, genocide and hunger, to the persecution of women and minorities worldwide. With Jewish values and a global reach, AJWS is making a difference in millions of lives and bringing a more just and equitable world closer for all.
Overview of Team
The Development Division at AJWS is responsible for raising the revenue that supports AJWS’s grantmaking and advocacy. The Division includes the following departments: Institutional Giving, Major Gifts and Planned Giving, Development Operations and Donor Engagement. Members of the Division partner closely with the Marketing and Communications, Programs, Finance and Administration and People and Culture teams, as well as the Executive Office and Board of Trustees, instilling a culture of philanthropy across the organization. The Division is responsible for cultivating, stewarding and soliciting donors, and building a deep connection and commitment to our work for our supporters.
Every team member of the Development Division contributes to achieving our annual fundraising goal.
The Development Associate is a vital member of the fast-paced, high energy Development Division. The Development Associate provides crucial administrative support to the Development team to ensure outstanding cultivation and stewardship for donors and prospects and efficient and effective operations of the Development team, as well as supporting varying Development efforts, including special events. This position may also be responsible for communicating with a small portfolio of donors. The Development Associate will report to a Director in Major Gifts.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Assist in the creation and dissemination of donor solicitation and cultivation letters and other 1:1 correspondence;
- Coordinate travel logistics for Development Division senior staff and special visitors, including in-country team members and grantees;
- Submit expense reports for Development Directors;
- Prepare materials and briefings for AJWS senior staff, special visitors and travelers as needed;
- Provide additional support including but not limited to donor research and other administrative tasks, scheduling internal meetings for members of the Development Division, and managing requests from major donors and board members;
- Utilizing wealth screening and other research tools, conducts basic and/or preliminary research on donors and prospective donors and prepares materials for meetings;
- Liaise with other divisions and departments to ensure smooth functioning of administrative and operational systems;
- Assist in development and entry of annual expense budget;
- Maintaining donor data in Salesforce; generating accurate and timely reports;
- In partnership with Finance and Administration Division, manage accounts payable requests, and expense reports as needed;
- May also manage a small portfolio of major gift donors;
- Coordinate and submit requests for event invitations and promotional materials (including printed collateral and digital media) via the Marketing and Communications Division;
- In collaboration with the Donor Engagement team, coordinate timelines, deadlines, outreach and vendor contracts;
- In collaboration with the Donor Engagement team, plan, organize and coordinate set-up of event materials, food and beverage catering, and any other supplies or equipment;
- Provide on-site staffing at events;
- Provide administrative support for local meetings, as well as other visitors, such as grantees, the CEO, or other staff members.
- Bachelor’s Degree;
- One year of experience in an office environment, preferably in a nonprofit setting;
- Thorough knowledge and proficiency in Microsoft Office applications, including Excel, Powerpoint and Word;
- Ability to self-start, working independently as well as part of a team, on multiple complex projects and priorities;
- Superior written and verbal communication skills, time management and organizational skills;
- Comfort learning and using a variety of online technologies and applications;
- Professional, enthusiastic, flexible attitude;
- Previous experience with Salesforce or a similar CRM fundraising database;
- Ability to work occasional nights and weekends for special events;
- Ability to travel domestically.
- Previous NGO/nonprofit-sector experience
- Familiarity with the U.S. Jewish Community
- Strong interest in and commitment to global human rights
- Salary: $60,000* (Prorated for Part-time.)
*Any employee in this Career Level shall be subject to the $60,000 annual salary floor.
- Location: Remote – Contiguous US-Based
*This role is flexible in nature and can be performed from a home office in the contiguous United States.
- This role is part time (20 HRS), Non-Exempt
- This role is a Union position
Black, Indigenous and People of Color; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Intersex, Trans and Gender non-conforming people; women; and differently abled people are encouraged to apply. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual and cultural backgrounds.
As an organization committed to promoting social justice around the world, it is essential that we incorporate a diverse, equitable and inclusive lens into all aspects of our work at AJWS. We encourage applicants with a global perspective and a commitment to values around diversity, equity, and inclusion to apply.
Authorization to work in the US is required.
How to Apply
For immediate consideration, apply below. Applications submitted without a resume and personalized cover letter will not be considered. We thank you for your interest in career opportunities with AJWS. Due to high volume, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.