Institutional Giving Development Associate

New York, NY

Overview of AJWS

Inspired by the Jewish commitment to justice, American Jewish World Service (AJWS) works to realize human rights and end poverty in the developing world. AJWS defends civil and political rights; advances sexual health and rights; promotes land rights and climate justice; and aids communities in the aftermath of disasters. We pursue lasting change by supporting grassroots and global human rights organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean and by advocating for U.S. and international policies for justice and equality worldwide.

Position Summary

The Institutional Giving Development Associate will join a team of development professionals charged with enhancing and expanding AJWS’s fundraising goals through the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of institutional donors.


  • Serve as a key partner in the planning and execution of donor visits including preparation of briefing materials for senior leadership;
  • Create and manage Institutional Giving team calendar of grant deadlines, events and team meetings.
  • Conduct prospect research and synthesize findings clearly and concisely;
  • Participate in AJWS special event planning and implementation;
  • Prepare correspondence, proposals, reports and other materials;
  • Serve as the central information manager for digital folder system and confidential data files, as well as notifications regarding foundation and government funding opportunities; ensure quality control in Raiser’s Edge database;
  • Stay abreast of current trends, events and issues in the Institutional Giving arena domestically and internationally; use learnings to further donor cultivation efforts; and
  • Develop and manage a small portfolio of institutional donors.


  • Bachelor’s degree required;
  • Previous experience in an editorial, writing or journalism position, either in a professional or extra-curricular setting;
  • Exceptional writing skills and a passion for excellence in a final written product
  • Highly organized, with the proven ability to work independently, prioritize and complete projects, meet deadlines and maintain consistent attention to detail;
  • Demonstrated intellectual curiosity and research skills;
  • Experience with, and commitment to human rights and social justice.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office programs required; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge is a plus.

Additional Considerations:
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.

Authorization to work in the US is required.

How to Apply

For immediate consideration, click on the link to 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. No phone calls please.