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Job Title: Development Associate - Women's Philanthropy

Date Last Updated: 1/17/2013
Job ID #: 10458

Role/Job Category: Women's Philanthropy
Organization Name: Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey
Location: Paramus, New Jersey
Status: Full-Time


Development Associate – Women’s Philanthropy
Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey

The Jewish Federation of Northern New Jersey (JFNNJ) is a non-profit philanthropic organization with a mission of providing leadership necessary to create a strong, collaborative, caring and vibrant Jewish community in northern New Jersey, Israel and abroad.  Its primary functions are: community planning and community building, financial resource development, and leadership development.  Its staff members work in these areas or in functions that support them.

Position Summary
The Women’s Philanthropy (WP) Development Associate will be an integral member of Federation’s Financial Resource Development (FRD) Team with the primary responsibility of helping to foster the overall success and long-term direction of Federation’s FRD functions.  The incumbent will add value to the day-to-day operations of the FRD Department and in particular, will assist in the development and stewardship of Women’s Philanthropy’s $1000-9999 donors, “upgrading” prospects and cultivation of new donors.  The incumbent will be responsible for helping to coordinate lay and staff resources to meet or exceed established goals and objectives within the FRD arena.

The Women’s Philanthropy Development Associate will be expected to fulfill the following responsibilities:

  • In conjunction with the FRD management staff and lay leadership, help develop an aggressive strategy to increase donor participation in the Annual Campaign.
  • Work collaboratively with WP Director and lay-leadership to plan, develop and implement programs that advance the mission of Women’s Philanthropy.
  • Cultivate and solicit an appropriate caseload of donors and future donor prospects.
  • Work with Women’s Philanthropy Director to manage and grow the Women’s Philanthropy Campaign.
  • Help plan and staff various WP Campaign events.

Qualifications and Success Factors

  • BA/BS degree
  • 3-5 years development experience
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and writing skills; self-motivation, ability to work effectively as part of a team, sense of humor;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Capacity to manage and organize confidential information. 
  • Proficient in Windows environment, including MS Word, Excel, Database and Internet
  • Ability to work independently, creatively, and flexibly in a dynamic environment. 


       Strong personal commitment to the JFNNJ mission.
       Knowledge of Jewish community a plus.

Flexibility to work evenings and some Sundays
Competitive Salary and Benefits Package


Desired Education Degree/Level: Bachelor's

Career Level: 2-5 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job: JFNA - MCLE - BJ
Contact Title: Consultant
Preferred Contact Method: E-mail
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