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Job Title: Development Associate-Westchester

Date Last Updated: 10/29/2013
Job ID #: 10642

Role/Job Category:†Campaign/Financial Resource Development
Organization Name:†UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York
Location:†New York,†New York


Development Associate, Westchester
UJA Federation of Jewish Philanthropies of New York

About the Organization
UJA-Federation of New York cares for those in need, rescues those in harmís way, and renews and strengthens the Jewish people in New York, in Israel, and around the world. We reach out to the poor, the elderly, and people in need, providing social and humanitarian services in New York and around the world. We connect communities worldwide by aiding Jews in distress and by strengthening and sustaining Jewish communities from Belarus to Buenos Aires. We support programs to make Jewish education more meaningful, to deepen Jewish identity, and to recruit and train dynamic professionals to serve the community. As the largest local Jewish federation in the world, UJA-Federation has been a critical actor in the historic work of North American Jewry in Israel over the past 60 years.

Position Summary
The development associate is responsible for engaging, cultivating, and soliciting donors and prospects in his or her portfolio through face-to-face solicitations, cultivation and fundraising events, educational projects, and hands-on activities. He or she also provides support to leadership committees.

Major Responsibilities

  • Educate donors and prospects about the organizationís mission through one-on-one cultivation activities, fundraising events, educational programs, mitzvah projects, and agency visits and missions.

  • Develop and implement appropriate fundraising strategies to increase dollars raised for the annual campaign; techniques including face-to-face solicitations, fundraising events, door openers, worker assignments, phone sessions, and written communications.

  • Strategically and creatively think about constituency and recommend and implement new strategies, programs, and initiatives.

  • Develop and update research on individuals and companies in portfolio, including identifying viable prospects through outreach and relationship-building activities.

  • Organize and budget for small and large events, working with event managers and project managers.

  • Collaborate with staff in Westchester and other divisions to develop and implement strategies involving donors across divisional lines; includes collaboration with fundraisers in the annual campaign, Planned Giving and Endowments, and Capital Campaigns.

  • Organize agency site visits, volunteer activities, missions to Israel and other countries, and other meaningful activities.

  • Strategically involve lay leadership by providing necessary professional support to appropriate lay committees, including setting agendas, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing necessary follow-up.

  • Create new cultivation events that include intimate boutique briefings and networking receptions throughout the year; develop and implement a plan for post-event follow-up, including calling and meeting with donors.

  • Maintain donor portfolio records and evaluate progress regularly with supervisor.

  • Stay current on donors and industries in portfolio as well as philanthropic trends through newspapers, trade publications, journals, and related materials.

  • Provide support at events and become proficient about event management; includes being held accountable for all aspects of an event, including fundraising, journals, and working with event managers and M&C liaisons.

  • During first year, attend mandatory training programs, site visits, and missions.

Skills and Experience

  • Bachelorís degree required; masterís degree preferred.

  • Minimum three years of post-college experience and previous experience in fundraising or a related area, including face-to-face and phone solicitations.

  • Excellent interpersonal, customer-service, and communication and listening skills.

  • Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and a passion for UJA-Federationís mission.

  • Team player with the ability to multitask.

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Entrepreneurial self-starter.

How to Apply: EOE. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please email your cover letter and resume to with the subject "Development Associate, Westchester"

Desired Education Degree/Level:†Bachelor's

Career Level:†2-5 yrs. experience

How To Apply
Contact For Job:†MCLE-JFNA-RW
Contact Title:†Consultant
Preferred Contact Method:†E-mail
Submit Resume to:†
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