Job Title: Development Associate

Date Last Updated: 4/25/2013
Job ID #: 10645

Role/Job Category: Campaign/Financial Resource Development
Organization Name: The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island
Location: Providence, Rhode Island
Status: Full-Time


Development Associate, FRD
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island

Position Summary:
The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island is seeking a dynamic, articulate, and well-organized individual to join its Financial Resource Development Team.  Working in partnership with the Vice President of Financial Resource Development, responsibilities include helping to raise sufficient funds through its annual campaign, endowment, and planned giving initiatives to sustain and enrich Jewish life in Rhode Island, Israel and globally.

History and Background:
The Jewish community of Rhode Island, the second oldest Jewish community in America, dates back to 1658, having established roots in Newport where it opened the doors to Touro synagogue. In 1945, Jewish communal leaders gathered to establish the General Jewish Committee of Providence, Inc., (The Committee) to respond to helping Jews who had suffered the atrocities of anti-Semitism in Central and Eastern Europe during World War II as well as to assist the Jews in Israel, or what was then known as Palestine, to establish a Jewish homeland. 

Over the past 60 years, The Committee evolved into what is today—the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island.  This newly integrated entity has unified its former Federation, Jewish Community Center and Bureau of Jewish Education into the Alliance.  The Alliance works to ensure sustaining and enriching Jewish lives and Jewish life throughout Rhode Island, the Diaspora and Israel with impact and efficiency.  The delivery of human services has been supported in large part by operating funds garnered from its Annual Campaign and special fundraising appeals.  Approximately 2,000 donors raised nearly $3.3 Million through the 2012 Annual Campaign to support a quality Jewish life for Jews everywhere, every day.  The Alliance's foundation assets are approaching the $42 Million level.  The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island has a strong cadre of caring lay and professional leaders who work tirelessly to build a vibrant, sustainable Jewish community.

Job Description:
Reporting to the Vice President of Financial Resource Development, the Development Associate, FRD will work with members of the FRD staff in the comprehensive fundraising effort.

The Development Associate, FRD will be responsible for supporting the following efforts:  Annual Campaign, endowment, planned giving, priority initiatives, affinity group events and campaigns.  In partnership with the Vice President of FRD and other staff, the Development Associate, FRD will assist in leadership engagement, donor cultivation, and stewardship.  He/she will implement strategies for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors to the Annual Campaign, primarily through campaign and affinity group (such as Lawyers, Doctors, Business & Professions, Next Gen) events and programs.  In addition, he/she will work in partnership with volunteer leadership to coordinate the solicitations for which the volunteer leaders are responsible.  He/she will apply appropriate fundraising techniques (affinity group events, face-to-face solicitation, direct mail appeals) based upon donor’s capacity and/or inclination.  This individual will possess up-to-date knowledge of Alliance program priorities throughout the Jewish community and serve as a resource for volunteer leadership and donors.

Other duties as assigned.

Educational/Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of one year of successful experience in development or related field, with an emphasis on annual campaign work, event planning and/or donor relations.
  • Strong communication, interpersonal and writing skills; self-motivation; demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • Familiarity with the use of web-based technology (blog, website, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (excel, word, outlook, power point).
  • Flexibility to work evenings.
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community is helpful.

Benefits: The Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island offers a comprehensive benefits package.


Desired Education Degree/Level: Bachelor's

Career Level: Less than 2 years experience

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