Jewish Book Council seeks a highly motivated full-time development coordinator who will support Jewish Book Council’s development infrastructure, campaigns, and growth.
A Manhattan-based nonprofit, JBC is situated at the intersection of the Jewish community and the publishing world. JBC has promoted Jewish-interest literature through its foundational program, Jewish Book Month, since 1925, and has added programs such as the National Jewish Book Awards, Natan Notable Books, JBC Network author tours, book reviews, author seminars, book club resources, a literary journal, Paper Brigade, and more over the following decades to meet the needs of an ever-changing Jewish and publishing landscape.
JBC consists of a small, dedicated team; we enjoy working together and pitching in to support each other. We are looking for an enthusiastic new member who thrives in a collaborative environment, and is passionate about literature, publishing, and the ways in which Jewish literature can be an exciting access point to Jewish life, identity, and culture.
Reporting to the executive director, the development coordinator will support a growing development program and help streamline all operations and donor management. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Maintaining JBC’s CRM, including inputting and updating records
- Processing and tracking incoming gifts
- Generating timely donor acknowledgment letters, including handwritten notes
- Managing physical mailings to and from JBC supporters
- Managing JBC’s reader membership program, including communications and physical materials
- Supporting JBC’s program director in developing and implementing both in-person and virtual donor-focused events
- Assisting in grant writing and report generation
- Conducting research on prospective and current donors to JBC
- Assisting in development of JBC’s emerging leadership initiative, an opportunity to help grow the donor base and potentially manage a pipeline of low to mid-level donors
- Managing communications for JBC board of directors meetings
- Performing general office duties, attending meetings; assisting with appointments and calendars
Like all members of the JBC team, the development coordinator will work at JBC events, including our annual three-day conference, annual Sunday writer seminars (adult and children’s), evening public programs, and annual gala.
- BA/BS degree
- Minimum of 2 years working in a nonprofit fundraising environment, ideally with an understanding of development operations or transferrable experience
- Experience with database management systems (e.g., Salesforce, Little Green, Patron Manager, etc.) preferred
- Advanced Microsoft Office skills; proficient in standard word processing and spreadsheets
- Detail oriented with strong organization and time management skills
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a customer-oriented mindset, and an ability to take a collaborative approach to work, with an eagerness to be an active member of the JBC team
- Demonstrated ability to negotiate a fast-paced environment and to perform well independently as well as part of a team
- Sound judgment and the ability to exercise discretion with confidential or sensitive information
- Writing experience (samples may be requested)
- Creative thinker who stays up-to-date with the latest engagement trends and can proactively integrate new ways of thinking into development campaigns and processes
- Some familiarity with Jewish culture; knowledge of Judaism is a plus
- Willingness to be flexible in accordance with the realities of working at a small nonprofit.
The salary range for this position is $48 – 55k.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Location: *Currently, due to COVID-19, the Jewish Book Council team is working remotely — candidates should be in the Metro New York Area and have the ability to return to JBC’s office in Manhattan beginning in December 2021.*
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.