Jewish Book Council seeks a highly motivated Development Associate who will support Jewish Book Council’s development initiatives.
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.
The Development Associate will support a growing development program and help streamline all operations and donor management. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
- Maintain JBC’s CRM with documentation about all donor activities and constituents, including process and tracking incoming gifts
- Draft and edit written materials, including personalized donor acknowledgments, and other writing related to programming
- Manage physical mailing to and from JBC supporters
- Manage JBC’s reader membership program, including website maintenance, membership communications, and physical materials
- Support ED in preparing for all donor meetings and events
- Support JBC’s Program Director in developing and implementing both in-person and virtual donor-focused events
- Support on grant research, applications, and reporting
- Conduct research on current and prospective donors to JBC
- Manage administrative and scheduling communications for JBC’s Board of Directors
- Support JBC’s Emerging Leaders Council group, including communications, meetings, and special events for the group
- Perform general office duties, attend meetings; assist with appointments and calendars
Like all members of the JBC team, the Development Associate will work at JBC events, including our annual three-day conference, annual Writers’ Conference, evening public programs, and the National Jewish Book Awards annual celebration.
JBC currently works a hybrid schedule and team members are expected to work from the office several days a week.
- BA/BS degree
- Minimum of two years experience working in a nonprofit fundraising environment, ideally with an understanding of development operations or transferable experience
- Experience with database management systems a plus (Salesforce preferred)
- Advanced Microsoft Office/Google Suite 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 and 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 and 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 current engagement trends and can proactively integrate new ways of thinking into development and campaign processes
- Some familiarity with Jewish culture; knowledge of Judaism is a plus
- Grant writing and report generation experience 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 $50 – 60k.
Interested applicants would send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com
We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, age, marital status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.