Development and Alumni Relations Associate

Young Judaea Global | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 12/30/2021

Founded in 1910, Young Judaea is America’s oldest Zionist youth movement, turning Jewish youth of diverse backgrounds and orientations into engaged leaders and inspired activists with a life-long commitment to Israel, Jewish life and tikkun olam (repairing the world). Through immersive informal and experiential education, Young Judaea fosters a sense of value and love for Jewish tradition and ritual and pride in the Jewish people, Israel and being Jewish, while instilling a sense of stewardship for the world.
Young Judaea is a “111-year-old start-up”, having recently become an independent organization – we are building a dynamic, entrepreneurial, creative staff to meet current challenges and embrace new opportunities. For more information, please visit

As we continue to grow, Young Judaea is seeking an engaging, smart, and go-getter professional to help move development and alumni engagement efforts forward for Young Judaea (YJG). With a particular focus on creating and implementing a young professionals’ development strategy as well as an engagement strategy for alumni of recent YJ programs, the Development and Alumni Relations Associate will be an integral part of Young Judaea Global’s development team and work closely with the Communications Manager.
The Development and Alumni Relations Associate will report to the Director of Development and will help develop and execute Young Judaea development/alumni events throughout the year, help design and execute alumni communications and be a main point of contact for alumni seeking assistance with alumni reunions and gatherings. This position is a full-time position based in the New York area.

• Create local and virtual events to engage prospective and current young professional donors
• Assist in coordination of major events, including fundraising gala, local and online events, and reunions
• Provide support for execution of annual campaign efforts for Young Judaea Global
• Assist with design and implementation of e-appeals and other campaigns throughout year
• Research and vet donor prospects
• Work with the Director of Development to move major donor/prospect relationships and processes forward

Alumni Engagement
• Develop and implement plan for engaging alumni of recent YJ programs
• Coordinate alumni communications (including e-newsletters, social media engagement, etc.)
• Maintain updated information for donors and alumni in CRM database as needed

• Strong experience in “managing up” to ensure department deadlines and goals are met
• Excellent skills across social media channels to drive communications strategy with alumni and donors
• High level of energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to performance and learning new skills.
• Strong experience in a fast paced, rapidly evolving startup environment with the ability to work under pressure and consistently revise approaches in response to new demand.
• A self-starter - proactive and who can hit the ground running, enjoys working in a small, lively office environment and from a remote office
• Strong attention to detail and problem solving
• Strong communicator and ability to be an ambassador for the mission of the movement

• Minimum of 5 years’ experience in fundraising, event planning or related fields
• Bachelor’s degree required
• Proven success in moving projects and processes forward
• Proficient in MS Office products (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Etc.) and social media

• Salary Range: 55-75k commensurate with experience and competitive benefit package.
• This is a full-time position based partially in YJ’s NYC office and partially from candidate’s remote office

Salary55000.00 - 75000.00 Annual
Full Time
Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
Organization Type
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | leave early for Shabbat | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | vision
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