Development Associate, Manhattan Division

UJA Federation of New York | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 6/28/2022

About the Organization:

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.

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Position Summary

The UJA Manhattan Division engages donors through neighbor engagement, synagogue affiliation, community participation, and intergenerational experiences. No matter what age or stage a person is in life, the Manhattan Division is a go-to resource to connect with peers and change lives through meaningful volunteer projects, content-rich experiences, neighborhood-based networks, UJA Pride, community events, and leadership development.


The Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership (CYPL) at UJA sits in the Manhattan Division and provides an opportunity for teens to connect with UJA-Federation of New York and reach their full potential as leaders, volunteers, and philanthropists. This is done through a model of teen engagement that offers access to diverse programming within CYPL.


The Development Associate will be responsible for the development, implementation, and facilitation of The Philanthropic Advisory Council for Teens (PACT). PACT meets on eight Sundays throughout the year and offers high school students a foundation board experience where they will learn and practice the ABCs of fundraising, explore philanthropy through a Jewish lens, and discover the breadth and depth of UJA’s powerful work. The Development Associate will also be responsible for a general Manhattan Campaign fundraising portfolio. This position reports to the Manager of the Manhattan Division.


Major Responsibilities

· Provide support and work closely with the director of CYPL to participate in strategic thinking for the overall planning of the department, as well as curriculum planning to create meaningful experiential learning opportunities

· Implement a teen empowerment model throughout all programming

· Oversee recruitment, marketing, and interviewing of PACT applicants

· Implement and facilitate PACT programs: Council, Task Force, Senior Fellows, and Global Jewish Committee

· Attend all Sunday PACT sessions and events

· Oversee general Manhattan fundraising portfolio

· Maintain records of donor portfolios and evaluate progress regularly with supervisor



· Experience in teen education, engagement, and programming

· Excellent relationship building, interpersonal skills, and customer-service orientation

· Ability to inspire and influence others

· Ability to work collaboratively with a team and to manage multiple tasks

· Strong written and verbal communication skills required, as well as active listening skills

· Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and a strong commitment and passion to the mission of UJA-Federation

· Entrepreneurial and self-starter

· Willingness to be flexible with time and to work on Sundays as needed

· Strong attention to detail, ability to solve problems and work independently

· Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required

· Bachelor’s degree required

· Three years’ experience preferred


How to Apply:

Equal Opportunity Employment. Only qualified applicants will be contacted. Please submit your application directly to our job board at

Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.

Time Off

We offer a generous number of vacation days and have the Jewish holidays off as well. Fridays our offices close early (October to March at 3:00 pm and April to September at 4:00 pm). All so you can relax and recharge.

Health Care

UJA provides a top-tier medical and dental plan, along with a flexible spending account. We also offer life insurance. And for a small cost you can take part in on-site yoga and exercise classes at our Manhattan office. Wellness matters to us. 

Planning for Retirement

UJA employees can enroll in a pension plan and tax deferred annuity. 

Career Development

Classes, workshops, and compelling speakers will keep you at the top of your game. 


We come together as a staff to commemorate holidays (from Rosh Hashanah to MLK Day), volunteer at nonprofits, and celebrate our accomplishments together. (Our chocolate chip cookies are legendary!) 

Some More (Yes, more!)

We also offer a backup childcare program. And a commuter benefit plan. So you can get to work and feel good about it. 

Also, a lot of the times, we’re wearing jeans.

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