Development Operations Assistant

Union for Reform Judaism | Remote, United States

Posted Date 9/09/2022

Location:                     Remote/Online/In person meetings, as needed  

Organization:              URJ      

Employment Type:      Full Time, Non-Exempt, Benefits Eligible (Labor Union)      

Department:                Development 

Reporting to:               Development Processing Manager 

Start Date:                   10/1/2022 

Salary:                          $45,000 plus competitive benefits package 



The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ)’s Development Department seeks a  skilled Development Operations Assistant to help the URJ run the business for sustained growth and deepening of program impact. The Development Operations Assistant supports efficient and effective Development Operations by processing gifts in a timely and accurate manner, promoting technology adoption, and identifying and resolving data quality issues. To ensure efficient and accurate processes, the Development Operations Assistant maintains consistent and collaborative communication with other departments and outside stakeholders. 


The Development Operations Assistant reports to the Development Processing Manager and is responsible for the following: 

  • Utilize the CRM database system (Salesforce) to process all gifts received electronically, through third parties, and from offices located throughout North America. 

  • Work closely with staff throughout the URJ, facilitate and review gift entry by other staff members. 

  • Utilize existing workload management tools to methodically prioritize work, resulting in improved consistency and transparency. 

  • Assist in monthly and ad-hoc reconciliation with Finance department. 

  • Research, document, and resolve data discrepancies. 

  • Help to promote and implement Dev Ops Processing projects, such as collection of gift data from other URJ program areas. 

  • Help to support the work of the Dev Ops team by contributing to team projects, pinpointing areas for process improvement, and helping to design novel solutions. 

  • Support the Development team by becoming a skilled and knowledgeable subject matter expert on URJ gift entry procedures and conventions. 

  • Support URJ org-wide priorities.  


To be successful in this job, you are skilled in the following areas:

  • Navigating Complex Systems and Data Management. A knack for processes, and ability to learn new procedures.Ability to quickly learn and simultaneously utilize a variety of new technological systems. Ability to independently identify data quality issues and follow procedures to improve quality.Dedication to continuously evaluating current processes for possible improvements. Experience in data entry, report generation, and database administration.Demonstrable experience using CRMs is highly desired. Basic proficiency with Microsoft Excel is a plus. 

  • Organization, Self-Management and Multitasking. Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and manage multiple tasks without frequent direct supervision. Ability to be detail-oriented and consistently accurate. Self-motivated, curious, and perceptive. Desire and ability to independently problem solve without frequent direct management. 

  • Collaboration and Teamwork. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Desire to establish and leverage working relationships in support of business goals.Ease and comfort in professional oral and written communication, and ability to utilize different forms of relevant media. 

  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion): commitment to prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ Inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities.  


Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.   

The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating Reform Judaism of today. 


Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position.We look forward to hearing from you! Please click the link to APPLY ONLINE! Alternatively, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Union for Reform Judaism, Attn: Talent Management, 633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.  

The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+. 

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