Specialist, Donor Development Services

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

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Posted Date 4/02/2024

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.


Position Summary:

Donor Development Services (DDS) is an integral part of UJA-Federation of New York’s fundraising efforts, specifically focused on high-end donor engagement, customized relationship-building, cash collection, matching gifts, employee giving and more. The specialist is responsible for managing matching gifts, employee giving, drafting acknowledgement letters, and assisting with cash collection. 

Major Responsibilities:

  • Produce accurate, customized acknowledgement letters by consulting with fundraising staff and comprehensive review of database and donor files
  • Manage and track matching gifts and employee giving
  • Provide donors with appropriate information and guidelines to make the match process as effortless as possible
  • Research and write obituary notices.
  • Promote matching gift program throughout the fundraising operation, including in written materials and event programs
  • Navigate and maintain a sophisticated donor database.
  • Process matching gifts and employee gifts
  • Create and provide weekly and monthly reports.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required and one plus years of related experience preferred.
  • Detail-oriented, organized, enthusiastic and energetic.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Strong communication skills, especially writing.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel.
  • Flexibility and ability to prioritize and multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Flexibility to work at events and programs when required, which may be outside of normal business hours.
  • Curiosity and sense of humor is a plus.

Salary Information:

The salary for this role is $50,000-$55,000 commensurate with experience and qualifications.


Great Perks. Because We Appreciate Great Employees.


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.


We’re operating on a hybrid work model: three set days in the office and two days remote. So enjoy the best of both worlds — the comforts of home and the energy of the office.


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.


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


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!)


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

Salary50,000.00 - 55,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days | Mass Transit
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