Donor Engagement Assistant

Jewish Federation of Nashville and Middle Tennesse | Nashville, TN, United States

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Posted Date 10/17/2023

The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville (JFGN) is seeking a highly motivated professional to join our team as we secure the necessary resources to sustain and grow Jewish life throughout Greater Nashville.


Who you are

We are seeking a dedicated and proactive individual who is ready to carry forward our goal of building a robust, connected and vibrant Jewish community in Greater Nashville. We are looking for someone with outstanding organizational skills, a keen ability to analyze situations, excellent listening skills, and who is a donor software and CRM wizard!


What you’ll be doing

The Donor Engagement Assistant will be an essential member of the Financial Resource Development team, supporting the work of the department across a range of areas, with particular focus on database administration, ensuring the success of special campaigns, capital campaigns and other revenue enhancing initiatives that might be undertaken by the Federation. This is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Federation’s Chief Executive Officer. In addition to Campaign-related responsibilities, the Donor Engagement Assistant also works collaboratively with other Federation department personnel to provide logistical and technical support for the Federation’s various programs, activities and services.


Essential job functions

  • Provide administrative support to the Financial Resource Development team.
  • Maintain the donor management databases used by the Jewish Federation, with expertise in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge and Financial Edge.
  • Maintain accurate donor information, with a particular focus on the Federation’s mass email distribution list.
  • Generate campaign and other data-based reports, lists and rosters.
  • Generate pledge cards, thank you notes and other acknowledgement
  • Respond to Jotform requests and emails to be added to newsletter, New to Nashville, and NowGen distribution lists.
  • Export donor lists for mailings, campaign solicitations, and affiliates.
  • Track open and closed pledge lists weekly.
  • Serve as a “director of first impressions” for the organization, greeting people with warmth and patience.



Skills you’ll need:

  • The ability to work creatively and flexibly in a dynamic environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented. Proven ability to meet multiple deadlines and balance numerous projects simultaneously.
  • Familiarity with donor software and CRM’s required, with particular expertise in Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge desired.
  • Strong computer skills are necessary, specifically in Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint).
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a commitment to professionalism and collegiality including the ability to receive feedback and act when appropriate.
  • Strong copywriting and editing skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential financial and personal information with discretion and sensitivity.
  • Prior experience or understanding of Jewish organizations campaigns or knowledge of Judaism, Jewish culture and traditions are a plus.
  • While knowledge about the Jewish Federation is desirable, it is not a pre-requisite for this position.
  • Flexibility to work evenings and weekends as required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional experience.


What we provide:

  • Competitive compensation ($40,000-$50,000 DOE)
  • Generous Paid Time Off, plus days off for Jewish Holidays and for National Holidays
  • Generous Medical, Dental, Vision, Life and Disability Benefits
  • 403b Plan with an Employer Match
  • Professional Development and Skill Building Opportunities
  • Flexible and Hybrid Work Environment (must be Nashville-based)


About Nashville and JFGN


Nashville is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic cities in the United States. Known as “Music City,” live music can be found on just about every corner every night of the week. With temperate weather, vibrant cultural institutions, a robust foodie scene, and a charming Southern warmth (not to mention a rapidly growing Jewish population), Nashville has repeatedly been recognized as one of the top cities in the United States to call home.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is the central voluntary communal organization of Nashville’s Jewish community. We focus our efforts on building Jewish community, growing Jewish philanthropy, and caring for those in need with dignity. Our impact is felt locally, in Israel and around the world. Our greatest resource is our people — the staff, volunteers, partners and leaders who help make the greater Nashville Jewish community a welcoming home. We offer a collaborative, friendly, and inspiring work environment. The Nashville Jewish community is rapidly growing and there is a strong desire to enhance and build upon the community’s rich tradition of philanthropy and engagement.


The Jewish Federation of Greater Nashville is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.


More information about our organization is available at


If you’re excited about this opportunity, please submit a resume and cover letter to Rabbi Dan Horwitz, CEO, at [email protected]                           

Salary40,000.00 - 50,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Assistant | Development Associate | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
Organization Type
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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