Development Executive, Real Estate

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

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Posted Date 12/07/2022

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 Development Executive is responsible for the engagement, cultivation, and solicitation of donors and prospects through face-to-face solicitations, large-scale events, briefings, educational projects, and volunteer activities. They help develop a strategic direction for the Real Estate Division by understanding the needs and motivations of the division’s constituencies and determining how to address them. They oversee all Next Generation subgroups (Young Hospitality, Young Wine & Spirits, REX) of the Real Estate Division by formulating the best approach to engage young professionals. Additionally, the Development Executive acts as a liaison to the Young Leaders Division.

Major Responsibilities:

· Educate donors and prospects about the mission of UJA-Federation of New York in ways that inspire them to give. Accomplish this through one-on-one meetings, fundraising events, educational programs, volunteer projects, agency visits, and missions.

· Develop and implement appropriate fundraising strategies to increase the dollars raised for the annual campaign.

· Organize small- and large-scale events, which may include working with event managers and project managers in the Marketing and Communications Department.

· Collaborate with staff in other divisions to develop initiatives across divisional lines. This includes collaboration with fundraisers in the Wall Street, Lawyers, and Entertainment Divisions as well as Young Leaders.

· Provide professional support to the Real Estate Division lay committees. This includes agenda setting, preparing reports and presentations, writing meeting notes, and providing necessary follow-up.

· Maintain records of donor engagement and evaluate progress regularly with supervisor.

· Read newspapers, trade publications, journals, and other related material to become knowledgeable about the real estate industry and philanthropic trends.


Skills and Competencies:

· Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred

· Two-four years of post-college experience. Previous experience in fundraising a plus

· Excellent interpersonal skills

· Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and passion for UJA-Federation’s mission

· Exceptional critical thinking and analytical skills, as well as good judgment and the ability to troubleshoot problems

· Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office, excel, access, etc.

· Extremely strong communication skills

· Collaborative attitude


Salary Information:

The salary range for this role is $70,000 - $72,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications listed above.

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.

Salary70000.00 - 72000.00 Annual
Full Time
Annual Campaign | Fundraising/Grants/Giving
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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