Development Assistant, Manhattan Campaign

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

Posted Date 10/21/2022

About the Organization:

The world’s largest local philanthropy, UJA-Federation of New York’s mission is to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, to respond to crises close to home and far away, and to shape our Jewish future. Funds raised by UJA-Federation sustain the activities of local health, human-service, educational, and community agencies. Every day, these community-based organizations provide a multitude of services that improve and enhance people’s lives.

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Position Summary:  

The Manhattan Division is a dynamic team within the Fundraising Resource and Development Division that focuses on innovative ways to reach donors and build community. The assistant will support general Manhattan Division fundraising efforts as well as The Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership (CYPL). CYPL is an opportunity for families with children in 6th grade through college to engage in the work of UJA in meaningful, hands-on ways, including individualized bar and bat mitzvah projects, a teen foundation board experience, and volunteer events. 

The Manhattan Division seeks a proactive, motivated, and flexible person to provide essential administrative support to the professional staff within the various Manhattan Division portfolios including general fundraising, events. This individual is also responsible for supporting CYPL programs: Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah (GMDM), Mitzvahs and Milestones (M&M), and the Philanthropic Advisory Council for Teens (PACT).

Major Responsibilities:  

  • Support meetings and other programmatic elements related to CYPL including PACT, GMDM, and M&M
  • Manage all logistical preparations for monthly PACT programs as well as annual events 
  • Help coordinate and assist with department events and activities 
  • Maintain records of past projects and create systems to record project history 
  • Manage calendar and files 
  • Screen telephone calls, check department email inbox, and respond to situations as appropriate 
  • Process payments and donations and prepare wire transfers  
  • Become knowledgeable and proficient in use of UJA systems including our fundraising, grant making, and purchasing systems 
  • Draft and send acknowledgement letters and assemble internal and external mailings
  • Help prepare for committee meetings and other meetings throughout the year 
  • Manage and update committee lists in our fundraising database 
  • Manage general Manhattan Division fundraising events and work events on an as-needed basis
  • Help with Manhattan Division general needs as they arise 
  • Be an integrated and involved CYPL and Manhattan team member 


  • 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 and evenings as needed
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to solve problems and work independently
  • Experience in teen education, engagement, and programming
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Bachelor’s degree required


Salary Information:

The salary for this role is $40,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications.


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.

Full Time
Administrative Support | Annual Campaign | Assistant | Associate | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Development Associate | Engagement | Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Other | Philanthropy | Programming | Research
Organization Type
Federation | Fundraising
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Parental Leave | Sick Days
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