Administrative Assistant, Office of the Chief Development Officer

Jewish National Fund | Northbrook, IL, United States

Posted Date 6/02/2022

About Jewish National Fund-USA:

Unparalleled in the Jewish philanthropic worldJewish National Fund-USA's strategic vision has been and always will be, to ensure a strong, secure, and prosperous future for the land and people of Israel. Everything we do -- every project, initiative, and campaign we take on – is integral to our vision of building and connecting to our land. We plant trees, build houses and parks, source water solutions, buy fire trucks, and improve the lives of people with special needs. We boost tourism, support Aliyah, promote Zionist education and engagement, build medical centers and trauma centers, fund agricultural and culinary research, and run an American semester abroad high school in Israel. We do all these things because each project, each program, each partnership, is consistent with our strategic vision – population growth in the north and south, connecting the next generation to Israel, infrastructure development, ecology, forestation, heritage preservation, and more -- all for the land and people of Israel.


We have:

  • An incredible mission backed by hundreds of thousands of partners, our donors, who support the land and people of Israel and Jewish people everywhere
  • An enthralling 121-year history as one of the world's oldest environmentally focused philanthropic organizations
  • An inclusive, supportive, and collaborative work culture where we play as a team, support each other and nurture creative minds
  • A bold One Billion Dollar Road Map for the Next Decade that's creating infrastructure, environmental, and economic opportunities to attract 500,000 people to Israel's Negev Desert and 300,000 people to the Galilee
  • An active and engaged lay leadership that supports and guides our professional team and our organization's direction
  • Days off for select Jewish holidays (in addition to the secular US holiday calendar) along with "3pm Fridays" during winter
  • Opportunities to visit Israel
  • Top-notch Healthcare plus Dental and Vision, employer-paid Life Insurance, and Short and Long-term Disability
  • 403(b) and Generous Employer Contributions.


Position overview:

Jewish National Fund- USA is looking for an Administrative Assistant to provide clerical and organizational support to the Office of the Chief Development Officer by meeting the administrative needs and goals related to the Jewish National Fund Campaign. The position is based out of our Northbrook, IL, office.


Position Responsibilities:

·        Under the direction of the Executive Assistant to the Chief Development Officer, provide administrative support to multiple fundraisers throughout the United States

·        Assist with scheduling meetings and calls

·        Generate reports, ensure accuracy of donor records using Salesforce CRM

·        Correspondence, mail merges and general office support

·        Answer phones 

·        Maintain and update multiple donor lists

·        Assist with proofing and editing

·        Generate correspondence for National Campaign Directors and Major Gifts Department

·        Assist with travel arrangements

·        Frequent communication with donors and volunteer leaders



·        Superb interpersonal skills including communication and organizational skills 

·        Superior customer service and telephone etiquette 

·        Must be extremely dependable and be able to work quickly and accurately 

·        Ability to prioritize and multi-task projects and schedules in order to meet deadlines and manage activities of a busy office/department

·        Ability to communicate effectively with personnel from multiple departments and all levels

·        Strong computer skills (including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams, Outlook and Salesforce database)

·        Previous experience in development organization preferred; BA/BS degree is preferred 

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