Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel, and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. Among Jewish advocacy organizations, AJC is the leader in the global arena. We are known for our unparalleled access to diplomats, government officials, and faith leaders in more than 100 countries. In addition to our New York headquarters and Office of Policy and Diplomatic Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has offices across the U.S. and around the globe and maintains partnerships with Jewish communities worldwide.
The regional office in Washington, DC, engages leaders and donors, enhances the AJC’s presence with key local, national, and international decision makers and stakeholders. AJC Washington implements advocacy initiatives at the state/local level, establishes and nurtures community relationships.
The Assistant Development Director will report to the Director of Development and be responsible for the cultivation, engagement, solicitation and stewardship of existing donors and new prospects for AJC. The ideal candidate will be a creative and analytical self-starter who combines organizational acumen, attention to detail, and professionalism with a passion for, and knowledge of, the mission of AJC. The candidate must also be a consummate team player who works effectively with a variety of constituencies.
S/he will work with the development director to facilitate events from start to finish.
The candidate must have proficient computer skills, exceptional organizational and writing skills, and strong interpersonal skills including an excellent telephone presence. S/he must also have experience in solicitations or sales. Knowledge of the Washington DC Jewish community is a plus. Candidate must be available for regular in person contact with donors and potential donors.
The Assistant Development Director will perform his/her work while adhering to AJC’s core values: Respect, Teamwork, Integrity, Excellence, and Accountability.
• Identify, qualify and engage prospective donors to expand the number of donor recognition society level donors.
• Develop new markets to be determined.
• Steward gifts through donor contact.
• Research opportunities and write grants for AJC programs and initiatives.
• Cultivate and strengthen relationships with potential and existing donor recognition society level donors, increasing their engagement and investment in AJC.
• Partner with staff and lay leadership to provide organization, support, and guidance for development strategies that will deepen investment and enlarge AJC’s annual campaign.
• Lead a corporate/professional dinner, special events, community receptions, donor stewardship programs, regional outreach.
• Draft invitations to events and for follow up letters to donors.
• Develop proficiency in all aspects of Raisers Edge.
• Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree highly preferred
• 5 or more years prior development experience with non-profit organizations
• Proficient in managing and interpreting development data
• Excellent written and oral communication skills;
• Proficient in MS Office, (especially Word and Excel)
• Grant writing experience preferred
• Experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
• Self-starter who is able to work independently as well as collaborate with professional and volunteer leadership
• Ability to work under pressure while keeping a sense of humor
• Goal-oriented, creative, and strategic thinker
• Familiarity with and passion for Jewish communal life and the Washington DC community
• Must be available for regular in person contact with donors and potential donors.
AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Please submit your application to: http://xxxxxxxxxxxxx