Resource Development Associate

JDC has an exciting opportunity for a fundraising professional or grant writer to join us the Entwine program as a Resource Development Associate. The Resource Development Associate will assist the Executive Director and Director of Development in Entwine’s resource development execution. They will play a significant role in grant writing, grant and donor management, and assist with donor relations and stewardship.

This is a great opportunity for someone with a strong interest in a long-term development career, looking to gain experience across the fundraising function.

What will you do as a Resource Development Associate?

Grant Management
-Draft grant proposals and reports for new and existing funders, including individuals and foundations, in coordination with program staff
-Maintain and update donor information in Raiser’s Edge/Salesforce and pull reports when needed
-Manage and track deliverables for and income from grants, in coordination with relevant colleagues

Donor Relations
-Develop strategic communications for ongoing engagement of key funders and stakeholders
-Cultivate and manage relationships with current donors as needed
-Research and identify new Entwine supporters
-Identify opportunities for donors to engage with Entwine programming (events, trip, etc.)

Board of Directors Engagement and Administrative Assistance
-Assist the Director of Development in creating Entwine presentations at JDC Board of Director meetings
-Prepare materials, speaking points, and handouts as needed
-Develop and manage a schedule for meetings and dinners with Board members who support Entwine in the coordination of Board Meetings

Other Responsibilities
-Staff Insider Trips as needed
-Be a ‘JDC Entwine’ expert by maintaining high-level knowledge of 1) goals and programming, and 2) communicating the work of the department and JDC through an ‘Entwine’ lens and perspective
-Other related duties as assigned

What qualifications do you need to be our Resource Development Associate?
-Prior experience with writing grant proposals and grant reports required
-Excellent writing skills required
-Outstanding communication and relationship-building skills required
-Detail-orientation required
-Strong organizational skills, effectively able manage multiple projects
-Composure, able to maintain calm in high-pressure situations such as interactions with Board Members
-Passion for JDC Entwine’s mission; ability to clearly convey JDC’s work worldwide and to elucidate the importance of Entwine’s mission of global Jewish service to donors
-Ability to recognize cultural differences and to communicate effectively with people of various backgrounds
-Customer-orientation and team mindset
-Familiarity with the American Jewish community and organizations a plus

Additional Details
-Employment Type: Full-Time
-Hours: 35 hours/week, 8:45 AM – 4:45PM, with occasional evenings and weekends
-Location: New York, NY
-Reports to: Director of Development
-Job Function/Department: Entwine

What are the compensation and benefits for a Resource Development Associate?
This a full-time, salaried position paid semi-monthly. This role is non-exempt per the FLSA.
We offer an excellent benefits and compensation package, including but not limited to:
-100% paid medical and dental insurance for employee coverage
-Paid time off, including vacation days, sick and personal days, and Jewish and national holidays
-Paid parental leave policy
-403(b) with JDC contributions of 6.5% of salary
-Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), commuter benefits, and life insurance
-Learning & Development: Ongoing opportunities for professional development through workshops and trainings with our internal L&D program
-Food Perks: Bagel Fridays in the winter, Ice Cream Fridays in the summer, and beverages/snacks in the office

Why work at JDC?
-The People – What we hear most from our team members is that they enjoy working with others who share their passion for doing good; Our staff aim to use their skills to make a positive difference in the lives of others
-A Global Environment – you will have the opportunity to develop a global perspective, working with staff from the U.S., Israel, the Former Soviet Union, and all over the world
-Tikkun Olam – This Jewish value of “repairing the world” is deeply important to us. Collectively we are dedicated to making a positive impact on the lives of others

Equal Employment Opportunity
JDC is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As the world’s leading global Jewish humanitarian organization, we are committed to treating people with compassion and respect. All qualified applications will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy, disability, mental disorder, familial status, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected characteristic as established by law.

About JDC

JDC -- the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee or "The Joint" -- is the leading Jewish humanitarian organization, working in 70 countries to lift lives and strengthen communities. We rescue Jews in danger, provide aid to vulnerable Jews, develop innovative solutions to Israel’s most complex social challenges, cultivate a Jewish future, and lead the Jewish community’s response to crises. For over 100 years, our work has put the timeless Jewish value of mutual responsibility into action, making JDC essential to the survival of millions of people and the advancement of Jewish life across the globe.

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Apply Now! Submit your resume and cover letter here. Application Deadline: Rolling Expected Start Date: August 2021

Job Summary

Job Location
220 E 42nd St. Suite 400
New York , New York 10017


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