Development Associate @ Met Council

Development Associate

FLSA: Exempt/Overtime Ineligible 

Benefits: Eligible 

Hours Per Week: 40/Full-time

Met Council is America’s largest Jewish charity dedicated to serving the needy. Met Council’s ten different departments are staffed by experts who helped over 305,000 clients in 2020 and continuously advocate on behalf of all needy New Yorkers. Our holistic programs range from 100% affordable housing at 20 locations to our award-winning family violence program to comprehensive Holocaust survivor assistance to senior programming to crisis intervention to the largest free kosher food distribution program in the world. Our network of 101 food pantries, 20 affordable housing sites, and 15 JCCs provide services directly in neighborhoods across New York.

Position Summary:

The Development Associate works closely with the Director, Development to implement Met Council’s fundraising strategies. The specific tasks for this role are geared toward engaging and retaining small to mid-level donors and helping to build a major donor pipeline.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Manage and grow a monthly/recurring donor engagement strategy
Solicit small and mid-level gifts
Create engagement and stewardship plans for small and mid-level donors
Responsible for donor relationship management
Work with volunteer team to obtain and refer donor prospects to one another
Work with Director, Development on developing major donor pipeline
Prepare donor and prospect research
Communicate directly with donors to confirm and update donor information
Assist with recruitment and logistics for fundraising events
Assist with tracking and reporting fundraising trends and forecasting via Salesforce
Assist with administrative duties and other marketing and communication efforts as necessary, including the preparation of fundraising emails.


Passion for the mission of Met Council
Exceptional organizational skills
Ability to follow-through on tasks
Ability to multi-task between routine operations
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Meticulous attention to detail
Ability to work effectively in collaboration with teammates, and operate with high a degree of professionalism
Extensive background in Salesforce
Understanding of trends in the philanthropic world

Skill and Education Required:

Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred
Experience and proficiency with Salesforce and Microsoft Office Suite (i.e. Word, Power Point, Excel, Outlook Calendar)
2-3 years related work experience

Physical Demands:

Required Constantly:  Walking, sitting, grasping, bending, stooping, squatting, computer input, finger dexterity and coordination of hand, eye and foot
Required Frequently: Standing and climbing stairs; carrying laptop & files (approx. 8-10 lbs)
Required Occasionally: Reaching above the shoulder, and lifting 5-25 pounds, pushing and pulling

Special Requirements:

This is not a remote position.

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply, visit the Met Council website:

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, sick leave, medical, vision, dental, leave early for Shabbat, Paid Holidays, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Managerial (3-5 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Masters
  • Job Posted: 2021-09-15
  • Times this job has been viewed: 415 times
  • Job is posted for: 60 days
  • Job Categories: Development Associate
  • Organization Type: Social Work, Food & Kosher Services
Job Location
Met Council
77 Water Street
New York , New York 10005


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