Development Assistant

Part-time – 15 hours a week, $22 an hour

NCJW NY is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a culture of inclusion and accountability. We honor the wisdom, insights, perspectives, and experiences of diverse viewpoints, and recognize that many critical voices have been underrepresented in Jewish organizational life and nonprofit organizations as a whole for too long. We welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. 

We are an equal opportunity employer and recruit, hire, train, promote, compensate, and administer all personnel actions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, culture, age, creed, disability, ancestry, medical condition, marital status, military or veteran status, citizenship status, or any other protected status.

National Council of Jewish Women New York (NCJW NY) seeks a part-time Development Assistant. This entry-level position will support all aspects of our fundraising operations. The Development Assistant will report to the Associate Director of Development & Communications and work closely with both the Associate Director of Development & Communications and the Director of Development. This position is a great opportunity for someone interested in exploring nonprofit management, fundraising, and development. The Development Assistant will get hands-on experience working with nonprofit professionals in a friendly and supportive environment.

Specifically, the Development Assistant will:

  • Support all aspects of individual donations, including:
    • Assist in producing direct mail appeals, both print and electronic
    • Enter gifts into our donor database
    • Process acknowledgement letters, both print and electronic
    • File and record keeping
    • Database management
  • Occasionally assist with pulling simple donor reports from database
  • Work directly with an NCJW NY Board Member to do administrative work for the silent auction at the 2024 Annual Gala
  • Reconcile gift reports with Director of Finance and Operations to ensure database and gift processing is up to date.
  • Assist with scheduling and logistics for Board meetings and other important gatherings.
  • Other projects as assigned.

Desired Previous Experience:

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications
  • Previous experience working in a professional office environment
  • Experience with web-based database software a plus (Donor Perfect, Raisers Edge, etc.)
  • Experience with bookkeeping (data entry involving money and monetary contributions) a plus

Desired Characteristics and Skills  

  • Highly organized
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Reliable and responsible
  • Ability to learn and pick up new skills and processes
  • Ability to interact comfortably with a diverse range of people, from low-income clients in our community center to high-level donors
  • Self-management skills – this role requires the candidate to be able to manage their own time and priorities and adjust accordingly to busier and slower times of the year

Even if you do not meet all of these criteria, if you think you would be a good fit for this role, you are encouraged to still apply!

Consistent weekly schedule to be determined depending on the availability of our chosen candidate.
Work is largely on-site, but with some flexibility for remote work hours depending on candidate availability and preference.

To apply, please submit a resume along with a customized cover letter detailing your qualifications and the reason(s) for your interest in this specific position to:

Sarah Burstein, Associate Director of Development & Communications
National Council of Jewish Women New York
241 West 72nd Street, New York, NY 10023
Applications via email required to:
No phone calls, please.