Development Associate

Job Type

Part Time




261 Old York Road
Suite 720
United States


The Jewish community in our area numbers approximately 200,000.  Our goal is to increase the number of individuals who connect Jewishly in our community, strengthen those connections which already exist and to establish and maintain sustainable philanthropic support for our work.  We have been adapting our engagement and fundraising approaches to best connect our constituents’ interests and passions to meaningful involvement and impact in our Jewish community. To best enable these efforts, we are seeking a part-time Development Associate to assist with the JLV’s Financial Resource Development (FRD) efforts.

Position Summary:

The position entails the following::

1.    Targeted donor and prospect research, including, but not limited to, individuals, foundations and other Jewish institutions;

2.    Soliciting donors and prospects at all giving levels in collaboration with Executive Director, Officers and Directors;

3.    Creating and distributing donor specific communications including targeted donor stewardship, constituent correspondence and relationship management materials;

4.    Implementing direct response communications (direct mail and online communications);

5.    Identifying and responding to grant and foundation opportunities

6.    Developing and maintaining web and social media programs;

7.    Developing and maintaining JLV’s public relations efforts;

8.    Assisting in the planning, execution and follow-up for all events of JLV; and

This person will be responsible for enhancing donor relations and presenting a positive experience with the Jewish Learning Venture to our ever-expanding circles of individuals in the Jewish community. 

The candidate should be a “self starter” and possess outstanding organizational and communication skills necessary to build strong and trusted relationships with key stakeholders, including other professionals and volunteers.  This person will work closely with the Executive Director, key professional staff and lay leaders.  This position will report to the Executive Director.  

Level of Language Proficiency

Requirements, Qualifications and Success Factors:

·     A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree.

·      5-7 years of development, fundraising donor solicitation, cultivation and/or stewardship experience or experience with related nonprofit experience (preferably in the Philadelphia Jewish community). 

·     Excellent communication skills (both oral and written) and the ability to make sound data based judgments.

·     Demonstrated ability to multi-task, be organized and flexible in a demanding environment, meet agreed upon deadlines and prioritize tasks.

·     Demonstrate innovation, creativity and a commitment to excellence.

·     Demonstrated prior success in implementing projects involving critical thinking and independent judgment. 

·     Able to respond nimbly to changing circumstances and project requirements, including an understanding of emerging trends and outcome-based approaches.

·     Demonstrated prior success in developing and implementing short and long term strategic activities and tasks with clear goals, objectives and metrics.

·     Works/plays well with others. Proven prior success building and maintaining trusted relationships with key stakeholders and the ability to interact with multiple constituencies.

·     Good judgment and the highest level of integrity.

·     Creativity, an entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility.

The successful candidate will possess a personal commitment to Jewish values and knowledge of Jewish traditions. While knowledge about the Jewish Learning Venture is desirable, it is not a pre-requisite for this position. Candidates with a client-focused mindset are particularly welcome. 

Professional Level


Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

In order to be considered a candidate, you must submit your resume and salary requirements to Rabbi Phil Warmflash at