Development Assistant, Russian and Sephardic Divisions

Job Type

Full Time




130 East 59 Street
New York
United States


About the Organization:

UJA-Federation of New York is the largest local philanthropy in the world. For more than 100 years, we’ve brought New Yorkers together to solve some of the most pressing problems facing our community. Thanks to our network of hundreds of non-profits, we can leverage our expertise across any number of areas — including health and human services, arts and culture, and education — to care for Jews everywhere and New Yorkers of all backgrounds, respond to crises close to home and far away, and shape our Jewish future. Our reach extends from New York to Israel to nearly 70 other countries around the world, touching 4.5 million people each year.

Position Summary:

Interested in learning about the world’s largest local philanthropy while working within a collaborative and high-functioning team?

The Russian and Sephardic Divisions seek an energetic, proactive, and detail-oriented individual to provide essential administrative support. The candidate needs to be comfortable and understand this ethnic and diverse portfolio positioned primarily in Manhattan and Brooklyn.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversee registration/payments/processing for events
  • Assist in ordering and preparing materials for programs
  • Payment collection at events and follow up with invoices after events
  • Help prepare for lay committee meetings and other meetings throughout the year
  • Process pledges and payments of donors’ annual gifts
  • Manage and maintain donor information in the database, as well as the various calendar platforms
  • Use database to track attendance at meetings, events, programs, and trips
  • Staff registration at events when required, occasionally outside of normal business hours
  • Assemble internal and external mailings
  • Participate in team meetings and other team-building experiences
  • Attend development meetings and trainings

Qualifications and Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • High level of proficiency in Microsoft Office and Excel
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and writing skills
  • Self-motivated and a great team player with a can-do attitude
  • Detail-oriented, with ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment
  • Interest in learning about the Jewish community and its institutions


Great benefits

Level of Language Proficiency

Russian preferred

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree