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Development Associate
Washington, DC
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Title: Development Associate

Status: Full Time Permanent

Location: Washington DC (hybrid)

Reports to: Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

Salary: $60 - 70K


Our DC nonprofit client is seeking a Development Associate to join their team as a full-time employee! This dynamic organization is guided by Jewish values and heritage and engages its community through theater, arts, culture, youth &family programming, opportunities for social justice, volunteer work, connections for Jews of Color, young professionals, and the LGBTQ+ communities. The Development Associate will play a critical role in advancing the organization's fundraising strategies and goals. A candidate with Salesforce NPSP experience is strongly preferred but not required.

You will be joining a vibrant community center that is about to celebrate its Centennial anniversary! They truly value their diverse staff and are committed to creating a work environment where everyone feels supported and valued. You will have opportunities to work with colleagues with expertise in several different departments and fields and engage in several aspects of institutional development work.

This is a full-time position with the opportunity to work remotely twice a week. Working hours are 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday, and 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM on Fridays. Requires occasional in-person work on evenings and weekends.


  • Support executive and director-level staff in implementing annual giving plans.
  • Manage fundraising database (Salesforce NPSP), which includes the following tasks:
  • Process all contributions in the fundraising database.
  • Generate donor giving, stewardship, engagement, pipeline, and mailing reports.
  • Track correspondence and stewardship efforts between staff and external stakeholders.
  • Generate accurate and timely acknowledgment letters/tax receipts (both manually and electronically) for all donations.
  • Partner with the communications team to oversee fundraising appeals and campaigns.
  • Oversee planning of several year-round stewardship events and meetings to cultivate prospective and existing stakeholders and build a more engaged community of donors.
  • Play a key role in preparing and supporting staff members for successful donor meetings including preparing solicitation materials such as briefing memos, letters of inquiry, funding requests, presentation pieces, and other materials as needed.
  • Use creativity and initiative to develop new cultivation and giving strategies and ideas.



  • 2+ years of fundraising experience, preferably in a nonprofit environment.
  • CRM experience (preferably Salesforce NPSP) and PC literacy with strong competency in all Microsoft Office Suite programs.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with and maintain confidential information.
  • Must be able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment; have outstanding organizational abilities and keen attention to detail.
  • Ability to communicate confidently and professionally with colleagues, donors, lay leaders, prospects, and vendors.
  • Friendly and flexible team player with a willingness to pitch in on projects and tasks.

What You’ll Get Out of It:

  • Competitive salary in the non-profit sector.
  • A comprehensive benefits package (health, dental, and vision insurance, life insurance, 401k plan with employer contribution, and short and long-term disability).
  • Paid time off on all major Jewish and federal holidays.
  • Access to free programs and facilities, such as fitness classes, fitness center, pool membership, language classes, theater productions, film screenings, concerts, volunteer opportunities, and more!

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