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Development Associate, RAC

This part-time position is 17.5 hours/week.

Position Summary

The Development Associate works closely with the Development and Communications teams to implement and coordinate effective multi-year strategies and plans for gift prospects, including corporate, foundation, and/or individual donors.  The Development Associate plays an important role by providing administrative support to the Development Department and participating in all fundraising activities including donor relations, direct mail appeals, and data management. 

Job responsibilities

  • Assist with management of the major gift pipeline. Maintain an organized moves management system, noting who needs to be contacted, when, and why.
  • Manage constituent and donor data, including prospect research, using Salsa/Salesforce CRM and prospecting software
    • Assist in researching foundations, grants, gathering materials for proposals and applications, as needed.
  • Manage scheduled direct mail and email campaigns with direct mail vendors and mail houses to ensure timely completion of projects.
  • Extract and prepare all fundraising reports both for internal and external use.
  • Help with planning for major donor events and donor engagement programming including, but not limited to, conference calls, webinars, meet and greets, and travel opportunities.
  • Coordinate multifaceted projects, setting realistic milestones and deadlines, and manage an organized timeline.
  • Respond to external and internal requests for information, materials, or assistance, in writing and on the telephone.
  • Other support duties, including assisting with RAC special events and scheduling development appointments for RAC Director and Development Director.
  • Reports to the Director of Development
  • Other tasks as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-3 years fundraising experience, including management of donor pipeline, or equivalent experience
  • Deep understanding and facile user of MS Excel (and Microsoft Office), Raiser’s Edge, and Salsa
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, take initiative, and work independently
  • Strong organizational skills, accuracy, and attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Willingness and facility with learning new skills
  • Preferred experience with and/or interest in social justice and public policy
  • Knowledge of the Jewish community and the Reform Jewish Movement preferred 

To Apply

Please send salary requirements with cover letter and resume.

Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism
Washington , DC
Employment Type: 
Part Time
Close Date: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017