POSITION: Development Associate (Donor Societies)
DEPARTMENT: Development
SALARY: $52,751 to $93,933 (Salary Grade Level: EF-1 through EF-3)


Position Development Associate *  
  or Intermediate Development Associate  
  or Junior Development Associate  
Department  Development Union
Salary $69,786 to $93,933 Campaign Associate Range  Grade EF-3
  $57,424 to $72,877 Intermediate Campaign Range  Grade EF-2
  $52,751 to $64,843 Junior Campaign Range  Grade EF-1
Summary Description of Position
Works under the direction of the Senior Vice President: Development to assist in the annual campaign fundraising activities. Is responsible for assigned lay/donor aspects of professional network or donor society activity, committee stewardship, events and programs, and does other related work as required.


  • Assist in the formulation of plans and organization of assigned professional networks and/or donor societies groups for the Development Dept.
  • Create, organize and implement leadership development strategies and tactics for assigned professional networks and/or donor societies.
  • Recruit, organize and train volunteer workers.
  • Assure adherence to Campaign time schedules.
  • Help build welcoming communities for assigned professional networks and/or donor societies group.
  • Direct and maintain files of prospects.
  • Based on established guidelines, utilize donor management system (DMS) software to document and maintain files of donor/prospect and substantive ongoing “moves” contacts.
  • Meet with individuals and committees on event program and seating.
  • Coordinate personalized pledge cards and notes, select and train table captains and additional event related tasks
  • Responsible for event/sponsor recruitment and follow up, identifying donor homes, selecting speakers and Federation education.
  • Prepare necessary reports.
  • May staff leadership development groups, committees in conjunction with senior staff.
  • Special events or other activities and functions as assigned.


Be available to supervisor(s) for additional assignments, as required, including assisting with the Development Department.


  • BA required, advanced or business degree preferred.
  • Prior experience in fundraising, sales and/or related activity with a local or national organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and diplomatically is essential.
  • Project management and event production skills needed.
  • Detail oriented, highly organized with excellent follow through is a requirement.
  • Experience with MS Office applications and facility with database/Constituent Management Systems.
  • Knowledge of Judaism and appreciation for an increasingly diverse Los Angeles Jewish community, with strong verbal, writing and organizational skills highly desirable.
  • A hybrid work model will be implemented for certain positions during transition back to worksite(s). This position must report to worksite on non-remote workdays, as determined by the Federation. Once the transition is complete, this position will be expected to perform work on site.
  • All staff and building occupants must be fully vaccinated and proof of vaccination status will be required. Please disclose if accommodation to the Federation’s vaccination policy is sought for medical reasons or sincerely held religious beliefs

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the subject line.

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If you are interested in applying for this position please send your resume and cover letter to Jobs@JewishLA.org with the job title in the Subject line.