Full Time

Senior Development Associate

Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven 360 Amity Road, Woodbridge CT

Position Summary

The Development Associate is a member of the development team and is expected to contribute to the overall success of Federation’s financial resource development strategy. The Development Associate is responsible for identifying, cultivating, and stewarding a portfolio of donors; conducting solicitation efforts; and participating in Financial Resource Development/Annual Campaign events and activities. 


  • In consultation with the supervisor and lay leadership partners, sets annual campaign goals, including timely and accurate reporting of campaign progress, donor engagement, etc. 
  • Project manage annual campaign solicitation process for a portfolio of donors, inclusive of coordination and regular communication with donors and/or volunteer solicitors. Will be responsible for individual donors and affinity groups (Women’s Philanthropy, Men’s Division, etc.) as well as programming for the affinity groups to further engage and cultivate.
  • Cultivates one-to-one relationships with donors. 
  • In consultation with the supervisor, identify prospective donors through analysis, networking, outreach and engagement strategies. 
  • Oversee strategic follow-up with attendees and chairs for events and programs. 
  • Act as connection point with donors to resolve issues quickly and maximize service to donors. 
  • Provide professional support for all development activities, including events that may occur outside of the regular work day. 
  • Other relevant responsibilities as required by supervisor. 

Qualifications and Skills

  • BA/BS degree
  • 3-5 years development/fundraising or related experience. 
  • Self-motivation, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, sense of humor. 
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, with the capacity to work independently and collaboratively, based on the situation, in a fast-paced environment. 
  • Flexibility, including willingness to work with a variety of staff members, maintain flexible hours, and travel throughout the Greater New Haven Jewish community as needed. 
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks with accuracy, attention to detail, and confidentiality. 
  • Strong computer skills in Windows environment, including Microsoft Office Suite, databases, and internet. 
  • Working knowledge of the Jewish community and traditions. 
  • Strong personal commitment to the Federation mission.


Cover letter with desired salary required for consideration.

References are a must and background checks will be conducted.

The JCC/Jewish Federation of Greater New Haven is a non-denominational, EEO/AA employer. We encourage individuals of all faiths and backgrounds to apply.

No phone calls, please.