Development Associate

  • Location

    Position Location: Staff currently work remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic; however, this position will be expected to work from our office in Philadelphia, PA (University City) when conditions allow for in-person work.

  • Category

    Development / Fundraising

The Development Associate is a junior position that supports the Maayan Collective’s fundraising and communications efforts. Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, the Associate
is responsible for developing materials for major gift audiences and researching new fundraising opportunities. The ideal candidate has experience in a multi-faceted fundraising environment, is highly motivated and detail-oriented, has strong writing and communication skills, and can
balance multiple and fast-paced deadlines.

Major Responsibilities Will Include:
Donor Stewardship, Cultivation Materials, and Donor Acquisition
 In partnership with COO and Executive Director, write and produce major gift proposals,
stewardship reports, case statements, and other materials for the cultivation/solicitation
of major donors.
 In partnership with COO and Executive Director, develop cultivation/solicitation plans for
major prospects,
 Write and manage communications for donors, including gift acknowledgements and
periodic leadership messages.
 Conduct prospect research as needed.
 Project manage, write, and edit Maayan-administered program reports.

Grant Research & Writing
 Research grant opportunities from local and national foundations
 Write grant proposals in partnership with COO and Executive Director

Database Reporting
 Maintain donor contact reports on behalf of Executive Director.
 Run and maintain reports for prospecting, analysis, to generate mailing lists, annual
appeal lists, etc.

Successful Candidates Will Possess These Preferred Skills  and Abilities:
 Experience in multifaceted fundraising environment. Major gifts experience a plus.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills. Second round candidates will be asked
to submit writing samples.
 Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task in a fast-paced work
 Self-motivated, highly organized with a meticulous attention to detail and a team-
oriented approach.
 High level of maturity and personal integrity and ability to understand, develop, and
sustain relationships with donors, colleagues, and senior management.
 Ability to manage projects from conception to completion.
 Creative thinker who can collaborate and strategize plans to engage donors.
 Working knowledge of development software is a plus.
 Able to learn on the job quickly.

Education & Experience:
 Three to five years of experience in development or communications, preferably in a
non-profit environment.
 Bachelor’s degree.
 Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
 Experience with CRM/development software a plus
 Being Jewish is not a requirement but some knowledge of Judaism is preferred


About Us

Maayan Collective

Maayan is a nimble, adaptive, collaborative engine of change. Maayan identifies innovative responses to pressing opportunities for Jewish engagement and seeds and nurtures those initiatives through fundraising and operational support. As projects and ideas mature, they become members of the Maayan constellation of programs. Member programs continue to leverage Maayan’s vision for growth and back office support, enabling collaboration for the advantage of all programs.

Maayan provides centralized administration, operational infrastructure, and fundraising support for national Jewish outreach programs. Current programs are: Jewish Heritage Programs, Lubavitch House at Penn, Jewish Business Network, Institute for Jewish Spirituality & Society, and CogWell at Penn.

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