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Development Associate
Springfield JCC
1160 Dickinson St
Springfield, MA 01108

Principal Responsibilities:

POSITION SUMMARY

The Development Associate is a mid-level position that will manage all aspects of the Springfield JCC's fundraising efforts. They will assist with donor and grant research, organizing events, management of electronic and manual donor files, writing and editing grant proposals and letters of inquiry, compilation of reports to current funders, creation of acknowledgements, addressing donor inquiries and general correspondence with donors, as well as collaboration with lay leadership around fundraising efforts. The successful candidate will be a strategic thinker with excellent written and verbal communication skills who has the ability to multi-task and adhere to internal and external deadlines.

The primary responsibilities of the Development Associate include, but are not limited to:

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Closely assist CEO and volunteers in development strategy for the JCC.
  • Maintain motivation and energy around campaigns for donors and volunteers.
  • Assist with the development and maintenance of new donor cultivation and stewardship strategies and programs.
  • Produce and send donor acknowledgements.
  • Update and manage donor filing systems and databases.
  • Initiate and implement creative and engaging events for donors and volunteers.
  • Support the development of new fundraising programs and initiatives.
  • Support grant research, application and reporting processes.
  • In coordination with the CEO and the Marketing Department, develop new communications strategies - ensuring that constituency receives communications as necessary in print and online.
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned by the CEO.
  • Minimum of 3 years experience in non-profit fundraising field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in new project development/leadership.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to navigate and administer various online resources.Manage all event planning, office administration, and reporting for campaigns and other fundraising initiatives.


Minimum Qualifications:

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum of 3 years experience in non-profit fundraising field.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in new project development/leadership.
  • Must be detail oriented.
  • Ability to navigate and administer various online resources.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS


COMPENSATION

Salary:

35,000 - 45,000

Agency Information:

The Springfield Jewish Community Center is a welcoming and vibrant presence in western Massachusetts on the Longmeadow/Springfield line. The JCC's 80,000 sq. ft. facility and sits on 23 acres of land and includes a premier health, fitness, and aquatics center (including an indoor pool); preschool; and grounds including three playgrounds, ropes course, basketball and tennis courts, and sports fields. The JCC offers programs for all ages, including preschool, youth and teen programs, adult programs, senior adult life programs, and is home to the JCC Health & Fitness Center.

The Springfield JCC enriches community and nurtures wellness through physical, intellectual, social and spiritual programs and services. The J is guided by Jewish values, welcoming and respecting people of all abilities, ages, backgrounds, identities and faiths.

*Please submit all applications with a cover letter and three professional references.