212-564-6500 info@joelpaul.com

Our client is The American Friends of Beit Issie Shapiro (www.afobis.org).

The Development Assistant position, reporting to the Director of Development Northeast Region, is an entry-level position. Primarily responsible for assisting the Regional Directors of Development (Northeast, Southeast, West Coast) carry out the implementation of fundraising activities in their regions for AFOBIS.

Primary Responsibilities

Responsible for all administrative aspects of development operations

  • Process donations and prepare acknowledgement letters and other donor related correspondence
  • Maintain donor files
  • Maintain meticulous database records and update daily
  • Coordinate production and mailing of appeal letters
  • Manage central organization’s email
  • Field phone inquiries about AFOBIS
  • Provide support for board meeting preparation
  • Assist with preparation of solicitation and marketing materials
  • Track and manage execution of an annual schedule of activities
  • Liaise with finance department regarding incoming contributions and transfer of funds to Israel
  • Oversee web-based donor software, online donation forms, web content changes and crowd funding
  • Assist with coordination and logistics for all fundraising events


  • Minimum 2 years experience working in the non-profit sector
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Computer skills: proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Publisher, Power Point)
  • Fundraising database knowledge (Bloomerang, Salesforce), a plus
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task and be attentive to details
  • Self-starter with ability to learn quickly and work efficiently
  • Exhaustive attention to detail in data management and all other tasks
  • Ability to work in a team and independently
  • Positive attitude and proactive spirit


  • Medical and dental coverage
  • Paid Jewish and national holidays; 10 vacation days; 5 sick days
  • Leave early for Shabbat
Willie Hochman
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