Jobs at NIF

Development Associate — Chicago

9 May 2022

POSITION TITLE: Development Associate — Chicago Region


START DATE: Immediate

STATUS: Full-time, exempt

The New Israel Fund (NIF) protects and advances equality and liberal democracy in Israel. Long credited with seed funding and founding progressive civil society in Israel, NIF now leads the fight for democratic institutions and a socially just society that is truly shared by every Israeli.

The Development Associate provides administrative support to the fundraising, programmatic, and communication work of the Chicago region, assisting the Regional Director to ensure overall success. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual, offering valuable experience working in a non-profit environment on both a regional and national level. The Development Associate will be based in the Chicagoland area and able to work remotely with the exception of events and in-person meetings as required by their supervisor.


  • Serve as the face of NIF greeting supporters and attendees at community gatherings and events
  • Create and target program/event invitations and track RSVPs using Every Action CRM
  • Coordinate program/event invitations and follow-up through phone and email and ensure event data is tracked in CRM systems
  • Update and manage Raiser’s Edge donor database
  • Arrange logistics for in-person and virtual events including travel and necessities for visiting speakers and guests
  • Conduct prospective donor research using iWave and other tools
  • Oversee completion of administrative reports, i.e., expenses, corporate credit card reconciliation
  • Design database queries
  • Provide ongoing administrative support as required, including remote office support, answering calls and ordering office supplies
  • Help steward donor portfolio for gifts ranging from $500-$1,000, including solicitation and thank you communications by email and phone
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Careful attention to detail
  • Exceptional organizational skills
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work quickly, skillfully, and calmly
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel, and Outlook) is required


  • Professional experience involving administrative responsibilities – scheduling, expense reports, etc.
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge, EveryAction, and iWave
  • Familiarity with Google Drive
  • Bachelor or Associate degree

The salary range for this position is $46,500 – $51,000 USD annually.  NIF offers a generous benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, life insurance; short-term and long-term disability; dependent coverage; flex spending; retirement match; vacation, sick leave, and paid holidays (Jewish and secular).

Email cover letter and resume as PDFs to [email protected]. In the subject line, include the position title and your name. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and job will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email.

The New Israel Fund encourages applications from all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, disability status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We also encourage applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. The New Israel Fund is an equal opportunity employer.