Jobs at NIF

Development Associate — National Outreach

5 December 2022

POSITION TITLE: Development Associate — National Outreach

LOCATION: New York, NY area preferred, will consider remote applicants in the United States

START DATE: January 2023 (position posted December 2022)

STATUS: Full-time, exempt, union position

NIF seeks an engaging, focused, and reliable professional to serve as a Development Associate and support our national fundraising efforts. The Development Associate will serve as the right hand to two Directors of Outreach and Major Gifts, providing invaluable support to their fundraising, public engagement, and community relations work in cities around the U.S. This position provides crucial administrative functions and is a key member of the National Outreach teams, actively supporting the growth of NIF’s donor base and presence in cities around the country where NIF does not have on-site staff. The position will be divided such that approximately 75% of the time will be dedicated to national outreach in the eastern US region including Florida (NOEFL) and 25% to national outreach in the western US region (NOW).


  • Support the day-to-day operations for the Regional Directors; acting as first point of contact for volunteers and donors, screening calls, inquiries, and requests, preparing materials for meetings and events, and making travel arrangements as needed
  • Organize and attend events as needed, including occasional travel within region. This includes creating promotional materials, booking vendors, coordinating with speakers, managing partnerships with co-hosts, etc.
  • Work with donor databases, including recordkeeping, recording interactions with donors, researching donors, and running reports
  • Conduct prospect research and manage the donor prospect pipeline
  • Help steward donor portfolio for gifts remotely, including solicitation and thank you calls
  • Provide meticulous donor care, including responding to phone calls, emails, and other correspondence as needed
  • Draft materials for direct donor outreach, such as email blasts, invitations, and gift acknowledgements
  • Provide support for grant proposals and reports, including managing deadlines and files, gathering information for submissions, preparing and editing documents
  • Liaise with groups of volunteers, including Regional Councils in Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Seattle
  • Provide logistical and technical support for educational and fundraising events, including creating outreach lists, creating registration pages, drafting email correspondences, and mailing invitations
  • Prepare invoices and expense reports
  • Provide ongoing administrative support as required
  • Work collaboratively with local and national NIF staff


  • Bachelor’s degree or 2+ years equivalent & relevant work experience
  • Detail-oriented, organized, clear communicator
  • Ability to work independently, take initiative, problem-solve, and be a team player
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to manage several projects at one time while meeting deadlines
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, steady demeanor, and the ability to work collaboratively with colleagues and volunteers
  • Computer proficiency essential; experience with CRMs, fundraising, email marketing platforms a plus
  • Competency in Excel and Microsoft Office Suite, Google Drive (docs, sheets, general drive organization)
  • Experience in creating and analyzing spreadsheets
  • Strong writing skills
  • Commitment to NIF’s issues and values – equality, democracy, justice in Israel
  • Ability to represent NIF in an articulate and compelling manner, and understand the complex nature of Israeli society
  • Basic graphic design skills a plus (Canva, Adobe)

This position reports to the Director of Outreach, Eastern US and the Director of Outreach, Western US.

This position must be based in the U.S. and able to work on Eastern Time. Preference will go to New York area residents, but we will also accept applicants from other areas who are able to work remotely.  In cities where NIF has an office (New York, Washington DC, Boston, San Francisco), employees work 1-2 days in the office, and other days from home. Some travel may be required for regional fundraising events.

The salary range for this position is $47,000 – $51,000 annually based on skill and experience. 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 the  job will remain posted until filled. No phone calls, please. Qualified candidates will be contacted via email.

The New Israel Fund promotes diversity and equal opportunity in the workplace and believes it is important for our continuing success. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals, in particular women, non-binary people, and people of color, as well as applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds. The New Israel Fund is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment based on race, color, 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.