Development Officer

Washington D.C.
LOCATION: Washington D.C.

Founded in 1906, AJC seeks to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. In addition to its New York headquarters and Office of Government & International Affairs in Washington, D.C., AJC has regional offices and affiliates across the U.S. and overseas in addition to a multitude of global partnerships.

Among Jewish organizations, AJC is the preeminent leader in the global arena. With a presence in Belgium, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Brazil and Switzerland, AJC’s network of relationships with, and access to, key decision makers and thought leaders on every continent is unmatched. AJC is recognized by foreign leaders, the Israeli and U.S. governments as an effective and trusted interlocutor for Jewish issues, human rights and advocacy for democratic values. Today, AJC proactively tackles the greatest concerns of Jewish communities around the globe.

The Development Officer will support the development and fundraising efforts of Project Interchange (PI) and the Latino and Latin-American Institute (LLAI) , institutes of AJC, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of human rights and democratic values, and the well-being of Jewish people in Israel and worldwide.

The Development Officer will be based in Washington, DC or New York City and will report to AJC’s National Associate Director of Development. He/She will also work closely with the Directors of PI and LLAI.

Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Identify new foundation and individual sources of support whose priorities align with PI/LLAI mission and priorities.
  • Research prospects for new grant proposals, applications for support, letters of solicitation and other forms of outreach;
  • Expand AJC’s capacity for identification, tracking, cultivating, solicitation and stewardship of donors;
  • Using knowledge of AJC/PI/LLAI, deep existing relationships between current donors and PI/LLAI, seeking to increase their commitment and giving;
  • Using knowledge of the non-profit and/or Jewish philanthropic community, identify and calibrate AJC approach to donors attuned to PI/LLAI needs and achievements.
  • Prepare detailed donor identification, background reports, and leadership profiles for senior AJC/PI/LLAI staff.
  • Serve as point of contact with all current donors, foundations and staff.
  • Create and respond to routine communication and correspondence with donors to ensure timely submission of all required reports and proposals.
  • Obtain and integrate updated program information and outcomes from PI/LLAI staff into all materials.
  • Update, expand and continually expand PI/LLAI donor database to include up to date information on donor contact, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Maintain and update development and fundraising calendars for PI/LLAI, convey grant/donor related data & information to relevant colleagues;
  • Prepare and update complex donor identification reports;
  • Collect and tabulate fundraising and development data for institutional reports and evaluations.
  • Two+ years writing foundation and/or government grant proposals or letters of solicitation, in Jewish communal service or related non-profit organization.
  • Exceptional written, oral and interpersonal skills
  • Proven ability to successfully manage concurrent projects to completion
  • Comfortable, motivated and effective whether working independently or in team settings
  • Excellent research, analytical and drafting skills.
  • Experience working with Raiser’s Edge, database and budget software
  • Excellent time management, word-processing and organizational skills
  • Professional demeanor and strong work ethic.
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AJC is an Equal Opportunity Employer