Development Assistant

Posted: 09/14/2021

Position Title: Development Assistant

Reports to: Deputy Director of Development Operations

Location: Washington, DC

Start Date: Immediate


The Development Assistant will be responsible for all donation processing, donor-data entry, routine fundraising reports, personalized donor receipts, including all gift acknowledgments. The Development Assistant will also help to maintain the department’s development database, assist in prospect research, as well as provide administrative support for fundraising events as needed.


  • Manage and coordinate the data entry and tracking of all asks, pledges, and outstanding payments;
  • Process all contributions to J Street in an accurate and timely manner;
  • Manage and coordinate the gift-acknowledgment process;
  • Provide administrative and database support to regional team members and regularly collaborate with the Finance team;
  • Provide necessary reports and data on ad-hoc basis to both central operations as well as regional team members.

Desired Skills and Characteristics

Competitive candidates will be highly organized, motivated and communicative. Any experience working with various databases and donor-communications systems is welcomed. Some professional development-office experience, including database management, in a medium ($2 million) to large size ($20 million) non-profit is ideal.

The ideal candidate will also possess the following attributes:

  • Highly organized with meticulous attention to detail;
  • Strong Microsoft Excel background and quantitative background;
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet numerous deadlines;
  • Eager to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and goal-driven environment;
  • Flexibility adapting to a developing organizational structure;
  • Excellent editing, and proofreading skills;
  • Experience with multiple database platforms as well as some experience with basic information design and reporting;
  • Some event-planning experience preferred;
  • A strong commitment to J Street’s pro-Israel/pro-peace mission.

More about J Street
J Street is the political home for pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans who want Israel to be secure, democratic, and the national home of the Jewish people. Working in American politics and the Jewish community, J Street advocates policies that advance shared US and Israeli interests, as well as Jewish and democratic values, leading to a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Launched in 2008 with four staff and a limited budget, J Street is now a $10 million organization with a national staff of over 60.

The organization is headquartered in Washington, DC, with employees in eight cities including Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Denver and Tel Aviv. The J Street family of organizations includes J Street, a 501(c)(4) nonprofit that is responsible for lobbying and advocacy; JStreetPAC, a federal political action committee that endorses and raises money for federal candidates; and the J Street Education Fund, a 501(c)(3) that works to educate the public and raise awareness of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the two-state solution. For more information about J Street, please go to

Salary and Benefits

The salary range for this full-time non-exempt position is $41,000-$45,000 depending on experience. Our comprehensive benefits package includes paid vacation and sick leave, personal leave, generous parental leave, paid time off on many federal and Jewish holidays, health and dental insurance, company-paid life insurance, a 401k program, commuter benefits, and a flexible spending account. This is a bargaining unit position.

J Street recognizes a staff bargaining unit affiliated with IFPTE Local 70, a union for non-profit workers. This position is included in J Street’s bargaining unit and is covered under the terms of the collective bargaining agreement.

Application Instructions

To Apply

We are excited to receive applications from a broad range of applicants as we grow our organization to better reflect the diversity of the communities that care about our mission. Please submit the items listed below HERE:

  1. Cover Letter that explains why you are interested and qualified
  2. Resume
  3. List of Three References

This position is available immediately. Applications are being accepted now and the position will be filled as quickly as possible.

At J Street we value an inclusive, welcoming, and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to understanding and valuing each other’s perspectives at all levels of the organization thereby creating a culture that allows us to better serve our employees, and the communities we work with. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, national origin, age, sex, religion, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other basis protected by local, state, or federal law. This policy applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment and fellowship, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.