Current Job Openings

Development Assistant - Part Time

The American Jewish Historical Society seeks a bright, enthusiastic and highly-motivated individual to help support our fundraising operations. The position is part-time as we plan an ambitious campaign to grow and expand our organization, with hopes that it will evolve into a full-time role. The part-time development assistant will be responsible for development administration, prospect research, and support of solicitation and stewardship cycles. Our hardworking staff is, and our ideal candidate will be, passionate about the AJHS mission, American Jewish history and history in general. This position will require very occasional evening and weekend work (Board meetings and annual Gala) and works on-site at the AJHS offices in Manhattan and reports to the Director of Advancement.


  • Gift processing - manage the timely processing and acknowledgement of gifts and assure that all types of donations (cash, pledges, matching gifts, and planned gifts) are properly documented in Raisers Edge
  • Ensure data integrity through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts
  • Assist in preparing research on prospects and assembling materials for cultivation and solicitation visits
  • Coordinate the production of fundraising appeals, stewardship efforts and fundraising events
  • Assist with the writing and editing of appeals, acknowledgements, donor news, reports, and proposals
  • Collaborate with various departments in support of fundraising, program attendance, social media engagement and all efforts enhancing fundraising and donor retention
  • Act as donor liaison for donor and prospect visits when the Director of Advancement is off-site
  • Communicate with donors and members/answer donor, prospect and member questions
  • Process incoming and outgoing mail related to Advancement/Development
  • Provide administrative support to the Director of Advancement


Education and Training: 

BA or equivalent work experience

2+ years working in non-profit administration/development

Understanding of and interest in the mission of the American Jewish Historical Society and earnest commitment to its growth and success

Skills, Abilities and Attributes:

Proficiency (preferred) or demonstrated experience with and knowledge of Raisers Edge

Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite

Quick learner – this position will require knowledge of all operations and the mission of AJHS

Demonstrated writing and communication skills (a writing sample will be required)

Extremely detail-oriented

Curious, Caring, Personable


Physical Demands:

Work occasional evenings

Special Environmental Factors: Does not apply

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter to