JOB POSTING: Development Associate, Affinities


The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh seeks a Development Associate, Affinities. The Development Associate, Affinities will increase awareness, involvement, and raise funds for the Community Campaign and other giving streams. This position is a key member of the Development staff. This is a full-time, professional exempt position reporting to the Director of Development Operations.

This position is responsible for overseeing all areas of Women and Men’s Philanthropy which includes: campaign and community programs; fundraising, outreach and donor cultivation; and leadership succession. The Development Associate, Affinities will be responsible for building and strengthening relationships with key volunteers to advance their connection to and involvement in Women and Men’s Philanthropy and the Federation overall. This position is responsible for assisting with the development and growth of the Community Campaign, as well as other fundraising streams; which requires strong knowledge of the Jewish community, culture, and practices, as well as for the mission of Federation and the Jewish community including Israel and world Jewry.

The Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh is the central fundraising and community planning organization for the Pittsburgh Jewish community. We provide funding to local and overseas partner agencies, as well as independent programs that provide health and human welfare services.


Volunteer Leadership Development:

  • Cultivate and steward prospective and current donors and volunteers.
  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteer fundraisers while working to increase the Community Campaign and endowment.
  • Partner with the Women and Men’s Philanthropy volunteer leadership to ensure increased fundraising, engagement, and leadership development.
  • Manage a pipeline of potential leaders to assume all leadership roles.

Financial Resource Development Operations and Management:

  • Utilize metrics and measurement tools to ensure donors are appropriately stewarded based on current or potential giving.
  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of donors and prospects, securing commitments through face-to-face solicitations.
  • Serve as a relationship manager to cultivate and maintain relations with donors and prospects by conducting face-to-face meetings.
  • Develop and implement educational and outreach programming in partnership with volunteer leadership.
  • Work to ensure donor satisfaction with the highest level of customer service.
  • Develops and oversees an annual programming budget.
  • Manages special projects and performs other duties as required by department Directors.


Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Personal Characteristics:

  • Excellent relationship building skills.
  • Proven ability to work with volunteers, volunteer leadership, and other constituent groups.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate with all levels of staff, volunteers, donors, and prospective donors.
  • Results-driven achiever with exemplary planning and organizational skills.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills.
  • Innovative problem-solver who can generate solutions.
  • Knowledge and continued learning of fundraising best practices including the ability to articulate an the organization’s message and mission.
  • Enthusiastic attitude, eager to meet challenges and quickly adapt. Flexible perspective with the ability to work within processes and systems that are evolving and subject to change.


Education, Training and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Jewish Communal Service, Public Administration, Non-profit management, or related field, or equivalent professional experience required. Master’s degree a plus.
  • Three to five years of fundraising or development experience within a non-profit organization(s), as a professional, intern or volunteer capacity. Sales experience or the equivalent will be considered.
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, database management or Salesforce is strongly preferred.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid driver’s license, and maintain reliable transportation during employment
  • Possess current Pennsylvania Child Protection clearances as a condition of employment.


Nature of work requires an ability to operate standard business office equipment. Also requires ability to communicate and exchange information, collect, compile, and prepare work documents, set-up and maintain work files, as well as sitting at a computer desk. Travel by automobile will be required regularly. Work usually performed in a general office environment, but currently employees are working from home. The position requires availability for additional hours at various times throughout the year. Requires regular participation and attendance at organization-sponsored events and meetings including nights and weekends. This position does not require heavy lifting.


This job announcement is not designed to cover all responsibilities, duties or activities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities are subject to change. New duties may be assigned at any time with or without notice in accordance with the needs of Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh.


Qualified individuals may apply by sending cover letter, resume and compensation requirements to Tanya Gore-White, Manager Human Resources & Office Operations at, or mail to Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh, 2000 Technology Drive, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. No phone calls please.

Inclusion of people of all abilities is a core value of Jewish Pittsburgh. For accommodations for disabilities in the application or interviewing process, please contact us.

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