Jew­ish Book Coun­cil seeks a high­ly moti­vat­ed Devel­op­ment Asso­ciate who will sup­port Jew­ish Book Council’s devel­op­ment initiatives. 

A Man­hat­tan-based non­prof­it, JBC is sit­u­at­ed at the inter­sec­tion of the Jew­ish com­mu­ni­ty and the pub­lish­ing world. JBC has pro­mot­ed Jew­ish-inter­est lit­er­a­ture through its foun­da­tion­al pro­gram, Jew­ish Book Month, since 1925, and has added pro­grams such as the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards, Natan Notable Books, JBC Net­work author tours, book reviews, author sem­i­nars, book club resources, a lit­er­ary jour­nal (Paper Brigade), and more over the fol­low­ing decades to meet the needs of an ever-chang­ing Jew­ish and pub­lish­ing landscape.

JBC con­sists of a small, ded­i­cat­ed team; we enjoy work­ing togeth­er and pitch­ing in to sup­port each oth­er. We are look­ing for an enthu­si­as­tic new mem­ber who thrives in a col­lab­o­ra­tive envi­ron­ment and is pas­sion­ate about lit­er­a­ture, pub­lish­ing, and the ways in which Jew­ish lit­er­a­ture can be an excit­ing access point to Jew­ish life, iden­ti­ty, and culture. 

Job Respon­si­bil­i­ties

The Devel­op­ment Asso­ciate will sup­port a grow­ing devel­op­ment pro­gram and help stream­line all oper­a­tions and donor man­age­ment. Respon­si­bil­i­ties will include, but are not lim­it­ed to:

  • Main­tain JBC’s CRM with doc­u­men­ta­tion about all donor activ­i­ties and con­stituents, includ­ing process and track­ing incom­ing gifts
  • Draft and edit writ­ten mate­ri­als, includ­ing per­son­al­ized donor acknowl­edg­ments, and oth­er writ­ing relat­ed to programming
  • Man­age phys­i­cal mail­ing to and from JBC supporters
  • Man­age JBC’s read­er mem­ber­ship pro­gram, includ­ing web­site main­te­nance, mem­ber­ship com­mu­ni­ca­tions, and phys­i­cal materials
  • Sup­port ED in prepar­ing for all donor meet­ings and events
  • Sup­port JBC’s Pro­gram Direc­tor in devel­op­ing and imple­ment­ing both in-per­son and vir­tu­al donor-focused events
  • Sup­port on grant research, appli­ca­tions, and reporting 
  • Con­duct research on cur­rent and prospec­tive donors to JBC
  • Man­age admin­is­tra­tive and sched­ul­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions for JBC’s Board of Directors
  • Sup­port JBC’s Emerg­ing Lead­ers Coun­cil group, includ­ing com­mu­ni­ca­tions, meet­ings, and spe­cial events for the group
  • Per­form gen­er­al office duties, attend meet­ings; assist with appoint­ments and calendars 


Like all mem­bers of the JBC team, the Devel­op­ment Asso­ciate will work at JBC events, includ­ing our annu­al three-day con­fer­ence, annu­al Writ­ers’ Con­fer­ence, evening pub­lic pro­grams, and the Nation­al Jew­ish Book Awards annu­al celebration.

JBC cur­rent­ly works a hybrid sched­ule and team mem­bers are expect­ed to work from the office sev­er­al days a week.


  • BA/BS degree
  • Min­i­mum of two years expe­ri­ence work­ing in a non­prof­it fundrais­ing envi­ron­ment, ide­al­ly with an under­stand­ing of devel­op­ment oper­a­tions or trans­fer­able experience
  • Expe­ri­ence with data­base man­age­ment sys­tems a plus (Sales­force preferred)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office/​Google Suite skills; pro­fi­cient in stan­dard word pro­cess­ing and spreadsheets
  • Detail ori­ent­ed with strong orga­ni­za­tion and time man­age­ment skills
  • Excel­lent com­mu­ni­ca­tion and inter­per­son­al skills, with a cus­tomer-ori­ent­ed mind­set, and an abil­i­ty to take a col­lab­o­ra­tive approach to work and with an eager­ness to be an active mem­ber of the JBC team
  • Demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty to nego­ti­ate a fast-paced envi­ron­ment and to per­form well inde­pen­dent­ly and as part of a team
  • Sound judg­ment and the abil­i­ty to exer­cise dis­cre­tion with con­fi­den­tial or sen­si­tive information
  • Writ­ing expe­ri­ence (sam­ples may be requested)
  • Cre­ative thinker who stays up to date with cur­rent engage­ment trends and can proac­tive­ly inte­grate new ways of think­ing into devel­op­ment and cam­paign processes
  • Some famil­iar­i­ty with Jew­ish cul­ture; knowl­edge of Judaism is a plus
  • Grant writ­ing and report gen­er­a­tion expe­ri­ence is a plus
  • Will­ing­ness to be flex­i­ble in accor­dance with the real­i­ties of work­ing at a small nonprofit

The salary range for this posi­tion is $50 – 60k.

Inter­est­ed appli­cants would send a cov­er let­ter and resume to jobs@​jewishbooks.​org

We do not dis­crim­i­nate on the basis of race, reli­gion, col­or, gen­der expres­sion or iden­ti­ty, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, nation­al ori­gin, cit­i­zen­ship, age, mar­i­tal sta­tus, dis­abil­i­ty sta­tus, or any oth­er char­ac­ter­is­tic pro­tect­ed by law.