Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia is seeking an experienced Development Associate, who will be responsible to cultivate, steward, and solicit through multiple giving levels focusing on donors 25-45 years of age


  • Build, cultivate and develop relationships to inspire prospective and current donors to give generously to the Jewish Federation annual campaign
  • Assist with planning and production of a wide range of events programs and meetings for the purpose of stewarding and attracting donors and pipelining leaders
  • Strategize with colleagues on best practices to increase giving and support the organization’s campaign
  • Develop, plan and implement Leadership Development Programs including developing curriculum, mentorship program and participant experience
  • Assist with all aspects of the planning for 1-2 domestic and/or international missions per year
  • Identify future leaders in the community and continue to foster an environment that advances Jewish concerns for justice and social change

Successful candidates for this position will possess the following skills, knowledge and abilities:

  • Minimum of three years of experience in development, or nonprofit management
  • Ideal candidates will have face-to-face solicitation experience and exceptional people skills
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate volunteer leadership
  • Passion for meeting new people and participating in the Jewish community
  • Comfort managing large-scale events and group travel
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture and customs
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends, including Friday nights
  • A valid driver’s license, with a comfort level of driving


Submit a resume and a letter detailing your qualifications and compensation requirements, in confidence, to


Since 1901 the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia mobilized financial and volunteer resources to address the communities’ most critical priorities locally, in Israel and around the world. We are the region’s only organization that mobilizes individuals to care for, enrich, and convene our local and global Jewish community.


We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish institutions. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We also welcome applications from people of diverse religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds.