JFS Job Opening: Development Associate

Full time position supporting development fundraising efforts through management of Raiser's Edge database.

February 22, 2022
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JFS Job Opening: Development Associate

Full time position supporting development fundraising efforts through management of Raiser's Edge database.

February 22, 2022

Development Associate (Full Time)

Jewish Family Service is a non-profit human service agency for people of all ages and all walks of life.  Jewish Family Service is committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity. It is the policy of Jewish Family Service to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, marital status, citizenship, national origin, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The position reports to the Manager of Resource Development.

Job Purpose

The purpose of this job is to maintain proper documentation that supports development fundraising efforts, gift collection and donor records for a premiere social service agency in Houston.

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Manage data entry process in Raiser’s Edge, including data entry, new records,
  • booking pledges and gifts and data verification.
  • Manage documentation, both physical and digital, of gifts, pledges, and grant
  • awards needed for development and accounting teams.
  • Ensure donor database integrity through the use of Blackbaud data
  • enrichment services, donor contact information sources, strategic ongoing
  • clean-up, data building, and analytic efforts to enhance fundraising success.
  • Maintain regular production and processing of donor invoicing.
  • Coordinate the production, distribution, documentation and reporting of
  • pledge commitments.
  • Set up and maintain campaign dashboards.
  • Communicate with donors in person, on the phone, and by email.
  • Provide gift reports for accounting reconciliation and donor profiles for
  • fundraising efforts.
  • Support development team’s staffing of fundraising, donor stewardship, and
  • cultivation events.
  • Perform additional duties as required by Resource Development Manager

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office 365 Suite Required
  • Proficient in Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT Database Views Required
  • Blackbaud Raiser’s Edge NXT Web View Knowledge Preferred
  • Professional, detail oriented, and excellent time management skills
  • Ability to work successfully in a fast-paced positive team environment while managing multiple projects
  • Creative, flexible, consumer service oriented, and excellent
  • communication skillsSelf-Motivated with strong organizational, analytical, and information, management skills

Working Conditions

In performing the duties of this position, the employee must be able to have sufficient bodily mobility to accomplish essential functions of job. Requires bending, stooping, stretching, and some lifting. Must have fine motor skills to perform typing and writing of reports, etc. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to meet routine office physical demands including climbing stairs, carrying up to 15-pound objects and possessing the dexterity and vision to operate office computers and equipment.

Direct Reports


To apply, please email resume to:

Tiffany Dorsey


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