Yiddish Book Center

1021 West Street
Amherst, MA 01002

Date Posted:
April 05, 2021

Western Massachusetts



Development Assistant


The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development Assistant to join this dynamic cultural organization and help grow its fundraising program. Now in its 41st year, the Center, located in Amherst, Massachusetts, has just completed a $53 million comprehensive campaign to safeguard its collections, improve access to Yiddish literature (both in Yiddish and in translation), advance its innovative educational programs, and build an endowment commensurate with its vision.The Development Assistant will support the development and membership offices with events coordination, donor stewardship, correspondence, and data entry.

Responsibilities include:

® Assist with donor and prospect researchfor weekly gift reports, event and education program attendees, donor visit briefings, and miscellaneous research as needed, using ResearchPoint and other database and electronic sources.

® Assist with constituent and gift entry, updates, and query and report generation in Raiser's Edge and other constituent databases.

® Help manage special projects and maintain donor and prospect pool lists.

® Plan and manage Development events, including with, venues andcaterers; compiling guest lists; invitation production, mailing and tracking; and overall logistics.

® Assist with mail processing (opening, sorting, documenting, etc.)

® Answer multi-line phone system, forwarding calls as needed, and responding to donor inquiries.

® Occasional weekend and evening work required.


® Excellent written and oral communication skills.

® Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.

® Sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and ability to work in a team.

® Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

® Familiarity with conducting Internet research, and comfort working with databases.

® Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus.

Occasional weekend and evening work required.
How To Apply:

Email cover letter and resume to:jobs@yiddishbookcenter.organd put “Development Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

Apply by:
May 03, 2021
$33,000 - $35,000
About this Organization:

The Yiddish Book Center is a nonprofit organization working to tell the whole Jewish story by rescuing, translating, and disseminating Yiddish books and presenting innovative educational programs that broaden understanding of modern Jewish identity.