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.
® 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.)
multi-line phone system, forwarding calls as needed, and responding to donor
Occasional weekend and evening work required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
organizational skills and attention to detail.
of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and ability to work
in a team.
degree or equivalent.
Familiarity with conducting Internet
research, and comfort working with databases.
with Raiser’s Edge a plus.
Occasional weekend and
evening work required.