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Development Associate

Anti-Defamation League (ADL)
New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Aug 28, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Corporate and Foundation Relations, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Other Fundraising, Special Events
Advocacy, Community Development, Community Foundations, Other Fields, Philanthropic Advisors
Employment Type
Full Time
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POSITION TITLE: Development Associate 

REPORTS TO: Director of Impact Giving



Grade/Class: E, exempt, PSA-eligible 



ADL (Anti-Defamation League) is the leading anti-hate organization in the world. Founded in 1913 in response to an escalating climate of antisemitism and bigotry, its essential mission hasn’t changed in more than 100 years: to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment to all. Today, ADL continues to fight all forms of hate with the same vigor and passion. ADL is the first call when acts of antisemitism occur. A global leader in exposing extremism, delivering anti-bias education, and fighting hate online, ADL’s ultimate goal is a world in which no group or individual suffers from bias, discrimination or hate.

ADL’s CEO and National Director, Jonathan Greenblatt—an accomplished leader and entrepreneur in the corporate, public, and nonprofit sectors—was recruited to the organization in July 2015. He has injected new energy and brought a bold vision to the agency. Under Jonathan’s leadership, ADL is transforming itself, upgrading its capabilities, leveraging innovation, building partnerships, and pioneering new horizons.



The Growth Division at ADL includes the Development, Development Operations, Training and End-User Support, Reporting & Data Analysis, and Regional Operations teams. As a member of this key team at ADL, the Development Associate provides strategic and operational support to help meet the goals of a fast-paced Development department. This versatile utility player with ADL’s Development team is a strategist, a project manager and a problem solver who does not shy away from a challenge, large or small. Areas of focus include the development, planning, and execution of targeted cultivation and fundraising events, direct, hands-on management for Growth and Capital Campaign Committee meetings, and prepping Regional team members and ADL leadership for high-level donor meetings. The Development Associate executes daily tasks on behalf of the VP of Strategic Partnerships and Senior Vice President of Growth, and works closely with team members across the national Development department as well as with members of ADL’s 25 regional offices.



  • Support the donor portfolio for senior members of the Growth Division, including the CEO, Senior Vice President of Growth and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, and Director of Impact Giving by developing strategy and preparing materials for donor meetings, including briefing memos, research profiles, and suggested talking points.
  • Draft donor communications prior to and following meetings, as directed by Director.
  • Conduct research on key prospective donors to help inform effective donor strategies.
  • Oversee the development and implementation of fundraising and donor cultivation events in the New York tri-state area and select regions across the country. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing invitations, managing guest lists, and crafting key materials such as a run of show, talking points, briefing memos, attendee bios and ADL collateral. Manage all event comms and follow up.
  • Communicate and coordinate donor meetings/visits with regional development staff. Maintain complex calendars and/or schedules of events as directed by Director.
  • Support CSC Capital Campaign outreach including organizing committee meetings, preparing agendas and handling minutes and follow up.
  • Utilize Salesforce to maintain accurate records of all donor interactions, individuals’ programmatic interests, biographical information, and strategies for donor engagement and solicitation.
  • Work with colleagues on donor communications in all forms and assist in prepping solicitations.
  • Assist the Development team in managing major initiatives, projects and events, as needed.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by communicating in a manner that fosters teamwork with colleagues.
  • Other tasks and duties reasonably related to job responsibilities.



  • Strong project management, organizational and administrative skills (required).
  • Exceptional interpersonal, presentation and writing skills essential.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and adjust workflow accordingly (required).
  • Ability to effectively handle a variety of matters independently in a professional, polished and mature manner with tact, diplomacy and appropriate judgement (required).
  • Confidence and competence in working directly with executives and high-net-worth individuals strongly preferred.
  • Advanced fluency in Excel and PowerPoint, strong technology skills and the ability and willingness to learn new technologies as they emerge (required).
  • Familiarity with database management software (preferred).
  • Proactive mindset and the ability to determine course of action (required).
  • Effective in building strong working relationships and collaborating across the organization to problem-solve (required).
  • Ability to work efficiently in a virtual environment with off-site colleagues (required).
  • A problem-solving focus, an astute attention to detail, and the ability to maintain confidentiality and handle sensitive information (required).
  • Excellent customer service and communications skills (required).

Work Experience

  • 5 years of experience in fundraising with events management expertise required.
  • 2-3 years major donor or donor stewardship development experience or experience engaging and stewarding HNW individuals in some capacity strongly preferred.
  • Experience preparing polished talking points, presentations, and other materials preferred.
  • Previous work in a national organization with multiple satellite offices a plus.

The information in this job description indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications and objectives required of employees assigned to this job, nor is it to be interpreted as a contract for employment.

Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with experience.

ADL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Recruitment, hiring, promotions and other terms, conditions and privileges of employment shall be maintained in a manner which does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, marital status, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or military status, or in violation of any applicable Federal, state or local legislation.


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