Development Assistant, Manhattan Campaign




Position Summary: The Manhattan Division is a dynamic team within the Fundraising Resource and Development Division that focuses on innovative ways to reach donors and build community. The assistant will support general Manhattan Division fundraising efforts as well as The Center for Youth Philanthropy and Leadership (CYPL).  CYPL is an opportunity for families with children in 6th grade through college to engage in the work of UJA in meaningful, hands-on ways, including individualized bar and bat mitzvah projects, a teen foundation board experience, and volunteer events. The Manhattan Division seeks a proactive, motivated, and flexible person to provide essential administrative support to the professional staff within the various Manhattan Division portfolios including general fundraising, events. This individual is also responsible for supporting CYPL programs: Give a Mitzvah – Do a Mitzvah (GMDM), Mitzvahs and Milestones (M&M), and the Philanthropic Advisory Council for Teens (PACT). Major Responsibilities:
  • Support meetings and other programmatic elements related to CYPL including PACT, GMDM, and M&M
  • Manage all logistical preparations for monthly PACT programs as well as annual events
  • Help coordinate and assist with department events and activities
  • Maintain records of past projects and create systems to record project history
  • Manage calendar and files
  • Screen telephone calls, check department email inbox, and respond to situations as appropriate
  • Process payments and donations and prepare wire transfers
  • Become knowledgeable and proficient in use of UJA systems including our fundraising, grant making, and purchasing systems
  • Draft and send acknowledgement letters and assemble internal and external mailings
  • Help prepare for committee meetings and other meetings throughout the year
  • Manage and update committee lists in our fundraising database
  • Manage general Manhattan Division fundraising events and work events on an as-needed basis
  • Help with Manhattan Division general needs as they arise
  • Be an integrated and involved CYPL and Manhattan team member
  • Excellent relationship building, interpersonal skills, and customer-service orientation
  • Ability to inspire and influence others
  • Ability to work collaboratively with a team and to manage multiple tasks
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required, as well as active listening skills
  • Knowledge of issues facing the Jewish community and a strong commitment and passion to the mission of UJA-Federation
  • Entrepreneurial and self-starter
  • Willingness to be flexible with time and to work on Sundays and evenings as needed
  • Strong attention to detail, ability to solve problems and work independently
  • Experience in teen education, engagement, and programming
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Bachelor’s degree required




Bachelors or better.


Position Summary: We are looking for an Assistant / Associate Creative Director with extensive brand development and design experience who is adept at critical and conceptional thinking. They have a stellar portfolio showcasing digital and print work that is modern and engaging. They are a nimble problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. This leader is both visionary and hands-on; they will spearhead creative ideation, partner across the organization, and provide visual guidance to in-house creative teams while being able to roll up their sleeves and create compelling work. The Assistant / Associate Creative Director reports to and supports the Director of Creative Strategy in guiding and managing the development of creative materials from conception to production, ensuring that these materials adhere to UJA’s visual brand style. Major Responsibilities: 
  • Manage, develop, and enforce UJA’s visual brand across print and digital collateral
  • Help lead the evolution of our visual brand, creating and updating style guides as needed, including UJA’s core and sub brand identities
  • Design work that strongly communicates brand narrative, goals and concepts
  • Oversee and offer art direction to in-house design team, web team, and outside freelance designers
  • Offer art direction and conceptual ideas for in-person event experiences
  • Be solutions-oriented and collaborative, taking ownership of design projects, working with partners, and inspiring other creatives on the marketing and communications team to deliver original, high-quality work
  • Garner and maintain strong relationships with internal partners
  • 7+ years design/art/creative direction experience in-house or at an agency
  • Exceptional design, conceptual, and critical thinking skills
  • Modern and engaging portfolio print and digital work showcasing a deep understanding of, and experience in branding, graphic design, layout, color theory and strong typography
  • Flexible, quick thinker who is willing to iterate and refine work based on feedback
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with tight deadlines
  • Excels in a team environment, ability to build and maintain positive relationships through strong collaboration efforts
  • Experience working with project management and asset management platforms
  • A visual thinker who understands how to use design to elevate copy
  • Excellent skills with design software, including the Adobe Creative Cloud suite; Canva, and Figma a plus
Salary Information: The salary range for this role is $80,000 - $90,000; commensurate with experience and qualifications listed above.
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