Senior Development Associate

Atlanta, Georgia
Jul 05, 2019
Aug 04, 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA) is among the largest Jewish community centers in the world! The MJCCA is a thriving, dynamic, ever changing organization serving over 60,000 people each year. The MJCCA’s modern, multi-purpose Zaban Campus sits on 52 acres in Dunwoody where people across all generations participate in every possible kind of program that helps people meet their newest lifelong friends, learn new skills and enhance their overall quality of life.  At the MJCCA we turn everyday minutes into moments that are remembered for a lifetime.

If you join our 500 full- and part-time family of staff members, you will be part of an amazing agency that has been voted as a Top 100 Workplace for 8 years in a row.

You’ll report to the Development Director and be a part of an energetic and self-motivated team. You’ll  have to be passionate about forming genuine relationships with community members and making a real difference in the community. We work with philanthropists and “everyday people” too. As a Senior Development Associate, you will be a key member of the team as you help to identify, cultivate and build authentic relationships with new donor prospects (likely current program participants) ($1000+), help develop a new gift soliciting strategy, solicit donations and assist in donor stewardship.

This is definitely a full-time gig - Monday – Friday with additional late nights and some weekends. The MJCCA provides eligible employees a benefits package including, but not limited to, FREE MEMBERSHIP (awesome fitness center and classes!) medical and dental insurance, 403(b), paid holidays (including Jewish holidays), personal days and sick days – and friendship with your colleagues!. Find out more by visiting our website at

Department: Development

FLSA: Exempt

40 Hours a week

Key Responsibilities:

Identify, cultivate, solicit and steward qualified prospects and donors

Conduct and/or coordinate face-to-face visits, and other activities with donors

Design and implement an online monthly giving campaign

Meet or exceed annual individual revenue goals tied to agency budget

Work independently and be self-motivated in initiating contacts with potential donors

Collaborate with team members to analyze portfolios and strategize upgrades

Demonstrate a keen sense of curiosity for donors – listening for what truly compels each donor to give substantially by asking the right questions – and be able to personally adapt as needed to meet the needs of donors

Compassionately articulate the mission and impact of the MJCCA

Guide the development of compelling proposals and oversee the development of creative presentations and reports

Key Requirements:

3+ years of front-line experience in leadership gifts development

A strong network in the Jewish community

Demonstrated track record of successful fundraising

Successful experience closing $1000+ gifts

An energetic, creative and strategic approach to work

Ability to think through and solve challenges

Exemplary presentation skills and communication skills

Ability to collaborate with others

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