Development Associate

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania / Remote
$40,000 - $45,000
Jul 19, 2021
Aug 18, 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Some college
Willingness to Travel
up to 25%
Experience Level

Development Associate

Challah for Hunger


This position is open to all US candidates in any region and is a remote position*


*This position is remote, though ability to travel for in-person events is strongly preferred



LOCATION: Anywhere in the United States

SALARY: $40,000 - $45,000



Challah for Hunger is a national organization that builds communities of leaders inspired and equipped to take action against hunger. Established on a single campus in 2004, the network has grown to over 75 chapters that engage 10,000 volunteers annually, providing programs and opportunities embedded in our three pillars: community, advocacy and philanthropy. In addition to supporting our chapters, Challah for Hunger supports an ever-expanding alumni network, a growing community program, and partners with national and local organizations to address the issue of campus food insecurity. To learn more about our work, visit and

We seek a highly organized, detail-oriented, creative individual with superior communication skills to serve as our Development Associate. As a member of our team, the Development Associate will help lead the organization’s fundraising and storytelling efforts. This role will report to and partner closely with Challah for Hunger’s Senior Director of Development. This is an exciting time to be joining Challah for Hunger during a period of exponential growth and expansion. 

A note about this unique time As we are all working through the midst of a global pandemic, the need for Challah for Hunger is as great as ever. With the 34% of food insecure college students jumping to nearly 3 out of 5 because of COVID-19, Challah for Hunger pivoted our programming online during COVID, and we are excited to be back in person this fall. Our small staff team is working full-time, from home, though attending in-person events and meetings is a possibility depending on the candidate’s location. All of our staff, regardless of their location, are expected to be online during regular  EST hours.


  • Grant Management (35%)


    • Oversee our grant application and review cycle


      Assist in the cultivation and stewardship of foundation relationships


      Write and edit grant proposals, foundation reports, and other funding correspondence both independently and in collaboration with program staff


      Track grant application due dates, reporting dates, and maintain electronic and hardcopy foundation files


      Assist with prospecting, including conducting research and preparing prospect reports


    Donor Cultivation and Stewardship Management (35%)


    • Manage our individual donor stewardship system and ensure excellent donor relationship building 


      Manage donor data systems, including gift entry and donor information


      Prepare and send donor acknowledgement letters/correspondence


      Assist with individual campaigns, including copywriting, designing email solicitations and social media posts, and managing donation platforms


    Events Management (20%)


    • Manage logistics such as scouting locations, interfacing with vendors, preparing agendas/event materials


      Design and manage invitations and event communications, including managing RSVPs


      Provide virtual and in-person (where/if applicable) event support as needed 


    Ongoing Project Support (10%)


    • Support the fundraising efforts of the Senior Director of Development and the Executive Director in ongoing special projects 


  • Minimum of 2-3 years work experience, preferably with relevant experience in development/philanthropy


     Excellent verbal and written communications skills, with special emphasis on writing ability and storytelling


    Experience successfully managing multiple projects


    Strong organizational skills with attention to detail and deadlines


    Ability to both give and take direction


    Confidence in using social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram)


    Strong computer skills including Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google Documents


    Experience with CRM systems, particularly Bloomerang, is preferred


    Proven track record around ability to build, develop and foster ongoing donor relationships


    Willingness and ability to work successfully with people at all levels within the organization (including board members, donors, and volunteers)


    Flexibility and creativity, always thinking about ways to engage new potential and existing donors


    A passion for the organization’s mission and commitment to our goals


    Comfortable with Jewish culture and values


    Challah for Hunger experience is a plus, but not required



  • You’re self-motivated. You create your own organizational systems and can hold yourself and others accountable.
  • You expertly navigate managing all levels of an organization.
  • You are fast-paced and high-energy.
  • You have a bias toward action. You can move rapidly through ever-changing environments and have the ability to shift priorities on a dime.
  • You are not afraid of a challenge. You see potential in any situation and can leverage that potential. You can think and act quickly and strategically with a clear head. 
  • You’re a systems guru. You enjoy organizing chaos. You can take a large amount of information, assess it, and find the best way to organize it with the end-user in mind.
  • You’re a people person. You love people and understand how to optimize the experiences of co-workers, external partners, and other stakeholders. 
  • You’re an expert multi-tasker. You have experience juggling multiple projects at once from start to finish with detailed planning and persistent execution.
  • You have a great sense of humor. You bring levity to the work, have fun with your co-workers, and don’t take yourself too seriously!


  • This is a full-time exempt position, with a salary between $40,000-$45,000 commensurate with experience. Challah for Hunger provides 50% for employees and 25% for dependents of health, dental, and vision benefits packages, generous PTO (20 days annually) and holiday package, and the option for a flexible work environment. We offer a minimum $800 professional development stipend per year and summer Fridays with reduced working hours.

To Apply

To apply please send your resume, cover letter and 1-2 writing samples to with the subject line “Development Associate.”

Challah for Hunger is an equal opportunity employer. We strongly encourage applicants from historically marginalized communities to apply. We are proud to be an inclusive organization, where everyone is welcome. We deeply value the diversity of insight, perspective, and experience brought by people from backgrounds typically underrepresented in Jewish organizations. This includes Black, Latinx, and Asian people, Black Jews, Jews of Color, Sephardi and Mizrachi Jews, lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, gender non-conforming people, and people with disabilities. We will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran's status, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression.