Jewish Family and Children's Services
  • 29-Aug-2017 to 28-Nov-2017 (CST)
  • Development
  • Saint Louis, MO, USA
  • $18.00
  • Hourly
  • Full Time


Jewish Family & Children's Service is now accepting applications for one full-time Development Associate to perform a range of administrative duties related to managing database and other confidential records and activities related to fundraising efforts.  This position requires a minimum of two years of relevant work experience with database management systems and working knowledge of Raiser's Edge.


This is a non-exempt position and will pay $18.00 per hour for 38.5 hours per week.





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For more than 145 years, Jewish Family & Children's Service (JF&CS) has provided families in our community with the resources needed to meet the challenges of everyday living. Our support and expertise reach individuals and families with extremely serious physical and emotional difficulties, as well as those coping to successfully manage their lives day to day. Our programs provide a personalized approach committed to helping our clients achieve their full potential.


JF&CS is a not-for-profit organization. We receive funding from the United Way, Jewish Federation, The Children's Charity of St. Louis, St. Louis County Children's Service Fund, grants, and private contributions.


Mission: Inspired by Jewish tradition, Jewish Family & Children's Service provides quality social services to the Jewish and general communities empowering people in need to meet the challenges of daily living.



Vacation leave

Sick leave

Holiday leave

401(k) plan

Medical, Dental, Vision plan

Voluntary insurance offerings





CLASSIFICATION:             Development Associate

REPORTS TO:                    Chief Development Officer

SUMMARY: Under general supervision, performs a range of administrative duties related to managing database and other confidential records and activities related to fundraising efforts. Interacts with a variety of individuals to resolve problems and inquiries. Operates as a primary source of information about gifts, reservations and sponsorships for internal and/or external stakeholders. Prepares and generates various reports and correspondence.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: When the primary focus is for database management:

  • Checks, verifies and codes data to ensure compatibility with the Raiser's Edge application system.
  • Receives and routes source paperwork for contributions to and from development department; works with department representatives to resolve problems. Designs forms as needed.
  • Maintains donor records as assigned, in accordance with agency policies and procedures.

When the primary focus is for special events:

  • Receives and routes source paperwork for event sponsorships and reservations to and from development department; works with department representatives to resolve problems.
  • Maintains special event reservations and sponsorship records as assigned, in accordance with agency policies and procedures. 
  • Assists with logistics for special events and other duties as assigned

For all development associates:

  • Extracts and releases information according to specified criteria and in strict compliance with established policies, procedures and/or regulations; answers questions about specific data as requested and prepares reports as specified.
  • Ensures strict confidentiality of donor data.
  • May prepare and mail routine communications, including but not limited to direct mail campaigns, brochures and newsletters.
  • May provide administrative support for Board Financial Development Committee and Special Events Committees.
  • Provides feedback to Development Director for PQI Committee regarding donor satisfaction and resolution of donor concerns.


  • High school diploma and additional skills training in areas related to specific duties and responsibilities. Demonstrated ability to learn new and complex computer applications.
  • Working knowledge of Raiser's Edge is a must.
  • Minimum 2 years experience with database management systems.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and telephone skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Skill in use of standard office equipment, personal computer and related software applications, especially Microsoft Word and Excel.



  • Organization: manages times well and spends most effort on key value-added activities, can manage multiple projects, files and materials are easily accessible and logically organized, meets deadline.
  • Organizational Agility: understands the dynamics of groups/departments, knows how to get things done in a politically sensitive manner, comfortable with all levels of management, understands the JF&CS cultures and its impact on productivity, decision making and planning, knows how to get things done through both formal and informal channels, can communicate with others taking into account their priorities, challenges and 'world view'.
  • Results Oriented: understands JF&CS goals and works hard to achieve them, takes initiative to improve personal productivity, will take action without excessive planning, pursues results in the face of barriers and setbacks.
  • Written Communication: writes well-organized and succinct documents, uses correct spelling and grammar, composes messages to match the reading audience, makes sure that key points and supporting data are clear and well-organized, is careful to write in a professional manner.


  • Work is normally performed in a typical inside office work environment.
  • Average physical effort with some handling of light weights such as supplies or materials on an infrequent basis (10-15 pounds)
  • Sitting and operating a keyboard to enter data into a computer system for extended periods of time; talking on the telephone to exchange information and/or resolve questions.
  • There exists the potential for highly stressful and emotionally-charged encounters when dealing with the public.



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