JFCS/East Bay is currently accepting applications for the following position:


Our Agency
Rooted in Jewish values and historical experiences, and enriched by the humanitarian values of the diverse communities we serve, JFCS/East Bay is dedicated to strengthening the fabric of the East Bay with essential mental health and social services.

Job Summary
The Development Assistant performs a variety of skilled tasks directly related to development and marketing activities. These include assisting the Senior Director of Development & Marketing with contact and communications with major donors. Other duties include working in partnership with the Director of Grants & Communications to strengthen our website and expand social media activities and campaigns. This is a full-time position (flexible).

The Development Assistant reports to the Senior Director of Development & Marketing and works closely with the Director of Grants & Communications to create and push out social media campaigns and activities to help increase donors, volunteers, and followers and help nurture their connections to the agency.

The Development Assistant also functions as part of the Development & Marketing team, which includes the Senior Director of Development & Marketing, the Director of Grants & Communications, the Development Associate, and the Volunteer Coordinator.

Duties and Essential Job Functions

Major Donor Communications: The Development Assistant plays a critical role in helping to manage the pipeline of major donors who need stewardship by the Executive Director and Senior Director of Development & Marketing. This includes managing a calendar of appointments with current and prospective donors and helping to implement a Moves Management system and evolving “One Ask” strategy for the agency’s top 30 to 50 donors.

The Development Associate will use Donor Perfect and Donor Search to generate strategies and reports for the Moves Management and One Ask programs, prospect research and donor analytics.

Website and Social Media Writing: The Development Assistant will work in partnership with the Director of Grants & Communications on website writing and editing and in the development of social media campaigns using Facebook, Twitter, and other web-based tools to grow our audience of donors and amplify the ongoing rebranding of JFCS/East Bay.

Other Functions and Responsibilities: The Development Associate may perform other duties as assigned by the Senior Director of Development & Marketing.

  • Experience in working with major donors
  • Experience in the nonprofit sector
  • Experience with a donor database platform such as Donor Perfect or Raiser’s Edge
  • Excellent time and calendar management skills
  • Experience in creating social media campaigns and strategies
  • Proficiency in social media channels, including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Experience in writing for the web
  • Excellent verbal, written, and telephone communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Detail-oriented with good organization skills
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • A Bachelor of Arts or comparable college degree
  • Flexibility and sense of humor a plus!

This position requires having the ability to sit comfortably at a keyboard for extended periods of time. Candidates must also be able and willing to help with set-up and clean-up for events and meetings, with the ability to lift up to 20 pounds.

Compensation is competitive, depending on experience. Great colleagues and a friendly work environment.

To Apply
Interested and qualified applicants, please send a cover letter and resume to: currentjobs@jfcs-eastbay.org


Jewish Family & Children’s Services of the East Bay is an Equal Opportunity Employer