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Development Associate
Stroum Jewish Community Center
3801 East Mercer Way
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Principal Responsibilities:

The Development Associate position offers a great opportunity to gain valuable development and direct fundraising experience in a large, dynamic organization. The Stroum Jewish Community Center provides health and wellness programs, early childhood education, arts and ideas cultural programs, and youth development camps and enrichment classes to the greater Puget Sound community. The Development Associate will work closely with colleagues across the agency, volunteers and members to welcome everyone and cultivate relationships. This role will support data management in development, process philanthropic gifts, and support cultivation, stewardship and fundraising events, in addition to managing a portfolio of donors. All of this work is designed to foster relationships that deepen engagement and activate a culture of philanthropy across the agency


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Supervisory Responsibilities:
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education/Experience:
Computer Skills:
Language Skills:
Outstanding written and verbal skills required, including the ability to write donor correspondence that conforms to prescribed style and format. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from donors, SJCC members, or community members.
Math Skills:
Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent, and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
Reasoning Ability:
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists (productive amidst ambiguity). Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Confidentiality:

The Development Associate will have access to confidential information and will be expected to honor confidentiality to the utmost level.

Agency Information:

Stroum Jewish Community Center Vision

The Stroum Jewish Community Center will inspire connections that build community and ensure Jewish continuity.

Stroum Jewish Community Center Mission

Together we create outstanding programs, partnerships and spaces that welcome everyone to learn, grow and celebrate Jewish life and culture.

Stroum Jewish Community Center Values

K'lal Yisrael - Jewish Peoplehood
Hachnasat Orchim - Welcoming Everyone
Limud - Learning
Simcha - Joy
Derech Eretz - Respect and Common Courtesy
Shmirat haNefesh v'haGuf - Taking Care of Oneself, Body and Soul
Kehillah shel Chaverim - A Community of Friends

The Stroum Jewish Community Center has been serving the greater Seattle Jewish and general community since 1949. With our 92,000 square foot main campus located on Mercer Island, the SJCC offers a wide range of programs and services throughout the greater Seattle area, serving infants to older adults, including a highly acclaimed Early Childhood School with nearly 200 children , summer day camp welcoming over 1100 kids, youth and family programs, recreational leagues, aquatics and much more. The SJCC is a warm and welcoming community center open to everyone, and a place where lifelong friendships are forged.