Development Assistant (Full Time, Remote or In Person), Natick, MA

Job Description

Who We Are

We’re 18Doors, a fast-paced, national Jewish nonprofit with a collegial, warm organizational culture and entrepreneurial spirit. We are the only national Jewish nonprofit laser-focused on understanding, connecting with and communicating the needs of Jewish interfaith couples and families. We’re growing, with a budget of about $3 million and 16 staff dispersed across several states, as well as headquarters in Natick, Mass. In addition, we have 29 active rabbinic fellows in the U.S. and Canada, who are part of a two-year stipended program.

We are an entry point to Jewish life for interfaith families, and a catalyst for connection. We connect interfaith families to Jewish life, and cultivate belonging and inclusion in Jewish spaces. We do that with a focus on five areas: 1) A digital strategy that includes a website and social media presence reaching more than 1,000,000 people each year, focused on sharing stories and advice from interfaith families, and resources and recipes on Jewish culture, holidays, tradition and food; 2) programs for interfaith couples and families to share ideas and learn together; 3) a Jewish clergy officiation referral service to help families find rabbis and cantors for lifecycle events or counseling ; 4) a rabbinic fellowship program for rabbis who want to deepen their work with interfaith families; and 5) learning opportunities for Jewish professional and lay leadership interested in building a culture of belonging with a focus on interfaith inclusion.

It is all designed to help couples and families to connect and to build the Jewish life they want, and to enrich the vibrancy and strength of the Jewish community through the participation of interfaith families. We want our team to reflect the diversity of our world, and of the Jewish interfaith couples and families we work with.

Who You Are

Relationships are paramount in your work. You are in the early years of your career and looking to gain a variety of experiences working for a Jewish non-profit organization. You are eager to learn, willing to pick up the phone or make a new connection and you are passionate about the work and impact you can have supporting interfaith couples and families. You will report to the Director of Development and work closely with staff and lay leaders across the organization to fuel a growing $3 million organization. 

You are goal-oriented with a can-do attitude and you’re hungry to assist in raising money for a cause that you’re passionate about. You have experience working in a hybrid virtual and in-person environment. You are a self-starter that loves talking to donors and prospective donors, and communicate effectively in both spoken and written word. You take direction, but also won’t wait for the work to come to you.  

You enjoy working in a team environment, and also enjoy the autonomy to move projects ahead on your own once goals have been set.  

Responsibilities and Essential Functions

  • Support all aspects of gift entry and acknowledgment process, including entry of checks and online gifts into Salesforce donor database, and production and customization of personalized acknowledgment letters for all gifts

  • Execute key donor stewardship activities, including coordination of handwritten notes and donor thank you calls

  • Update donor records and ensure accuracy of information in donor database

  • Assist in grant writing and reporting

  • Outreach by phone and email to donors and prospective donors to coordinate meetings with Director of Development and CEO

  • Coordination of development activities, events and virtual events

  • Manage wealth screening (Wealth Engine) tool to continue to evaluate and build prospect database

  • Track and report progress using specific metrics

  • Take on other responsibilities as needed to support the Development Director and CEO in fundraising activities

Experience & Qualifications

The ideal candidate will have an interest in working in the U.S. Jewish communal landscape, with excellent interpersonal and communication skills. We are seeking someone with one to three years profession experience and some fundraising experience. Candidates should be highly organized and collaborative, forward-thinking, creative, detail- oriented, hands-on and be able to thrive in a fluid, fast-paced and entrepreneurial environment.

  • One to three years of professional or non-profit experience (preference for fundraising experience)

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, attention to detail and ability to work in a remote environment

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of completing assignments

  • Proven understanding of the Jewish community’s philanthropic landscape in the U.S. 

  • Comfort or Competency with Salesforce and Microsoft Office products

  • Strong project management, organizational skills and follow through


This is a full-time position that reports to the Director of Development. This role is national in scope and can be based anywhere in the U.S.

Equal Opportunity Employer

18Doors provides equal opportunity to all people regardless of race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, body configuration, age, disability, marital status, height, weight, or political belief.

18Doors is committed to building an organization that is representative of the broad diversity of the Jewish community. We welcome applications from those groups that have historically been underrepresented or marginalized in the Jewish community—people of color, people with disabilities and LGBTQ people.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume here. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Employment Type

Full time


$50,000-60,000, commensurate with experience

Benefits include but are not limited to:

  • Ability to work remotely or from our national offices in Natick, Mass.

  • Employer sponsored 3% annual 401K contribution with no required employee contribution

  • A comprehensive benefits package, including 100% employer paid medical, prescription, dental and vision insurance for staff.

  • Life, short-term and long-term disability insurance 100% employer paid

  • Medical and Dependent Care FSA accounts

  • Annual $500 technology stipend reimbursement and company provided PC

  • Employer paid home office setup as needed including chair, monitor, printer, etc.

  • 25 days off for Jewish and secular holidays, including U.S. election day, and having the office closed the last week of the calendar year.

  • 120 hours per year of paid vacation time within the first 3 years of employment and 160 hours per year after that.

  • 4 days per year of paid time to volunteer for the organization or cause of your choice