Development Associate

Israel · Full-time · Intermediate

About The Position

At OpenDor Media (ODM), we're on the hunt for a dynamic Development Associate who will be the catalyst enabling our fundraising team to soar to new heights. This role is tailor-made for a proactive individual who effortlessly anticipates the needs of others, navigates challenges with ease, and upholds the highest standards of professionalism and confidentiality. As a part of our global team, you'll embrace the need for flexibility in your schedule, ensuring alignment with our international operations, especially if you're joining us from Israel with commitments to sync with both the East and West coasts of the U.S. for a few hours each day.

The ideal candidate is not just any self-starter, but a visionary thinker who flourishes in the fast-paced whirlwind of a thriving environment. You’re a strategic planner, an inventive problem-solver, and a master at keeping the sails steady and the compass calibrated amidst a sea of projects and priorities. As our Development Associate, you'll be the driving force behind new fundraising initiatives and strengthening donor connections, pushing our philanthropic boundaries ever forward. Reporting to the Vice President of Development, you will be a pivotal player in our mission’s success and growth.

What You’ll Do:

  • Provide comprehensive operational support including scheduling, travel arrangements, correspondence, and expense management.
  • Act as a central liaison for the Senior Fundraisers, managing critical and confidential communications with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Enhance donor relations through meticulous coordination of fundraising trips, communications, and research to cultivate and prioritize potential leads.
  • Project manage donor Zoom calls and fundraising events; including event logistics, recruitment and follow up.
  • Drive innovation in fundraising and donor management through research, strategic development, and implementation of new initiatives.
  • Oversee donor data management, including tracking and analysis, to support targeted fundraising efforts and lead development.
  • Manage and write donor communications and development writing such as emails, updates, proposals, grants, reports, event invitations, and follow-up communications. Collaborate with the graphics team to ensure efficient editing and adherence to deadlines.


What You Have:

  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience working in fundraising or for a non-profit
  • Able to think strategically and drive both inside and outside the box approaches to Development
  • Reliable and able to work remotely and quickly and efficiently with flexible hours 
  • Detail oriented, responsible, highly organized and great follow-through skills
  • Team player with excellent communication skills; and ability to multitask in a fast paced environment, switching focus as necessary to accommodate deadlines and priorities
  • Patient, flexible and calm under pressure 

Who We Are:

OpenDor Media is a leading global non-profit media company for the 21st century. We educate, entertain, and engage our audiences by bringing to life big ideas and authentic stories, and by celebrating all things Jewish.

We push the boundaries of innovation, creativity and good old hard work. From our leadership team to new and veteran team members, we all strive to embody our core values:

Fueled by creativity: We think and act creatively in everything we do with the agility and flexibility to apply creativity, whatever role we play. 

Inspired by excellence: We are driven to excel at whatever we do. Our teams are always ready to go the extra mile to get the very best results.

Powered by positivity: We bring positivity to work every day, for a fun, creative and inviting work environment that brings out the best in everyone. 

Driven by self-improvement: Like our content, no issue is taboo and we are open to constructive ways to improve and develop into the best professionals we can be. 

Empowered by collaboration: We thrive on sharing knowledge, teamwork, being a “mensch”, and leveraging each and everyone’s talents to achieve a sum that is greater than the parts.

Some benefits and perks of working at OpenDor Media:

  • International exposure
  • High level of autonomy
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid days off for Jewish and national holidays as well as competitive vacation policy
  • Healthcare policy
  • Great company culture and colleagues


Our target salary range for this position when based in New York is $50,00 - $60,000 annually. In Israel, the salary range is 10,000 - 12,000 NIS/month. The final salary for this role will be determined based on careful consideration of a variety of factors, such as the candidate's exact location, experience in similar roles, and expertise related to the qualifications.

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