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Development/Membership Assistant

The Yiddish Book Center seeks a Development/Membership Assistant to join this dynamic cultural organization located in Amherst, MA.  Now in its forty-third year, the Center is seeking someone to join its fundraising program in order to help safeguard its collections, improve access to Yiddish literature (both in Yiddish and in translation), and advance its innovative educational and public programs. The Development/Membership Assistant will support the development and membership departments, including events coordination, donor research, online outreach, correspondence, and data entry.

Responsibilities include:

  • Assist with donor and prospect research using ResearchPoint: weekly gift reports, events, education programs, assist with visit briefings/miscellaneous research as needed
  • Assist with constituent and gift entry, updates, and report generation in Raiser's Edge, and other constituent databases
  • Special projects, including donor lists, and prospect pool list
  • Development events: planning (venues, caterers, etc.), invitations/guest lists, logistics
  • Assist with mail processing (opening, sorting, documenting, etc.) as needed
  • Answer multi-line phone system, forwarding calls as needed, and responding to donor inquiries
  • Other tasks as assigned
  • Occasional weekend and evening work required


  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail 
  • Sense of humor, entrepreneurial spirit, flexibility and ability to work in a team 
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent
  • Familiarity with conducting Internet research, and comfort working with databases
  • Familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or other fundraising or e-communications software helpful

Note: This position is on-site in Amherst, MA

Salary range based on qualifications and experience

The Book Center offers a generous benefits package:

  • 403 (b) Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Life Insurance
  • Paid Time Off

To apply: Send cover letter and resume to: [email protected] Please include Development/Membership Assistant in the subject line.

The Yiddish Book Center is an equal opportunity employer.