• Hackensack, NJ

Website YWCA Northern New Jersey


YWCA NNJ is seeking a bright and highly motivated Fund Development Assistant to help support the organization’s fundraising operations as we embark upon some of our most ambitious campaigns to date. The successful candidate will have familiarity in the five New Jersey counties we serve [Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, and Passaic].


Reporting directly to the Development Director, the Fund Development Assistant will play an important role in increasing the capacity of the Fund Development Office by providing administrative support and conducting research to identify donor resources. Our office is fast-paced, and our hardworking staff is passionate about the impact our work has on the communities we serve. This position may require occasional evening and weekend work.


Manage the timely acknowledgement of gifts and assure that all types of donations (cash, pledges, matching gifts, and planned gifts) are properly documented and processed • Prepare accurate research on prospects and assemble materials for cultivation and solicitation visits & meetings • Manage CRM, GiveSmart Fundraising software and other platforms used for fund development efforts • Generate clear, action-oriented meeting notes for the department and for the Development Director. • Ensure data integrity through accurate data entry and ongoing clean-up efforts. • Support the production and distribution of recurring appeals and stewardship materials • Help with developing a donor base and giving campaigns • Assist with the writing and editing of acknowledgements, donor news, reports, and proposals • Collaborate with various departments to plan special events • Support all Fund Development activities and Special Event • Support the Board of Directors Fund Development Committee and their activities • Communicate with donors in person, on the phone, and by email • Process incoming and outgoing mail Executive Support to Development Director • Provide high-level executive administrative support to the CEO • Manage and maintain schedule/contacts as requested • Other executive level projects and assignments as requested • Assist the Development Director in writing concept notes, project ideas, project proposals and grant reports in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented working environment


Bachelor’s degree • Minimum 3 years-experience • Must have strong knowledge of non-profits, research methods, data standards, and databases • Excellent written and oral communication skills • Excellent skills in performing administrative support functions requiring independent judgement, decision making and problem resolution. • Must possess the ability to maintain confidentiality • Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Outlook, and Excel, experience with donor databases and design software a plus • Must be Interested in fundraising • Must be able to work evenings and weekends to support events • Must be able to report to the office when needed • Must be self-motivated and organized with a strong ability to prioritize tasks. • Must have excellent interpersonal skills • Must possess the ability to take initiative • Must be able to work independently and meet deadlines

Benefits – What We Offer:

Flexible Work Schedule and Hybrid Work Model
Medical, Dental, Vision, FSA
403 (b)
Employee Benefits Perks Program
Voluntary Benefits
Learning & Development Opportunities
Professional Work Environment
Mission Driven Organization

Compensation: $50,000 - $60,000
How to apply:

Please submit resumes to:  ywjobopportunities@ywcannj.org. Only qualified applicants considered for the position will be contacted. Thank you for your interest.

YWCA Northern New Jersey is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, and service partners. Therefore, YWCA Northern New Jersey does not discriminate against applicants or employees because of their age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity or expression, marital status, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, domestic violence victim status, familial status, military, or veteran status or on any other basis prohibited by law.