Are you passionate about human rights in North America, and in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories? Do you have significant nonprofit development experience? Do you love designing and implementing opportunities to deepen engagement with donors? Do you enjoy tackling the myriad of intricate details involved in producing  in-person events? Are you excited to be a part of a team of colleagues organizing, training, and amplifying the voices of rabbis and cantors to address pressing human rights issues?

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is seeking an experienced, organized, and self-motivated Development Officer to manage key aspects of our donor engagement strategy for small-dollar donors. The position has the opportunity for growth within the organization. This is a three quarters time position, with the possibility of becoming full-time in 2021. 

Who We Are

T’ruah trains and mobilizes more than 2,000 rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.

To learn more about our work, visit or find us @truahrabbis on Twitter and Facebook.

What You’ll Do

The Development Officer reports to the Director of Individual Giving and has these major responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain a strategic pipeline of donor engagement opportunities for donors and prospects who give under $1,000, including managing our sustaining donor program and soliciting contributions from rabbinic and cantorial members. 
  • Work closely with the Digital Organizer to produce digital fundraising appeals and digital donor engagement opportunities. 
  • Manage our paper appeals program from the first draft to the final analysis.
  • Manage logistics of fundraising events, digital and in-person. These may include in-person or online parlor meetings, learning sessions, trips to “see the work,” gatherings with T’ruah Fellows and alumni, and an annual gala.
  • Work closely with the Director of Individual Giving on all aspects of the annual gala, including recruitment, logistics, program, inter-departmental collaboration, public relations, and achieving financial goals within the allotted budget.
  • Play an active role as part of the Development Team to support donor cultivation and strategize new ways to increase revenue. 
  • Provide additional support to the Director of Individual Giving as needed.

Who You Are

You are a team player eager to collaborate closely with the other members of T’ruah’s staff. Specifically, you will be or have most or all of the following:

  • At least three years of nonprofit development experience with demonstrated success in growing an organization’s small and medium-dollar donor base
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational and project management skills, with a keen attentiveness to detail while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Ability to work well within a team, as well as to work independently, juggle multiple tasks, and interact closely with colleagues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Drive
  • Proficiency in CRM database usage to track, manage, and analyze related data, Salesforce experience a huge plus
  • Alignment and commitment to T’ruah’s mission and vision
  • Comfort being supervised remotely at times
  • Ability to occasionally work outside regular hours as needed for events

What Else You Should Know

T’ruah is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

This position is ¾ time and based in T’ruah’s office in New York City; currently all employees are working from home until further notice.

The starting salary for this role is $45,000 plus generous benefits. 

The ideal candidate will be available to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Please write “Development Officer” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. In the cover letter, please indicate where you heard about the position. No phone calls, please.

We apologize that because of the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview.