Development Assistant

Judd Foundation

The Development Assistant is an integral member of the Judd Foundation Development team based in New York. They will serve as the departmental administrator and will assist with development events, New York programs, Patron visits, and donor stewardship. The Development Assistant will be the primary user of the Foundation’s donor database (Raiser’s Edge), and will be responsible for donor tracking, gifts management, and coordinating the Foundation’s Patron and Membership programs. This position reports to the Director of Development and has significant interaction with Judd Foundation Board, individual donors, and key stakeholders.


The duties of the Development Assistant include:

General Administration and Database Support

  • Manage Judd Foundation’s donor database and all necessary updates (creation of mailing lists; OvationTix visitors, membership and donations imports)

  • Oversee gift processing with Finance department and ensure acknowledgement letters are sent to Judd Foundation donors

  • Research donors as necessary and track updates in Raiser’s Edge

  • Create monthly donor reports for Finance department

Event Support

  • Assist with all Judd Foundation events, working closely with Visitor Services and Events Manager

  • Track RSVPs and assist with follow-up calls to invitees

  • Research giving information for potential event attendees and create check-in lists

  • Welcome donors and lead VIP visits through 101 Spring Street as necessary

Board and Patron Stewardship

Work with Director of Development to create:

  • Quarterly Board reports and assist in all Development Committee meetings

  • Sponsorship materials

  • Correspondence, including monthly emails, to Judd Foundation Patrons and Members

  • Organize and administer Judd Foundation’s Annual Appeal mailing


Competitive candidates will have at least 1-2 years relevant work experience and an interest in art and design.

Additional Qualifications include:

  • BA degree in related field

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat

  • Raiser’s Edge or other database management experience a plus

  • Adobe Photoshop, InDesign experience a plus

  • Skilled writer with high level of attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to perform research

How to Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Judd Foundation Human Resources at with “Development Assistant” as the subject line.

This position is full-time at 40 hours per week with competitive benefits. Salary is commensurate with experience, range from $40,000 - $45,000. Judd Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, disability status, familial status, or any other category protected under applicable federal, state or local law. We strongly encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

No phone calls, please.

Application Deadline: August 1, 2021

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Posted on July 19