Development Associate

Development Associate Job Description

Job Description:

The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), a non-profit, non-partisan policy organization focused on strengthening U.S. national security and the U.S.-Israel security relationship, seeks a motivated and mission driven individual to join our team as a Development Associate to assist with foundation and donor research/cultivation, grant application and report writing, database management, donor outreach, and more.

This is a full-time position. Applicants should be based in Washington, DC. This position will report to the Director of Development and Managing Director.


  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with current and prospective foundations and donors.
  • Research and identify prospective funding opportunities relevant to the organization’s mission.
  • Conduct research on existing and prospective donors and foundations.
  • Database and email list maintenance and management (Raiser’s Edge/Constant Contact).
  • Creation and tracking of renewal/acknowledgement letters to donors, gift and registration fee reports for CFO.
  • Assist in planning and executing fundraising events and meetings.
  • Work on grant proposals and reports.
  • Respond to funder questions and concerns.

Some domestic travel may be required.


  • 1-3+ years of relevant experience. Some development experience preferred.
  • Strong writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum).
  • High attention to detail and strong time-management skills.
  • Self-starter who is comfortable working alone or collaboratively with a team.
  • Proficient in basic office software, such as Excel, Word, and Outlook.
  • Ability to demonstrate perseverance and determination in overcoming challenges; grit and tenacity.
  • Understanding of the pro-Israel landscape.
  • Flexible hours.

Compensation: JINSA offers a very competitive salary, commensurate with experience, and great benefits.

To Apply: Please send your cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to JINSA Managing Director Leo Nayfeld at Absolutely no phone calls, please.

About JINSA:

The Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA) is dedicated to educating Congressional, military and civilian national security decision-makers on American defense and strategic interests, primarily in the Middle East, the cornerstone of which is a robust U.S.-Israeli security cooperation. JINSA believes that a strong American military and national security posture is the best guarantor of peace and the survival of our values and civilization.