Director of Major Gifts

Location: Chicago, IL or Washington, DC


Salary: $85,000 – $95,000 commensurate with experience – please include salary requirements in your cover letter. Comprehensive benefit package included (i.e., medical, dental, 403(b), paid holidays, annual leave, etc.).

Job Description: Avodah seeks a seasoned, engaging fundraiser with major gifts experience and demonstrated management acumen to steward and grow our major donor portfolio, supervise the major donor fundraising efforts of the rest of Avodah’s national fundraising team members (3-4 staff located in New York, Kansas City, San Diego, and Washington, DC or Chicago), and expand the revenue received from Avodah’s major donors. 

The Director of Major Gifts will be located in either Avodah’s DC or Chicago office and will remotely report to and collaborate closely with Avodah’s Director of Development in New York. Candidates must be available for occasional local and out-of-state travel to engage major donors in other regions, and to attend Avodah staff meetings and retreats. Click here to learn more.

National Program Operations Assistant

Location: New York, NY

Full-Time: 40 hours/week

Salary: $42,500 – $44,500 annually, commensurate with experience; comprehensive benefits package included (medical, dental, vision, 403b, paid holiday, annual leave, etc.)

Job Description: The National Program Operations Assistant will be responsible for operational and administrative support in three main areas: Service Corps, Justice Fellowship, and internal general and financial operations. The National Program Operations Assistant is an integral member of the Avodah office and will serve as part of a dynamic national team. Click here to learn more.

Part-Time Grant Writer

Location: Remote. Los Angeles preferred, but not required

Part-time: 20 hours per week

Salary: $20,000 – $25,000 annually, commensurate with experience. Due to the part-time nature of this position, benefits will not be included.

Job Description: Avodah secures more than $2 million in grants from more than 50 foundations annually, which represents more than 55-percent of the organization’s budget. Avodah seeks a Part-time (i.e., 20 hours/week) Grant Writer to work closely with the Foundations Manager to write, edit and/or compile foundation submissions. They will also conduct research on prospective funders. Candidates must be available for occasional local and out-of-state travel to Avodah staff meetings, retreats, and events on nights and weekends. Click here to learn more.

Jews of Color (JOC) Recruiter


Location: Flexible, but New York City preferred 

Description: 15 – 20 hours weekly

Start Date: September 2019

Hourly Rate range: $20 – $25/hr 

Job Description: The Jews of Color (JOC) Recruiter role will help strategize and execute recruitment tactics that support Avodah’s work in building participant cohorts that are reflective of the full racial diversity of the U.S. Jewish community.  The work will include auditing current strategies and materials, helping to create new tactics, and conducting outreach to potential JOC applicants as well as community leaders. Ideal applicants will enjoy both higher-level thinking and leg work to move projects forward.  Literacy around the communal and professional landscape of Jews of Color will also be an asset in this work.  Click here to learn more.