Development Associate

Staff / Part-Time

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School, Watertown, MA

Development Associate Position

JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School is looking for a part-time (20 hours per week on site) Development Associate to join our small team of dedicated, collaborative, fun, and hard-working Office of Development and Communications. The right candidate thrives in a fast-paced environment, and has the flexibility to meet changing demands. Must have:

  • The ability to transfer easily between routine tasks and new tasks;
  • Strong communications and administrative skills;
  • Warm customer service ethic;
  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion;
  • Organizational skills to follow up to ensure successful and timely completion of projects;
  • Comfort working and engaging with parents, donors, staff and faculty, and children

Responsibilities include:

  • Working within donor database to process donations, upload and file gift copies, produce custom acknowledgments and fundraising reports;
  • Assist with planning and executing events, receptions, and meetings;
  • Assist in production of fundraising appeals mailings and email campaigns;
  • Overseeing production of our Yearbook;
  • Assisting with photography


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • High comfort level with technology
  • Prior experience with donor or customer service database
  • Experience with the email platform Constant Contact a plus


Our School:

JCDS is a vibrant K-8 independent school located in Watertown, MA


How to Apply:
If interested, please submit one pdf document containing your resume, a thoughtful cover letter that explains your interest in the role and the school, and your references to Sari Korman, Director of Development and Communications at:


JCDS, Boston’s Jewish Community Day School

Watertown, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School
All Gender