Position Title: Development Associate

Inspired by Jewish values and ideals, MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger is a national advocacy organization working to end hunger among people of all faiths and backgrounds in the United States and Israel.

For nearly 40 years, MAZON has worked to ensure that laws, policies, and regulations governing access to food are available, accessible, and meaningful to those who need them, particularly populations whose unique needs are too often overlooked: veterans, currently serving military families, Indigenous communities, LGBTQ seniors, single mothers, college students, and the people of Puerto Rico and the territories. Our efforts are designed to provide people with the resources they need in a manner that is dignified and without judgement. All people — regardless of circumstance — must have access to adequate, nutritious food while retaining their choice, agency, and dignity.

MAZON is a leading national voice on anti-hunger issues. We work independently and in coalition with partners to protect and strengthen government nutrition programs that help people put food on the table, explore innovative solutions to persistent challenges to food security, and undertake unique strategies to bring such solutions to fruition. We educate communities across the country about the reality of hunger and how they can join us to help end it. We also provide funding to expand advocacy, training, and resources to nonprofit organizations across the United States and Israel, which includes a range of partnerships with local advocacy groups, food banks, legal service organizations, and statewide coalitions.

Position Overview:

The Development Associate supports the Community Engagement team and all development-related activities, including database management, gift processing, and donor interactions via email, phone, and online correspondence.  The Development Associate will report to the Deputy Director of Development.

This non-exempt position is based in Los Angeles in a hybrid remote/in-office environment.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Acts as primary contact for donors via phone and email and routes contacts as required. Problem solves donor inquiries
  • Processes donations from multiple sources
  • Manages gift acknowledgment and tribute process, working with outside gift processing vendors as needed. Manages special acknowledgments for large gifts and coordinates Board stewardship of donors.
  • Develops and maintains an understanding of the donor database to generate data reports used for prospecting, donor cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Works with the operations team to optimize donor data across platforms
  • Works closely with the finance team to complete the monthly reconciliation process and other checks as needed
  • Creates reports for end-of-month reconciliations, works with outside accounting vendors as needed
  • Supports annual audit
  • Works closely with the Community Engagement team to develop, improve, and record fundraising processes.
  • Coordinates the development department calendar, including appeals, gift reporting, and events. Supports and updates communications calendar as needed.
  • Coordinates corporate matching gift application process
  • Supports logistics for LA-based outreach/cultivation and donor engagement/stewardship events
  • Proofreads and edits direct mail and email solicitations
  • Assists with vendor relationship management
  • Administrative support for the Community Engagement team, as needed
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Requires prolonged sitting at a desk working at a computer
  • Extended hours as needed


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or equivalent experience.
  • 2+ years’ experience in a similar role within a non-profit organization
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Experience working with Salesforce or other database management systems and willingness to develop leadership capability in managing donor databases
  • Ability to think quickly and problem-solve effectively
  • Ability to work both cooperatively and independently
  • Strong organizational skills with attention to accuracy and detail
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of fundraising is a plus
  • Must have an interest in and strong commitment to the organization’s mission
  • Knowledge of Jewish culture

MAZON offers a compensation package with a competitive salary of $31.00 to $33.00 per hour. Employer-paid benefits include comprehensive medical insurance and Life/Disability/AD&D insurance. Other benefits include a 401K plan with an employer match, FSA participation, and dental, vision, and AFLAC insurance at a discounted group rate. MAZON offers a generous vacation, sick time plan, and holiday schedule, including all major Jewish holidays. We close early on Fridays in observance of Shabbat. We have a fun office environment (even virtually!) and a fantastic team dedicated to our meaningful work.

How to apply

Please send a cover letter, writing sample, and resume to hr@mazon.org.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants will be contacted within 4–6 weeks of submission (potentially earlier) if they have been selected for an interview.

Please note: Applicants who meet our minimum application qualifications as outlined in the Job Description may be contacted to submit additional materials required by our hiring committee. Incomplete applications will not be considered.


MAZON is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion, and encourages applications from all qualified individuals, including people of color, people with disabilities, people of all gender identities, people of all races and national origins, veterans and LBGTQIA individuals. We strive for a diverse workforce, and we acknowledge that our diversity also comes from our experiences and perspectives. We want all staff and team members to be treated with respect and dignity. We are committed to ensuring that you can carry out your assigned mission in an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment.