Are you passionate about human rights in North America, and in Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories? Do you have significant nonprofit development experience? Do you enjoy planning and implementing events? Are you excited to be a part of a team of colleagues organizing, training, and amplifying the voices of rabbis and cantors to address pressing human rights issues?

T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call for Human Rights is seeking an experienced, organized, and self-motivated Donor Engagement Coordinator to manage key aspects of our donor engagement strategy for $1,000 and up donors and prospects. The position has the opportunity for growth within the organization.

Who We Are

T’ruah trains and mobilizes more than 2,000 rabbis and cantors from all streams of Judaism, together with all members of the Jewish community, to act on the Jewish imperative to respect and advance the human rights of all people. Grounded in Torah and our Jewish historical experience and guided by the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, we call upon Jews to assert Jewish values by raising our voices and taking concrete steps to protect and expand human rights in North America, Israel, and the occupied Palestinian territories.

To learn more about our work, visit or find us @truahrabbis on Twitter and Facebook.

What You’ll Do

The Donor Engagement Coordinator reports to the Director of Individual Giving and has these major responsibilities:

  • Plan and implement events focused on $1,000 plus donors and prospects, in support of the major donor moves management program. These include parlor meetings, webinars, trips to “see the work,” gatherings with T’ruah Fellows and alumni, and an annual gala.
  • Plan and manage all aspects of the gala including recruitment, logistics, program, inter-departmental collaboration, public relations, and budget and financial goals.
  • Follow up with all gala attendees to transition them from transactional one-time donors to ongoing annual donors. 
  • Plan and implement events throughout the year aimed at attracting $1,000 plus prospects and deepening the engagement of current donors. Create clear follow up plans and benchmarks to monitor progress. 
  • Play an active role as part of the development team to support donor cultivation and strategize new ways to increase revenue. 
  • Provide additional support to the Director of Individual Giving as needed.

Who You Are

You are a team player eager to collaborate closely with the other members of T’ruah’s staff. Specifically, you will be or have most or all of the following:

  • Three years of nonprofit development experience with demonstrated success in designing and implementing donor events
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and proven track record of interfacing with major donors, board members, and volunteers
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Impeccable organizational and project management skills, with a keen attentiveness to detail while meeting multiple deadlines
  • Enthusiastic, energetic team player able to work independently behind the scenes, juggle multiple tasks, and interact closely with colleagues
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office
  • Proficiency in CRM database usage to track, manage, and analyse related data, Salesforce experience a huge plus
  • Alignment and commitment to T’ruah’s mission and vision
  • Comfort being supervised remotely at times
  • Ability to occasionally work outside regular hours as needed for events

What Else You Should Know

T’ruah is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, personal appearance, family responsibility, political affiliation or any other status protected by applicable law. Women, transgender people, veterans and people of color are encouraged to apply.

This position is half-time and based in T’ruah’s office in New York City.

The starting salary for this role is $30,000. 

The ideal candidate will be available to start as soon as possible.

How to Apply

Send a cover letter and resume to Please write “Donor Engagement Coordinator” in the subject line. The cover letter will be used as a writing sample. Resumes without a cover letter will not be considered. In the cover letter, please indicate where you heard about the position. No phone calls, please.

We apologize that because of the volume of applications, we are only able to respond to those applicants granted an interview.