What is Sixth & I? Sixth & I is a historic synagogue and center for arts, entertainment, and cultural experiences in downtown DC. From live music and comedy shows to author readings and political discussions, Sixth & I offers wide-ranging opportunities to plug in to what's happening at the forefront of the cultural scene.
Sixth & I Seeks Development Associate: Sixth & I is looking for a highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills to join our development team. This is an outstanding opportunity for an aspiring development professional to obtain broad exposure to many facets of fundraising and development; the Associate plays a critical role in the organization’s fundraising function, assuming ownership of our annual appeals process and young professional giving society in addition to providing support for events and other fundraising initiatives. This position is also responsible for many key administrative functions for the department, including pulling lists of constituents, organizing data, and sending mailings. This position reports to the Senior Manager, Development.
Appeals & Stewardship
Craft concepts, language, and design for segmented stewardship mailings and three major appeals annually in collaboration with the Development and Communications team
Communicate with designated vendors to produce, print, and mail all appeal and stewardship materials
Track appeal and stewardship mailing progress/results, provide the Development team with weekly updates and recommendations
Manage Sixth & I’s Young Professional Giving Society, Team 6
Send monthly emails with benefits and insider information
Plan and execute 4 – 6 events for members each year
Plan and execute 2- 3 cultivation efforts each year
Build relationships with new, prospective, and current Team 6 members
Assist with the planning and execution of stewardship and cultivation events.
Arrange for invitations, food, event space, and other logistics of the event.
Engage in superior customer service to current and potential donors, supporters and members.
Log donor communications and interactions in Raisers Edge database
Maintain integrity of information in database and ensure data is entered consistently and accurately.
Pull lists for targeted mail, invitations, or other initiatives as requested.
Other tasks in support of the Senior Manager, Development may be assigned, including grant writing opportunities and the dissemination of post event surveys
Desirable Attributes and Experience
Required: 1-2 years of experience working in a professional Development department or similarly relevant role
High level of computer proficiency with advanced skills in Word, Outlook, Excel
Experience with databases, preferably experience with Raiser’s Edge, Blackbaud or other similar constituent relationship management or donor databases.
Strong writing skills with demonstrated excellence in written communications including proficiency in grammar, editing, and proofreading
Highly organized, detail-oriented self-starter with excellent time management and multi-tasking skills
Ability to work occasional weekends, evenings, and overtime, as needed for development events and duties.
Understanding of and passion for Sixth & I’s work.
**Please include resume and cover letter when submitting information below**
Sixth & I celebrates intersections—the unexpected places where Jewish and secular culture meet. Completed in 1908, our building—located on the corner of 6th and I streets in downtown Washington, DC—has undergone numerous transformations. To learn more about its’ history as a Conservative synagogue (1908) turned African Methodist Episcopal Church (1951) and nearly would-be nightclub (2002).
Sinc...e 2004, Sixth & I, through its openness and pluralistic approach, has redefined the 21st-century synagogue and community space with impactful, entertaining, and thought-provoking programs spanning Jewish and cultural traditions.
Timely and provocative events with authors, musicians, politicians, comedians, filmmakers, journalists, actors, chefs, and other visionaries allow the community to plug in to what’s happening at the forefront of arts and culture.
At Sixth & I, what it means to be Jewish is up to you. With a multi-denominational and non-membership approach, identity and community intersect on your terms for a uniquely Jewish experience. Sixth & I’s 6th in the City program series offers a space for Jews in their 20s and 30s to connect—to Judaism, arts and culture, spirituality, and to each other.
During his reading here, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Junot Díaz called Sixth & I a “utopian model” for what is possible for a community center—a revitalized historic space that looks boldly toward the future of spiritual and cultural engagement.