Development Associate


The Hebrew Free Loan Society (HFLS) fosters financial stability and opportunity among low- and moderate-income New Yorkers by providing access to safe, affordable credit in the form of interest-free loans. HFLS loans allow borrowers to invest in their education, start a business, meet emergency expenses, and prevent minor financial challenges from snowballing into a full-blown crisis.

HFLS serves people of all backgrounds, regardless of their immigration status or credit history. Founded in 1892, HFLS has been meeting the needs of lower-income New Yorkers for generations. This year, HFLS will lend more than $30 million to nearly 2,000 households, and we strive to help more people every year.


The Development Associate plays a vital role on the HFLS Development Team, which is responsible for securing, sustaining, and increasing financial support from individual donors, and foundations. The Associate will assist with all aspects of HFLS fundraising and interact with board members, donors, and vendors as well as all HFLS staff.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Systems & Administrative Support.Book gifts and manage the gift acknowledgement process in the HFLS donor database (Salesforce). Run and analyze Salesforce reports to implement and assess fundraising initiatives. Coordinate with the Finance Department to process donations and maintain accurate financial records. Support the operations needs of the development office, including the production of invoices and coordination of mailings.
  • Fundraising Support.Conduct donor research. Work with HFLS staff to plan, implement, and staff donor events. Assist the Director of Development with initiatives to broaden and improve HFLS cultivation and stewardship activities.

Position Details:

  • Schedule: 9am-5pm ET with flextime available and some evenings for events.
  • Location: Hybrid (1-2 days per week in HFLS’s midtown Manhattan office)
  • Salary Range: $55,000-65,000 based on relevant skills and/or experience
  • Benefits: Full benefits including health, vision, and dental insurance. Generous paid time off that includes vacation, sick, and bereavement days in addition to all major Jewish and civic holidays.
  • Start Date: As soon as possible; exact start date is flexible


HFLS seeks candidates who have the following experience and qualifications:

  • Commitment to and passion for HFLS’s mission to foster economic stability and opportunity among lower-income New Yorkers
  • 2-4 years of experience in a development department and familiarity with prospect research, database management, and event execution
  • Superb attention to detail, balanced against consistent production of timely work
  • Strong ability to communicate effectively in English, both verbally and in writing
  • Self-directed and a team player; able to perform well independently and in a dynamic, collaborative environment
  • High level of emotional intelligence and cultural sensitivity to effectively interact with religiously socially diverse populations
  • Familiarity with Salesforce and/or other CRMs is a plus.

Reports to: Director of Development
Type: Full-time/Exempt

 Apply Today!

To apply, please send a resume and cover letter summarizing your relevant experience and interest in the role to with “[Your name]: “Development Associate” in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

HFLS is an equal opportunity employer.

To learn more about HFLS, visit