Interim development Manager

Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action is seeking an Interim Development Manager who will maintain and oversee key aspects of a successful development operation while the permanent Development Manager is on leave.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a small, committed team, work in close partnership with the Founder & CEO, and provide critical day-to-day support to a dynamic, young organization that is mobilizing the American Jewish community to confront the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold collective action. 

Location:  Remote; NYC preferred

Position Type: Full Time for 6 months

Reporting Structure: The position reports to Dayenu’s Founder & CEO Rabbi Jennie Rosenn

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Applications Due: May 1, 2023

Anticipated Start Date: Approximately July 17, 2023 

Anticipated End Date: Approximately January 19, 2024 


  • Work closely with CEO and Major Gifts Consultant to maintain a high-functioning and successful development operation
  • Write and submit timely grant deliverables (proposals and reports; narrative and financial content) for Dayenu’s foundation donors, partnering with Dayenu staff as needed to gather pertinent information. 
  • Maintain comprehensive development systems including a constituent relationship management database (CRM); track donor touchpoints and activities; ensure timely donor acknowledgment;  additional data entry/administrative support as needed. 
  • Lead and collaborate with the Dayenu team on digital fundraising campaigns and development communications. 
  • Implement mid-level donor management strategy including donor identification, solicitations, stewardship, and cultivation efforts in partnership with CEO.
  • Provide CEO with meeting, travel, and speaking engagement support as needed, including background research, talking points, and development of collateral.
  • Respond to funding opportunities that arise.


  • Previous development experience, minimum 3 years, 5+ years preferred
  • Direct experience proactively managing all aspects of development operations including: grant writing; grant tracking and reporting; moves management; donor cultivation and stewardship; funder research; and development communications
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with a strong work ethic and good time management 
  • Organized with a keen attention to detail 
  • Knowledge of and experience working in/with the Jewish community and/or social justice movements  preferred
  • Experience and facility with CRMs preferred

Compensation & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $6,500/month to $8,500/month for six months, commensurate with experience. We offer a competitive benefits package, including vacation and sick days, national and Jewish holidays off, healthcare, a generous office/home office subsidy, and more. This role requires full status to work in the United States and willingness to provide employment verification as required. 

Dayenu is an equal opportunity employer, and we are committed to racial equity and accessibility.  Sephardi and Mizrahi Jews, Black and Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQIA people are strongly encouraged to apply.  Dayenu does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, disability, sex, age, gender identity or expression, or other status protected by applicable law.

About Dayenu: A Jewish Call to Climate Action

Dayenu is building a movement of American Jews confronting the climate crisis with spiritual audacity and bold political action. We mobilize Jewish support for climate solutions, build our collective power, and raise up a spiritual, religious, and moral voice in the national and global movements confronting the climate crisis. We care deeply about equity and justice in our world and about the future we create for our children and future generations. We believe that together, drawing from our Jewish tradition, experience, and faith, we have the power to create real and lasting change.

We focus on three main areas of work: Bold action to advance comprehensive climate policy and ensure a just transition away from fossil fuels; spiritual adaptation that helps people confront the reality of the climate crisis and grapple with the deep spiritual and existential questions it raises; and movement-building.

Through a growing network of Dayenu Circles across the country and partnerships with Jewish communal institutions and multifaith and secular organizations, we’re gathering, training, and taking collective action to advance systemic solutions to the climate crisis, at the scale that science and justice demand.

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