Mar 2

Job: Development Associate at the Japan Society (NYC)

The Japan Society is looking for a development associate for their headquarters in New York City to coordinate their giving and donors program.


  • Manage daily membership operations, including the timely processing of Individual and Corporate renewals, upgrades, gift acknowledgements and solicitation materials, with follow-up by phone when necessary.
  • Field inquiries via Individual and Corporate membership phone lines, email inboxes, providing member service/troubleshooting as necessary, while referring more complex inquiries to appropriate Japan Society staff.
  • Fulfill Individual and Corporate member benefit obligations and requests, including complimentary catalogues, gallery passes and Executive Courtesy Cards.
  • Track cultivation and stewardship of Individual and Corporate prospects in Raiser’s Edge; update Individual and Corporate member records on Raiser’s Edge as needed.
  • Help research and identify new membership and donor prospects in consultation with Managers of Individual and Corporate Giving.
  • Perform daily website uploads and Convio updates.
  • Follow up on returned mail and file all copies of correspondence as needed.
  • Support Special Events and Annual Dinner as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of three years related development administration experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must be a flexible and detail-oriented team player with ability to multitask.
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and strong written, oral and intercultural communication skills are essential.
  • Experience with database processing (preferably Raiser’s Edge—including the building of queries and custom reports, and prospect tracking utilities) required.
  • Knowledge of Japanese culture a plus.

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