DEPARTMENT: Institutional Advancement

OPPORTUNITY TYPE: Full-time (10 Month Program)

LOCATION: New York City, NY  



About Us: 

The Orthodox Union (OU) is the largest Orthodox Jewish organization in the United States. Founded in 1898, the OU supports a network of synagogues, youth programs, Jewish and Religious Zionist advocacy programs, programs for the disabled, localized religious study programs, and international units. The OU maintains a kosher certification service, whose circled U symbol, Ⓤ, is found on the labels of many kosher commercial and consumer food products. 


Position Summary: 

Joining the Institutional Advancement Department as an Executive Fellow, you will be an integral part of our fundraising efforts. This role offers hands-on experience in donor relations, planned giving, survey administration, and grant writing. 


Main Duties and Responsibilities: 

Donor Engagement and Correspondence: 

  • Assist in managing communications with donors, particularly in our Membership campaign.
    Contribute to crafting tailored letters and emails to engage and cultivate relationships with donors, ensuring a personalized approach. 


Planned Giving Administration: 

  • Aid in preparing materials for Planned Giving prospects, including letters, brochures, and informational packets. 
  • Assist in maintaining records and tracking interactions with potential Planned Giving donors. 


Survey Administration and Analysis: 

  • Support the coordination and distribution of surveys aimed at gathering donor feedback and enhancing engagement. 
  • Analyze survey data, compile reports, and provide actionable insights to optimize donor relations strategies. 


Grant Writing Assistance: 

  • Assist in researching and gathering information for grant proposals. 
  • Contribute to drafting and editing grant proposals, aligning with funder requirements and organizational objectives. 



Salary and Benefits: 

The salary for this Fellowship is $40,000. 

We offer employee-sponsored healthcare, dental and vision plans. 

Other benefits include: 

  • Paid sick days 
  • Paid vacation days 
  • Paid Jewish and most Federal holidays 
  • Short Fridays to accommodate for the Sabbath