Director of Development Search 2009

Job Description
Part-Time Director of Development

The Director of Development provides leadership and management of the direction, planning, and execution of fundraising and development-related activities for the school.

This will include, but is not limited to, major gift fundraising (potential $1,000 – $25,000+ annual or special giving), annual fund development and event management (focus on securing underwriting rather than event logistics), and prospect management. Responsibilities also will include building and managing the donor database, keeping appropriate donor files and records, donor recognition, and acknowledgment letters.

The Director will be part of the senior staff of the Academy, one who is responsible for involving Board members, staff, alumni, other lay leaders and friends in the identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of prospective donors.

While achieving the 2009-2010 fundraising goal will take a focused and persistent effort by Board, school professional leadership and staff, the DOD will set the tone for the effort by spending at least 25% of his/her time focusing on major gifts including a specific targeted number of face-to-face visits with major gift donors or prospects with $1,000+ potential for an annual gift.

Minimum qualifications:
‘Bachelor’s degree. Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) credentials a plus.
‘Three years of progressively responsible fundraising experience, including major gift fundraising experience.
‘Demonstrated success and evidence of ability to create and execute a development plan.
‘Strong organizational and time management skills.
‘Demonstrated management and administrative skills that motivate and build professional and support staff competencies.
‘Strong communication skills including ability to write and speak persuasively about the institution and ability to plan and execute communication strategies.
‘Willingness to have some flexibility around donors’ schedules on days not in the office, including working evenings and weekends when appropriate.

Preferred qualifications:
‘Working knowledge of database programs and fundraising software programs.
‘Basic knowledge of planned giving.
‘Experience working with Jewish Educational institutions would be a plus.
‘Demonstrated success in activities to coordinate, attract, and close major gift funding support from individuals and foundations.

To submit your resume, to Dr. Ora Horn Prouser,
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