Director of Advancement

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
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HANC seeks an experienced Director of Advancement to promote and support the mission of the school and achieve a $1.4M annual fundraising goal as well as capital giving efforts. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Executive Director, serving as a key member of the leadership team focused on guiding the school’s strategic development efforts.

The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of relevant nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably in a Jewish and/or day school environment. The Director of Advancement will be charged with designing, implementing, and managing all fundraising activities.

Key Responsibilities:

• Partner with professional and lay leadership to develop fundraising strategies, oversee and manage fundraising for HANC campuses and work closely with school leadership teams

• Represent and strengthen a culture of giving and an understanding of philanthropy within HANC

• Identify, cultivate and steward new and current donor relationships; create and implement individualized solicitation and stewardship plans;

• Supervise a development team of 2 – 3 members; work collaboratively with members of the team to develop events to engage and educate donors

• Manage relationships with the Board and work with the Board Nominating Committee to identify and cultivate prospective Board members and volunteers; increase committee participation and involvement with fundraising efforts

• Build and oversee an alumni engagement program

• Supervise all logistics, marketing and volunteers for the Annual HANC Match Giving Campaign

• Oversee the strategy and planning of the HANC Annual Dinner

• Coordinate the development, design and distribution of the annual report

Qualifications & Skills:

• 5-7 years professional fundraising experience

• Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists • Strong understanding of Orthodox customs and philosophies • Passion for Jewish education and the mission of The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County

• Proven ability to secure gifts of $5,000+ • Skilled at developing relationships with lay leadership and donors; motivating volunteers to meet goals

• Knowledge and understanding of the Long Island Jewish philanthropic community

• Project management expertise; ability to prioritize multiple requests and meet deadlines • Goal-oriented and data-driven with strong follow-through • Energetic team player with a positive attitude • High level of comfort working with business technology including Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; highly organized

• Bachelor’s degree required • Ability to work evenings, weekends or irregular hours as necessary

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