Compensation for this position is commensurate with experience and includes a competitive benefits package. Paid time off includes Jewish and secular holidays, two lengthy school vacations, and an additional 10 days/year during year 1, increasing with seniority. Health insurance including medical, dental, vision and FSA, 403(b) and tuition remission. This position is in person with flexibility.
4 Year Degree
Full time position to begin immediately
Perelman Jewish Day School seeks an Associate Director of Development who is innovative, creative, and collaborative. Reporting to the Director of Institutional Advancement, this professional is responsible for enhancing and further developing a culture of giving within the Perelman community, identifying and cultivating new donors, with a focus on parent and grandparent giving, as well as stewardship of the EITC/OSTC Scholarship program.
The ideal candidate for this role has experience with community engagement, cultivation and solicitation of new and existing donors, understands and appreciates the nuances of working in the Jewish community, is a team player, and has the drive, ability, and creativity to expand and enhance our development program.
Successful candidates will work well independently and collaboratively, possess strong organizational skills allowing them to oversee multiple concurrent projects, and have demonstrated ability to maintain strong relationships.
Develop and implement strategic plan to grow our donor base from those giving under $2500
Research, cultivate, and solicit new donors to the Annual Fund
Research, cultivate, and solicit new participants for Pennsylvania’s EITC/OSTC tax credit scholarship program; steward existing participants
Direct and oversee Generation’s Day and other donor events
Work with the Advancement team on development of compelling messaging, strategy, and execution of direct mail and email solicitations, and event programs.
Oversee daily operations and database management including gift reporting, gift processing and acknowledgement letters
Work with the Director of Institutional Advancement on other projects as assigned.
Skills & Abilities
Bachelor’s degree required
Experience in nonprofit fundraising preferred
Familiarity with Jewish day schools, independent schools, and/or Jewish community a plus
Strong organizational skills with ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects
Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
Ability to interact with donors, volunteers, faculty and staff, and demonstrate confidentiality and discretion.
Experience Microsoft Office and Google suite
Experience with Raiser’s Edge a plus
Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills
This position requires some evening and weekend availability
Perelman Jewish Day School was founded in 1956 in a small room in the basement of Har Zion Temple in Philadelphia, with just 39 students enrolled. Today, we’re known as Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School. Over the last 6 decades, we’ve expanded to serve over 350 students, Jr K-5, in two centers located on two beautiful campuses in Wynnewood and Melrose Park. We are accredited by the Pennsylvania Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), are a member of the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools (ADVIS) and Prizmah: Center for Jewish Day Schools. Our mission is to provide students with Jewish-values based education within the context of a rigorous academic program. The goal of our school is to develop confident, accomplished and compassionate graduates who have a sound understanding of their history and culture as both Americans and Jews. Our school serves students from all types of families and socio-economic backgrounds. We are a diverse and caring community, where every student has a special place.