The Rabbi Arthur Schneier Park East Day School seeks an experienced, dynamic, highly organized professional to serve as its Director of Development with a major emphasis on grant writing. Reporting to the Executive Director of the School, the Director of Development works in close partnership with our Dean and Founder, Rabbi Arthur Schneier, and with our Principal, in primarily seeking grant support for our programs. The Director should also have experience in creating annual and long-term fundraising plans and setting goals and priorities. The successful
candidate will have deep knowledge of the foundation world and proven successful experience in seeking grant support.
ABOUT THE RABBI ARTHUR SCHNEIER PARK EAST DAY SCHOOL
Established over forty years ago for boys and girls ages preschool through grade 8, Park East Day School celebrates academic excellence and Jewish identity and tradition. Founded by Rabbi Schneier, spiritual leader of Park East Synagogue since 1962 and international human rights activity, the School's ethos reflects his lifelong devotion to Jewish education; we benefit on a daily basis from our unique relationship with Park East Synagogue. Our general studies program is rigorous, and our students routinely win state math awards and are accepted to top NYC high schools. We are a cosmopolitan school, small by design, with gifted, creative, positive teachers, an international student body, and a close-knit, involved parent body.
Successful experience with grant writing
A minimum of 5 years of Development experience
Bachelor's Degree essential, advanced degree a plus
At least 2 years of experience at upper levels of Development with serious responsibility for organization and management
Knowledge of, and experience within, the Jewish community of the greater New York area definitely a huge plus as is experience in Jewish Day School fundraising
Comfortable in, and conversant with, all areas of social media with an ability to deftly and quickly utilize all platforms for effective and immediate communication
Deep knowledge of Development-related software
Polished oral and written communication skills