Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement

B'nai Shalom Day School (NC) | Greensboro, NC, United States

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Posted Date 4/02/2024

B’nai Shalom Day School is a non-profit Southern Association of Independent Schools accredited day school, currently serving children 2 months through 8th grade. We are seeking an enthusiastic professional as our Director of Philanthropy & Community Engagement to foster community connections and advance our institution's mission.. In this position, you will play a pivotal part in fostering relationships within our community and securing support to shape the future of our school.  

This job is for you if you:

  • Understand the unique value of community engagement and philanthropy within an educational institution.
  • Recognize that building strong relationships and fostering a sense of community are fundamental to the success of fundraising efforts.
  • Are adept at bridging visionary goals with practical strategies, and thrive in collaborative environments.
  • Appreciate the multifaceted nature of fundraising, seeing it as an opportunity to cultivate partnerships and explore new avenues.
  • Approach challenges with innovation and determination, driven by a commitment to realizing ambitious goals.
  • Can effectively communicate the impact of philanthropy on education and are skilled at creating a culture of giving within our community.
  • Enjoy collaborating with colleagues to secure the future of our school and uphold its values.
  • Can build authentic relationships. You have the emotional intelligence to help others see how their time and support will impact children — today, tomorrow, and for the rest of their lives. 
  • Want to be part of a dynamic community that not only teaches character, collaboration and kindness, but actually models these traits daily for the next generation.


  • Developing strategies for community engagement and solicitation efforts to ensure the long-term sustainability and growth of the school.
  • Creating and executing a comprehensive advancement plan, encompassing major gifts, annual fund donations, grant applications, alumni outreach, and fundraising events.
  • Collaborating closely with school leadership to integrate development initiatives into various communications and materials.
  • Cultivating relationships with key stakeholders, including board members, alumni, parents, and community members.
  • Managing gift processing, donor acknowledgment, database maintenance, and financial reporting.
  • Participating in school and community events to promote fundraising endeavors.


  • Preferred, though not required, candidates will have three-to-four years of experience in nonprofit or development roles, with a preference for experience within an educational setting. Training will be provided for exceptional candidates who demonstrate potential in these areas.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and a track record of creative thinking.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and meet deadlines effectively.
  • Proficiency in computer skills; experience with donor management systems is advantageous.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
Campus Engagement | Chief Development Officer (CDO) | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Development Associate | Director of Community Engagement | Director of Development | Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Major Gifts Officer | Philanthropy | Planned Giving | Programming
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