Annual Campaign Director

SSDHDS | San Diego, CA, United States

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Posted Date 9/07/2023

Job Description

The Annual Campaign Director is responsible for managing and growing a comprehensive and strategic annual giving program of approximately $1 M.  Working closely with the Head of School, the Annual Fund Director will develop and implement efficient and effective cultivation and stewardship strategies for all constituencies, oversee volunteer peer-to-peer solicitation, manage a portfolio of donors, plan and support events as needed, and facilitate direct mail and online CHARIDY Day of Giving campaign. The Annual Campaign Director will work with the Board of Directors, collaborate with members of the Admin team, and report to the Head of School. 

Job Responsibilities

  • Create a compelling case for support of Annual Fund program for current and potential donors.
  • Develop and implement a plan for increased Annual Fund support and participation rates across all constituencies including current parents, alumni, past parents, community supporters, and more.
  • Oversee the creation and management of volunteer peer-to-peer solicitation – which includes strategy, messaging, and goal setting – along with the recruitment, training, and retention of engaged volunteers.
  • Direct the development and production of all Annual Fund materials for print, digital, and social media channels.
  • Use prospect research to determine appropriate targets and solicitation strategies for individuals.
  • Manage a portfolio of donors and solicit constituents for Annual Fund gifts as needed.
  • Produce relevant Annual Fund content for school-wide and external publications.
  • Help plan and execute cultivation and stewardship events for donors and volunteers.
  • Oversee the timely processing and acknowledgment of Annual Fund gifts.
  • Assist the staff as needed to support alumni relations, the Parents Association (PA), and other initiatives.
  • Produce internal and external progress reports that evaluate overall success of the Annual Fund and develop strategies to increase effectiveness.
  • Keep current with best practices, innovative developments, and trends in the annual giving field.


  • Proven skill at conceptualizing, drafting, and editing annual fund appeals
  • Volunteer management and personal gift solicitation
  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, able to multitask, and have excellent writing and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a collaborative team player, able to take initiative, and work independently
  • Possess a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Must be flexible--approximately 10 evening events and four Sunday events, as scheduled
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office and have a working knowledge of eTapestry or similar database program
  • Bachelor’s Degree and relevant development experience (preferably in education) are required


San Diego Hebrew Day is an independent, community based preschool and K-8 program engaging students in a comprehensive, dual curriculum of Jewish and general studies consistent with Orthodox teaching.  Its excellent course of study fosters love of wisdom, Torah, and Israel, to create lifelong connection to the Jewish people.

San Diego Hebrew Day students enter a welcoming and diverse learning community in which rigorous academic challenge in combination with social emotional guidance gives each child the ability to collaborate with others and grow the resilience necessary for success.  Graduates enter the next phase of their lives prepared, secure in their identity as Jewish young adults, and distinguished by their respect for others and their readiness to become ethical community leaders.


Salary45,000.00 - 75,000.00 Annual
Full Time
Annual Campaign
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Medical Insurance | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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