Director of Development and Community Engagement

MetroWest Jewish Day School | Framingham, MA, United States

Posted Date 10/27/2022

MetroWest Jewish Day School (MWJDS) is a vibrant and progressive PK-8 pluralistic Jewish day
school located in Framingham, Massachusetts. We specialize in an individualized approach for
each student in the school, and that allows us to serve a wider range of student profiles than
most other schools. The Director of Development reports directly to the Head of School and is
a key member of our Business Team. This position is accountable for envisioning and
implementing the school’s fundraising efforts.
*Design, implement and manage all fundraising activities, including several large events
and more frequent targeted campaigns
*Prioritize efforts based on data related to donor patterns
*Coordinate sit-down face to face meetings between the Head of School and specified
current and potential contributors
* Oversee database management for gift processing, acknowledgments, and trends
* Alumni and alumni family outreach and tracking
* Collaborate with marketing team to compose public relations and press releases
concerning school life and development activities
* Establish and foster collaborative relationships and partnerships with professionals at
other agencies and synagogues
* Seek, apply for, and track grant opportunities
* Bachelor’s degree or an advanced degree and at least three years similar experience
* Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with peers.
* Demonstrated success in project management with strong organization skills
* Enjoys building relationships with both old and new friends to the school
* High degree of integrity and confidentiality and dedication to the mission of MWJDS
* Excellent verbal and written skills and a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively
* Proficiency with Development software, such as Donor Perfect and Office/G-Suite
* Ability to manage evening and weekend work when necessary
* Experience in a school setting preferred

Full Time
Director of Community Engagement | Director of Development
Retirement Plans | Dental | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Sick Days | Vision
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