Director of Development @ Hebrew Academy of Nassau County

Director of Development


The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County (HANC) is an Orthodox, co-educational yeshiva day school that nurtures the many different facets of life in each of their students—the academic and intellectual, the moral and spiritual, and the communal. As an academic institution, HANC provides an exceptional education for its students, serving each student according to their individual talents and specific needs.

HANC was created in 1953 through dedicated efforts of Rabbi Meyer and Goldie Fendel and a small group of individuals. These HANC “founders” came together in unity to offer their expertise, skills, funds, and unconditional love to build the Hebrew Academy of Nassau County. With an initial enrollment of just 30 students in a small building, the seeds were planted. Today, HANC’s four campuses, located in Plainview, West Hempstead and Uniondale, serve more than 1200 students, from nursery through high school, who come from 50 communities throughout Long Island and Queens.

HANC seeks an experienced Director of Development to advance the mission of the school and achieve a $1.4M annual fundraising goal as well as capital giving efforts. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Executive Director, serving as a key member of the leadership team focused on guiding the school’s strategic development efforts. The ideal candidate will have 5-7 years of relevant nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably in a Jewish environment. The Director of Development will be charged with designing, implementing, and managing all fundraising activities.

Key Responsibilities:

Partner with professional and lay leadership to develop fundraising strategies, campaign plans, timelines and initiatives

Oversee and manage fundraising for all HANC campuses; work closely with school leadership teams

Manage all donor relationships; create and implement individualized solicitation, cultivation and stewardship plans; identify and cultivate a portfolio of prospective donors

Supervise a development team of 2 – 3 members; work collaboratively with members of the team to develop events to engage and educate donors

Oversee the strategy and planning of the HANC Annual Dinner

Manage relationships with the Board and work with the Board Nominating
Committee to identify and cultivate prospective Board members and volunteers; increase committee participation and involvement with fundraising efforts

Build and oversee an alumni engagement program

Supervise all logistics, marketing and volunteers for the Annual HANC Match Giving Campaign

Create a culture of giving and an understanding of philanthropy within HANC

Coordinate the development, design and distribution of the annual report

Manage relationships with the HANC Business Office

Qualifications & Skills:

Bachelor’s degree required

5-7 years professional fundraising experience

Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists

Excellent written and verbal communication skills; highly organized

Skilled at developing relationships with lay leadership and donors; motivating volunteers to meet goals

Proven ability to secure gifts of $5,000+

Project management expertise; ability to prioritize multiple requests and meet deadlines

Knowledge and understanding of the Long Island Jewish philanthropic community

Goal-oriented and data-driven with strong follow-through

Energetic team player with a positive attitude

High level of comfort working with business technology including Microsoft Office Suite; experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred

Ability to work evenings, weekends or irregular hours as necessary

Strong understanding of Orthodox customs and philosophies

Passion for Jewish education and the mission of The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Jamie Perry,***********************

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Jamie Perry, Evolve Giving Group: [email protected]

Job Summary

Job Location
Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
25 Country Drive
Plainview , New York 11803


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