Director of Advancement

Hebrew Academy of Nassau County


West Hempstead, NY


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 seeks an experienced Director of Advancement to promote and support 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 and/or day school environment. The Director of Advancement will be charged with designing, implementing, and managing all fundraising activities.

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 to offer their expertise, skills, funds, and unconditional love to build the school. With an initial enrollment of 30 students in a small building, the seeds were planted. Today, HANC’s three campuses, located in West Hempstead and Uniondale, serve more than 1100 students, from nursery through high school, who come from 50 communities throughout Long Island and Queen

Compensation Range

$125,000 - $150,000 DOE

To apply

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

Key Responsibilities

  • Partner with professional and lay leadership to develop fundraising strategies,  oversee and manage fundraising for HANC campuses and work closely with school leadership teams
  • Represent and strengthen a culture of giving and an understanding of philanthropy within HANC
  • Identify, cultivate and steward new and current donor relationships; create and implement individualized solicitation and stewardship plans;
  • Supervise a development team of 2 – 3 members; work collaboratively with members of the team to develop events to engage and educate donors
  • 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
  • Oversee the strategy and planning of the HANC Annual Dinner
  • Coordinate the development, design and distribution of the annual report

Qualifications & Skills

  • 5-7 years professional fundraising experience
  • Experience and comfort working with high-level donors and philanthropists
  • Strong understanding of Orthodox customs and philosophies
  • Passion for Jewish education and the mission of The Hebrew Academy of Nassau County
  • Proven ability to secure gifts of $5,000+
  • Skilled at developing relationships with lay leadership and donors; motivating volunteers to meet goals
  • Knowledge and understanding of the Long Island Jewish philanthropic community
  • Project management expertise; ability to prioritize multiple requests and meet deadlines
  • 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
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; highly organized
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Ability to work evenings, weekends or irregular hours as necessary

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