Bernard Zell Anshe Emet Day School
Bernard Zell is an independent, progressive Jewish day school in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago serving over 450 students in nursery through eighth grade. Founded in 1946, the school combines the best of Jewish learning and traditions with innovative educational practices in a rigorous and nurturing learning environment. Dedicated educators partner with families to fulfill the goal of raising children to be their best selves and good citizens of their communities.
Bernard Zell features a multidisciplinary, layered curriculum of general studies and Jewish studies that builds on each previous year’s learning, an approach that cultivates confidence, creativity, leadership and empathy. Graduates possess a strong foundation, an intrinsic curiosity for continued learning and are exceedingly well-prepared for high school and life beyond.
Now entering its 75th year, Bernard Zell seeks an experienced Director of Development to advance the mission of the school and achieve a $2M+ annual fundraising goal as well as endowed and capital giving efforts. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of External Relations, serving as a key member of the advancement team focused on guiding the school’s strategic development efforts. The ideal candidate will have 10+ 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.