Director of Development

Jewish New Teacher Project




New Teacher Center is an award-winning national leader in educator support and works to disrupt the predictability of educational inequities for systemically underserved students in public schools throughout the United States.   

Jewish New Teacher Project is a self-funded division of NTC that helps Jewish day schools achieve instructional excellence by increasing teacher and school leader effectiveness, teacher retention and student achievement, and bringing the language of teaching standards, collaboration, and professional development into school culture. By improving teacher and administrator skills through intensive mentoring and coaching along with shared cohort learning and job-embedded instruction, JNTP helps schools deliver higher quality Jewish day school education and become institutions of instructional excellence, allowing students to reach their potential. Such students are committed, engaged, and inspired in all that they do — personally, within the Jewish community, and in the wider world.

JNTP is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic Director of Development who will lead fundraising strategy and annual campaigns that will allow for the growth and sustenance of programs and services. Reporting to the Executive Director, the Director of Development will demonstrate success in creating and implementing strategic fundraising plans, gift solicitation, managing a team, donor cultivation/stewardship, and experience managing an annual campaign of $1.5M or more, to include grants management. A strong understanding of and experience working with Jewish day schools and foundations is critical

New Teacher Center is an equal-opportunity employer.

Compensation Range

$110K - $125K

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Beth Greenberg, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • In conjunction with the Executive Director JNTP, set overall fundraising strategy, annual campaign plan and fundraising goals 
  • Lead and own fundraising strategy and annual campaign plan; monitor progress to fundraising goals
  • Lead institutional giving strategy and support the Development Manager with grant applications and reporting
  • Manage individual giving campaign and a portfolio of individual donors and prospects
  • Conduct prospect research for individual donors and continue to build a pipeline of prospects
  • In conjunction with Development Manager and Executive Director, develop a marketing strategy, which includes internal and external communications, to raise JNTP’s profile within the larger Jewish community and Jewish day school field
  • Manage relationships with Leadership Council which is comprised of community leaders and volunteers whose belief in the work of JNTP drives their passion and commitment to supporting JNTP in a variety of ways
  • Lead process to identify and prioritize local community funders in communities where JNTP works with multiple schools
  • Lead process to identify schools for fundraising partnerships and board engagement
  • Supervise the Development Manager, Individual Giving Officer, and Development Administrator

Qualifications & Skills

  • Minimum 5+ years of successful nonprofit fundraising, major gifts solicitation and communications experience
  • Understanding of Jewish heritage, culture, and involvement in Jewish Day School education
  • Experience working with foundations and the grants process
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to build trust and rapport with stakeholders and lay leaders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with demonstrated ability to write and speak persuasively
  • Strong history of annual campaign growth, organizational development, analytical and strategic thinking
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and guide staff and volunteers
  • Comfort with social media, data management software and online fundraising tools; experience with Salesforce a plus

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