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Our client is a Yeshiva, grades Pre-K through 12. They seek a Capital Campaign Director to oversee a $20 million capital project.

The candidate will report to the Executive Director and work closely with the Board of Directors and school Administration. S/he will identify and cultivate prospects, capable of donating significant funds for the expansion of school facilities and a new school campus.

Responsibilities:

  • Achieving the Capital fundraising goals.
  • Creating strategies for solicitation purposes, conducting prospect research, preparing proposals, meeting with funders, arranging meetings, and following up.
  • Coordinating with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors in decisions regarding approaches to prospects, commemorative giving and naming opportunities, policies, and other issues related to the capital campaign.
  • Steward prospects and donors. Identify donor needs and responsibilities. Prepare and organize letters, meetings, site visits and collateral materials. Follow up all meetings and events.
  • Managing the prospect research and grant writing program.
  • Overseeing fundraising operations, including donor files and database, gift accounting and acknowledgment, pledge collection, creation of financial records, media archives and other records.

Qualifications:

  • At least five years of Fundraising or Capital Campaign experience and relationships with individual, foundations and corporate major gift funders. Experience at a Jewish Day School, a plus.
  • Demonstrated success in asking for and closing major gifts with individual donors, foundations and corporations.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and successfully implement fundraising strategies with an emphasis on capital campaigns
  • Detail-orientated with impeccable oral and written communications skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Experience leading and engaging all stakeholders – Lay leaders, colleagues, parents, other donors, partners, and volunteers.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment
  • Self-starter with proactive nature and creative approach.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.

 

Willie Hochman
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