Director of Development
The Hebrew High School of New England is a regional, Modern Orthodox, co-educational day school that provides college preparatory Judaic and general studies in an inclusive and supportive environment. Through our challenging program and individualized approach, we empower our students to think critically, behave ethically and embrace learning and Jewish tradition. We inspire the next generation of Jewish leaders, committed to Israel and to the betterment of our world.
The School was founded approximately 15 years ago and in January 2011 moved into a modern, state of the art educational facility. To ensure its continued success, the Board has agreed to focus on building a strong and sophisticated development office beginning with the hiring of a professional and skilled director.
Reporting to the Head of School, this individual will plan, implement and oversee the school’s fundraising efforts – annual (especially major gift), endowment and capital. The Director will supervise one associate and serve on the school’s Executive Team. He or she will identify, cultivate and solicit individuals in order to achieve the school’s fundraising goals. The Director will be responsible for gifts from all potential funding sources including the federations, foundations, corporations and public entities and for all marketing pieces related to philanthropy. He or she will be expected to work with other staff members who communicate the school’s mission to the community at large.
The Director of Development will be responsible for the following tasks.
A minimum of 5 to 7 years in increasingly responsible development positions in a not-for-profit institution including demonstrated success in securing annual, capital and endowment contributions as well as foundation and public grants.
Experience in and ability to plan and execute a short and long term strategic plan.
Considerable and successful experience in working with members of a Board as well as other volunteer leadership. Ability to take initiative and build and maintain strong rapport and positive relationships with individuals from all walks of life and with varied backgrounds.
Strong belief in the mission of the Hebrew High School of New England.
Excellent communication skills – ability to think and write cogently and correctly.
Team player while maintaining “eye” on the specific goal of fund raising.
A minimum of a BA degree; graduate degree is preferred.
To apply, please send cover letter and resume to Rabbi Daniel Loew, HHNE, 300 Bloomfield Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06117 or dloew at hhne.org.
We thank all applicants in advance. We will be contacting only those candidates invited for an interview. We will be asking for 3 references at the time of interview.