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23 May 2019

Operations / Administration Director of Development

 Bronx County, New York, United States

Job Description

Director of Development Reports Directly to the Head of School and oversees all fundraising initiatives for the school, including institutional giving, individual donors, and planned giving.

Essential Functions

  • Oversee the entire fundraising program and collaborate with the Head of School on the management and planning of fundraising events and donor activities
  • Prepare  and execute an actionable fundraising plan
  • Identify institutional and individual funding sources and develop strategies for soliciting them
  • Submit grant proposals and letters of intent to corporate and foundation funders
  • Ensure the timely submission of grant reports
  • Build and maintain a relationship with institutional funders
  • Develop an individual donor program that incorporates a comprehensive cultivation, acquisition and stewardship strategy
  • Prepare direct mail and online appeals to individual donors
  • Work with the Head of School, leadership team, assigned staff and volunteers to coordinate an annual gala as well as other donor events
  • Manage and maintain fundraising systems
  • Provide monthly fundraising updates to the Head of School and the Board as needed, which includes updates on giving and tracks progress toward goals outlined in the fundraising plan
  • Prepare communications collateral for the school to be used for public relations and fundraising
  • Write and oversee the production of an annual report
  • Adhere to a strong commitment to teamwork, developing and maintaining collaborative team relationships in  a fast-paced environment
  • Serve as an active member of the leadership team
  • Participate in regular leadership team meetings.
  • At the request of the HOS/Principal act as a school representative at outside events.
  • Work closely with the Principal to help achieve the fundraising goals of the school
  • Model the DRIHSCS professional and core values at all times; be a visible and highly engaged leader in the school community.


  • Attend professional development meetings and workshops
  • Participate in a summertime professional development before the opening of school
  • Fulfill all outlined and related functions professionally, timely and thoroughly
  • Complete any other tasks or duties as assigned by the school leadership
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues

Requirements: Education & Experience

  • Master’s Degree in relevant field
  • 5-8 years of fundraising experience

Requirements: Knowledge & Skills

  • Excellent interpersonal, writing, editing, oral communication, and presentation skills required
  • Demonstrate proficiency in Microsoft Office (particularly Excel), QuickBooks, and other Financial Management Systems
  • Advanced knowledge of fundraising systems
  • Ability to organize, analyze, interpret, evaluate and present financial data
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Acute attention to detail coupled with the ability to think and act strategically
  • Excellent organization, time management, and follow-up skills


Comprehensive benefits package includes:

  • Highly competitive salary commensurate with experience and education
  • Shuttle to the 2/5 Train
  • Empire BCBS Medical/Dental/Vision
  • $25,000 Term life insurance covered by the employer
  • Commuter and Transit Benefits
  • Dependent Care
  • 403 B Retirement
  • Comprehensive Time off which includes 10 PTO days in addition to paid vacation breaks competitive with DOE vacations

How to Apply

Please visit our school website to apply

Bureaus: New York. Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Operations / Administration.

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