Director of Development

Position Summary:

Reporting to the CFO/COO, the Director of Development is responsible for developing, implementing and the oversight of the institution’s Development department. This includes implementing a comprehensive fund raising strategy and program to increase institutional support from TVT families, alumni, friends, foundations and the community.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Manage the Development department and supervise the staff
  • Oversee, direct and implement all fundraising programs, including but not limited to the annual, capital and legacy campaign, directed giving, endowment and planned giving.
  • Direct the school’s stewardship and donor relations programs.
  • Execute the Gala and other VIP events (i.e. Grandparents Day, Alumni events, etc.)
  • Set Annual Fund strategy and year plan
  • Ensure accurate and timely donor acknowledgement and updates in Raiser’s Edge
  • Serve as a contact point between the school and the greater Orange County community, including neighbors; educational, Jewish, and other community organizations; and the media.
  • Participate as needed in meetings of the Board of Trustees and provide staff support to the Board and its committees.
  • Provide full staff support for the development committees, working with them to design, review, evaluate and revise development plans annually.
  • Convene and conduct annual meeting of all staff and volunteer leadership involved independent fundraising appeals.
  • Serve on the school’s leadership team.
  • Submit and monitor the budget for development department
  • Define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Collaborate with other TVT personnel and representatives from community organizations
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications (preferred):

  • Bachelor’s Degree and five years’ experience in fundraising; or any combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job
  • Understanding of principles and techniques of Development activities, including annual, major and planned giving, event planning, capital campaigns, and grant procurement.
  • Demonstrate senior leadership with strategic, policy and budget planning experience
  • Management and supervisory skills. Position includes interviewing, hiring, training and managing.
  • Strong interpersonal, organization, networking and facilitation skills.
  • Work both independently and within a team oriented structure. A self-starter with the ability to work productively and meet bench marks and goals timely, without day to day supervision.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to operate a variety of office equipment including a computer and assigned software.
  • Understanding of principles and techniques of Development activities, including annual, major and planned giving, event planning, capital campaigns, and grant procurement.
  • Position requires absolute confidentiality and professionalism in appearance, attitude and presentation.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates should request an Educators’ Collaborative summary sheet and submit a cover letter, resume, one-page personal statement and list of five references with telephone numbers and email addresses electronically to: Deirdre A. Ling, Partner, Educators’ Collaborative: daling@comcast.net.

Starting date: July 1, 2018.