ShalomLearning seeks a seasoned development professional interested in overseeing a national fundraising effort for one of the largest blended learning Jewish educational platforms.
The VP for Development will work closely with the CEO of ShalomLearning, leading all aspects of fundraising for the organization, and should possess a comprehensive understanding of the development cycle and a genuine passion for the work of ShalomLearning.
The VP for Development is responsible for the overall identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of individuals, foundations, and community partners. This position is based in Newton, MA and will require donor cultivation throughout the U.S.
This position reports to the CEO and will oversee a DB manager.
You will be supported by a p/t grant writer, a development consultant, and admin support as needed.
Bachelor's degree; at least 5 years of documented professional experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Demonstrated ability in securing major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources.
Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long- and short-range development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes.
Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with academic leadership, faculty, prospects, donors, and volunteers in a wide range of roles.
Demonstrated ability in recruiting and managing volunteers and engaging them effectively in supporting the unit through fundraising, consultation, and advocacy.
Database management skills.
Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others.
Demonstrated organizational skills and experience in managing events and other complex activities in support of development objectives.
Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
Skills in budget preparation and fiscal management.
Community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
Program planning and leadership skills.
Highly developed verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to small and large groups.
ShalomLearning brings Judaic and Hebrew lessons to life in a way today’s students expect through interactivity, engaging video, and meaningful content that connects classroom learning to their daily life.
Our unique blended learning approach and internal focus on professional development and curriculum design, integrates dynamic, up-to-date classroom instruction with exciting, virtual activities that students can complete anytime, anywhere.