The director of development works closely with the head of school and the board of trustees to provide leadership for the development program as it builds a strong culture of philanthropy throughout the school and global community. The goal of the director of development is to design programs of giving that attract the maximum gift support possible to the institution. It is important to understand that this position will have the opportunity to create its own development office. AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT IS A MUST!!!
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The director of development will:
Establish and execute forward-thinking development/ advancement and strategic programs that optimally grow the annual, major, and capital campaigns; legacy gifts; and planned giving.
Oversee all aspects of the development program, including fundraising, leading the annual giving program, guiding the capital campaign, soliciting corporate and foundation proposals; creating a strong alumni association, and special development events.
Identify, research, and spearhead the implementation of a diverse and multifaceted fundraising program to support the school’s strategic vision, cultivating a culture of giving and gratitude across all constituencies and socio-economic strata.
Collaborate with the admissions office on PR initiatives and the marketing and communications office to create/produce fund raising-related communication materials to expand and enhance the school’s visibility and reputation.
Identify corporate and foundation funding opportunities and help draft grant applications.
Strengthen relationships with the school’s alumni and further develop alumni programming.
Personally solicit major donors.
Enhance existing relationships while building new relationships, systems, and programs that further tap into the generosity and resources of the community.
Maintain a database of all contributors and provide development reports as required.
Manage the development budget.
Supervise and nurture the development office staff.
Nurture and maintain a highly collaborative relationship with the head of school, the board chair, and individual board members, supporting them in all their fundraising responsibilities, and accompanying them on donor visits when appropriate.
Los Angeles, CA
non profit fundraising: 3 years
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience and compatibility for position
Kabbalah Children’s Academy was founded in 1998 by the Rav and Karen Berg. Kabbalah Children’s Academy was tasked with the mission of providing children with an education that addresses the whole child, mind, body and spirit. Making the world a better place for all of humanity has always been the goal of the Kabbalah Centre. Our goal includes offering children an academically enriched, well-rounded education utilizing the deep but simple concepts of Kabbalah as the foundation.