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Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools (Chief Development Officer)

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The new Chief Development Officer will play an important, visible role for Prizmah and will work in close partnership with the CEO. With the CEO, strong and committed board members, and a dedicated professional staff, the CDO will lead the development efforts of Prizmah. The successful candidate will create an organization-wide culture of philanthropy and a development structure that reflects the values of a multi-denominational enterprise, while positioning the organization for success.

The CDO will lead Prizmah’s development of key donor relationships and implement individual donor and foundation cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies to secure Prizmah’s financial sustainability. As Prizmah grows, s/he will be responsible for raising $6-9 million in philanthropy. The CDO will have the opportunity to build the institutional advancement team within Prizmah, currently anticipated to include 1-2 development staff. S/he will demonstrate past success in raising significant philanthropic revenues. S/he must be both an innovator and implementer of a vibrant culture of philanthropy, a creator of effective donor-centric development systems and demonstrate leadership.

The leadership seeks a candidate with an entrepreneurial approach who can thrive in a fast-paced environment creating both the development of a strategy and the execution of plans simultaneously. The CDO will report to, and work closely with, the CEO and serve on the senior management team.