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Prizmah Center for Jewish Day Schools (Chief Development Officer)

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This position requires a talented, entrepreneurial advancement professional, preferably with a national reach, who will relish the opportunity to participate in a startup culture, shape and implement a new organization’s development strategy, and be part of a vibrant, collaborative leadership team.

The successful candidate for this position will bring:

• 5-10 years of experience with demonstrated major gift solicitation results, a successful track-record of leading the creation and growth of strategic development infrastructure and programs

• Successful experience as the partner to a CEO and board

• Demonstrated success in developing and executing a broad fundraising strategy (both short and long term)

• Experience using and measuring best practices in major gift and pipeline development

• Strong management skills, both strategic and operational, and a demonstrated ability to build, manage, mentor and motivate an effective team

• Strategic and nuanced thinking; creative, innovative, and strategic inclinations

• Well-honed written communications and public presentation skills

• Strong collaborative nature and skills, and a commitment to team results

• Ability to manage complex relationships and multiple priorities; outstanding diplomatic, negotiation and ambassadorial skills

• Deep understanding of the North American Jewish philanthropic landscape and demonstrated commitment to Jewish day schools and the Jewish future

• A strong work ethic, ability to maintain and model high personal, ethical and professional standards, as well as an outgoing and positive personality

• Great judgment and sense of humor, excellent listening skills, commitment to collegiality, and curiosity

• Willingness to travel 25%

• A Bachelor’s degree is required; an advanced degree is desirable.