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Job Title: Coordinator of Events and Special Projects

Date Revised: May 2019

Overview of the Position:

The Coordinator of Special Projects is responsible for managing and implementing special projects as designated by the Office of Institutional Advancement. These include the organizing and implementation of two annual fundraisers, organizing upcoming programming for the school’s 40th anniversary,  the execution of additional advancement programming and supporting designated co-curricular activities. The Coordinator of Special Projects reports to the Lead Coordinator of Advancement.

About the School:

Gross Schechter Day School, based in Pepper Pike, Ohio, is a Jewish day school serving more than 260 students in preschool through 8th grade. Gross Schechter is a diverse family, representing more than 20 synagogues and minyanim, with values based in Conservative Judaism. Our outstanding and rigorous dual language curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem solving grounded in Jewish values and practice. Our students are consistently recognized for their excellence in regional and state competitions and are awarded scholarships for their achievement. Similarly, the efforts of our outstanding teachers are continuously recognized through community awards. Gross Schechter’s modern facilities enable us to provide students with a 21st century learning environment and create the strong community that brings families together for learning, fun, and friendship. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute major annual fundraisers including the Totally Kosher Rib Burnoff, Purim Gala and Run/Walk including creating functional budgets and keeping track of revenue and expenses.
  • Work with the Lead Coordinator of Advancement and Lead Coordinator of Marketing to develop and implement programs for the school’s 40th Anniversary
  • Work with the Lead Coordinator of Advancement and Lead Coordinator of Marketing and Communications to develop a comprehensive corporate strategy for the school and events
  • Establish a program manual that includes documentation for each event or program that will allow for easy reproduction in future school years.
  • Plan and organize additional advancement programs, such as: recruitment programs, marketing tabling, and donor recognition events.
  • Position may support other school-wide programming as necessary.
  • Regular communication with the Director of Finance.

Desired Skills and Experience:

The ideal candidate will be a friendly, well-spoken and meticulously organized self-starter with at least two years of event planning or development experience.  This job will require some light physical demands (i.e. listening, empathizing and talking with constituents; staffing committees; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; and occasionally working long days, nights or weekends).  Experience with donor databases a plus. Resumes and cover letters stating the desired position can be submitted by using the form below or sent to jkaplan@grossschechter.org

 

 

Job Title: Major Gifts Officer

Date Revised: May 2019

Overview of the Position:

The Major Gifts Officer will design, develop and implement our major gift program. They will be responsible for managing and cultivating relationships with existing major gift prospects, as well as identifying new prospects. An ability to empathize with donors and clearly communicate our organization’s mission is key.  

About the School:

Gross Schechter Day School, based in Pepper Pike, Ohio, is a Jewish day school serving more than 260 students in our infant care center  through 8th grade. Gross Schechter is a diverse family, representing more than 20 synagogues and minyanim, with values based in Conservative Judaism. Our outstanding and rigorous dual language curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem solving grounded in Jewish values and practice. Our students are consistently recognized for their excellence in regional and state competitions and are awarded scholarships for their achievement. Similarly, the efforts of our outstanding teachers are continuously recognized through community awards. Gross Schechter’s modern facilities enable us to provide students with a 21st century learning environment and create the strong community that brings families together for learning, fun, and friendship. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Help our donors accomplish their philanthropic goals and ambitions through a relationship with Gross Schechter Day School
  • Secure major gifts at the $2500 to $1,000,000 level with the goal of raising $2.1 million annually
  • Help us identify new and current partners to grow our institutional endowment from $3.1 million to $15 million
  • Work with the Lead Coordinator of Advancement to craft a bequest program for our long term donors
  • Manage systems and software to track and cultivate donors and prospects, including our donor database and wealth screening tools
  • Manage and grow existing portfolio of 30+ donors and prospects
  • Work with the development department to align efforts and set goals
  • Create and implement moves management plans
  • Make direct, face-to-face solicitations, and assist the board and other staff with their solicitation (e.g. provide portfolio development support, strategic counsel, and help with donor communications)
  • Acknowledge major donors through public and private recognition
  • Track and report progress using specific metrics
  • Regular communication with the Director of Finance

 

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • A true people person with an outgoing nature
  • A self-starter driven by results
  • At least 10 years of nonprofit fundraising experience with a proven  ability to secure individual and major gifts and meet objectives. You make donors feel valued because you’re sensitive to their needs
  • Comfortable using a donor database, prospect research and other wealth screening tools to aid in your moves management process
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships throughout the organization and with outside constituencies
  • Excellent and compelling writing and speaking skills
  • Determined and able to motivate people to see your vision and reach your goals

 

This job requires some light physical demands (i.e. spending hours listening and talking; working on the computer and phone; driving to appointments and events; and occasionally working long days, nights or weekends). Resumes and cover letters stating the desired position can be submitted by using the form below or sent to jkaplan@grossschechter.org

 

 

Job Title: Early Childhood Teacher and Teacher Assistants

Overview of the Position:

Our growing Early Childhood Center is looking for Preschool Teachers and Teacher assistants to work in our 18 month  and 2 year old classes. The candidates should be able to create a fun environment and incorporate educational programs that assist in our students’ development. Preschool Teachers will be responsible for monitoring and teaching students, developing a curriculum that students will respond to positively, and partnering with our team to enhance the learning environment at our school. Teacher assistants would be led by the teacher to assist students in all areas. If you love working with kids and have previous experience in an early learning environment, please apply today.

Should be able to:

  • Develop and maintain a constructive and ongoing rapport with children and parents
  • Create activities that are fun and educational for the children
  • Collaborate with other teachers to ensure that the school fosters an environment that is inviting and nurturing for every child
  • Deliver reports on potential concerns about students as to management as needed
  • Manage day-to-day classroom activities, including structured lessons, free play, bathroom breaks, lunch time and rest time for students
  • 3 or more years of early childhood experience is required for all assistants and teachers should have a Bachelors Degree in Early Childhood or related field.

Resumes can be emailed to tbortz@grossschechter.org

Job Title: Infant Teachers and Teachers Assistants 

Date revised: June 2019

Overview of the Position:

Gross Schechter Day School is seeking qualified Infant Care Specialists for our Infant Care Center. Infant Care Specialists will provide general care to babies from six weeks to 18 months. This includes ensuring the health and safety of infants, changing and feeding. Infant Care Specialists will entertain and educate infants by reading to, playing with and nurturing them.
Infant Care Specialists must also have the skills to effectively communicate with parents on a daily basis. Prior experience in child care, along with relevant certifications (i.e. CPR, first aid,etc.) is required.

About the School:

Gross Schechter Day School, based in Pepper Pike, Ohio, is a Jewish day school serving more than 260 students in our infant care center  through 8th grade. Gross Schechter is a diverse family, representing more than 20 synagogues and minyanim, with values based in Conservative Judaism. Our outstanding and rigorous dual language curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem solving grounded in Jewish values and practice. Our students are consistently recognized for their excellence in regional and state competitions and are awarded scholarships for their achievement. Similarly, the efforts of our outstanding teachers are continuously recognized through community awards. Gross Schechter’s modern facilities enable us to provide students with a 21st century learning environment and create the strong community that brings families together for learning, fun, and friendship. 

Resumes and cover letters stating the desired position can be submitted by using the form below or sent to tbortz@grossschechter.org.

 

 

Job Title: Full-time Elementary School Judaics Teacher

Date revised: June 2019

Overview of the Position: 

Gross Schechter Day School is seeking an experienced full-time elementary school Judaics teacher who is passionate about working with children, inspiring them to love Torah, Ivrit and Jewish life, and developing their knowledge, skills and creativity.

About the School:

Gross Schechter Day School, based in Pepper Pike, Ohio, is a Jewish day school serving more than 260 students in our infant care center  through 8th grade. Gross Schechter is a diverse family, representing more than 20 synagogues and minyanim, with values based in Conservative Judaism. Our outstanding and rigorous dual language curriculum fosters creativity, critical thinking and problem solving grounded in Jewish values and practice. Our students are consistently recognized for their excellence in regional and state competitions and are awarded scholarships for their achievement. Similarly, the efforts of our outstanding teachers are continuously recognized through community awards. Gross Schechter’s modern facilities enable us to provide students with a 21st century learning environment and create the strong community that brings families together for learning, fun, and friendship. 

Desired Skills and Experience: 

  • Applicants should be strong at collaboration and communication.
  •  Applicants must be fluent in Hebrew, but need not be native speakers. 

 

Resumes and cover letters stating the desired position can be submitted by using the form below. 

 

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