Development & Alumni Relations Associate

Golda Och Academy
New Jersey, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Nov 6, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Alumni Affairs, Annual Fund, Capital Campaigns, Donor Relations, Fundraising Administration, Special Events
Academic Centers, Community Development, Community Foundations, Education, Other Fields, Religion
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Development & Alumni Relations Associate is a full-time position and will be an integral part of the Advancement Team at Golda Och Academy. In collaboration with the Advancement Team and under the supervision of the Director of Institutional Advancement, the Development Associate will create and implement engagement and fundraising strategies to maximize the quality participation for our school constituency groups. They will also be responsible for the communications, programming and fundraising goals for each of the groups. This position is a primarily on-site role. COVID-19 Vaccination is also required.

About Golda Och Academy

Golda Och Academy, recognized as one of the top Jewish day schools in the country, is a vibrant learning community that focuses on the individual intellectual, social, and spiritual needs of each child. We cultivate in students a lifelong love of learning within the context of Jewish knowledge and heritage. Our school is located on two campuses — one for the Lower School and one for the Upper School — located about two miles apart in West Orange, serving approximately 450 students from more than 60 communities across New Jersey.


Alumni & Alumni Parent Engagement Responsibilities

    Work in partnership with the Director of Institutional Advancement to serve as the professional leader for the Alumni Committee and work to strengthen alumni volunteer leadership and engagement. Provide professional leadership for all alumni programming including but not limited to alumni reunions, alumni family events, NYC Shabbat dinners, alumni college panels, Summer Alumni BBQ, Alumni Basketball Game, Care Package Project, etc.  Create content and manage our social media profile on a variety of platforms and coordinate our print alumni newsletter.   Oversee alumni and alumni parent involvement in the GOA Annual campaign and Spring Benefit. Oversee and maintain data for 1800+ Schechter/GOA high school graduates Interface with current high school students to strengthen transition to alumni status Serve as liaison to our Parents of Alumni group. Manage engagement with parent of the alumni community by regularly communicating and sharing the accomplishments and engagement of our alumni.

Grandparent & Parent Engagement Responsibilities

    Develop a plan for grandparent engagement and serve as a key contact person for our dedicated Grandparents committee. Provide professional leadership, in partnership with our Special Events Coordinator to plan and execute Grandparents Day and other outreach programming. Coordinate grandparent involvement in the GOA Annual campaign.   Help to identify and recruit new school parent and grandparent volunteers and solicitors.  
    Provide professional leadership to manage our Parent Annual Campaign.  Engage parent and grandparent community in the Spring Gala. 

Spring Gala and Other Responsibilities

    Serve as the key Development staff person on the organization, marketing and execution of our school’s annual Spring Gala event.  Assist the Director of Institutional Advancement with other development events and projects as necessary. 


    Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills with ability to engage a broad range of donors and volunteers Strong organizational skills and ability to manage complex, multi-phase projects Must be an independent worker with the ability to effectively prioritize work and meet deadlines Excellent technology skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite of products and social media.   Familiarity with crowdfunding platforms is a plus.

 Education and Experience


    Bachelor’s degree required One or more years of demonstrated success in working with volunteers and/or donors Familiarity and experience in the Jewish, non-profit, educational community Schechter/GOA Alumni are encouraged to apply!   

Interested candidates should send their resume and cover letter to

Golda Och Academy is a an inclusive community and makes all employment decisions without regard for an individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

The School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.

Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.

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