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
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
Create content and manage our social
media profile on a variety of platforms and coordinate our print
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
Manage engagement with parent of the
alumni community by regularly communicating and sharing the
accomplishments and engagement of our alumni.
Grandparent & Parent Engagement
Develop a plan for grandparent
engagement and serve as a key contact person for our dedicated
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
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
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
Interested candidates should send their resume and
cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that
includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan
options and many other valuable programs.