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(Assistant) Vice President, Nursery School Development & Community Engagement

New York, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Mar 2, 2023

Position Summary

The (Assistant) Vice President, Nursery School Development & Community Engagement will be responsible for implementing the overall fundraising program, strategic planning and daily operations of the 92NY Nursery School Development function. The (Assistant) Vice President will be accountable, through the management of a personal portfolio of Nursery School donors and the successful leadership of the supporting team, for achieving contributed revenue goals to support the Nursery School. The (Assistant) Vice President will be responsible for the development of relationships with Nursery School families along with the planning, coordination, and implementation of a wide array of fundraising activities, cultivation events and initiatives. This position collaborates extensively with the Director of the 92NY Nursery School on all matters involving nursery school community engagement while supporting cohesiveness with school operations, school fundraising, and cross collaboration with the 92NY Development Department simultaneously. This role reports dually to the Chief Development Officer and the Director of the Nursery School and serves as a member of the Senior Development Team.

Major Accountabilities

  • Responsible for developing relationships and securing all annual contributed revenue from the community of Nursery School families.
  • Accountable for the daily operations of all fundraising and cultivation events at the Nursery School including the annual fund appeal, the Annual Nursery School Benefit and its affiliated events, Nursery School Book Fair, and New Parents Reception, among others.
  • Oversee the logistics, coordination and support of all fundraising and cultivation events/initiatives and meetings.  
  • Lead, inspire, motivate, and supervise Nursery School Development team members.
  • Spearhead the planning and execution of the annual Nursery School benefit. Align Nursery School Development team, all of the parent volunteer committees, 92NY Development Department, 92NY Executive Leaders, and Nursery School Administration in successfully executing this pivotal event annually.
  • Develop and implement solicitation strategy for the full portfolio of Nursery School donors and creatively deploy roster of donors to each team member for relationship building.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Director of the Nursery School, and members of the Development Department to strategically align approaches and solicitation follow up.
  • Collaborate with the Development Department on coordinated fundraising efforts across the Parenting Center and Nursery School.
  • Proactively inform the Director of the Nursery School about all interactions with parents that could potentially impact the operations of the school.
  • Create a symbiotic partnership between nursery school administration and fundraising communication for parents.
  • Oversee the coordination of assigned parent committees, including parent liaison, meeting and event coordination and ongoing communication.
  • Work with families in the school, alumni, outside vendors, and Benefit/ Event committee members as appropriate.
  • Oversee the Nursery School Development budget and the timely processing of all expenses as well as the execution of accurate acknowledgement of all event and school donations.
  • In coordination with other members of the Development team, devise and execute the strategy for building and growing the 92NY Nursery School Alumni program thereby providing a seamless transition as nursery school parents become alumni and potential 92NY donors as well as engaging alumni from years past.
  • Cross-utilize 92NY programming and 92NY development initiatives to effectively engage the parent and alumni population of the Nursery School.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned or requested.

Experience, Education, and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 7 (+) years of related fundraising and special event experience in a fast-paced institution. Experience in a private/independent school environment a plus.
  • Proven track record of identifying, cultivating, stewarding, soliciting and closing major and non-major gifts as well as achieving and exceeding annual fundraising goals.
  • Proven ability to utilize events as the vehicle for achieving contributed revenue goals.
  • Confident leader and mentor able to inspire, motivate and develop a fundraising team including providing and receiving feedback on donor strategies and portfolio development.
  • Strong experience and confidence in working and communicating with a variety of parent committees, Board members, donors and high-net-worth individuals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the proven ability to craft persuasive proposals and donor correspondence as well as to engage effectively and appropriately in person.
  • Adherence to the highest ethical standards with the ability to act with discretion, self-assurance and diplomacy.
  • Sound judgment in maintaining strictest of confidentiality of donor information.
  • Demonstrate a collegial disposition towards achieving required results with the ability to work positively in a flexible team environment.
  • Willingness and desire to attend evening/weekend programming activities in order to cultivate/steward key donors and prospects.
  • Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail are essential.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and experience with Tessitura or similar fundraising database is preferred.
  • Ability to learn technology and related skills in a timely manner.
  • Proactive and a team player.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, events, and responsibilities, simultaneously.

Conditions of Employment

Those offered a position must provide proof of a completed COVID-19 vaccination as a condition of employment.

Any candidate unable to be vaccinated due to a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition will be engaged to determine if a reasonable accommodation can be provided.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants should forward a resume and a cover letter with salary requirements.

Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, we are only able to contact those applicants whose experience most aligns with the position profile.

Compensation Range

$75,000 - $165,000

The actual compensation offered will be based on a number of factors including, but not limited to the qualifications of the applicant, years of relevant experience, level of education attained, certifications or other professional licenses held, and if applicable, the location in which the applicant lives and/or from which they will be performing the job.


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