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.
- Responsible for developing relationships and securing all
annual contributed revenue from the community of Nursery School
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- Demonstrate a collegial disposition towards achieving required
results with the ability to work positively in a flexible team
- Willingness and desire to attend evening/weekend programming
activities in order to cultivate/steward key donors and
- Excellent organizational skills and an eye for detail are
- 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
- Proactive and a team player.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects, events, and
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.
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.
$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.