Join an incredible community of educators who are passionate about progressive pedagogy while embracing a sense of urgency, a strong work ethic, and accountability for student learning. We select individuals who share our vision and are willing to put in the hard work to achieve it.
The Senior Director of Major Gifts will enthusiastically participate in fundraising efforts, with a clear understanding that fundraising is critical to the success of the organization. S/he will work in close collaboration with the VP of Institutional Advancement and the Development team, staff, and volunteers to strategically work towards HVA’s desired outcomes while building and maintaining relationships on behalf of the organization.
Develop, implement, and increase individual giving from donors $100,000+
Build relationships with current and new major donors and regularly secure commitments for contributions to HVA
Manage and execute all aspects of giving strategies, including research, portfolio management, solicitations, appeals, reporting, and stewardship
Plan annual goals and strategies with a focus on building a portfolio of major donors
Research new prospect markets and design and manage outreach strategies to engage first-time potential major gift donors
Record, track, and report on progress against annual objectives
Minimum 5-7 years experience in successfully securing leadership gifts
Superior written communications skills including writing persuasive letters and proposals
Excellent organizational skills
Trustworthiness with confidential information
Willing to be hands-on (no task too big or too small) and a sense of humor
Compassion, integrity, warmth, and deep commitment to HVA’s mission
Proven ability to build relationships with major donors, develop tactics to meet goals, and personally close major gifts
Knowledge of Raiser’s Edge preferred
Harlem Village Academies is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
About Harlem Village Academies
Harlem Village Academies is widely recognized as a national leader in the education reform movement. Its growing network of public charter schools are transforming the lives of children in Harlem by providing them with an excellent education. Led by a team of passionate social entrepreneurs, Harlem Village Academies has developed and effectively executed on a clear, focused strategy: hire talented and passionate teachers, provide them with autonomy and extensive professional support, and hold them accountable for results. HVA sets high standards for students’ academic performance and personal conduct; intervenes with love and rigor when a child is off-track; and engenders in students a love of learning, a spirit of community, and dedication to academic and behavioral excellence.