Full Time

Director of Advancement

Bet Shraga Hebrew Academy of the Capital District 100 Academy Road, Suite 100, Albany NY

Established Jewish day school in Albany, NY seeks a Director of Advancement to join our administrative team and our warm and inclusive school community.  Responsibilities include overseeing development, communications, marketing, recruitment, admissions, retention, and assisting the Head of School in other non-academic operations as needed. The ideal candidate is highly organized, flexible, possesses strong writing and communication skills, enjoys working collaboratively, and is able to enthusiastically convey to others our mission as a Jewish day school. Familiarity with data management and knowledge of Jewish communities are essential.

Specific duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Manage the Annual Campaign
  • Work with Life and Legacy Committee and Endowment Committee to increase endowments
  • Work with Business Manager and Administrative Assistant to manage database and ensure that donors are thanked
  • Collaborate with Head of School to steward donors
  • Seek out and apply for appropriate grants
  • Participate in strategic planning and nurturing the growth of the school

Communications and Marketing

  • Maintain and update website
  • Manage school’s social media accounts
  • Craft weekly internal communications and bi-weekly communications to the community at large
  • Write press releases and articles for local publications

Recruitment, Admissions and Retention

  • Develop and implement programs to recruit new students and families to the school
  • Develop collaborative relationships with the leadership of synagogue preschools and other organizations that could lead to increased enrollment
  • Develop and implement a warm and efficient approach to the admissions and enrollment process
  • Meet with prospective families
  • Work with Business Manager to ensure that enrollment contracts are accurate and sent in a timely way
  • Collaborate with Head of School and faculty to maximize retention of current families

Please send cover letter and resume to jpollack@hacdalbany.org.