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Help Shape the Future of Sustainable Jewish Day Schools

The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) believes that Jewish day schools are essential for fostering an engaged Jewish people for an enduring future. PEJE works across the denominational and geographical spectrum to deliver unparalleled knowledge, expertise, and resources to strengthen the sustainability and affordability of Jewish day schools. In our sixteenth year, PEJE is uniquely positioned to advance the field through bold programmatic initiatives, strong advocacy, strategic convenings, coalition building, and thought leadership.

Current openings:

 

Program Manager, Governance & Fundraising

About PEJE:

The Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) believes that day schools are essential for fostering an engaged Jewish people for an enduring future. PEJE works across the denominational and geographical spectrum to deliver unparalleled knowledge, expertise, and resources to strengthen the sustainability and affordability of Jewish day schools in North America. In our eighteenth year, PEJE is uniquely positioned to advance the field through bold programmatic initiatives, strong advocacy, and thought leadership. PEJE’s programs build the financial development and enrollment management capacity of North American Jewish day schools and their local communities. The Governance & Fundraising Academy, one of our signature programs funded through a combination of grants and fees for service provides schools with expertise, training, benchmarks and coaching to achieve particular governance-strengthening and annual fundraising goals. It serves both large and small schools, with small schools benefiting from a special matching grant program. Based on the significant success of the Governance & Fundraising Academy’s predecessor program (The Leadership & Fundraising Academy) which has been implemented in over 50 day schools, we are confident that the expansion of the Governance & Fundraising Academy program will add significant governance and fundraising capacity building value to participating schools.

Position Summary:

The Program Manager serves on a team that provides guidance and direction to individual Governance & Fundraising Academy schools; secures the participation of select schools; and works on the design of curricula for trainings. The Program Manager also directs the PEJE Development Community of Practice, a unique resource that provides a forum for the exploration of current and strategic topics by Jewish day school development professionals. The Program Manager reports to the Vice President, Recruitment and Retention, Annual Campaign and Governance.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  1. Managing a cohort of schools and coaches to implement the Governance & Fundraising Academy by providing expertise, innovation, and program support to enable the schools to meet specific program benchmarks.
  2. Analyzing trends and creating linkages across schools to encourage peer learning.
  3. Managing and implementing the Development Community of Practice, a national resource for Jewish day school development professionals.
  4. Together with the Vice President, Recruitment and Retention, Annual Campaign and Governance, and, as appropriate, in collaboration with the Marketing Team and other relevant PEJE team members, determining and implementing marketing strategies, processes, and procedures to select additional schools and coaches for the additional expansion of Governance & Fundraising Academy.
  5. With guidance, vetting and selecting expert presenters, designing curricula, implementing, and evaluating trainings.
  6. Developing, executing and managing evaluations of the Governance & Fundraising Academy program, including data collection and analysis; with the Vice President, Recruitment and Retention, Annual Campaign and Governance, being accountable to program funders for reporting on benchmarks.
  7. Serving as national resource to the Jewish day school field for governance and annual campaign building.
  8. Achieving both team and organizational goals.

 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree and 3-5 years’ demonstrated experience in program management, marketing, and relationship cultivation.
  2. Development experience, especially in annual campaign implementation, is desirable but not required.
  3. Exceptional verbal and written communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  4. Proven ability to meet individual and programmatic goals.
  5. Flexibility, initiative, outstanding work ethic and organizational skills, commitment to collaboration, and ability to manage in a fast-paced, multi-faceted organization.
  6. 15-20% national travel.
  7. Sense of humor.
  8. Working knowledge of the Jewish community and its organizational structure is highly desirable.

 

Submit your cover letter & resume to jobs@peje.org addressed to Melinda Beattie.  Please indicate in your cover letter where you found the job posting, i.e., which website.

 

Submit your cover letter & resume to jobs@peje.org addressed to Melinda Beattie.