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 Development Operations will ensure that the entire Development team is functioning at the highest level of effectiveness by:
Managing and overseeing all department logistics and operations
Developing systems that align with HVA’s vision of excellence and incorporate best practices in development operations
Serving as a liaison with school leadership to ensure effective communication
The Senior Director of Development Operations will:
Plan and execute fundraising cultivation special events and activities, ensuring the programs run smoothly
Mastermind the Development calendar and meeting schedules, both internal and external, to optimize the time spent executing the fundraising strategy
Build and maintain strong relationships with supporters and their staff
Create systems to ensure effective communication between internal and external stakeholders
Lead a successful annual benefit
Manage relationships with key vendors and ensure effective systems for purchasing and maintaining supplies and materials
Be the point of contact for all technology related issues for the department
Manage non-personnel expenses and track the Development budget
The ideal candidate will focus on putting fundraisers and donors first, by creating high-quality operations systems and following through down to the smallest details. He or she must be a highly intelligent, driven individual with a warm character and exceptional integrity, and must thrive as part of a highly motivated, committed team.
In addition, he or she must possess:
A minimum of 5 years of operations experience, ideally in Development within other non-profits
Tremendous organizational skills and attention to detail
Strong project management skills to lead complex projects to successful completion
Demonstrated ability to cultivate relationships and motivate a team
Excellent team player, with willingness to be hands-on and do whatever it takes
Demonstrated creativity and problem-solving skills in tackling organizational problems
Dedication to providing top-level customer service to teachers and families
A positive, high-energy attitude and a drive for personal excellence
A bachelor’s degree
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.