Development Assistant & Alumni Coordinator

Job Type

Full Time




New Milford
United States



Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County is looking for a self-starter interested in fundraising and events with a capability to learn quickly and multi-task. In this position, you will work in a fast-paced development office and be charged with supporting the department’s infrastructure, helping to plan and execute events, and implementing your creativity, resourcefulness, and communication skills.


Job Description:


·      Maintain the Raiser’s Edge database, including data entry, processing gifts, running reports, and data analysis.

·      Prepare timely acknowledgement letters and tribute cards.

·      Liaise with the Business Office to ensure that accurate records are maintained.

·      Oversee the production of all mailings, including exporting mailing lists and communicating with printers.

·      Prepare mass emails using Constant Contact.


·      Assist in the coordination of a variety of small- and large-scale development events, including managing registration, set-up, volunteer committees, and logistics.

Alumni Relations

·      Coordinate alumni events and promote alumni fundraising.

·      Oversee the production of the alumni newsletter, including writing articles, collecting material, and interfacing with vendors.

·      Manage and develop content for the alumni Facebook page.



·      Bachelor’s Degree

·      Self-starter, with ability to problem-solve and multi-task

·      Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher

·      Excellent verbal and written communications skills

·      Experience working as part of a collaborative team

·      Experience in Constant Contact, a plus

·      Knack for design (Adobe Creative Suite), a plus


About Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County (SSDS)

Located nine miles from the George Washington Bridge, SSDS is a nationally accredited, premier Jewish day school (three-year-olds through eighth grade) that cultivates independent thinkers and the next generation of global leaders through an inquiry-based educational approach. Now in our 45th year, SSDS successfully integrates a rigorous dual curriculum with Jewish values-based moral development, and provides a warm, nurturing environment guided by award-winning educators.



To be discussed

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

To Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Michelle Weinraub, Director of Institutional Advancement, Include “Development Assistant” in the subject of your email.