Development Associate

  • Full Time
  • Toronto

Bnei Akiva Schools


The Development Office at Bnei Akiva Schools is seeking a Development Associate to join their dynamic fundraising team.

The Development Associate plays a pivotal role in the success of the school’s fundraising and development efforts. This position involves assisting the Head of School and Managing Director in implementing and managing comprehensive development programs, donor relations, and fundraising initiatives. The Development Associate will be a critical team member in cultivating and maintaining strong relationships with donors, alumni, parents, and the broader community to support the school’s mission and financial sustainability.


Fundraising and Campaign Support:

  • Plan, coordinate and execute fundraising campaigns and events, in particular the schools 50th Anniversary Celebration and the Ulpanat Orot Capital Building Campaign.
  • Conduct prospect research to identify potential donors and funding opportunities.
  • Prepare and write materials for fundraising appeals, grant applications, and sponsorship proposals.

Donor Engagement and Relationship Building:

  • Assist in developing and maintaining strong relationships with donors, alumni, parents, and friends of the school.
  • Manage donor communications, including writing thank-you letters, newsletters, and updates.
  • Help organize and participate in donor recognition events and activities.

Stewardship and Recognition:

  • Collaborate with the Head of School and Managing Director to implement donor recognition programs.
  • Help plan and execute donor appreciation events and activities.

Collaboration and Support:

  • Work closely with the Managing Director and other team members to achieve fundraising goals.
  • Provide support for grant writing and reporting activities.
  • Collaborate with marketing and communications teams to ensure consistent messaging.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (e.g., nonprofit management, communications, marketing).
  • 3-5 years of experience in development, fundraising, marketing/communications or a related field (experience in an educational institution is a plus).
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite and G-Suite.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Understanding and commitment to the school’s mission and values.
Additional Comments:

  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities
  • A supportive and collaborative work environment
  • Opportunities to engage with a dynamic and diverse school community
HOW TO APPLY - Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject line "Development Associate Application - [Your Name]." Please include any relevant references. Bnei Akiva Schools is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes candidates from all backgrounds to apply. --  Note: This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the position and is not an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities, or working conditions associated with it. The school reserves the right to change or assign other duties as needed.

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