We are currently accepting applications for the following positions.

Director of Development

The Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School seeks an energetic and entrepreneurial Director of Development.  The director will conceive and execute innovative strategies for outreach to prospective donors and grant sources.  The successful candidate will understand the foundational role of a Jewish Day School in the local Jewish Community and be able to build successful relationships around achieving Lerner’s development goals.


  • Organize, direct, and manage the annual campaign
  • Manage existing major donors and, in partnership with the development committee and board, facilitate conversations to develop prospects
  • Create an annual development plan
  • Raise funds for the annual campaign and endowment through personal solicitations
  • Recruit, train, and support volunteer solicitors
  • Identify and pursue grant opportunities
  • Provide oversight to event planning committees
  • Supervise development associate
  • Partner with the board, development committee, and other lay leadership to achieve development goals

Qualifications and Experience

  • Passion for the Sandra E. Lerner Jewish Community Day School mission
  • A minimum of three years of development or equivalent experience with a proven track record of successful fundraising
  • Experience with direct solicitations including major gifts
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Strong knowledge of best practices in fundraising, including relationship management and event planning
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools including Excel, Word, and Powerpoint
  • Experience partnering with lay leadership and develop community partnerships
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Masters desired

Applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to lernerdevelopment@gmail.com.

Substitute Teachers

Lerner welcomes applications for substitute teaching opportunities in our preschool and elementary school on an ongoing basis.

Please contact Kersten Biehn, Principal of Teaching and Learning, at kersten@lernerschool.org or 919-286-5517 if you are interested in applying.