We are currently accepting applications for the following positions

Admissions and Development Director

Reports to: Head of School (HOS)

Supervises: Admissions Coordinator (AC) & Advancement Associate (AA)

Nature & Scope:
The Director of Advancement is directly responsible for fundraising, communications, marketing, and public relations inquiries, and provides support for admissions inquiries. The Director is responsible for developing and executing the annual advancement plan that meet the needs of the Lerner strategic plan with input from the Head of School. The Advancement Plan will incorporate year-long strategies for development, marketing, retention, and recruitment. The Director is responsible for maintaining and enhancing the school’s brand.

Job Functions & Responsibilities:

 Fundraising & Development:

  • Responsible for Development Budget
  • Manage fundraising activities, including annual events, annual campaign, endowment and capital campaigns, special projects, and other school-related solicitations
  • Manage strategies and activities for donor cultivation, solicitation, and relationship management
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with major donors and grow the Lerner Endowment and Annual Campaign through positive communication and representation, coordination with HOS, and special activities/events
  • Work in cooperation with the HOS, Development Chair, & Development Committee to foster and develop board participation in identifying and cultivating donors
  • Establish and maintain contacts with key individuals in corporations & the Jewish community with potential for contributing funds, services, and material resources
  • Develop and write grant proposals for Federation, foundations, and corporations
  • Participate in committee work for the Partnership for a Jewish Center


  • Responsible for the Admissions budget
  • Supervise Admissions Coordinator & provide leadership for the admissions process
  • Provide extra support to Admissions Coordinator during peak admissions season

Communications/Marketing /Public Relations:

  • Provide leadership & oversight for all internal and external communications, marketing & public relations efforts, including social media applications and the Lerner website
  • Coordinate information and post to social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter)
  • Work closely with PR Chair, AC, & HOS to develop Marketing plans, both annual and long-term
  • Design & oversee production of publications, including the Annual Report & Lerner website, and work with designers, copywriters, and printers to produce materials
  • Develop & implement strategies to promote the Lerner School mission to both the internal community and the community at large
  • Provide leadership and coordinate volunteers for all Lerner community in-house and outreach events


  • Bachelor degree in a relevant field (Masters degree is a plus)
  • 3+ years experience in fundraising, development, admissions, marketing, and/or public relations
  • Strong, proactive leadership and managerial skills
  • Ability to accept and use constructive criticism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with attention to detail
  • Self-motivated, organized, & efficient; excellent time management skills
  • Deep commitment to Jewish values and knowledgeable about Jewish culture & customs
  • Polite, warm and friendly persona
  • Technologically savvy & able to easily learn new programs & skills
  • Strong knowledge of social media (including Facebook, Instagram & Twitter)

Please contact Beth Null, Head of School, at beth@lernerschool.org or 919-286-5517 if you are interested in applying.

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.