(part-time, 25 hours per week)

Beth El Synagogue Center (Beth El) is a large, multi-generational, egalitarian congregation, located in New Rochelle, New York. Beth El provides a wide range of religious, educational, social and community activities for all ages. The congregation is a thriving community and we are looking for a Development Director to help us think creatively about our future.   

The Development Director will lead the congregations’ fundraising  efforts. The Development Director will report to the Executive Director and will work in collaboration with the Board, President and Executive Director to set annual fundraising goals. The Development Director will engage select lay leaders and the clergy in pursuing and achieving annual fundraising goals. 

This position will have a flexible schedule and the ability to work remotely, in part, but will require working some evenings and events. Responsibilities could include the following:


  • Develop and execute a comprehensive annual fundraising plan 

  • Execute and meet agreed-upon goals for The B’Yachad Campaign annual giving program

  • Identify and engage committee members for various fundraising committees

  • Develop an annual gala that both engages the community and raises additional funds for the operating budget

  • Formalize an approach to an ongoing and sustained major gifts program 

  • Steward relationships with major donors, individually and through cultivation events

  • Solicit gifts and participate in solicitations with clergy and lay leaders 

  • Train and guide lay leaders and clergy in stewardship and fundraising best practices 

  • Undertake prospect research, create background materials, prepare solicitors for asks 

  • Oversee the production of fundraising events including committee work 

  • Craft and produce fundraising communications, acknowledgements and recognition

  • Develop proposals for restricted gifts and grants (individuals, foundations) 

  • Prepare for and report regularly to the Board on fundraising activities 

  • Maintain and update the fundraising page on Beth El’s website 

  • Work with Beth El administration to facilitate gift processing 


Qualifications and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s Degree required

  • 7+ years of substantive experience in fundraising, including donor relations and solicitation 

  • Demonstrated excellence in organizational, managerial, and communication skills 

  • Familiarity with common fundraising software 

  • Proven ability to strategize, set and meet goals 

  • Adept at crafting and articulating persuasive cases for support 

  • Marketing/external communications experience 

  • Board engagement, cultivation, and development experience 

Salary Range: $50,000-$60,000 depending on experience. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and search will remain open until a candidate is hired. No phone inquiries, please.


Beth El Synagogue Center in New Rochelle, NY (Westchester) is seeking engaging, enthusiastic, passionate educators for our Religious School for 2024-2025!

About the Synagogue
Beth El is a joyful, welcoming, and warm community in Westchester, New York. We thrive on learning, singing, and connecting with one another. We celebrate together and support one another through challenging times. We offer many avenues to spiritual connection – from daily minyan to contemplative Shabbat services to traditional Shabbat & holiday services.

To learn more about our community, watch this video:

About the Religious School
Beth El’s Religious School has around 70 learners in K-7th grades. We are a caring and inclusive community of meaningful and engaging learning that inspires a thirst for Jewish living and learning. Our school provides dynamic Jewish experiences using exciting and innovative methodologies, with an emphasis on skill-building and Jewish literacy, with a focus on Hebrew language; Torah and the Jewish calendar; prayer and Jewish music; Jewish values; and a relationship to Israel. Our teachers, learning specialists, and clergy create a nurturing environment for all learners so that Beth El becomes a second home, instilling a sense of belonging to our community and the Jewish people.

School Details
Our religious school meets on Thursdays from 4-6 pm and on Sunday mornings from 9-11 am or 9-12 pm, depending on the grade. Staff may teach on both Sundays and Thursdays, or on only one day. They are expected to arrive 15 minutes before class starts, and stay through the end of dismissal (usually takes around 10 minutes). We also have faculty meetings occasionally after school.

In addition to classroom time, we also have a robust schedule of art, music, Shinshinim (Israeli youth on their gap years), children’s choir and tefillah.

Available Positions
We have positions available for both our elementary and middle school grades on Sunday mornings. Educators can work on both Sundays and Thursdays, or only one day per week. Grade placement and scheduling will be discussed individually with candidates.

All positions require basic Hebrew decoding skills and familiarity with Conservative liturgy, as well as general familiarity with basic Torah stories, Jewish holidays and Jewish values. Specific areas of Jewish knowledge can be discussed individually.

Educators will write lesson plans for each class session with the support and guidance of the Director of Youth & Family Engagement, based on our curriculum, with plenty of room for your own interests, ideas and passions!

Compensation ranges from $5000-$11,000 (negotiable), depending on how many days/hours per week, as well as based on experience, higher education, and years working at Beth El’s Religious School. Educators earn 1 day of PTO per day they work per week (i.e. someone who teaches only Thursdays has one day of PTO).

How to Apply
Please send your resume and an introductory email to Alyssa Berman, Director of Youth and Family Engagement at Feel free to also reach out with any questions.