Senior Director of Development

    • New York, NY

Join our mission
At Zeta, we pursue an unprecedented combination of high academic achievement and social-emotional development. We insist that every child receives a world-class education while fostering a love for learning. We are changing the public education landscape for all of New York City’s children, and we are uncompromising in our mission.

To achieve our vision, we are searching for an experienced Senior Director of Development with a Bachelor's Degree and 5-8+ years of fundraising experience, with a proven track record of securing major individual gifts, preferably in NYC, who is fueled by a passion for team success and continual improvement.

Deliver incredible results
As the Senior Director of Development at Zeta, you will build and grow our presence in various philanthropic circles and deepen strong, lasting individual and institutional commitments through fundraising and engagement efforts. You will lead our overall fundraising strategy and donor and board stewardship through:

  • Advancing partnerships with government, corporate, and foundation donors as well as identifying and cultivating prospective donors

  • Developing and implementing an excellent fundraising strategy that will allow us to achieve our annual and long-term fundraising goals and managing all related activities, including but not limited to prospecting new donors, communicating with potential donors, and coordinating special events and tours

  • Researching, identifying, and applying for government, foundation, and corporate funding streams, as well as managing and renewing existing grants

  • Overseeing our full cycle of board relationships including facilitating board communications and engagement, as well as recruiting new board members

Become a part of our world-class team
Our Zeta team is comprised of top talent with incredible schooling and private sector experience. We need team members who are passionate about our mission, vision, and core values. You will make a tremendous team member at Zeta if you bring a mindset of growth, flexibility, and openness to feedback. You are hungry and determined to not only meet your goals, but surpass them at all costs. You are highly skilled at effectively communicating with your team members, both in good times and bad.

We maintain an unrelenting focus on team, so you must be humble, willing to put the team’s needs ahead of your own, and committed to contributing to a collaborative work environment. At Zeta, your voice will be valued. As part of a lean start-up, we expect all our teammates to wear multiple hats and have a can-do attitude about overcoming any hurdle!

We want lifelong learners who live with child-like joy and passion. At Zeta, we need you to bring your passion for learning, disrupting the status quo, and tackling problems with creative solutions. Bring your whole self to Zeta.

Apply Now
Currently, Zeta operates two schools, one in upper Manhattan and one in the South Bronx. We have big growth plans because the educational crisis is massive and requires big solutions. We plan to open two schools each year starting in 2020. Join our growing team today, and change the landscape of public education in New York City. If you can’t wait to get started, apply now!

Work authorization is required (candidate must have permanent authorization to work in the U.S.). Zeta is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. Candidates of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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