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Donor Engagement Officer


You are creative, energetic, full of life and dive right into your work. You’re not afraid of big projects with lots and lots of moving parts, and recognize the importance of the itty-bitty details.

You are all about communication - whether written or verbal - and enjoy making connections. You use creative and organized communication skills to get the message across in a way that moves people to action.

You are you a fast learner who loves new challenges. You excel at writing, research (proposals don’t scare you!), and driving projects from start to completion.

You enjoy forming relationships with people and moving them toward increased investment in a common mission. You are seeking purpose-driven work where you’re an integral part of a vision-centric team.


Development is a key competency at Lamplighters Yeshivah that extends beyond cash flow to making a rich network of connections among many communities.

The Development Coordinator is an integral role in our Development team and will support and implement fundraising initiatives and networks to help foster the growth and reach of Lamplighters Yeshivah.

Below are some of the general duties of the role and the organizational dynamics at Lamplighters. Please note that there might be other duties that the team would need assistance with that will be mutually discovered.

  • Close collaboration with our Executive Director and team to support current development programs, as well as create and implement fresh fundraising initiatives. 
  • Assist in proposal writing, research, and strategic development of alternative revenue streams.

  • Cultivate strong relationships with key stakeholders.

  • On lead to manage donor CRM. Includes regular data input, creative uses of the data to generate new prospects and analytics for evaluating development initiatives. (Training support offered for CRM.)

  • Provide general administrative support in development initiatives. 

Mutual growth goals will be set with the Executive Director that impact the personal and strategic goals of the team members accountable for development.

The Lamplighters environment is generally made up of autonomous, self managing teams. All team members are expected to be self-starters, learn from each other and teach each other. They are accountable to other teams for results.


  • Excellent organizational, writing, research and storytelling skills.

  • Interest and ability in strategizing and implementing programs.Detail oriented person willing to do what it takes to get it done!

  • Has a genuine interest in growing by learning from others.

  • Excellent organizational skills and able to help others optimize their workflow through mutual collaboration.

  • Ability to multitask.

  • Excellent teamwork skills.

  • Drawn to an environment that supports independence.

  • Passion for making a difference in the education of children.

  • Passion for personal growth.


“Lamplighters Yeshivah is reclaiming school as a learning community, focused around our children. Rooted in Torah and infused with a process of questioning and experimentation, we nurture every child in realizing their Divine mission--applying their will, mind, heart and talents in the service of the Creator. In turn, they will do the same for others. This is Lamplighting.” 

At Lamplighters, we are rethinking schools as living, breathing centers of learning and connection that value flexibility and adaptability. We are an experimental learning community engaged in rigorous research, data collection, curriculum development, and teacher training to customize the whole learning environment for every child; a replicable model poised to change the future of Jewish education. We aim to empower and transform Jewish education across the spectrum of Jewish community, moving schools of purveyors of information to integral focal points of dynamic community. 

Ultimately, the most important number at Lamplighters is One: our core belief that we do not fit a child into a school; rather, we customize the school to fit the needs of every child. It starts with one. And through this dynamic, holistic model of Jewish education, we come to reveal the inherent unity of all creation, wholeness within the world, our community, our families and ourselves. 


Duration: Full-time
Salary Range: $55,000 to $65,000
Benefits: Paid vacation, sick leave, parental leave, leave early for Shabbat, kosher food option available
Other Benefits: Be an integral part of a vibrant vision-centric, collaborative team.
Preferred Experience: 3 Years Experience
Preferred Degree: Bachelors


To apply for this job, please email apply@lamplightersyeshivah.com with the subject: Donor Engagement Officer Position, a cover letter, and your attached resume. 

Teaching positions

We are currently not hiring any teachers or teacher's assistants for preschool or elementary. But feel free to email us with your resume and your dream position at Lamplighters in the occasion that something does open up! 

Email: apply@lamplightersyeshivah.com