Head, Campaign, Principal, and Major Gifts

Success Academy Charter Schools
New York City, New York
Competitive and comensurate
May 12, 2021
Jobs Outside Higher Education
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Head, Campaign, Principal, and Major Gifts

Success Academy Charter Schools

New York, NY


Success Academy Charter Schools (Success Academy) is redefining what's possible in public education. With 47 schools serving 20,000 students in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and the Bronx, Success Academy is delivering on its promises to provide the ladder for scholars to climb to fulfill their immeasurable potential. Success Academy empowers students to imagine a bright future and achieve it, delivering opportunity through an exceptional education, and speaks out against forces that stand in the way of every student attending to a top-notch public school.

Under the leadership of Founder and Chief Executive Officer Eva Moskowitz, Success Academy is at a pivotal and transformational moment in its accomplished history. The organization is preparing for a historic comprehensive campaign to meet its ambitious goal of operating 100 schools in New York City. Amongst these 100 schools, Success Academy is preparing to create a state-of-the-art K-12 campus which will provide a one-of-a-kind pedagogical experience for over 2,000 scholars. The campus’s planned innovations in instruction and curriculum design will create the fulcrum where policy makers, educators, and civic and business leaders around the world can visualize and reimagine the future of public education.

Success Academy seeks an exceptionally accomplished and creative Head, Campaign, Principal, and Major Gifts. The successful candidate will maintain a portfolio of high-level principal, leadership, and major gift prospects and donors with the capacity to support Success Academy’s investments for scholars, innovations, research and development, advocacy, and capital during campaign modality. S/he will expand the nucleus of transformational gift donors and establish an agile and effective development program scaled, and scalable, to the needs of Success Academy. The candidate will strategically engage and support Success Academy’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Board of Trustees, and Chief Advancement Officer to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward donor relationships.

The ideal candidate will craft and execute strategic and operational plans for the identification, qualification, engagement, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of high-net-worth donors and prospects to ensure Success Academy can surpass its ambitious commitments to scholars and educational innovations. Using a coordinated, collaborative approach to fundraising with the Advancement team, s/he will secure and accelerate the commitment of gifts from Success Academy’s donors and prospects.

The Head, Campaign, Principal, and Major Gifts will report to the Chief Advancement Officer and oversee a team of four development professionals. S/he will help further build a highly productive and agile team of fundraising professionals. The successful candidate is a partner to Success Academy’s Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Board of Trustees members, and key stakeholders, all united in their belief and commitment to actualizing Success Academy’s dual mission of innovative education and advocacy.

Success Academy has retained Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC to facilitate this executive recruitment. Please send confidential inquiries and applications directly to Freeman Philanthropic Services, LLC via e-mail at [email protected].


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