Development Associate - Capital Camps & Retreat Center


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Job Description: Development Associate

BACKGROUND
Capital Camps & Retreat Center (CCRC), a non-profit Jewish camping and retreat organization, is seeking a full-time development associate to join its development department.

Agency Overview
CCRC provides enriching, summer overnight camp and year-round retreat services to children, families and organizations primarily from the Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia areas. The agency’s office is located in Rockville, MD, and the camp and retreat center are located in Waynesboro, PA. Founded in 1987, Capital Camps has enjoyed steady growth and is now close to capacity each summer with children ages eight to 17 on a sprawling renovated campus in the Catoctin Mountains. The Retreat Center, which hosts approximately 100 groups each year, is a center of learning and rejuvenation for adults, families, and organizations.

CCRC is affiliated with the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington, The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, JCCA (Jewish Community Center Association), ACA (American Camp Association), FJC (The Foundation for Jewish Camp), and JCamp 180 (a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation).

For more information about the camp, go to capitalcamps.org, and capitalretreat.org for information about the retreat center.

THE POSITION
CCRC seeks a dynamic Development Associate to join its growing development team to support its fundraising, volunteer and alumni engagement efforts. The Development Associate will work in direct partnership with the Development Director to continue to elevate the agency’s development program and its system for securing and growing support, while creating a positive culture of philanthropy and engagement within the CCRC community.

Responsibilities
• Assist in the implementation of the agency’s development plan
• Manage the agency’s database (Raiser’s Edge), including management of constituent information gathered from agency databases
• Reconcile donations and pledges with finance team
• Manage mailings and email lists, including solicitations, acknowledgements, and receipting
• Create reports for targeted mailings, events, stewardship, and cultivation
• Prepare data reports to Development Director and CEO, Development Committee and Board of Directors to assist in future campaign decisions
• Assist with various cultivation & stewardship outreach efforts
• Coordinate alumni communication, events, and solicitations
• Partner with the marketing team to give a consistent voice to e-communications and social media posts to donors and community members, including writing, photograph selection and scheduling.
• Directly solicit parents, alumni and community members to support CCRC’s Annual Campaign
• Participate in grant research, writing and proposal preparation
• Play an active role in planning and executing summer camp visits for prospects and donors

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s Degree
• 2-3 years of development/fundraising experience
• Dynamic, energetic and exceptionally detail-oriented
• Desire to join a robust team and grow philanthropic support
• Outstanding interpersonal and relationship-building skills
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills
• Highly-organized, capable of responding efficiently and effectively to a variety of requests
• Excellent proficiency with database management and Microsoft Office products
• Committed to an ongoing process of growth and development
• Familiarity with Jewish culture, traditions and community
• Ability to staff occasional evening and weekend programs within the catchment area, in addition to occasional travel to Camp (in Waynesboro, PA).

Additional Information
• The Development Associate is supervised by the Development Director.
• Compensation is competitive and commensurate with experience.
• Medical/Dental insurance, as well as 403(b) retirement plan with match available.
• The Development Associate will reside at camp on an as-needed basis during the summer months

COMPENSATION
$43,000 – $50,000, commensurate with experience, alongside an attractive and competitive package.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to jobs@capitalcamps.org.

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