Development Director

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Capital Camps & Retreat Center (CCRC), a non-profit Jewish camping and retreat organization, is seeking a full-time Development Director to lead our philanthropy and marketing efforts in partnership with our CEO.

CCRC seeks a dynamic Development Director to join its senior leadership team and lead/direct its fundraising, communications & marketing, and volunteer engagement efforts. The Development Director will work in direct partnership with the CEO and Board of Directors 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.

Overall Vision and Implementation
• Drive fundraising and engagement for the organization
• Design a development plan to institutionalize an annual campaign fundraising strategy
• Implement the development plan in a methodical, organized, and transparent way.
• Evaluate the agency’s strategies for development and advancement and set new goals each year to create a donor-centered and segmented fundraising approach.
• Maintain a portfolio of major gift prospects
• Identify and cultivate new donors in the parent, grandparent, alumni, and broader community
• Manage a portfolio of prospective donors for the CEO.
• Manage the Legacy Donors, maintaining ongoing relationships
• Coordinate with the Development Operations Coordinator to increase alumni engagement
• Direct the Communications and Marketing Associate to extend the reach of the agency.

CEO/Board Partnership
• Direct and support the CEO and Board members in developing fundraising opportunities

Board Relations
• Partner with the Board chair, CEO and Development Committee Chair in creating a culture of philanthropy on the Board and throughout entire camp community.
• Train Board members and other volunteers to fundraise effectively
• Help build the Board’s Development Committee in setting fundraising strategy and goals
• Serve as the Development Team’s primary liaison with the Board of Directors, Past Chairs and Development volunteer leadership, and CEO by preparing and presenting strategy, planning and progress reports.

Community Relations
• Serve as an ambassador for camp
• Track development opportunities
• Work with the Development Operations Coordinator to create donor cultivation

• Review fundraising materials and update and revise materials to capture our “story” of Capital Camps
• Oversee the publication of an annual development report

Staff Management and Supervision
• Provide financial oversight for the department
• Supervise and support the agency’s development operations
• Strengthen the organization’s culture of philanthropy
• Provide oversight to ensure gifts are recorded and donors are recognized appropriately.

• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in business, nonprofit management, financial management, or related field is preferred.
• 7-10 years of success in fundraising setting, including mix of frontline and operations roles/responsibilities. Strong campaign experience preferred.
• Knowledge of development best practices related to donor identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
• Drive, ambition and passion to lead a team.
• Experience working directly with board members, volunteers and maintaining positive relationships
• The ability to establish objectives to organize and motivate volunteers to achieve fundraising goals.
• Excellent analytical, marketing, writing, and presentation skills.
• Strong project-management skills.
• Ability to successfully solicit gifts.
• Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and to multi-task effectively.
• Experience and facility with database technology, Microsoft Office products and Google applications.
• Sensitivity to the dual role of leading and supporting development efforts.
• Strong references demonstrating prior experience and competency.
• Annual campaign experience, as well as other major gifts campaigns
• 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 Director is supervised by the CEO.
• Medical/Dental/Vision insurance, as well as 403(b) retirement plan with match available.
• The Development Director will reside at camp on as-needed basis during the summer months.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and references to

Starting at $90,000-$120,000, commensurate with experience, alongside an attractive and competitive package.

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