Year Round Posted February 13, 2024

Director of Advancement

Camp Ramah in the Poconos


CRP seeks an experienced Director of Advancement to partner with and support the Executive Director in all areas of philanthropy and communications. Overseeing all aspects of development, the Director of Advancement will ensure growth and achievement of the organizations $1M+ Chai Campaign as well as build on the foundation of capital, legacy, major gifts, and alumni campaign efforts. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Executive Director and supervises a Development & Alumni Associate and a Database Coordinator. Serving as a member of the senior team focused on CRP’s programmatic and operational objectives for the future, the ideal candidate will have 5+ years of relevant nonprofit fundraising experience, preferably in a Jewish camp environment.


$120k - 140k


Key Responsibilities:
• Manage and execute a comprehensive development plan including the annual $1M Chai Campaign, capital campaign, and the Ramah Legacy Society to include donor engagement, solicitation, marketing, communications, and related events
• Partner closely with the Executive Director, campaign chairs, and the board of directors as a strategic partner and to support direct solicitations, providing guidance, research, and logistical support
• Cultivate new portfolios of donors and expand alumni engagement
• Provide professional leadership to the Development Committee and the
Chai Campaign Chairs
• Draft all fundraising and external communications
• Supervise all aspects of the development department
• Lead and manage all grant work to include writing, reporting, and
oversight of all related follow-up
• Seek, solicit, and conduct foundation grant research; identify new
opportunities for partnership, build Foundation relationships, and manage
all grant writing and reporting processes
• Over the summer, spend time at the Winter office (Bala Cynwyd) as well
as the summer camp(s) in Elkins Park and the Poconos, (splitting time among all 3 locations) facilitating site visits and other camp needs

Qualifications and Skills:
Bachelor’s degree required
• 5+ years’ fundraising experience in a
similar organization (summer camp
strongly preferred)
• Understanding and belief in the unique
power of immersive Jewish summer
camping experiences
• “Hands on” attitude; willingness to
experience summer camp and all that it
• Ability and desire to build relationships,
and work closely, comfortably, and happily with donors and board members, as well as year-round and summer staff
• Varied solicitation, donor cultivation, and stewardship experience (5-figure solicitation experience preferred)
• Strong interpersonal skills and ability to develop excellent relationships with internal and external colleagues and stakeholders
• Strong attention to detail; able to organize, prioritize, and execute responsibilities as well as manage multiple projects
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written, oral, and public speaking)
• Strong knowledge of basic technology, including MS Office), Zoom, and donor database experience required
• Authentic personal connection to the Jewish community, Israel and familiarity with Hebrew, the Jewish calendar, and lifecycle

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Sue Sherr-Seitz, Evolve Giving Group: sue@evolvegg.com.

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