Director of DevelopmentAt Camp JORI

Posted May 12, 2023 Job Length Year Round


Our successful resident Jewish summer camp in southern Rhode Island is searching for an experienced full-time Director of Development. The Director of Development will oversee Camp JORI’s comprehensive development program, including implementing annual campaigns, fundraising events, major gift solicitation, endowment, capital, alumni relations, and other development efforts. This position reports to the Camp Director and the President of the board of directors. This position is personally responsible for successful major gift solicitation, endowment fundraising, capital fundraising, and alumni relations and solicitation. The Camp seeks a proven performer from the Jewish summer camp sector who will serve as a top-notch fundraiser to take the reins of our development efforts and build upon our long history of success.

Camp JORI is a non-profit [501-c-3] ACA-accredited overnight Camp. Our mission is to provide all children with a first-in-class Jewish overnight camp experience regardless of their ability to pay. The property is over 72 acres, including an extensive waterfront. The site is bordered by protected nature land, which only the Camp can access. The facility is state-of-the-art with a large dining hall with a professional kitchen, expansive recreation hall; a 350-seat auditorium; cabins with showers and single beds for sleeping; the LIT village for the older campers; the health center; multiple playing fields for baseball/softball, soccer, basketball; the tennis courts; two pools with slides and a fountain; nature trails, and a state-of-the-art ropes course. The Camp’s approved master plan and grounds allow for significant future expansion.

The successful candidate will join a highly motivated team passionate about our mission. Our Jewish summer camp experience is an invaluable component of Jewish youth development. Campers form lifelong bonds at Camp JORI. Camp JORI is co-ed and operates several major summer session options. The Camp provides a broad program experience, including athletics, swimming, boating, visual and performing arts, and Jewish religious and cultural experiences. We are not affiliated with a particular movement and pride ourselves on the broad population we serve. We have had great success integrating a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds into a close, caring community each summer. Our Camp sets no restrictions on race, religion, color, ethnicity, gender identity, or sexual orientation of our campers and staff.

Responsibilities of the Position
● Serve as a Camp’s Senior Leadership Team member and help guide the Camp’s overall strategy to fulfill its vision and mission.
● As required, the successful candidate will plan and lead the JORI team in multiple fundraising campaigns each year to achieve an annual fundraising goal, including yearly spring and fall campaigns, special events, alumni gatherings, and capital campaigns.
● Develop and implement a plan to identify and qualify prospective major gift donors from Camp JORI’s family of community partners, parents, and alumni.
● Cultivate the relationship between the Camp and major gift donors and prospects, including building personal relationships, making major gift solicitations, and stewarding donors’ investment in the Camp. Including in-person work with donors.
● Organize, promote and maintain a robust endowment program.
● Maintain accurate records of all fundraising events and donor interactions. Become proficient in and utilize the Camp’s donor database and CRM system (currently Little Green Light) to document donor information and interactions.
● Oversee the development and implementation of all donor communication (print, web, social media, other)
● Prepare and manage development budgets and donation goals to meet the fund development objectives of the Camp. Manage expenses monthly to stay within limits and participate in organizational budget meetings.
● Enthusiastically promote the Vision and Mission of Camp JORI with community members. Help instill a passion for Camp in others through personal example.
● Research, apply for and meet reporting requirements of applicable grants.
● Stay abreast of legal and technical developments in charitable donations and changing tax laws as they apply to development.
● Other responsibilities as assigned by the camp director and/or board president include but are not limited to, assisting with new camper recruitment.
Compensation & Benefits

Camp JORI is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive salary. We offer generous benefits, including major medical, retirement plans, and in-season housing, plus compensation for authorized and approved business-related expenses, including phone and mileage reimbursement. We also offer a flexible vacation policy and holiday observances.

Hybrid work environment–all team members must have a home office and the ability to work from home and/or the road often. Team members may also work part-time out of the Camp itself and/or our Providence office, as required.
Salary range based on relevant experience and track record of success: $60,000 – $100,000.




• Bachelor’s degree is required.
• Preference given to candidates with a Fundraising or Nonprofit Management Certificate

Minimum Qualifications
● Three (3) or more years of experience as a Jewish summer camp professional.
● Demonstrated leadership skills in achieving objectives, directing resources, planning programs and events, and setting priorities.
● Possess exceptional organizational skills and proven ability to work with minimal supervision.
● Possesses excellent communication (verbal and written) skills and is personally appealing in one-on-one situations.
● Has executive ability and is a team player.
● Possess self-discipline in terms of time, responsibilities, and organization.
● Successful record of recruiting, engaging, and supporting high-level volunteers.
● Must be familiar with the summer camp and Jewish community organizations sectors.
● Ability to communicate plans effectively to staff and provide leadership to plan development.
● Proven skills in systems management.
Mailing Address: PO Box 5299, Wakefield, RI 02880 | Camp Address: 1065 Wordens Pond Rd, Wakefield, RI 02879 Web Address:

Additional Preferred Qualifications
● Experience as a development director or a fundraising professional with at least two (2) or more years of verifiable successful development experience.
● Active membership in the Association of Fundraising Professionals or similar industry organization.
● Successful track record of in-person solicitation of gifts.
● Fundraising skills with a successful record of campaign growth and donor stewardship.
● Has the ability to network within the community, identify potential volunteers and donors, and then engage those persons with the organization delivering results.
● Experience with conducting annual fundraising campaigns.
● Experience with special event fundraising.
● Experience with raising money through grant writing.
● Proven ability to write solicitation letters.
● Fiscal management and budget development skills.
● Experience with support staff management.

How to Apply

Interested qualified candidates should apply for the Camp Director of Development position by sending the following information electronically to the attention of the Camp Board President at Applications should include the following:
• Cover letter and resume outlining all relevant education and experience.
• The names and contact information of three (3) references that we may contact
regarding your qualifications and experience.

Contact Information

Camp Name


Job Title

Director of Development

Camp Address

1065 Wordens Pond Rd, Wakefield, Rhode Island, 02879, United States