Director of Institutional AdvancementAt Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Posted May 31, 2023 Job Length Year Round


Position Summary

Reporting to the Camp Director, the Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for directing Ramah Berkshires’ comprehensive fundraising program. In collaboration with the Camp Director and the CRB advancement team, our Director of Institutional Advancement will provide strategic oversight of annual and capital campaigns, engage community members in planned giving, and lead foundation outreach and grant-writing efforts. Additionally, the Director will oversee the external communications, marketing, and community engagement staff. This is a senior-level role that works closely with the Director, the COO, and the Board of Trustees, to establish funding relationships and secure resources that support Camp’s mission and long-term strategic goals.



● Medical, dental, and vision coverage per the Camp’s standard benefit package

● Free camper tuition for your children

● 403(b) Retirement Plan: After one year of employment you will begin receiving a 3% employer contribution to your 403(b) in addition to any amount you personally elect to contribute.

● Generous PTO: 10 days personal vacation. 5 days off post camp. The office is closed all of Pesach, Christmas through New Years, as well as the Jewish and secular holidays.

● Flexible Savings Accounts (FSA): Medical and Dependent Care FSA


What You’ll Do:

● Own the “big picture” vision for fundraising strategy and growth, while playing an active day-to-day role in donor-facing work and development functions.

● Guide the Development team and Communications team (including the Associate Development Director, the Communications Director, and the Database Administrator) to plan and execute an effective, comprehensive fundraising program aligned with Ramah Berkshires’ strategic goals.

● Lead the research, planning, and execution of capital campaigns and major gift solicitations.

● Collaborate with the Development Committee of the Board, engaging and inspiring lay leaders to serve as ambassadors for the Camp and play an expanding role in development.

● Develop and implement donor strategies (individual, foundation, planned, etc.) and tactics to grow overall donations and contributions.

● Oversee annual giving program, including evaluation and improvement of annual fund events and activities to meet goals for engagement and fundraising.

● Design, implement, and oversee a robust stewardship and grant application process, ensuring regular donor touchpoints, thoughtful solicitation timing, and creative giving options.

● Manage the Yerusha Legacy Society, maintaining ongoing relationships with members through individual cultivation and events, and expanding the number of members each year.

● Direct individual and foundation prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, direct marketing, and relationship building.




$120 - $135,000


Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • At least 5-7 years of experience in a fundraising setting, including a mix of frontline and operations roles/responsibilities.
  • Proven experience managing teams of development, marketing, and/or communications professionals. Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously.
  • Confidence to cultivate trusting relationships with a wide range of stakeholders including board members, colleagues, major donors and prospects, institutional partners and program participants and low-income clients.
  • Ability to work independently as well as lead and participate in collaborative teams across departments.
  • Facility with Microsoft Office applications, CRMs/donor databases, wealth screening software, and foundation search tools.
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, including the ability to “code switch” to communicate effectively with camp families, prospective donors, colleagues, consultants, and members of the public in a diverse population.
  • Commitment to the Camp’s Mission and Core Values

How to Apply

Only applications with resumes and cover letters will be considered. Please send materials to

About Camp Ramah in the Berkshires:

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires (CRB) was founded in 1964 on the principles that Jewish expression and experience, Israel, and Modern Hebrew should be woven into the fabric of everyday life at Camp; and, programming of all types — from the sports fields to the arts studio, eating, singing, dancing, to even just hanging out — should all be infused with Jewish values, traditions, and rituals. Now, fifty-eight years later, Ramah Berkshires serves more than 650 campers (ages 8-16) each summer, supported by approximately 250 summer staff members, at our 250-acre property in Wingdale, New York. Campers come predominantly from communities across the New York metropolitan area, including New York City, Westchester, Long Island, and Northern New Jersey.

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires provides a compelling expression of 21st -century traditional egalitarian Jewish life. We model vibrant, inspiring, and joyful Jewish life within the Conservative Movement and are a vital center of American Judaism for Jews of all ages. To achieve this vision, we create a culture of warmth, care, commitment, fun, and exploration for our campers and our staff. We focus on hiring and developing staff members who can serve as appropriate and spirited role models for campers and for each other in all aspects of their lives. We experiment with and offer bold programming, striving to best integrate serious and sustained Jewish living and learning, while aiming for excellence in all of our endeavors.

Contact Information

Camp Name

Camp Ramah in the Berkshires

Job Title

Director of Institutional Advancement

Camp Address

1086 Teaneck Road, Suite 5B, Teaneck, New Jersey, 07666, United States