Development Director

Website Camp Northland-B'nai Brith


Position Title: Development Director

Reports To:      Executive Director

Type:                 Part-Time and Full-Time opportunities available


General Accountabilities


The primary role of the Development Director, working closely with Board, staff and volunteers, is to help create the framework for fundraising programs, lead/manage the day to day operations of NBB’s Fund Development Program (i.e. individuals, foundations, corporations and community groups), and to cultivate and steward donors, ensuring a donor-centric environment and a culture of philanthropy.  The ideal candidate is a seasoned fundraising professional, seeking the opportunity to develop the camp’s fundraising initiatives into a mature, sustainable annual campaign, able to meet both short and long term operating and capital planning needs and budget. The incumbent possesses excellent interpersonal and writing skills, and a proven ability to prospect, cultivate and steward a diverse group of donors and donor entities, building a sustainable base of supporters, now and for the future. Candidate will serve as a member of camp’s year-round leadership team, providing support, guidance, and assistance to year round work.


Specific Accountabilities


  1. Revenue Related Development Activities
  • Manage:
    • prospecting/research of new and existing donors
    • cultivation and stewardship of new and existing donors
    • grant-writing (operating, capacity, capital) and management
    • the direct marketing program
    • development of Planned, Major, Mid-Level and Monthly, on-going, Annual Giving programs, including ‘Day of Giving’ and banquets, alumni initiatives, and in-city events
    • development and execution of donor cultivation and stewardship events
    • Initiate, lead and manage growth of Legacy/Endowment Program
    • training of board, staff and volunteers as needed to advance programs.
    • Foundations collaborations
  • Develop the case for support to fuel short term needs and long term aspirational goals.
  • Evaluate effectiveness of all fundraising programs/campaigns.
  • Data mining and analytics including, reporting, donor analysis and profiling, prospect analysis, segmentation, etc.
  • Sourcing appropriate tools to support fund development program (i.e. including seeking capacity investment, as appropriate).


  1. Donor Care and Relationship Management
  • Provide superior customer service to enhance relationships with donors.
  • Daily donor relations duties and care, ensuring adherence to stewardship grid and addressing donor enquiries, as appropriate.
  • Ensure stewardship and cultivation moves are added to the database and followed up in a timely manner.
  • Provide training and support to Board, staff and volunteers to enhance capacity to execute fund development programs.
  • Coordinate summer visitation program/special events
  • Work closely with board/lay leaders and cultivating those relationships


  1. Cultivation and Stewardship Activities
  • Ensure the following:
    • Thank you letter and special package mailings
    • Calls to donors as appropriate
    • Monitoring of donor stewardship program(s)
  • Writing of stewardship reports, as required.
  • Oversee recognition and mailing lists for annual communications (i.e. including but not limited to newsletters and holiday cards)
  • Lead/manage donor cultivation & stewardship events (i.e. including but not limited to annual, major and mid level)
  • Coordinate/manage all communications and pubic relations for camp’s fundraising efforts


  1. Budget and Strategic Planning
  • Develop and manage annual fundraising budget/plan and report against plan to Executive Director (and Board, as appropriate)
  • Monitor expenses against budget
  • Manage adherence to plan and suggest modifications, as needed
  • Support/manage staff, board and volunteers in execution of related responsibilities.


  1. Other duties
  • Take part in professional development opportunities and conferences as necessary
  • Create and implement and ongoing annual plan for alumni outreach and engagement
  • All reporting as required

Duties may be added as needed by Executive Director


Key Qualifications

  • Strong cultivation and stewardship skills
  • Ability to analyze data and bring forward suggestions
  • Self-motivated through focused attention on achieving superior service
  • Ability to multitask through strong organizational and time management skills
  • Superior written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strong networking and relationship management skills
  • A team player, able to work effectively with internal and external stakeholders
  • Ability to support the planning, execution, evaluation of Individual Giving programs
  • Strong analytical and critical thinking skills
  • Strives to identify needs and create efficiencies
  • Strong computer and data management skills.


Other Requirements

  • University education and 5+ years not-for-profit experience
  • Experience in Jewish camping preferred
  • Knowledge of the Jewish Community
  • 3-5 years Major Gifts experience
  • Working knowledge of fundraising and charitable giving
  • Proficient PC skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Exceptional relationship building management knowledge
  • Flexible and dynamic
  • Knowledge in current leading fundraising and donor database software and websites
  • Travel may be required during the year
  • Available to spend extended time at camp during the summer, as needed (camp is located in Haliburton, Ontario)
Additional Comments:

  • To apply please send cover letter and resume to Simon Wolle at [email protected]
  • Deadline to apply for early consideration: February 12, 2024 (applications will continue to be reviewed on a rolling basis as they are received)
  • Start date: As soon as possible
  • Salary: $65,000-$85,000
  -Camp Northland is committed to employment equity and encourages all qualified candidates to apply. If you require an accommodation at any point during the hiring/employment process please let us know as we will work with you to meet your needs. All responses will be handled with strict confidence.

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