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September 3, 2015 | 19th Elul 5775

Development and Communications Associate - URJ Camp Kalsman

The Development & Communications Associate plays an integral role in the stewarding of current donors and the research and engagement of new donors, supporting and promoting camp fund-raising activities. The associate will also be responsible for overseeing Kalsman's web and social presence online, as well as developing print and online marketing materials, annual campaigns, and annual reports. The Associate is a member of the program staff of the URJ and will be called upon to participate actively in functions of the Camp and the URJ. The Associate reports directly to the Camp Director.

This full-time position is located in Bellevue and Arlington, Washington.

The Associate should expect to travel as a representitive of Camp Kalsman. This can include trips for fundraising, staff and professional conferences, and for URJ North American events. There will also be a number of events at camp that the Associate needs to develop and oversee.


It is recognized that each individual will bring different skills and gifts to the job. Summer and year round responsibilities will be defined to maximize these skills and gifts, while providing the individual with meaningful opportunities for challenge and growth.

A.     Fundraising: Assist in the management of camp fundraising programs. Assist in implementation of all fundraising programs in consultation with camp leadership, professional and lay. Work closely with Director and lay leadership, assisting in managing their participation in development efforts. Oversee the day-to-day administration of development programs, including the acknowledgment and record keeping process. Proactively build and maintain relationships with current and prospective donors.

B.     Donor Data Management: Oversee management of the Donor Database, making sure all donations are entered and acknowledged properly; over time, will develop a keen understanding of individual and collective donor patterns, and what does & does not work. Oversee management of the donor acknowledgement process. Responsible for Data Mining to learn as much as possible about prospective donors – especially Camp Alumni – for prospecting purposes.  Will also seek out foundations that may have an interest in supporting the camp. Accountable for all donor financial reporting including reconciliation between Raiser’s Edge, MIP and/or EZ Camp/DPO. 

C.     Camp Marketing: Assist the Director in the creation and production of all Camp publicity materials – including videos, the Camp’s web site, t-shirts, novelty items and other recruiting materials. Responsible for ensuring material is available and included in congregational mailings, Federation mailings, as well as other Jewish media outlets.

D.     Communications: Oversee camp social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Blog, etc..) presence as well as ongoing communications with congregations, Jewish organizations, and partner agencies. Design all marketing and fundraising materials for print and online publication.

E.      Summer Hospitality Manager: Serve as hospitality coordinator and communications liaison for all visiting professionals (visiting Jewish professionals, visiting leadership, visiting specialists, visiting VIPs).  Be in touch with them in advance of their arrival, make sure all arrangements have been made, and serve as a courteous, warm, and professional host during their time at camp. Serve as primary camp tour guide for summer visitors, be they prospective donors, VIPs, or prospective camp families and interact with them in a manner which promotes their enthusiasm for active engagement with the camp.

F.      Summer Prep: In consultation with the Director, spend time preparing donor visits and events for the upcoming summer. Assist in the development of the staff-training program. Spend time on the physical preparation of the camp, including ordering and inventorying supplies, purchasing equipment, etc.



A.     Highly Organized and Responsible

B.     Strong Writing Skills

C.     Possess strong public speaking ability to communicate the camp message and market our programs to audiences large and small, young and old

D.     Demonstrated Programming Skills

E.      Team player

F.      Computer literate and knowledgeable in operation of word processing, spreadsheet and database programs

G.     Must posses a BA or higher degree

H.     Great person-person skills, sales ability and an ability to communicate with parents and families in a professional manner

I.        Familiarity with the Jewish communities in the Pacific Northwest strongly preferred

J.       A background in informal Jewish Education

K.     Must have a background in the camping industry or related youth work

L.      Minimum of three years of experience in camping or related field – preferred


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