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January 30, 2015 | 10th Sh'vat 5775

Director of Development - Camp George (Toronto, ON)

This part-time, 18-hour/week position is located in Toronto, Canada

URJ Camp George is the Reform Movement's only residential summer camp in Canada. Since its founding in 1999, Camp George has developed a wonderful reputation in its community and beyond. As an institution, we have taken tremendous development strides in the last four years; and now require a committed experienced professional to help take us to the next level. Camp George is poised to leverage its reputation amongst potential donors to raise capital funds for the further development of its site, which would allow us to attract and accommodate an expanded camper population.

URJ Camp George, located near Parry Sound, Ontario, seeks a dynamic, experienced and ambitious professional to become our Director of Development. The Director of Development will be responsible for implementing the Camp's multi-faceted development program, with the objective of significantly increasing the amount of donor-derived income the camp receives, thus ensuring its future. The Director of Development will report directly to the Camp Director and will work closely with the camp's lay leadership.

Three primary avenues have been identified to accomplish Camp George's development goals: Year-round Giving Campaigns (Tribute donations, events, etc.), Annual Campaigns (scholarship, camp visits, etc.), and Major Gift Campaigns (matching programs, special projects, capital campaigns, etc.) and, of course, the important work of cultivation, solicitation, stewardship, and donor data management.

Essential Functions:
Oversee and manage all camp fundraising programs:

  • Develop the "road map" for all fundraising programs in consultation with camp leadership, professional and lay
  • Work closely with lay leadership, directing and managing their participation in development efforts
  • Coordinate all communications and public relations for the camp's fundraising efforts
  • Oversee day-to-day administration of all development programs, including the acknowledgement and record-keeping process (in consultation with Development Administrator)
  • Meet fundraising goals within proscribed periods of time

Donor data management:

  • Oversee management of the Donor Database, making sure all donations are entered and acknowledged properly (in consultation with Development Administrator)
  • Responsible for data mining, seeking to learn as much as possible about prospective donors, especially Camp Alumni, for prospecting purposes. Will also seek out foundations, etc., that may have an interest in supporting the camp

Additional responsibilities:

  • Serve as a member of the Camp's year-round leadership team, providing wisdom, support and assistance to the year-round work of the Camp in all areas
  • Serve as a member of the URJ Camping System's development team, and its national staffing team. Whenever possible, provide support and assistance to national efforts and initiatives of the URJ Camping System and the URJ in general, and play an active, visible role on the regional and national scene.
  • Participate in Fund Development Committee meetings


  •  Seek and prepare grant applications


  • At minimum, a Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred
  • 5 to 7 years of development experience with proven ability to cultivate and close individual gifts
  • Familiarity with Reform Judaism, a meaningful understanding of Jewish camping and Reform Judaism is highly desirable
  • Ability to work independently and proactively
  • Ability to write reports, proposals and other general correspondence and documents
  • Ability to establish adequate financial tracking and reporting systems
  • Ability to comfortably and capably speak to individuals and groups, both formally and informally
  • Ability to meet established fundraising goals
  • Knowledge of Raiser's Edge
  • Travel required

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter, including salary requirements, to the Human Resources department at
For more information about URJ Camp George, please visit:


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