Director of Fund Development


ABOUT CAMP FIRE

Growing up is hard. That’s why Camp Fire connects young people to the outdoors, to others, and to themselves.

Camp Fire is an inclusive national youth development organization founded in 1910. With 47 councils in 24 states,
Camp Fire creates safe spaces where young people can have fun and be themselves. We do this through a variety of
powerful youth experiences and programs (i.e., camps, afterschool, in-school, and virtual), customized to meet the
needs of youth, their families, and their local community. But the common thread woven through all our programs is
relationships. This is how we support young people as they navigate the challenges of growing up in the world today
and learn the life skills they need to thrive.

OUR VISION:
We envision a world where all young people thrive and have equitable opportunities for:
Self-Discovery: All young people find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are;
Community Connection: All young people find, build, and contribute to their community; they develop meaningful
relationships with supportive adults and peers; they feel seen, heard, accepted, supported, and affirmed for who
they are today, and who they will be in the future;
Engagement with Nature: All young people experience the power and awe of the outdoors; they learn to respect,
love, and care for our world.

OUR VALUES:
We are a values-driven organization today and since 1910. Our values are what guide us each day. They help us
meet each moment in time and meet each young person where they are. When we began in 1910, the values of
“Work Health and Love” underpinned our journey to building up youth. It was also just the beginning.
Today, we focus on what it means to be an equity-focused organization and how we can remove barriers to
accessing our programs, so all young people have the opportunity to experience Camp Fire’s powerful programs and
thrive.


We are inclusive.
We get outdoors.
We prioritize relationships.
We honor the power of young people.
We are learners.
We take action.
We are responsive.
We pursue impact.

CAMP FIRE NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS CULTURE & BENEFITS
At Camp Fire National Headquarters, our goal is to support and engage everyone in the Camp Fire network so they
can do their best work and provide high-quality programming that allows young people, their families, and their
communities to thrive.

We’ve worked hard to develop an organizational culture that cultivates and upholds these core values: Respect,
Compassion, Integrity, Honesty & Trust, and Collaboration. In 2021, we have begun the work toward becoming an
equity-driven organization which is demonstrated in part by our organizational Statement of Inclusion:

Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support
young people and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic
backgrounds, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and
immigration status, and any other category people use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe
and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster positive relationships.

We are largely a remote workforce with staff across the country. While we are highly collaborative, the majority of
this is done virtually (even before Covid-19, 50% of our national staff was remote). This is one reason we keep
flexible schedules and value flexibility. We trust each other to complete tasks timely and to do high-quality work.
We expect each other to show up in our roles and for the team, and to work not just hard but smart. Our values
reflect the standards to which we hold ourselves. As a national headquarters serving a network of 47 affiliates in
24 states, you will find that everyone here is good at what they do. That is the beauty of a talented team in a
trusting culture. We do great work individually and collectively.

We communicate on Facebook Workplace, in email, through regular staff check-ins, and other project-related
Zoom meetings. We try to build in time to continually get to know one another both personally and
professionally, survey our team, do “pulse checks” on how everyone is, and have other engagement opportunities
like having book clubs or watching a documentary and discussing it.

But one thing is clear – we do not glorify busyness or perpetuate grind culture. You will find most employees have
clear boundaries on their time (like not checking email after 5 pm, or on the weekends).You aren’t expected to be
on email all the time or respond immediately to an email or chat message unless it is urgent or on a deadline. Staff
are encouraged and supported in taking time away from work for self-care.

*We define “grind culture” from Equity in Camp Initiative: “a product of capitalism, which glorifies “hustling”
at the expense of one’s mental, physical, and social wellness.”

Our values reflect this flexible work culture, and we believe it creates a healthier, more productive, authentic,
trusting, and happier workplace culture. It helps us live out our value of supporting the whole person (personally
and professionally) and allows us to do our best work when we show up. It helps us thrive individually and as a
team, so we can best support the councils each day and proudly serve young people across the country.

Camp Fire offers medical, dental, vision, life and long-term disability coverages effective the first day of the
month following date of hire, subject to enrollment selection. A 401(k) plan with employer match is also available
after one year of employment. Paid time off (PTO) accrues monthly for a total of three weeks per year. In
addition, five sick days are provided annually along with two floating holidays. Finally, Camp Fire observes eight
paid holidays (which includes the Friday after Thanksgiving) and is closed the last seven business days of
December.

Our Commitment
Camp Fire believes in the dignity and the intrinsic worth of every human being. We welcome, affirm, and support young people
and adults of all abilities and disabilities, experiences, races, ethnicities, socio-economic backgrounds, sexual orientations,
gender identities and expressions, religion and non-religion, citizenship and immigration status, and any other category people
use to define themselves or others. We strive to create safe and inclusive environments that celebrate diversity and foster
positive relationships.

People of color, people with disabilities, veterans, and LGBTQ2S+ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Camp Fire is
committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing professional development. Camp Fire is an equal
opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.

Camp Fire provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees as required by law.

Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process.

Job Title Director of Fund Development
Reports To President & CEO
Classification Full-Time
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt
Salary $75,000 – $80,000
Location Remote
Summary of Opportunity

The Director of Fund Development will collaborate with the President & CEO to develop and execute on a fund development plan and lead the funding strategy, vision, and execution to create exciting new opportunities for national inclusive youth development organization, Camp Fire. You will partner with the National Board of Trustees, the President & CEO, and Camp Fire affiliate executives in the identification, cultivation, and solicitation of significant philanthropic investments to benefit both the national office as well as local affiliates.

The Director of Fund Development will help significantly increase fundraising and revenue generation to support Camp Fire programs and capacity building requirements nationwide. The main focus for this position will be building corporate partnerships but you should be familiar with the entire range of fundraising strategies, including corporate and private foundation philanthropy, corporate and cause marketing partnerships, individual giving, and event sponsorships. As a new position in the organization, the Director of Fund Development will bring an entrepreneurial spirit and will be comfortable independently building new funding models and meaningful partnerships for Camp Fire that sustain our work and mission. With success, there is opportunity to build your own team and grow this role.

Skills You’ll Bring

  • Experience securing significant and transformational partnerships.
  • Knowledge and experience with non-profit fundraising best-practices, along with examples of leveraging innovative strategies and tactics to secure new partnerships
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions based on organizational values in choosing partners that are mission-aligned.
  • Experience networking, cultivating, and stewarding meaningful relationships and partnerships and demonstrated ability to influence key decision-makers and stake holders.
  • Proven track record of successful fundraising and partnership development in the corporate sector.
  • Desire to learn and grow in the areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work actively and collaboratively with the following leadership team members in these specific focus areas:
    • President & CEO – Corporate partnership development and retention; along with securing sponsorships for events, conferences and trainings.
    • Director, Marketing & Communications – Absolutely Incredible Kid Day (Camp Fire’s national holiday) sponsorship and partnership expansion.
    • Chief Strategy Officer – Foundation partnership development and retention and program expansion opportunities.
  • Assemble and lead a cohort of fund development team members from Camp Fire affiliates to network on potential corporate prospects and to aid in the professional growth of the fund development roles and functions and build a culture of philanthropy across the network.
  • Plan, organize, and carry out strategies, implementing long-range planning and tactics that increase and diversify funding for the organization.
  • Define fundraising goals in partnership with the President & CEO and activate a comprehensive development plan annually. Be nimble to adjust strategies based on new or changing priorities.
  • Prospect, cultivate, solicit, and secure financial support, with a focus on corporations, to achieve established goals.
  • Direct and oversee the design, publication and submission of proposals and reports to funders.
  • Work independently and collaboratively with program and affiliate support to maintain mission alignment with new partners.
  • Effectively communicate Camp Fire’s vision and connect with funders through storytelling and sharing of impact stories from our communities.

Qualifications
Ability to perform essential job duties with or without reasonable accommodation and without posing a direct threat to safety or health of employee or others. To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience
A minimum of five years of related experience in fund development, with demonstrated success in securing funding from a diverse array of donors that includes corporations, foundations, and individuals, preferably in a youth development organization.

Work Environment
Remote position: must be able to have workspace designated in home. Must be willing to travel occasionally (10-15%) within the US via air travel.

Other Desired Skills/Experience
Familiarity with Salesforce. An individual who is driven by personal and organizational success and one who is seeking the opportunity to grow the development function of Camp Fire and can guide and coach a team of development professionals in the future.

How to Apply
Camp Fire is committed to a diverse workplace, and to supporting our staff with ongoing professional development. Camp Fire is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in its employment decisions.
Camp Fire provides reasonable accommodation to applicants and employees as required by law.
Applicants with disabilities may request reasonable accommodation at any point in the employment process. Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter on Camp Fire’s website here.

Our Promise

Young people want to shape the world.

Camp Fire provides the opportunity to find their spark, lift their voice, and discover who they are.

In Camp Fire, it begins now.

Light the fire within