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Director of Development

Portland, OR 97205
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Classification: Full-Time, Year Round

Reports to: President, CEO

Compensation Range: $75,000-$87,006 annual salary

Our Commitment to Equity

We are most interested in finding the best candidate for the job and are especially interested in our staff representing the communities we serve. Black, indigenous, and people of color are encouraged to apply. We know there is no perfect candidate, so even if you feel you don't meet every qualification we have listed we encourage you to apply. We strive to be flexible and open to possibility. If you are unsure whether you meet the qualifications of this position, please feel free to contact us to discuss your application.

Camp Fire Columbia strives to create an inclusive environment that welcomes and values the diversity of the people we serve. We foster fairness, equity, and inclusion to create a workplace environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity.

About Us:

At Camp Fire Columbia, we believe that every child should have the opportunity to find and pursue their spark a passion that inspires and drives them to set and achieve goals for their future. Founded in 1910, our comprehensive program starts with early intervention at the elementary level, bridges the learning gap for middle school, and helps students thrive and plan for bright futures during high school. During the schoolyear, Camp Fire works in partnership with dozens of schools in Clackamas, Multnomah & Yamhill counties. During the summer months, we offer summer camps in the Portland metro area and at our beautiful 552-acre camp, Camp Namanu, bordered by the vibrant Sandy River and presided over by century old trees. Our programs directly serve over 4,000 kids ages 5- 18 each year across an nine-county area. Camp Fire Columbia helps serve an additional 11,000 children and families annually through partnerships and special projects. For more information, please visit: campfirecolumbia.org

About the Role:

Camp Fire Columbia is looking for a Director of Development who is motivated by our mission and has a proven track record of fundraising success. It is an exciting time for someone who is energized by growth and program development. 2024 will mark Camp Namanu's centennial celebration and is a once in a lifetime opportunity to highlight and champion this magical place and participate in its Capital Campaign. We hope over the next 3-years to grow development revenue from ~500K to 1.5 million and deepen our use of community centric fundraising as our primary orientation to development. You would have primary responsibility for developing strategies to raise revenue from individuals, businesses, government and foundations.

This position serves on the Camp Fire Columbia management team, is involved with direct solicitation, as well as motivates and manages staff of three (2.2 FTE) to reach fundraising goals. The ideal candidate thrives in a dynamic, community centric environment and contributes to a collaborative, productive and fun work environment. Knowledge and practice with Blackbaud Raiser's Edge is preferred.

What You'll Do

Equitable Community-Centric Fundraising (60%)

  • Sustain an inclusive and equitable learning and working environment by having respectful and considerate behavior and thoughtful and constructive speech to students, campers, visitors, vendors and employees regardless of race, gender, age, sexuality, ability, religion, national origin, gender identity, and other identities
  • Secure financial and in-kind support to meet budget goals, providing regular progress reports to CEO, Board, and other Directors
  • Lead individual donor fundraising: Initiate contact with donors, align giving priorities, and successfully solicit gifts in the 1K-25K range and steward donor relationships by ensuring fulfillment of benefits and consistent, creative & valued appreciation activities
  • Conduct outreach and devise campaigns to build a diversified base of financial support
  • Oversee strategy and execution of special events including the established Spark and the under development Sparkfinder event

Planning & Leadership (20%)

  • Develop and execute a diversified Camp Fire Columbia annual fundraising plan and concurrent fundraising strategies, including individual donors, governmental and nongovernmental grants, corporate partners, special events and campaigns
  • Collaboratively build organizational budget
  • Participate on management team
  • Maintain and analyze fundraising data through Blackbaud Raiser's Edge; oversee data entry, gift processing, and report generation

Supervision & Staff Support (20%)

Manage development staff (currently 2.2 FTE): Development Manager, Grants Manager, & Assistant Director of Camp Namanu Programs. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems

Relational Skills:

  • Open to receiving feedback and making on-going program adjustments
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks, manage time, and proactively solve problems
  • Culturally responsive with a passion for developing youth to achieve their full potential
  • Ability to lead and motivate others
  • Ability to collaborate as part of a team
  • High level of, creativity, energy, organization, self-motivation, empathy, and patience

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below 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.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated understanding of equity and inclusion; skills in promoting inclusion and cultural responsiveness
  • Minimum 4 years progressive experience managing a successful development program
  • Solid record of achieving revenue goals and building a pipeline of financially beneficial relationships?
  • Enthusiasm for direct solicitation and skill in the coordination of strategic solicitation
  • Ability to work independently and manage a team, prioritize workload, and meet established deadlines in fast-paced situations
  • Self-starter exhibiting sound, independent judgement and creative problem-solving
  • Excellent written and verbal communicator with the ability to represent the organization in diverse public settings and facilitate productive internal and external communications
  • Knowledge of youth-related programs in NW Oregon/SW Washington preferred

Education and/or Experience: Minimum 4 years' experience in progressively complex development positions and demonstrable track record meeting fundraising goals while centering principals of equity and focus on community engagement. There are no minimum education requirements for this position.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret written reports, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from community members or staff. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Computer Skills: Must be adept at using various applications including database, spreadsheet, report writing, project management, graphics, word processing, presentation creation/editing, communicate by e-mail and use scheduling software.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations: A valid insurable Driver's License is preferred.

Work Environment: Camp Fire Columbia maintains an office in downtown Portland and this position has access to a private office. Additionally, Camp Fire Columbia maintains Camp Namanu and the incumbent in this position is able to work from Camp to have access to the outdoors and the healing power of nature. Unless required for specific events, gatherings, or programs no Camp Fire Columbia staff are required to work from the office or Camp, working from home is common.

Our Commitment: Camp Fire welcomes and embraces all youth of diverse cultures, beliefs, experiences, and identities. We are committed to creating a culturally-responsive, inclusive, and safe environment for all children, families and staff.

Camp Fire Columbia is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, age, religion, color, gender, gender expression and identification, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, marital or veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.


Posted: 2021-08-26 Expires: 2021-09-26
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