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.
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%)
Planning & Leadership (20%)
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
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.
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.