Vice President, Advancement

Foundation for Jewish Camp


Remote with travel


Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) fosters excellence and accelerates innovation at Jewish camps across North America by developing adaptive talent, deepening immersive learning experiences, and catalyzing field growth. Founded in 1998, FJC elevates Jewish camp on the cultural and philanthropic agenda, creating opportunities to engage even more young people in Jewish camp through groundbreaking programs such as “One Happy Camper” and FJC’s Specialty Camps Incubator. FJC advocates for over 300 day and overnight camps that provide nearly 180,000 campers and counselors with a meaningful, personal, and lifelong connection to Judaism each summer. FJC is the only public 501(c)(3) charitable organization solely focused on Jewish camp.

As FJC celebrates its 25th year, the organization seeks its first Vice President, Advancement to develop, refine, and implement a comprehensive fundraising and communication strategy to fuel its mission and expand its impact. Reporting to the CEO, this key member of FJC’s Senior Leadership Team will work closely with the Board of Directors, Board of Trustees, and key funding partners and stakeholders. A successful candidate will be a seasoned fundraising executive who is analytical, strategic, and hands-on. This remote position requires the ability to travel on a regular basis.

FJC values diversity and equal opportunity. FJC is committed to building a team representative of a variety of backgrounds, experiences, perspectives, and skills. FJC strongly encourages people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and veterans to apply. FJC knows that the more inclusive they are, the better their work- and our world- will be.

Compensation Range

$225k – $250k

To apply

To apply, please submit a resume & cover letter to Jamie Perry, Evolve Giving Group:

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Key Responsibilities

  • Define, create and execute the fundraising strategy for a growing $16M annual campaign focused on individuals and institutional funders
  • Oversee a team of 7 with two direct reports, including the Senior Director of FRD and Director of Marketing/Communications 
  • Identify, cultivate, steward and solicit major donors and prospects; maintain a portfolio of major donors and prospects for solicitation
  • Engage funders to support ongoing and new programs consistent with FJC’s Strategic Plan; oversee grant preparation, submission, approval, and evaluation process
  • Integrate and oversee Marketing and Communications to enhance FJC’s brand awareness and align with all fundraising efforts
  • Provide ongoing supervision, inspiration, and support to the development and communications teams; responsible for coaching, performance management, and training
  • Maintain a close working partnership with the Board of Directors and the Development Committee
  • Collaborate with the CEO and Board Chair to identify and recruit new Board, Trustee, and Chairman’s Council members

Qualifications & Skills

  • 15+ years of progressively responsible experience in fundraising and communications
  • Successful track record of soliciting and closing six-figure major gifts
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and effectively lead a team
  • Experience working with a nonprofit Board of Directors, volunteer committees, foundations, high net worth individuals and key stakeholders
  • Ability to develop and communicate vision and execute strategy
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills; excellent public speaking and presentation skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to build trust and rapport with key stakeholders 
  • High level of comfort with business technology, expertise with SalesForce strongly preferred
  • Flexible, takes initiative, and proactively works to set and exceed goals
  • Enjoys working hard while maintaining a good sense of humor is a must!
  • Bachelor’s degree required

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