The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) 6 Points Specialty Camps seek a dynamic and passionate Development Director to help create a vibrant summer camp and year-round youth and family engagement experience. The Development Director creates and implements the fundraising and development strategy to support the URJ and 6 Point Specialty Camps in creating communities of belonging that build confidence and character of young people, so they are inspired as leaders to make the world a better place and pursue lifelong engagement in Jewish life. Working in partnership with the 6 Point Specialty Executive Director, 6 Point Specialty camp directors, full-time camp teams, and lay leaders, the Development Director holds a leadership role that serves as the key fundraiser to help sustain and grow the camps. With guidance from the URJ Development team and camp leadership, the Development Director stewards the brand of the URJ and the 6 Point Specialty camps to cultivate wider, deeper, and more diverse engagement; develop and implement a strategy that is data-driven, market-based, and customer-responsive; increase philanthropic support and program participation, and deliver service excellence in support of organizational priorities.
The Development Director reports to the Executive Director of the 6 Points Specialty Camps and is responsible for the following:
- Maintain a complete and consistent presence as a leader within the camp community with respect to role modeling of institutional, racial equity, diversity, and inclusion (REDI) principles and Jewish values, supervision, and accountability for all rules and procedures, and dedication in all respects to the camp’s mission and vision.
- occasional in-person meetings, as needed
- living in residence at camp during camp season
Every team member at the Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) plays an essential role in our mission to create a whole, just, and compassionate world. Our team is creative, thoughtful, and innovative. Each member of the team is empowered to make meaningful contributions to achieving our shared goals. Our diverse team is made up of individuals with different skills and backgrounds and every team member is willing to take risks as well as take action to develop and create big ideas for the future of the Reform Movement. While this position focuses on a particular area of work, every team member is a vital part of our overall success.
The Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) provides a vision and voice to build strong communities that, together, transform the way people connect to Judaism and change the world. We acknowledge that due to racism, ableism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression, that our communities are not whole until everyone experiences a sense of belonging within the Jewish community. As the largest Jewish movement in North America, we stand for a Judaism that is inclusive and reflective of a wide range of identities and accept the responsibility of dismantling oppression both inside and outside of our communities. Through camping, youth experiences, programs, information sharing, and networking opportunities, our over 850 congregations and 15 residential camps create opportunities for our communities to enhance their capacity to build and expand community, engage in meaningful and authentic Jewish life, deepen Jewish learning, energize worship, pursue social justice and develop inspired leadership. Together, our employees and stakeholders, are creating the Reform Judaism of today.
Please include a one-page cover letter along with your resume, outlining your skills and experience and how you meet the essential functions and qualifications of the position. We look forward to hearing from you. Apply Online. Alternatively, please mail your resume and cover letter to: Union for Reform Judaism, Attn: Talent Management, 633 Third Avenue, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10017.
The URJ strives to be a welcoming and inclusive environment that is committed to creating a diverse environment. We promote strenuous policies and practices of equal opportunity and diversity, equity, and inclusion. It is our objective to recruit, hire, and retain the most qualified individuals including those of any race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic or status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. Our equal employment philosophy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, compensation, benefits, training, promotions, transfers, job benefits, and terminations. The URJ encourages applications from women, people of color, persons with, and individuals who identify as LGBTQ+.