Administrator and Development Associate (ADA)

URJ | New York, NY, United States

Posted Date 11/30/2021


The Union for Reform Judaism’s (URJ) Midwest Camps – Myron S. Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI) and Olin-Sang-Ruby Union Institute (OSRUI) - seek an Administrator and Development Associate (ADA) to help create a vibrant summer camp and year-round youth and family engagement experience. The ADA supports administrative and office management functions as well the implementation of the fundraising and development strategy to help the URJ and camp 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.  


The Administrator and Development Associate reports to the GUCI Camp Director collaboratively supports the OSRUI Development Director, 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. 

  • Assist with the execution and administration of GUCI and OSRUI’s development strategies. 

  • Provides support to a variety of essential camp functions, including but not limited to the development, logistics, offseason rental business, and office management.   


  • Manage GUCI’s year-round administration including, but not limited to transportation, laundry, mail, and supply ordering.  

  • During the summer camp season, assist in managing operational logistics as assigned by Director. 


  • Support GUCI and OSRUI’s development strategies. Collaborate with year-round camp teams on fundraising and development efforts.  

  • Support fundraising efforts such as identification, research, cultivation, and solicitation of donors; stewardship activities; gift processing; and grant seeking and writing that supports the vision of our capital campaign annual scholarship campaign, and opportunities for niche grants that align with our mission. 

  • Process gift acknowledgement letters, tributes, pledge acknowledgements, manage gift processing and assist with financial reconciliations. 

  • Maintain and manage donor database (Salesforce). Configure and manage database query and reporting; understand and recommend best practices as result of analysis. Coordination of data entry and reporting with URJ development department colleagues and resources. 

  • Streamline and maintain data to create an alumni database.  

  • Assist with design and execution of regular reporting (with DD and Director) for gifts, campaigns, targets, etc.  

  • At GUCI, support donor relations and coordinate development activities including scheduling and follow-up with donors. Assist with donor activities and visits to camp during the summer. 


  • Support all parts of the process for year-round rental groups and programs: lead and inquiry management, scheduling, contracting, gathering of logistical information, communication of needs to maintenance, housekeeping, and food service teams, post-event billing and evaluation processes. 

  • Support in the recruitment, training, and hiring of Resident Directors (RDs) to serve as site directors for year-round business. Incorporate a REDI lens throughout the process. 

  • Serve as point person for logistics for year-round programs that GUCI operates (this may include a need to spend weekends at camp on a regular basis). 

  • Communicate clearly and offer high level customer service for all year-round program participants and rental groups. 


To be successful in this job, you excel in the following areas: 

  • REDI Experience (Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion). Demonstrated experience prioritizing and executing on Racial Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (i.e., ableism, LGBTQ+ inclusion, antiracism, etc.) priorities. 

  • Relationship Management. Demonstrated skills in leveraging effective working relationships and influencing key stakeholders in support of business goals. Able to inspire others through relationships, storytelling, community, and connections. Proven customer service skills that complement an honest and ethical approach to fundraising and development work.  

  • Commitment to the Cause. Truly passionate about the URJ and camp. Passion shines through in work, inspiring donors and colleagues. Ability to think creatively, persevere, and be resilient.  

  • Communication. Effective oral and written communication skills and able to utilize different forms of relevant media. 

  • Data Management. Approaching donors with the right message is a key part of successful fundraising and being able to perform in-depth research to understand supporter base is key. 

  • Organization, Planning, and Multitasking. Advanced organizational and planning skills. Proven ability to set priorities, meet deadlines and multitask with minimal supervision. Proven ability to coordinate activities.  

  • Self-Management and Teamwork. Ability to work independently or as a member of the team, ability to be detail-oriented and consistently accurate, ability to identify organizational stress points, ask for help, and succeed in a fast-paced environment. With training, be able to learn new processes and procedures in a timely manner. 


  • occasional in-person meetings, as needed 

  • living in residence at camp during camp season 

  • weekends at camp on a regular basis 


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 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 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+.? 

Full Time
Administrative Support | Associate | Community Organizing | Community Outreach | Community Planning | Development Associate | Engagement | Events Management | Fundraising/Grants/Giving | Other | Research
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Camps & Camping | Community Relations
401(k) or 403(b) plans | dental | FSA | Life Insurance | medical | Paid Holidays | paid vacation | parental leave | sick leave | transportation | vision
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