Camp for All Kids seeks a collaborative, creative and Chicago-based leader, with an established record in nonprofit management, strategic and financial planning, and fund development to serve as the organization’s Executive Director.
About Camp for All Kids: Camp for All Kids provides camperships that enable Black and Brown youth from historically under-resourced communities to experience overnight summer camp, providing a safe environment that fosters fellowship and social-emotional development. By bridging the opportunity gap and facilitating a racially diverse camp community, the Camp for All Kids experience benefits our campership recipients and the entire camp community.
To learn more about Camp for All Kids and the programs the successful candidate will lead, please visit www.campforallkids.org.
Position Overview: The Executive Director will work closely with the Board of Directors, Camp for All Kids staff, partner camps and schools, and other key stakeholders to articulate and implement a strategic vision that ensures Camp for All Kids’ continued success and growth. Success will require coordinated planning expertise that identifies and achieves institutional priorities across organizational leadership, strategic communications, fundraising, constituent and partner relations, and financial planning and management.
As a strategic, organizational leader, the Executive Director will manage multiple half-time staff positions, including a Development Director, a Campership and Partnership Manager, and a Manager of our Four Star Fellowship program. They will manage the work of each staff member to ensure the development of program-level strategies and their successful execution, all in support of Camp for All Kids’ overarching long-term strategic priorities. The Executive Director will serve as a collaborative leader, leveraging the expertise that each employee brings to their role while also cultivating the cross-functional leadership skills so important to the success and growth of small non-profit organizations.
As chief spokesperson, advocate, and partnership builder, the Executive Director will grow Camp for All Kids’ presence across our partner-camp communities regionally (Chicago, St. Louis, and Cleveland) and nationally, among potential institutional funders, with the families of campership recipients as appropriate, and in the media. They will build and sustain strong relationships with major donors, foundations, and other constituencies that have the potential to support Camp for All Kids’ mission and, over time, significantly grow the contributed revenue totals received from these lead-donor constituents.
In collaboration with the Board of Directors, staff, partner camps and schools, and other key stakeholders, craft a bold vision and strategy for enhancing Camp for All Kids’ presence in target communities and building and diversifying fundraising capacities and results.
Experience, Skills, and Qualities: The ideal candidate will be an experienced non-profit leader with demonstrable experience in strategic planning, fundraising, partner and constituent relations, and financial management and oversight. They will also demonstrate a robust and active commitment to diversity and inclusive equity in their personal and/or professional life, consistent with Camp for All Kids’ mission.
In addition, candidates will be evaluated on these priority areas as identified by Camp for All Kids’ Board and staff:
Camp for All Kids seeks a collaborative, creative and Chicago-based leader, with an established record in nonprofit management, strategic and financial planning, and fund development to serve as the organization’s Executive Director…
Those interested in being considered should submit a letter of interest, a resume/cv, and a list of three professional references at email@example.com. Applications received on or before October 15, 2021 will receive full consideration.