The Keewaydin Foundation seeks to hire an Associate Director of Development: Fundraising and Communications, a key member of the successful Keewaydin Foundation Development Team.  This staff member reports to the Director of Development and is responsible for managing specific projects in the areas of fundraising, communications, and constituent relations (ie, donor, alumni, parent, and friend relations). This staff member works closely with the Coordinator of Donor Relations and Records, as well as with the Keewaydin Foundation’s Board of Directors, Executive Director, Camp Directors, and volunteers to engage and direct the good will of the Keewaydin community and to help maximize philanthropic support for the Foundation.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Fund Raising:

  • Assist Director of Development in planning and executing fundraising campaigns, including annual fund in the range of $500,000 per year, endowment funding, special projects, social media campaigns, and more.
  • Assist Director of Development in developing giving mechanisms: direct mail, online, mobile, social media.
  • Work with Director of Development to recruit and manage an Annual Fund Committee: includes solicitations, solicitation assignments, preparation of prospect profiles and volunteer reports and updates; organization of committee meetings, training, and conference calls, and engaging, thanking and stewarding donors and volunteers.
  • Work with Director of Development to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of prospective and current donors, utilizing Raisers’ Edge as appropriate.
  • Visit in person with a minimum of 25 donors each year. Assist with grant-writing and reporting as necessary
  • Work with Director of Development and Coordinator of Donor Relations and Records on evaluation and rating of donor prospects
  • Plan and execute strategy for completing prospect research on top 100 Keewaydin prospects.

Communications: Print, Publications, Website, Social Media

  • Manage annual schedule for publications and communications
  • Serve as editor of annual report, the Northwest Wind, coordinating with graphic designer
  • Oversee production and mailing of print publications, direct mail, e-appeals, and e-newsletters
  • Assist with production of camp program newsletters, including preparing ads and proofing.


  • Work with Director of Development to plan a program of 4-6 national and/or regional annual alumni and parents events, including an annual New York City alumni reception, Board meetings, and events at camps
  • Take lead role in organization of Alumni Family Weekends, specifically in marketing, registering, event planning and on-site hospitality and support
  • Play lead role in planning, design and execution of Keewaydin Temagami 125th anniversary (2018), with a focus on fundraising and events, working in concert with Camp Director and volunteers
  • Assist with planning, design and execution of Songa 20th Anniversary as needed (2018)
  • Delegate tasks and logistical details to Coordinator of Donor Relations and Records and Office Manager as necessary
  • Coordinate event planning with Coordinator of Donor Relations and Office Manager delegating as necessary
  • Weekends and evening work as required.

Qualifications and Skills Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of five years in work-force or in post-graduate study, with experience in the field of development or communications highly preferable
  • Must be comfortable actively soliciting charitable donations; demonstrated experience is highly desirable
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability and willingness to travel both regionally and nationally 3-5 days per month
  • Ability to understand needs and interests of major donors and build positive relationships
  • Mastery of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with Constant Contact, WordPress, SmugMug and Adobe Photoshop
  • Knowledge of Blackbaud’s Raiser’s Edge.
  • Experience with marketing and social media platforms.
  • Experience with event planning.

Personal Characteristics:

  • Outgoing personality and inherent interest in people
  • A passion for youth development and the outdoors
  • Strong problem solver who can operate well independently and collaboratively
  • Persistent and able to see projects through to successful completion.
  • Highly organized and pro-active
  • Quick learner
  • Team player willing to jump in as required.

Compensation and Benefits:

Salary is competitive. Excellent benefit package including medical and group life insurance, and retirement funding.

How to Apply: Deadline for receipt of application is Friday, September 8, 2017

Submit resume, one writing sample, and a list of three references via mail or email by close of business on Friday, September 8, 2017 to Lauren Geiger (, Keewaydin Foundation, 950 West Shore Rd., Salisbury, VT 05769.  Finalists will be scheduled for in-person interviews including a short on-site writing assignment.

Organization Description:

Founded as a canoe tripping camp in the northern wilds of Maine in 1893, by A.S. Gregg Clarke. Keewaydin is among the oldest summer camps in North America. The Keewaydin Foundation, a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization, manages three camps: Keewaydin Dunmore and Songadeewin of Keewaydin in Salisbury, Vermont, on the shores of Lake Dunmore, and Keewaydin Temagami, located on Lake Temagami in Ontario, Canada.  In addition, Keewaydin operates the Keewaydin Environmental Educational Center for public schoolchildren each spring and fall.

The Keewaydin Foundation provides camping experiences and challenges that help children achieve significant personal growth by living in a community, being independent and living simply in rustic and natural settings.

To achieve our mission, the Foundation-operated summer camps and programs:

  • Provide caring communities that emphasize working together, fairness, trust, kindness, tolerance, forgiveness and compassion.
  • Provide challenges through tripping, activities and lifestyle that help children develop self-confidence.
  • Strive to continually evaluate and develop programs in order to ensure their excellence and safety.
  • Provide outstanding staff leadership through careful hiring, training and evaluation.
  • Bring together children and staff from a broad range of social, economic, racial, religious, ethnic and national backgrounds.
  • Teach the importance of concern and service to others in keeping with the motto, “Help the Other Fellow.”
  • Teach stewardship of the land through an appreciation and understanding of our natural world.
  • Provide and model a safe, happy, fun and simple life.





Job Details

  • Position Type: Development
  • Location: Addison County
  • Employment Type/ Status: Full Time