Confidence, community, and growth: young people gain so much from their Jewish summer camp experiences. The Cohen Camps, a family of three Jewish overnight camps and related programs (cohencamps.org), seeks a full-time Development Coordinator to play a vital administrative role in advancing our nonprofit mission.
The Development Coordinator supports to all fundraising activities, including but not limited to: receiving, tracking, reconciling, and acknowledging gifts; maintaining donor records; providing positive customer service to donors; and coordinating materials and details for fundraising outreach. This role reports to the Development Director and works closely with the Accounting Manager and the three-camp leadership team. The person in this role will increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the camp philanthropy experience through their professionalism and attention to detail.
• Gift Processing: Process timely gift acknowledgement letters, tributes, and pledge acknowledgements; manage gift processing and assist with financial reconciliations; build or edit online giving forms as needed.
• Data Management: Manage donor data and information systems, including maintaining donor database, ensuring timely data accuracy and system integrity, and generating reports as needed.
• Donor Stewardship: Assist in: researching assigned donor prospects; tracking donor communications; preparing materials for donor meetings; collaborating with staff and volunteers to execute fundraising and alumni events and campaigns; providing customer service and donor follow-up.
• Teamwork: Participate in the year-round Cohen Camps team by providing additional assistance as needed.
o Prior success in a professional setting (1-3 years), either in a nonprofit or for-profit field.
o The ability to work independently and proactively.
o Capacity for effective written and verbal communications.
o Proven experience and skills in communications, correspondence, organization, confidentiality, and reporting.
o Proficiency with MS Office, especially Word and Excel.
o Familiarity with DonorPerfect or similar fundraising management platform.
o Familiarity with additional fundraising and communications tools such as Qgiv, Constant Contact, Canva, and Facebook/Instagram fundraisers.
o Significant understanding of the essence and unique value of a camp environment.
o Familiarity with Judaism and Jewish education (formal and/or informal).
o Self-starter with a positive outlook, warm smile, good interpersonal skills, initiative, and enthusiasm.
• Availability to travel to meetings as needed, with access to a car. Occasional visits (mostly day trips) to the three Cohen Camps—in MA and NH, each within an hour of Boston—and local areas during the off-season.
• Occasional flexibility to work outside normal business hours, in evenings and on weekends, for meetings and events.
• Usual hours for this position are M-F, 9am-5pm (earlier on Fridays).
• Location is onsite at our Wellesley office, which offers elevator access and free parking.
• The Cohen Camps encourages all interested candidates to apply, and gladly mentors and nurtures each staff person’s professional growth.
About the Cohen Camps:
For more than 85 years and for generations of children, Camp Pembroke, Camp Tel Noar, and Camp Tevya—the three Cohen Camps—have created cherished homes where young people build deep friendships, gain skills and confidence, and engage with community and values that can sustain them their whole lives. The passion of our families, alumni, and supporters is central to the Cohen Camps; their time, energy, and financial gifts make possible the camps’ continued growth.
Qualifications: Bachelor's Degree Preferred and 3-5 years of experience.