Camp Quest, Inc. is seeking an Executive Director to oversee the support, growth, and integrated operations of a nationwide affiliation of nonprofits. As the Executive Director, you will manage staff and volunteers at the national level while leveraging your leadership and management skills to ensure mission success. The major functions include fundraising, financial management, strategic planning, operational planning and management, training, and cultivating stakeholder and donor relationships. The job is remote and full-time with some travel required. Applicants must pass a background investigation.
The position has a salary range of $65,000 to $90,000 depending on experience and qualifications. The position includes two weeks of paid vacations and federal holidays.
Who we are:
Camp Quest, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) educational nonprofit that leads and coordinates a nationwide network of independent, affiliated, residential summer camps. Founded in 1996, the affiliation serves between 1,000 and 2,000 campers each summer, providing educational adventures that cultivate children’s natural skepticism, compassion, and wonder, with activities shaped by fun, friends, and freethought. This, the lead organization in the affiliation, attends to the joint network vision of a world in which children grow up exploring, thinking for themselves, connecting with their communities, and acting to make the most of life for themselves and others.
As an energetic and charismatic leader with keen attention to detail, you will guide our organization (the Camp Quest National Support Center) by overseeing its operational, financial, and technical activities and needs while integrating, coordinating, nurturing, and growing the nationwide affiliation.
- Reporting to our board of directors and working closely with the affiliates and their boards, donors, contractors, and partner organizations, ensure that our operations continue to advance our jointly affiliated vision and values through a well-defined set of mission areas, programs, and goals that you will manage on behalf of our lead organization
- Coordinate and lead fundraising, grant writing, donor cultivation, financial management and surety, internal and external reporting, public and corporate correspondence, promotion and marketing, operational workflow and policy development, crisis response, and volunteer development.
- Work with the press to promote Camp Quest
- Assist with affiliate planning, organizing, and programming activities
- Cultivate and improve our service-based organizational leadership role with the affiliates while growing morale within the network
- Participate in at least one affiliate camping session per year
- Coordinate and manage national-run family/children-facing activities
- Work with the affiliates and other stakeholders to update the licensing agreement and other codes of conduct
- Establish and track measures of effectiveness, performance, and suitability that align with our mission using statistical methods and empirical best practices
- Provide monthly, quarterly, and annual updates to the board on all programs
- Provide feedback and advice to the board on any and all applicable issues; maintain assertive and positive open communications while tracking action items
- Identify opportunities, develop, and execute cost-reduction, inventory control, office management, network automation, and operational efficiency strategies
- Identify, propose, and execute affiliate-wide efficiencies-of-scale activities
- Manage our outward-facing social media and inward-facing knowledge management and information-sharing programs
- Manage brand designs, servicemarks, and associated licensing agreements
- Provide career coaching, growth opportunities, and personal development for staff and volunteers; manage and implement corporate events and reasonable training programs
- Actively update and refresh the job roles and responsibilities of the National Support Center staff while ensuring frequent and effective performance reviews
- Communicate all of the above to the affiliates while establishing, operating, and strengthening the affiliation through empowerment opportunities, collaboration activities, and strong network buy-in
Requirements and skills:
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in nonprofit leadership, including staffing, financial forecasting and management, fundraising, and program development
- Command of volunteer recruitment, including motivation and retention
- Summer camp leadership experience desirable
- Fluency using modern office software, including computer platforms, online service software, and social media best practices
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills working with volunteers and managing stakeholder relationships
- Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategic plans and manage organizational growth
Send your introduction letter and resumé to Hiring@CampQuest.org.
Fundraising is a critical responsibility of the Executive Director. In your application materials, be sure to tell us how much money have you raised for the non-profits you have worked with or for. If your role included supervising other fundraisers, also tell us how much they raised while they were under your supervision.
Camp Quest, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.