Executive Director - Cambridge Camping


Job Description

Cambridge Camping is a 120+ year old community-based nonprofit with a mission to inspire and nurture under-served, urban children through meaningful experiences in a supportive camp community. Cambridge Camping believes camp helps kids figure out who they are, make friends, play and have fun.

Position Summary: The Executive Director is responsible for setting the strategic direction and delivering expected outcomes. Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to: operational management, financial administration, fundraising, staff supervision, community relations, human resources, board engagement, and agency compliance. The Executive Director is accountable to the Board of Directors.

Apply by: June 20 2015


Camp/Organization: Cambridge Camping

Location: Cambridge, MA

Type of Position: Director

Time Frame: Year Round

Salary: $65,000-$85,000 dependent on experience.


Key areas of responsibility:

  1. Oversee and facilitate the implementation of organization's strategic plan.
  2. Supervise management of Cambridge Adventure Day Camp, Daybreak, DCF referral program, and partner camp programs.
  3. Oversee financial operations, budgeting, payroll, accounting and audit.
  4. Direct all aspects of fundraising, grant acquisition, donor development, semi-annual campaigns, events and outreach.
  5. Establish and maintain relationships with community leaders, Cambridge School Department partners, youth service providers and area nonprofits.
  6. Engage Board and committee members in all aspects of agency: strategic, planning, evaluation, fundraising, and governance.
  7. Develop and support administrative staff, oversee professional development opportunities and ensure compliance with human resource standards.
  8. Seek and identify new opportunities.



  1. Five or more years of progressive nonprofit management experience preferably in education or youth service.
  2. Bachelor's degree.
  3. Proven fundraising abilities.
  4. Excellent community relations skills, knowledge of the City of Cambridge is a plus.
  5. Supervisory experience, including staff recruitment, development, and relationship management skills.
  6. Strong written and verbal communication skills; an ability to communicate with people of all ages from varied socio-economic and cultural backgrounds.
  7. Effective at working with others to reach common goals and objectives.
  8. Excellent project management skills; ability to manage multiple tasks within deadlines.
  9. High degree of computer literacy with Microsoft Office, Google, social media and donor database management.

Additional Information

Qualified candidates please send cover letter and resume to: CCA.Board@cambridgecamping.org with Executive Director in subject line. No phone calls, please.


CCA Board

Cambridge, Massachusetts