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Camp Kesem is Hiring a Development Director, Corporate Relations!

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POSITION: Development Director, Corporate Relations (DDCR)

REPORTS TO: Chief Development Officer (CDO)

ABOUT KESEM: We are a nationwide community, driven by passionate college student leaders, that supports children impacted by a parent’s cancer. Our mission is to support children through and beyond their parent’s cancer with innovative, fun-filled programs that foster a lasting community.

ABOUT THE POSITION: Camp Kesem seeks a Development Director, Corporate Relations who can successfully identify, cultivate, and steward high-impact corporate relationships as part of a $15 million fundraising program for a growing national nonprofit organization. The DDCR will report to the CDO as the seventh full-time member of a growing Development team, and will manage cross-departmental efforts to engage corporate partners in our programs, national fundraising events, and outreach efforts. The DDCR will be a key external-facing representative of the organization, and must be comfortable interacting with major donors, Board Members, and other supporters.
  • Builds and advances a thriving national corporate development program to dramatically increase corporate engagement, partnerships and revenue. Effectively cultivates, solicits, and manages new and existing corporate partnerships to benefit Kesem nationally.
  • Develops, with CDO, annual corporate budget, strategic corporate development plan, goals and objectives for growth of corporate development.
  • Assures annual fundraising, awareness building and engagement goals are achieved.
  • Develops and executes tailored stewardship plans for sponsors, including developing and managing calendars for reporting, special and high touch stewardship engagements.
  • Collaborates with national executive leadership, national board, local boards, chapter leadership, alumni and development team to identify new corporate opportunities.
  • Leads integration of corporate development initiatives across Kesem’s network of 105 chapters on leading college campuses across the country.
  • Provides corporate development training and support resources to over 4,000 college student leaders, including at the annual National Leadership Summit.
  • Creates toolkit and strategies for Kesem’s network of families, alumni, and chapters to activate workplace corporate engagement and fundraising activities.
  • Partners with marketing team to develop support resources, including corporate decks, stewardship materials, and accountability reports to support corporate acquisition and stewardship efforts.
  • Effectively manages data to support relationship development, utilizing data management tools and following established data management protocols.
  • Bachelor’s Degree is required.
  • At least 8-10 years of experience directing corporate fundraising efforts including prospect identification, cultivation, and stewardship.
  • Excellent writing, speaking and communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills.
  • Must be able to multi-task and keep track of multiple projects, and manage long-term deadlines against weekly, short-term recurrent needs.
  • Superior attention to detail and excellent follow-through.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Entrepreneurial, flexible and adaptable.
  • Results driven. Tracks progress and measures results to achieve annual corporate fundraising goals.
  • Effective team collaborator.
  • The DDCR role is a full-time position, with responsibilities that require 40-50 hours per week.
  • The DDCR will work remotely from their home office. We will consider candidates throughout the United States, but will give strong preference to candidates who are currently based in the Chicago area.
  • It is expected that the DDCR will be available for staff calls, meetings, donor events, and committee calls, which may occur outside of normal work hours.
  • Salary for this position is competitive and commensurate with experience. In addition, Kesem offers a competitive benefits package including flexible work scheduling, telecommuting, PTO, Short-Term Disability, and maternity leave offerings.
  • The DDCR should expect to travel 2-3 times per month, all within the United States. Travel may include staff meetings, national fundraising events, and partner events.
  • Start Date: September 1, 2017
To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to Abby O’Leary, Director of Finance & Adminstration, at abby@campkesem.org.

CLICK HERE to view our current Summer 2017 professional staff needs.


We are always looking for Mental Health Professionals and Nurses for all of our camps!

Mental Health Professional RequirementsNurse Requirements
Master’s-level degree (minimum) in counseling, social work, child life specialist, or related field. Two years of experience is also preferable.
Must be a Nurse Practioner, RN or LVN (LVN qualification varies by state) and hold a license for the state in which the camp is held.

Internship Opportunities

Chapter Workbooks & Resources InternshipNational Leadership Summit InternshipRisk Management InternshipCampsite Contract InternshipGraphic Design Internship
  • June 21 - September 22, 2017
  • Open to current students and alumni
  • Applications due June 2nd to tracey@campkesem.org
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  • July 12- December 15, 2017
  • Strong preference for those candidates who have graduated in May 2017 or earlier
  • Applications due July 1st to tracey@campkesem.org
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  • August 1 - December 18, 2017
  • Open to current students and alumni
  • Applications due July 7th to alex@campkesem.org
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  • July 8 - October 6, 2017
  • Open to current students and alumni
  • Applications due June 16th to alex@campkesem.org
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  • Project-based, ongoing opportunities
  • Open to current students and alumni with graphic design experience and evidence of past design work
  • Applications accepted on an ongoing basis to kim@campkesem.org
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