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Chief Development Officer

The American Camp Association® (ACA) is a national nonprofit organization serving more than 15,000 year-round and summer camps in the US that annually serve 26 million campers. ACA is committed to collaborating with those who believe in quality camp and outdoor experiences for children, youth, and adults and to expanding the reach, relevance, and equitable access to camp experiences for all.

ACA provides professional development, evidence-based education, public relations, research, and advocacy to the field of camp and is the only independent national accrediting body for the organized camp experience. ACA accreditation provides public evidence of a camp's voluntary commitment to the health, safety, risk management, and overall well-being of campers and staff.

ACA is seeking a dynamic camp champion to join our team as chief development officer. We are eager to find an individual who is mission-focused and passionate about the benefit of a camp experience for all children and youth. To be successful in this role, an individual must be:

  • Relational, personable, and able to build & retain strong connections with people and businesses.
  • Able to demonstrate experience cultivating, stewarding, and securing 6-figure+ major gifts in coordination with corporate philanthropy and sponsorships.
  • Experienced in leading a team of staff and volunteers in a wide range of fundraising activities, including developing and implementing processes and best practices related to stewardship, donor tracking, development programs, and moves management.

Reporting to the chief executive officer, the chief development officer is accountable for a variety of duties and responsibilities in support of and advancing the mission of ACA as an innovative, thoughtful, communicative, welcoming, and productive member of the association team.

Job Description
To apply, email

Sammy Mitchell, SHRM
HR Manager
Direct (765) 349-3501

Posted 1/11/2023