Camp Family & Alumni Engagement Coordinator

Become a Fundraising Coordinator for our camp in the Rocky Mountains, connecting donors with our mission and fostering lasting relationships
Job Description

This position supports the work of the YMCA of the Rockies, which operates a mission-based family and group conference and retreat center, serving more than 225,000 guests annually. Under the supervision of the Snow Mountain Ranch Philanthropy Director, the Camp Family & Alumni Engagement Coordinator will advance philanthropic opportunities and engagement at Camp Chief Ouray, including, but not limited to scholarship and capital project giving and by building a robust alumni program.

  • One to three years of successful experience in fundraising.
  • Demonstrated ability to:
    • Bring forward ideas and take action to implement ideas as agreed upon
    • Understand continuity between strategic goals and fine attention to detail in plan execution
    • Meet campaign goals
    • Work independently
  • Ability to effectively and efficiently lead a team and handle multiple, simultaneous, and complex tasks and projects. 
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Essential Functions
  • Work collaboratively with colleagues to continue engaging donors in supporting Camp Chief Ouray scholarships; steward those donors with data and stories on the results of their investment.
  • Build and maintain a portfolio of Colorado-based Camp Chief Ouray donors and engage them in camp capital projects, planned and endowment giving, gifts of $25,000 and up.
  • Establish and grow a Camp Chief Ouray alumni program.
  • Plan and implement Camp Chief Ouray donor focused events – Campfire Circle, alumni gatherings, etc.
  • Help create a philanthropic culture that is focused on relationship building and provides opportunities for Camp Chief Ouray and the entire Association to become involved with and engaged in the advancement of our mission.
  • Maintain a successful donor cultivation process proficiently tracking gifts, relationships and moves management in donor database - Raisers Edge; and understand how the camp database – Camp Minder - supports this process.
  • Possess a valid, USA state-issued driver’s license, an acceptable driving record, and comply with YMCA driving rules to be approved to operate YMCA vehicles.
  • Possess stamina to work in the work environment described herein.


General YMCA of the Rockies requirements

  • Uphold and reflect the YMCA core values of Caring, Honesty, Respect, Responsibility and Faith in all functions
  • Uphold the YMCA of the Rockies mission, policies, and programs.
  • Possess and demonstrate excellent customer service skills; for example, friendly, personable, helpful, patient, and professional.
  • Support the YMCA of the Rockies safety program. Promote safe work practices and a safe environment for guests, members, and staff.
  • Promote a cooperative, positive, and flexible atmosphere while working with others in a diverse community.
  • Attend required abuse risk management training and report suspicious or inappropriate behaviors and policy violations.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and antiracism is required.
  • Must meet acceptable criminal background check standards.
  • All other duties as assigned. 

Work environment and physical demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 

  • Travel on a regular basis is required; evening responsibilities are frequent and sometimes weekends too.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 pounds on occasion. 

Compensation package and employee perks

  • Health, dental, and life insurance
  • Generous PTO/Vacation
  • Participation in YMCA Retirement Fund (an additional 12% contribution by YMCA after 2 years employment)
  • Employer owned rental housing may be available nearby - Contact Human Resources for more information
  • YMCA of the Rockies membership
  • Discounted childcare, summer day camp, and summer overnight camp
  • Discounted nights at YMCA of the Rockies lodges for friends & family
  • Ski and golf passes to nearby resorts & courses
  • Free or discounted gear rentals for outdoor adventures