Join Our Team
Camp Ramah in the Berkshires is a vibrant summer camp community, where children grow in a beautiful and safe setting, surrounded by life-long friends and nurtured by spirited role models. From sports to the arts and from swimming to outdoor adventure, Camp is infused with the best of the tradition and values of Conservative Judaism: love of mitzvot, Hebrew language, and the land and people of Israel; commitment to inclusion and Tikkun Olam; and the joy of learning and prayer. Ramah is a transformative Jewish experience for its campers, staff, families and the communities of the New York metropolitan area, and a place where Judaism is lived, Shabbat is cherished and every moment is elevated.
Ramah Berkshires is located in Wingdale, NY (Dutchess County), on a 200-acre property with a beautiful lake. Each summer, Camp Ramah in the Berkshires provides more than 800 children with a transformative Jewish summer camp experience.
We are currently hiring for the following open positions (full descriptions below):
- Director of Institutional Advancement
- Major Gifts Officer
Summer 2023 positions (approximately mid-June to mid-August 2023)
- Camper Care Team Members
- Camp Nurse (RN or LPN)
We are looking for new team members with integrity, patience, adaptability, sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a commitment to our camp’s mission. Please note: all positions include an opportunity for camp tuition discount.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with “Ramah Berkshires Hiring – [Role of Interest]” in the Subject Line and include:
- A brief introduction telling us about your experience and interest in Camp Ramah and the specific position (3 paragraphs maximum)
- A resume detailing each position you have held, education and licensing when applicable
DIRECTOR OF INSTITUTIONAL ADVANCEMENT (Year-round position)
Ramah Berkshires is a legacy institution experiencing an exciting period of growth and innovation. Guided by our strategic plan, we are in the midst of transforming the institution to meet the needs of our community now and for the next decade. We are seeking a creative, passionate, and dedicated individual to work closely with our Camp Director, COO, and the rest of our professional team as well as with our lay leadership to help guide us through this moment of great opportunity and change. The Director of Institutional Advancement is responsible for the oversight of all our data-driven fundraising efforts including an ongoing capital campaign (currently in the quiet phase), our annual fund, outreach to foundations, grant-writing efforts, and a disciplined and strategic approach to prospect management. The Director of Institutional Advancement will also be tasked with helping us to develop a high-level and high-functioning Board that is focused on strategic initiatives, as well as helping Ramah Berkshires expand its impact upon communities we already serve (like parents and alumni) and those whom we have not yet reached. Ramah Berkshires is an institution which commands a deep commitment and passion among our constituents. We find ourselves in an incredibly exciting moment as we seek to increase our ability to shape the future contours of the American Jewish landscape, and we are seeking an individual who will join our leadership team to help us continue and define our trajectory of success and transformation
MAJOR GIFTS OFFICER (Year-round position)
The Major Gifts Officer (MGO) is a key member of the Ramah Berkshires Advancement team and will work with Senior Staff, capital campaign leadership, and other volunteers in developing and executing cultivation and solicitation strategies as part of Ramah Berkshires’ upcoming comprehensive campaign and beyond. This position is full time and reports to the Director of Institutional Advancement. The MGO will be responsible for managing a portfolio of 70-90 major gift prospects and donors through the entirety of the gift cycle and soliciting gifts of $25,000 and higher. The MGO will also participate in campaign prospect visits, as appropriate and work with the Database Administrator to ensure donor strategies and notes are accurately tracked in the database. Qualifications include 5-7 years of successful experience in major or planned gift fundraising, a track record of building donor relationships and closing gifts in the $25,000-$100,000 range, and knowledge of Jewish camp. Ability to staff occasional evening/weekend programs and spend 50 – 75% of time traveling regionally is required. Salary commensurate with experience. Benefits and vacation package included.
CAMPER CARE TEAM MEMBERS (Summer 2023 position)
We are looking for hardworking and excellent professionals to join our Camper Care Team as yoetzim (advisors) this summer, working under the guidance of our Director of Camper Care. The yoetz position is responsible for providing multilayered care and support for our various camp constituents including campers, staff, and unit heads. Each member of our camper care team will be assigned to work with one or two particular edot (age divisions) to support the social and emotional well-being of those campers and counselors. In addition, our camper care team supports our campers with supervising birthday calls home, bar/bat mitzvah lessons with their synagogue or school, and remote therapy sessions. We are looking for individuals who have a degree in mental health, social work or other relevant education and can commit to spending eight weeks at camp, taking initiative, working collaboratively, and are passionate about Jewish camping. All necessary training will be provided in camp.
CAMP NURSE (RN or LPN) (Summer 2023 position)
We are seeking nurses to join the Summer Health Center Team for 8 weeks (June 19 – August 17.) The Health Center Team is made up of nurses, an onsite physician, and administrative staff. Over the course of the summer, the health center serves 800+ children and 300 adult staff. The caseload on a typical day can vary, with some days busier than others. While overall a healthy community, days can include assisting with a variety of medical issues, including colds, coughs, allergies, sprains, poison ivy, fractures and the everyday cuts and bruises. More serious medical emergencies will be transported to a local hospital by health center staff or via ambulance. Medication is dispensed daily by the Health Center Team to campers and staff. The health center runs two daily designated “sick calls” (similar to a walk-in clinic) that provide a structured time for campers and staff to visit the health center for less acute concerns. The health center staff will be instrumental in assisting with COVID protocols, as established by the camp’s leadership and medical committee. Requirements include: RN or LPN License in New York (Ramah will pay reciprocity fee if licensed in another state) and CPR certification. Seeking friendly, nurturing, and positive professionals who enjoy working in a collaborative environment where the ultimate goal is to provide the best care for campers and staff.