Chief Development Officer

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp - New Haven, CT
The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp seeks a Chief Development Officer to provide operational oversight of a dynamic development department utilizing innovative approaches to optimize all revenue sources as well as a strategic vision for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp’s fundraising future. The Chief Development Officer will establish, manage, and enhance relationships with individual donors, corporate partners, foundation leaders, and third-party groups.

The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is dedicated to providing “a different kind of healing” to children with serious illnesses and their families throughout the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic, free of charge. It’s a community that celebrates the fun, friendship, and spirit of childhood, where every kid can “raise a little hell.” Camp's goal is to ensure that children with serious medical conditions such as cancer, sickle cell disease, and other rare diseases have the chance to experience the world of possibilities that camp has to offer. Through the generosity of others, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp community provides this unique healing experience to kids in need and their families, including those who may not be able to come to camp. The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp was founded in 1988 by Paul Newman with one simple premise in mind: to provide opportunities for children with serious illnesses to experience the transformational spirit and friendships that go hand-in-hand with camp. It was Newman's dream that The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp, with its unobtrusive expert medical care, would provide seriously ill children with a fun-filled experience defined by compassion, laughter, and acceptance.

In keeping with its Core Values, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp fosters a community of purposeful inclusion through a commitment to diversity and equity. Paul Newman's dream was to create fun Camp experiences where children marginalized and isolated because of serious illnesses could feel the healing embrace of acceptance and a sense of belonging while being surrounded by those who understand their unique challenges. Over the years, Camp has intentionally created inclusive programming and spaces for the children and families the Camp serves while also fostering a kind, caring community where everyone feels safe, respected, and loved. With half of the Camp’s service population being people of color, there is a significant sense of urgency to continue to increase representation organization-wide as well as to advance anti-racism and racial equity initiatives that will serve to strengthen the Camp’s enduring commitment.

"Building on more than three decades of programmatic and fundraising success, The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp is at an exciting and critical juncture in its storied history. The Chief Development Officer will not only find a professional home in Hole in the Wall, but also the chance to be a future-minded fundraising force whose leadership will ensure that thousands of currently unserved seriously ill children and their family members will be able to experience Paul Newman’s dream of a different kind of healing." — Jimmy Canton, Chief Executive Officer

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.