Executive Director (Remote Location)

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Camp Jabberwocky in the search for an Executive Director.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director, only the second in the history of Camp Jabberwocky, will carry on the can-do spirit of Camp Jabberwocky while setting a standard for management professionalism and accountability for all areas of the Camp. The Executive Director will oversee all Camp activities including Camp programming; recruitment, hiring, and training of all Camp staff; budget and finance; and development, marketing, and public relations—all in a manner consistent with Camp’s mission and policies. A critical convener of, and participant in, the Board of Trustees and its committees, the Executive Director will have input into all Camp policies including its long term financial and strategic planning processes. The Executive Director will live on Martha’s Vineyard from mid-June through mid-September to oversee Camp and all Camp programming. During this period, the Executive Director will be on call at all times. Camp owns a beautiful home, steps away from Camp property, which is the summer residence of the Executive Director. During the off-season, the Executive Director may reside where they wish, including in the Camp’s Vineyard home, while maintaining full-time focus on Camp’s off-season priorities.

Camp Jabberwocky exists to provide a residential summer camp for people living with disabilities. It provides recreation and enrichment for campers by creating a supportive environment that promotes the fulfillment of human potential and fosters independence and self-determination. Through this mission, Camp Jabberwocky seeks to enlarge the Camp community and to promote the Jabberwocky philosophy of volunteerism wherever possible.

Summer Camp, which runs from the end of June to the end of August, offers children and adults living with a range of disabilities the chance to enjoy the summer in a small, family-like community. Campers enjoy days filled with adventurous activities and experiences that are safe, empowering, exciting, and fun—both on the beautiful campus and out and about in the Martha’s Vineyard community. One of the most unique, and special, features of Camp Jabberwocky is that campers never age out. Some campers started at five years old, and still return each summer well into their sixties. And Camp Jabberwocky is entirely free and open to anyone regardless of their ability to pay.

But Camp Jabberwocky is not just for individuals living with disabilities. It also hosts Family Camps that provide families with a child or family member living with disabilities the opportunity to participate in a weekend camp. The goal and purpose of these weekends are to share the love and joy of Camp. Families challenge themselves with fun and exciting outings, supported by the amazing Camp Jabberwocky volunteers. Eight to ten families come together to share the Camp experience and participate in activities like singing songs around the campfire and days at the beach. 

Possibly the most amazing part of Camp Jabberwocky is that it is run almost entirely by volunteers. Each year, over 170 nurses, doctors, cooks, program specialists, and direct care providers all volunteer their time to make Camp a memorable experience for its extra special guests.

At least five years of leadership experience within a nonprofit organization of similar size and scope that includes fundraising and oversight of staff is required for this position. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Camp Jabberwocky as well as the responsibilities and qualifications stated in the prospectus.

The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $120,000 annually.

To apply for this position, visit: https://opportunities.aspenleadershipgroup.com/opportunities/1226.

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