Brantwood Camp Seeks Executive Director
Brantwood Camp operates adjoining boys’ and girls’ camps on 400, beautiful, mountain side acres in Greenfield, NH, and owns spectacular lakefront property in Nelson, NH. It serves youth, ages 10 to 15, who might not otherwise have an opportunity to attend an overnight summer camp and engages 16 to 18-year-olds in a comprehensive leadership program. Brantwood is seeking a charismatic, passionate, and inspirational Executive Director (ED) to lead the organization year-round.
Established in 1904, Brantwood Camp’s purpose is to promote social adjustment and mutual respect among a diverse group of children through a challenging and competitive program and to develop their character, confidence, and independence physically, intellectually, and emotionally. It helps young people enjoy a fun camp experience and while fostering the ideals of honesty, loyalty, cooperation, good sportsmanship, and unselfishness.
Brantwood runs three summer sessions of 16 days each, with approximately 80 seasonal staff. A portion of Brantwood's campers come through sponsoring organizations in the Northeast. Brantwood has not turned away any child from the joys of summer camp due to a family’s lack of ability to pay.
Brantwood’s historied affiliation with the St. Mark’s School of Southborough, MA offers student volunteer counselors and a shared endowment that helps underwrite operational costs. The annual budget is $1MM. Brantwood is governed by a 20-person Board of Directors, many of whom are alumni or affiliated with St. Mark’s School.
This is a remarkable opportunity to positively influence the lives of children and young adults and to help continue the impact that has touched countless lives for well over 100 years. The ED will lead Brantwood’s efforts to ensure that campers and staff have a safe, meaningful, inspiring, fun, and life-changing experience. The ED is responsible for the tone, culture, and risk management and, working closely with the Board of Trustees, sets the direction for the organization.
Valuing existing traditions and introducing new elements that help position the program for the future is part of the new ED’s role. The Board has recently undertaken a staffing study and has reshaped the ED’s role. They look forward to the new ED’s creativity and expertise in hiring senior staff and building a sustainable leadership team that meets today’s needs and runs the organization effectively.
Brantwood is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) across the organization's programs, staffing, practices, and culture. The ED is charged with advancing efforts that reinforce this commitment.
While the endowment covers much of the operational expenses, the ED will need to focus on fund development, in partnership with the Board of Trustees, for capital expenses and to support the ever-increasing operational expenses of an overnight camp.
A year-round center of operations is located in Peterborough, NH during the non-camp period.
Executive Director Job Responsibilities
Planning and Programming
Marketing and Public Relations
Physical Demands and Requirements
The minimal physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions follow and reasonable accommodations will be made for people with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The Ideal Candidate
While we recognize that candidates will not possess all the following qualities, ideal applicants will exemplify a number of these attributes, skills, and experiences and will have the capability to oversee an organization of Brantwood’s size and scope.
Knowledge of the Field
A Seasoned Manager
Facilitative and Open Leader
Salary is commensurate with experience, with a range expectation of $100K to $120K. Excellent benefits include medical, dental, and vacation, a 403(b) retirement program, and a car allowance.
Brantwood is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and looks forward to an inclusive hiring process. It encourages a broad range of applicants, including candidates from diverse backgrounds and cultures, particularly candidates of color, bicultural candidates, LGBTQ candidates, and/or those with lived experience with the communities that Brantwood serves.
Candidates must include a resume and a cover letter that describes how their qualifications and experience match the needs and mission of Brantwood. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send required documents to: https://eostransitions.applicantpool.com/jobs/
This executive search is being conducted by Eos Transition Partners consultant Nancy Jackson. All submissions will be acknowledged and are confidential, and any questions must be submitted to: njackson (at) eostransitions (dot) com.