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Long Term Positions


Long Term Positions

Camphill communities are made possible by the many volunteers who serve in various capacities to support each other and build a strong and ethical community.

People with diverse backgrounds, skills and personal goals join our intentional community for several years of service or for a lifetime, volunteering their time and energy. They live, work, learn and grow with us on our 432-acre farm in Kimberton, Pennsylvania.

Typically Coworkers join Kimberton Hills because they are looking for a lifestyle that matches their ideals. They wish to make a stronger commitment to living in a Camphill community. They want to work with people who have developmental disabilities, and have a strong interest living and working together with others to build a community life in which all members are interconnected. They want to raise their children in an environment which is rich in personal connections and shared culture. People come to us from varied backgrounds, talents and skills in the arts, human services, business, and crafts. Each person within our village strives to find meaningful vocation in the context of community living.

Some of the coworkers at Kimberton Hills are new to the Camphill Movement, while others have lived, worked, and trained in one or more Camphill centers before coming to us, perhaps beginning their experience in Camphill doing a year of service. The decision to make a longer commitment comes about individually through the development of a deeper personal and spiritual connection with the mission and ideals of Camphill. They often make a commitment that lasts years, perhaps a lifetime.

Definition: A coworker is a long term volunteer who commits to joining the community for three years and longer.

Responsibilities: Coworkers are expected to fully participate in Village life and to lead households and/or workshops. Coworkers can take on many roles in village life. Perhaps in addition to managing a household of volunteers, villagers and their own children, and creating a healthy home environment, he or she may have some administrative or organizational responsibility, serve on various committees, run a workshop, or be responsible for work crews working in the home. They can be involved in specific areas of interest such as developing and running a workshop (land or craft), and have an active role in the cultural life of the village.

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We are hiring !

About the Position

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills (CVKH) is now accepting applications for the position of Director of Development. As a key member of the administrative team, s/he will manage all aspects of the organization’s development program – Annual Fund, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Donor Relations, Special Campaigns, Fundraising Events and Corporate and Foundation Giving. With a results-oriented and enthusiastic temperament, the Director of Development will aim to successfully achieve the organization’s fundraising goals in an effort to further the mission of CVKH. In addition to strong management skills, s/he must be a strategist and eager to work collaboratively with Development colleagues and invested members of the community. The Director of Development supervises the Grants Manager and Development Associate, reports to and works in close collaboration with the Executive Director, the Business Office, the Development Committee and Board of Trustees.

About Camphill Village Kimberton Village

Camphill Village Kimberton Hills is a nonprofit organization situated on 432 acres in Chester County, Pennsylvania. We are dedicated to creating a community where the values of service, sharing, spiritual nourishment, and recognition of each individual’s gifts and contributions offer a model of renewal for the wider society. We are over 100 people with and without disabilities, sharing our daily life, in ways that are both intentionally therapeutic and intentionally personal. There are currently 44 residents with developmental disabilities, 29 of whom are elderly, and 51 resident volunteers (and their children), who share their lives together in 16 homes across the village. People of all abilities work side-by-side at the award-winning dairy, weavery and fiber arts, pottery, Sankanac Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) garden (that provides for the village residents and to over 250 families outside of the village), Sweet Water Baking Company, Camphill Café (open to the public), the orchards, herb garden, apiary, vineyard, and homemaking.


Our preferred candidate is an experienced development professional, a motivated leader of the highest integrity and a team player. S/he seeks to actively contribute to a community of life-sharing individuals all striving to help residents live lives to their fullest potential.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Graduate degree preferred.
  • Anthroposophical or Camphill Community experience/knowledge is desired.
  • Minimum of 3 years of professional

experience in development/fundraising.

  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and written and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in use of fundraising databases, donor research tools, Microsoft Office programs and digital communication tools.
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrated experience soliciting major gifts.
  • The ability to work well with various personalities.
  • The ability to work well independently and collaboratively to successfully see projects through to completion.

Essential Duties

  • Coordinating fundraising and public relations for CVKH – identifying, cultivating and soliciting contributions, sponsorships, and major gifts as part of annual fundraising and capital campaigns.
  • Managing stewardship of donors, acknowledging and processing gifts and database management.
  • Ensuring regular outreach on social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Blogs).
  • Participating in public events, speaking engagements, exhibits, workshops and conferences to increase awareness of CVKH.
  • Collaborating to fulfill other duties of Development Department, including writing and design of newsletter, appeals, and other printed materials.
  • Working with a variety of small enterprises within CVKH to help with their development and public relations needs as appropriate.
  • Meeting regularly with Development Group to ensure communication and alignment with community stakeholders.
  • Leading the Board Development Committee, organizing their involvement with the Development Department and reporting to the Board.
  • Planning and coordinating annual events, seeking local business sponsorship support.
  • Managing department budget and expenses with Executive Director & department colleagues.
  • Working nights, weekends and travel as needed.


The compensation for the Director of Development position includes:

  • Salary commensurate with experience
  • Health benefits
  • Paid time off
  • Up to 5% matching contributions to 403b retirement plan