Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times gives children a chance to live a more normal childhood while they are being treated for cancer, as well as while they navigate survivorship. Camp also provides critical support for siblings and parents who are equally impacted by the traumatic psychological impact of childhood cancer. Since it was founded in 1982, Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times has served more than 45,000 campers from throughout Southern California, across the United States and around the world. The Camp is supported by volunteer staff who hail from a diverse array of personal and professional backgrounds.

Camp’s administrative offices are located in Los Angeles at the Los Angeles Ronald McDonald House and hosts their camp sessions at their 60-acre camp facility located in the mountains of Riverside County. Funds are raised through individual gifts, grants, corporate contributions, special events, in-kind donations of goods and services.


The Executive Director is responsible for providing leadership and management for one or more program(s). Working in partnership with the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Trustees, the Executive Director will oversee a $2.7 million dollar Camp budget.

As a senior management team member, the new Executive Director will establish and lead a diversified fund development program with an emphasis on building a sustainable long-term philanthropy program. The ED will lead a comprehensive programmatic plan completed in 2022 aimed at strategic programmatic growth, boosting revenue, and strengthening relationships with key partners. They will have a demonstrated track record of growth, partnership development, budget and fiscal management and systems evaluation. They will also ensure success in development/fundraising, board development, program management, supervision of employees and volunteers, marketing, and general non-profit business operations.

They must possess intellectual horsepower and be naturally persuasive and fair, and value accountability for themselves and others. They will be engaging and thoughtful and lead based on a sense of core ethics of collaboration and a drive for excellence. They must also be excited to lead with a “camp spirit” of enthusiasm, joy, and inclusion.

They will further develop a dedicated board of trustees (a fundraising and support board) committed to introducing their network of relationships to this beloved program with a clear mission and strong case for support. With the support of the CEO, the successful Executive Director will create KPI’s to track and evaluate effective implementation of successful practices across all levels of the program. The ED will also oversee wealth screening and identify potential corporate partnerships and create strategic activation opportunities for current partners in coordination with the Chief Development Officer and other Executive leaders.

The Opportunity

Building upon RMHCSC distinguished brand, the Executive Director will lead the vision and strategy for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. The Executive Director will prepare for significant growth in revenue. The Executive Director serves as a member of the Executive Leadership Team and is responsible for designing, implementing, and executing philanthropic programs and initiatives directed to meet the short and long-term financial needs of Camp.

Position Description

The Executive Director is responsible for the overall success of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. The ED will bring energy, commitment, and innovation to drive the Camp’s enhanced Board development, and community engagement. The ED is expected to promote a collaborative, revenue-oriented culture supporting the CEO and organizational leadership in cultivating high-capacity donors on a consistent basis. The ED will lead the development and execution of impactful fund development strategies for Camp’s individual donors, corporations, and foundations.



  • Lead the organization’s development strategies in support of the $2.6 million budget.

  • Develop and manage the funding/revenue base while focusing on a comprehensive fund development plan that identifies prospects, donors, and community partners to enhance the short- and long-term diversified funding base.

  • Develop and lead Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times donor advancement plan that encourages donors to consider increased levels of giving & leads to a formal major giving program.

  • Manage the development and cultivation of a strong board of trustees, together with the CEO and staff.

  • Direct and oversee special events. As the spokesperson for the program, the ED will speak and provide relevant messaging at various events including the annual Walk for Kids, Heroes for Healing gala, and other social platforms.

  • Work with the CEO and other Executive Directors to identify potential donors for Camp initiatives, or in support of other chapter programs.

  • Lead the management, and use of Raiser’s Edge on behalf of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times. Assure proper input and maintenance of donor and prospect records, gift management systems and acknowledgments, and informational reports.

  • Ensure that philanthropy and fund development are carried out in keeping with the organization’s values, mission, vision, and plans.

  • Develop a balanced funding mix of donor sources and solicitation programs tailored to the needs of the organization that will enable it to attract, retain and motivate donors and fundraising volunteers.

  • Identify, recruit, train, and develop a talented team of employees who can lead critical program functions.

  • Oversee performance measures, monitor results, and help the CEO and Board of Trustees evaluate the effectiveness of Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times development program.

  • Manage and broaden a robust major giving program for individuals and corporations.

  • Provide general oversight of Camp’s fund development activities, manage day-to-day operations, volunteer management, and monitor the adequacy of activities through coordination with the CEO, staff, and appropriate committees.

  • Partner with the Board Chair in planning the agenda and materials for the Board meetings and the annual Board planning retreats.

  • Assist the Board of Trustees to determine accountabilities for board members and fundraising volunteers and help evaluate performance regularly.

  • Work with the CEO to identify potential Trustees for Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times Board.

  • Team with the finance department to assure sound fiscal operation of the development function including timely, accurate, and comprehensive development of charitable contributions income and expense budgets, reporting, monitoring, and implementation.

  • Oversee development and writing of foundation, corporate, and/or government proposals, and solicitation materials.

  • Assure implementation of timely donor acknowledgments, stewardship, and recognition.

  • Ensure compliance with all relevant regulations and laws, maintain accountability standards to donors, and ensure compliance with the code of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct for fundraising executives.

  • Oversee and direct Camp Ronald McDonald for Good Times social media presence and stakeholder communications.

  • Develop strong relationships with assigned McDonald’s Owners/Operators, Partner Hospitals, and other key stakeholders.

  • Serve as a key steward of medical partner relationships.

  • Execute all other reasonable duties as assigned by the CEO.

Employee Management & Program Delivery

  • Provide excellent supervision, goal setting and evaluation of all staff and volunteers. Inspire them to achieve to the best of their abilities.

  • Ensure proper hiring and termination procedures as outlined by RMHCSC policies, guidelines and as required by law and oversee any and all coaching and counseling actions.

  • Encourage staff and volunteer development and education.

  • Ensure the delivery of outstanding, family-centered programs and services that are consistent with the mission of RMHCSC and RMHC Global.

Leadership, Management and Administration

  • Lead and monitor a 3–5-year program plan that is consistent with RMHCSC’s strategic plan.

  • Participate as an active, contributing, and collaborative member of the RMHCSC Leadership Team.

  • Serve as a team leader for all assigned employees, building a cohesive and collaborative team.

  • Prepare annual budget that aligns with the organization’s mission, strategic plan and goals.

  • Oversee the program’s financial performance with on-going budget monitoring.

  • Work with the Chapter Director of Finance and Administration to ensure the establishment and maintenance of sound financial and risk management systems.

  • Demonstrate flexible and efficient time management and ability to prioritize workload.

  • Maintain official records and documents, and ensure compliance with federal, state, and local laws and regulations especially as they pertain to nonprofit organizations.

  • Provide a monthly, written, Executive Director's Report to the CEO and at Trustee meetings.

Marketing, PR, Communications and Partner Development

  • Develop and implement marketing timeline and communications plans. Manage media relations in partnership with McDonald’s public relations agency and other media partners. Oversee development of event programs, brochures, flyers, and all other publications.

  • Develop strong relationships with assigned McDonald’s Owner/Operators and Partner Hospitals.

  • Building and maintaining positive relationships with campers, families, staff, volunteers, donors, and other members of the community.


  • An imagination, camp spirit, vision, leadership, and integrity.

  • A minimum of 7 to 10 years of senior management experience with increasing levels of responsibility and preferably with direct stewardship of Boards of Trustees.

  • 7 years of major gift fundraising with individuals/corporations, capital campaign experience preferred.

  • Experience with systems operations and financial/budgeting processes.

  • Experience building a team focused on building organizational capacity.

  • A strategic approach to development with significant experience in cultivating and managing donors.

  • A record of quantifiable success in development encompassing many areas of donor segmentation, research, and cultivation.

  • A demonstrated ability to plan and operate strategically, build public support, strengthen infrastructure, inspire staff and the Board of Trustees, and develop effective programs.

  • Experience with managing CRM platforms and supporting effective use/data entry and training on the platform, experience using Raiser’s Edge a plus.

  • Possess exceptional financial, organizational, and administrative skills.

  • The ability to plan, set goals and objectives, organize, and follow through.

  • A solid interpersonal and communication skill set demonstrates the ability to work effectively with and gain the respect and support of varied and changing constituencies, including staff, board members, potential donors, volunteers, and the like.

  • A track record as an effective communicator skilled at writing and verbally; adept at writing proposals, solicitation letters, donor correspondence, and other kinds of material to enhance fundraising.

  • The flexibility to be a part of a team while simultaneously juggling various responsibilities.

  • Possess computer skills with knowledge of Word and Excel and have experience with database software. Raiser's Edge experience preferred.

  • A Bachelor's degree is highly encouraged.

The ideal candidate will demonstrate the following capabilities:

  • Commitment to the mission and work of the RMHCSC with the credibility and persuasiveness to secure support from others.

  • Familiarity with the philanthropic landscape in the Los Angeles area.

  • A manager who leads by example and exemplifies the values and ethics of the organization.

  • An organized individual with strong creative and conceptual skills.

  • A doer who functions effectively without being autocratic or political; must be a team player who is inclusive, flexible, creative, energetic, and fair-minded.

  • A willingness and excitement to attend camp sessions to build relationships with the tight-knit community of campers, volunteers, and staff.

  • A decisive and resourceful individual with the willingness to accept responsibility and take charge of results; able to work successfully with limited resources.

  • A self-starter who is confident enough to express opinions, forging ahead when appropriate and holding back, when necessary, with a sensitivity to the feelings and opinions of others.

  • An energetic person who is emotionally mature and dependable, a collegial individual.

  • Being bilingual in Spanish is a plus.


  • A salary range of $145,000 to $160,000 and up to 10% bonus, plus a competitive compensation package will be offered to attract an outstanding candidate.

Please send resumes to:

Sterling Search, Inc.

Email resumes to: [email protected]

Hiring Manager: Sterling Search Inc (Nicole Seipel)


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RMHCSC is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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