The Woodruff Arts Center seeks a Director to support the implementation and successful completion of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased capital campaign. The Director, Capital Campaign Management will help set strategy and be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management to ensure the implementation and success of the effort. The Director, Campaign Management will report to the Chief Development Officer and work closely with Woodruff Arts Center senior leadership and administrative staff, campaign volunteers, and professional counsel.
- Collaborate with Woodruff leadership to manage, update, and implement a strategic plan for the campaign.
- Serve as primary Capital Campaign project manager, ensure that all intended deliverables are on track and on schedule.
- Oversee a robust pipeline of prospects by driving the development and execution of strategies for cultivation, gift requests, and stewardship of campaign donors.
- Serve as critical liaison between professional staff, fundraising consultants, and volunteer members of the Capital Campaign fundraising committee and volunteer leadership.
- Maintain a comprehensive campaign timeline and organize the pipeline of prospective donors to ensure timely activity and progress towards campaign benchmarks.
- Directly request campaign gifts and partner with senior staff and campaign volunteers on requests by preparing briefing and request materials, providing strategic guidance, and assisting with donor communications.
- Maintain an active personal portfolio of campaign prospects.
- Develop donor-facing correspondence, including letters, invitations, briefings, and other mailings.
- Oversee the writing and development of campaign print and electronic collateral and coordinate their design and production.
- Plan and coordinate campaign cultivation and recognition events and meetings.
- Ensure campaign prospect activity is accurately recorded and tracked in the database.
- Manage timely donor acknowledgement and execute appropriate stewardship activities.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree required
- Minimum of 5 years of non-profit development experience, with a proven record of success in meeting fundraising goals, with specific experience in capital campaigns, individual giving and/or major gifts.
- Experience managing donor relationships with a track record of successfully closing five and six-figure gifts.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Comfort in asking individuals to commit their money, time, and/or talents to support the mission of an organization.
- Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully in-person, on the phone, and via email/text with a range of stakeholders, including donors, board members, volunteers, and colleagues.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and in a fast-paced team environment, meeting concurrent deadlines, organizing time and priorities, and doing so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
- Capable of working effectively with senior staff, Board members, core volunteers, donors and prospective supporters, and professional development counsel.
- Self-motivated, proactive, and forward-thinking.
- Strong computer literacy and proficiency in in-design, Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint.
- High level knowledge of CRM systems, preferably in a fundraising environment.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Passion for the mission of The Woodruff Arts Center with a strong commitment to its core values.
Physical Demands/Work Environment:
- The work environment and physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Some standing, walking, bending, frequent use of hands, stooping and light lifting (at least 50 pounds) is needed.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
COVID Vaccination Information:
Effective as of October 1, 2021, The Woodruff Arts Center requires that all employees be vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, subject to accommodation. If you are hired, we will require you to prove that you have received the COVID-19 vaccine or have a valid documented religious or medical reason not to be vaccinated. This paragraph informs you of the company's expectations before you begin work at The Woodruff Arts Center and you should not reveal information about your COVID-19 vaccination status prior to receiving an offer of employment,