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Director: Experience Atlanta, Experience Woodruff Capital Campaign Management

Woodruff Arts Center
Atlanta, Georgia
Closing date
Sep 27, 2023

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Focus Areas
Arts / Culture / Humanities
Job Function
Development / Fundraising
Position Type
Full Time
Degree Level
Experience Level

Job Details

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.

Primary Duties:

  • 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.

Required Experience:

  • 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, 


Art is powerful.

At the Woodruff Arts Center, we believe art can transform lives and impact a community in a powerful way. Building upon more than 50 years of experience, we showcase art that reflect the stories, history, and heartbeat of our community. We not only pass the power of art on to the next generation through access and education, but we connect thousands of people – each one of them empowered to make this city stronger. This is the core of what we do as the Center of the arts in Atlanta.

Our history. The Woodruff Arts Center opened in 1968. Originally named the Memorial Arts Center, the Center was established as a tribute to the 122 Atlanta arts patrons who died at Orly Airfield in France while journeying home from an arts tour in 1962. At the time, the plane’s passengers represented nearly all of Atlanta’s cultural leadership. Out of this tragedy, the concept of establishing a unified arts center emerged to realize the aspirations of those we lost: for Atlanta to be a premier destination for arts and culture.

Where we are today. The Woodruff Arts Center is home to three renowned artistic institutions: The Alliance TheatreAtlanta Symphony Orchestra, and High Museum of Art. The Arts Center enriches the lives of more than 800,000 patrons annually, including more than 170,000 students and teachers, making the Woodruff Arts Center the largest arts educator in the state of Georgia.

With visual and performing arts as well as robust educational programming presented on a single campus, the Woodruff Arts Center brings together patrons of all ages, interest levels, and backgrounds.

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