The Campaign Coordinator is a newly-created position, reporting to the Director of Advancement. Working with the Head of School, a 10-person advancement team, campaign volunteer leadership and campaign counsel, the Campaign Coordinator will help to shape and carry out a fundraising plan in support of campaign priorities, oversee the necessary systems, reporting, and practices that will support this initiative, and ensure synergy between campaign and annual fundraising programs. The ideal candidate will bring experience in project management, a track record of success within a major gifts program, and experience operating within a campaign environment.
Essential Job Functions:
Campaign Operations & Systems:
Together with the Director, establish campaign goals and metrics; analyze fundraising data to monitor success, and recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals.
Design, run, and execute a wide range of campaign reports to evaluate progress towards goals, track pledges, payments, as well as internal assessments.
Manage the campaign prospect list by helping to develop targeted cultivation plans, solicitation strategies, and prospect management system for campaign prospects.
Work closely with the Business Office to coordinate the tracking and accounting of pledges and intentions to give.
Campaign Communications & Events:
With existing events staff, design and implement targeted Campaign events, including cultivation dinners, breakfasts, and kick-off.
With existing communications staff, oversee campaign communications, including the design and development of print and electronic collateral materials.
Volunteer Leadership, Stewardship & Solicitation:
Manage and support campaign volunteers, tracking assignments, providing volunteers with appropriate presentation materials for solicitations, volunteer strategy meetings, assisting with strategy development, and maintaining a sense of urgency for volunteers.
With existing stewardship staff, design and manage campaign and major donor stewardship strategies that maximize, recognize, and celebrate their philanthropic support of Rivers.
Over time, build and manage a portfolio of donors and prospects with the capacity, interest, and inclination to make gifts of $10,000 or more.
Qualified candidates will hold a bachelor’s degree and have at least three to five years of experience with fundraising operations with a proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts.
Strong attention to detail, ability to multi-task; strong organizational skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, be highly analytical with proven success at project management, a high level of flexibility, and a great sense of humor.
A track record of success in a capital campaign environment is preferred, along with demonstrated ability to develop and implement major gift strategies.
Experience collaborating with senior staff and volunteer leadership to advance a high-level philanthropy program, earning respect, and motivating others towards greater engagement.
High level of fluency with Raiser's Edge or equivalent fundraising database software.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience