Campaign Manager

San Diego Natural History Museum
Published
August 23, 2021
Location
1788 El Prado, San Diego, CA
Job Type
Salary
$20 - $22
Type of Pay
Hourly
Contact Name
Eowyn Bates
Contact Email
ebates@sdnhm.org

Description

The Campaign Manager works closely with the VP of Institutional Advancement to keep the Nat’s 150th anniversary capital campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement, optimism and confidence in achieving the campaign goal.

General

  • Manage the master campaign calendar
  • Provide clear lines of communication with all other museum departments.
  • Administer the campaign budget.
  • Prepare regular reports on campaign progress for staff, volunteers, and board.
  • Manage campaign record keeping, including database (Altru) and electronic files.
  • Oversee the preparation and distribution of printed and electronic campaign materials and information.
  • Coordinate all volunteer campaign committee meetings and activities.
  • Manage all internal campaign meetings, including calendaring, taking notes, and following up on action items.
  • Coordinate all campaign-related consultant and vendor relationships.

Prospect and donor management

  • Conduct prospect identification and research utilizing iWave and other prospect research services; keep records updated in Altru.
  • Work closely with development team to identify prospects for the campaign and track strategies and timelines for moving them toward solicitation.
  • Coordinate meetings with donors and prospects. Handle all meeting details, including reservations, coordinating schedules for visits/tours, confirming appointments, sending advance information.
  • Prepare materials needed for donor meetings and events, includes profiles, talking points, agendas, and campaign materials. Ensure donors are thanked appropriately and receives the materials or follow up action promised.
  • Coordinate with the other development staff to make sure that the all contact with campaign donors is coordinated so as not to conflict with other operating fundraising efforts.
  • Oversee management of community campaign
  • Manage online and direct mail communications.

Gift Acknowledgement, Stewardship and Recognition Activities

  • Work with Stewardship Coordinator to make sure that each gift is credited appropriately in Altru and Intacct.
  • Track all on-going pledge payments and reminders.
  • Manage the timely acknowledgment of campaign gifts.
  • Write, edit, and manage all campaign policies, including gift agreements.
  • Manage all donor recognition activities, including tracking, signage, and naming conventions.
  • Manage all campaign stewardship activities, including regular reports (both digital and printed)
  • Plan and implement cultivation and recognition events
  • Ensure that all data and communications is recorded, up to date and accurate

Communication and Public Relations

  • Collaborate with the Communications team to write, edit, and coordinate campaign communications. This includes content for printed materials, web, e-newsletter, social media, and other digital efforts.
  • Manage all digital assets, including campaign website.

Desired Qualifications and Experiences:

  • Familiarity with non-profit setting
  • Two years of professional experience in a development office
  • Experience managing capital campaigns
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing donor calls and conducting follow up and stewardship
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex projects
  • Experience with prospect research and moves management
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with board members, staff members, volunteers, and donor/prospects
  • Knowledge and proficiency at an intermediate or higher level of Microsoft Office and a donor database, preferably Altru.
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional and courteous presence, on phone and in person, ability to work with a wide variety of people, ease in initiating contacts with other groups

Applicants should submit to a resume and cover letter to ebates@sdnhm.org that highlights your relevant experience and accomplishments, as well as the transferable skills you would bring to The Nat.

This is a full-time, temporary position (through December 31, 2024) which includes benefits such as health insurance, retirement plan, paid vacation, and 14 paid holidays.

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