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Capital Campaign Manager

Company: Sanderling Waldorf School
Date Posted: May 22, 2017

Sanderling Waldorf School seeks an experienced Capital Campaign Manager for a part‐time, two year position. This person will be responsible for completing a $10 million capital campaign to finance the construction of a new school campus, built from the ground up.  The Campaign Manager will report to the Board President and work closely with the Business Administrator and other staff and volunteers to carry out a broad‐based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies to support this initiative.

Responsibilities include

  • Overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, strategy, task assignment and maintenance of timelines, and monthly written reports to the Board of Directors;
  • Researching and identifying prospects;
  • Establishing solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide support to staff, board members and volunteers for solicitations;
  • Scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations and helping to prepare Board reports and donor newsletter and other communications related to campaign progress;
  • Overseeing acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements;
  • Writing all campaign correspondence including solicitation proposals, meeting requests, and meeting follow up;
  • Working collaboratively to cultivate identified institutional prospects and prepare foundation and government grant proposals;
  • Managing the writing and development of capital campaign print and electronic collateral materials and coordinate their design and production, to include the annual report;
  • Maintaining master campaign calendar to maximize cultivation events and keep campaign committee on track;
  • Organizing and monitoring volunteer assignments and follow-up, and assisting in all aspects of volunteer-led events.

Qualifications:  We seek a seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding organizational skills and high level of accuracy. Experience in and knowledge of fundraising especially for education or non profit organizations, specifically capital campaigns, is required.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic, professional and able to manage multiple projects under tight deadlines. Excellent writing, analytical, and research skills are essential. Candidates must have a high level of computer literacy, including experience using online databases and other sources to locate financial and philanthropic information, and possess exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to work collaboratively with all levels of staff, volunteers, Board members, donors, and prospective donors. Bachelor’s degree is required. Three to five years fundraising experience relevant to the responsibilities.

To Apply Please submit your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to the attention of the Board President. 

Please note that this is a part-time consultant position with no benefits.

SWS is an equal opportunity employer and considers applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.


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