The Campaign Manager is a new role dedicated to managing the Clark Art Institute’s $100 million+ campaign, inspired by its recently adopted Strategic Plan. This position reports to the Chief Advancement Officer and will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the campaign. The Campaign Manager oversees all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. This is a fulltime project-based position.
Minimum Starting Salary: $84,000
Major Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions)
- Collaborate with the Director, Chief Advancement Officer, Campaign Committee, and others to implement a campaign throughout its various stages—quiet, major gift, and public phase.
- Provide strategic as well as technical oversight of the campaign.
- Assist in the development and execution of strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and new donors.
- Maintain an organized and detailed prospective donor pipeline.
- For solicitations, organize (and prepare, as needed) all materials, from prospect research to customized briefing to bespoke proposal.
- Develop appropriate and ensure timely donor acknowledgment and recognition (thank you letters, donor listings, and the like).
- Maintain annotated table of gifts, list of recognition opportunities, gift acceptance policies, and pledge agreements.
- Support the Campaign Committee; organize meetings, prepare materials, track follow up, provide one-on-one training for volunteer fundraisers if need be.
- Assist in strategizing and executing campaign cultivation and stewardship events, in conjunction with the Senior Development Officer for Special Events.
- Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to the Campaign Committee, Board of Trustees, Director, Chief Advancement Officer, and others as needed.
- Oversee campaign-related materials (case statement, bespoke proposals, written and electronic external communications, reports, invitations etc.), in conjunction with the Development Officer for Campaign Communications as well as the Department of Communications.
- Maintain comprehensive timeline.
- Manage campaign budget.
Education, Training, and Skills
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred.
- Demonstrated success with fundraising, ideally experience with campaigns.
- Knowledge of development practice, principles, ethics, and activities, including include gift policies, solicitations, stewardship, administration, and working with high-level volunteer committees.
- Effective computer skills with knowledge of Microsoft Office, Raiser’s Edge and/or other CRMs.
- Entrepreneurial and goal-oriented development leader.
- Excellent communicator in verbal, written, and presentation forms; strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to interact positively with a wide range of constituencies in person, via Zoom/Teams, telephone, on email and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities, follow through on projects, and to be proactive and solution-oriented.
- High level of integrity and demonstrated judgment.
- Ability to work independently and as well as part of a small, highly efficient team in a fast-paced and challenging atmosphere.
- Minimum of 10 years relevant experience preferred.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical Demands: This position requires sitting at a desk/workstation and using a computer for prolonged periods of time.
- Work Environment: Work will be performed in an office environment and museum spaces. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Overnight travel will be necessary.
The Clark is an equal opportunity employer.
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The Clark is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA). We strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds.
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The Clark considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.
Job Type : Full-Time
Education Level : Bachelors Degree
Experience Level : Mid to Senior Level
Job Function : Administrative