Campaign Director

Location: DC Metro Area

Type: Full-Time

Industry: Non-Profit

*This is a hybrid position and seeking applicants in the DC Metro area*

Job Summary

A nation that enhances children’s well-being, prioritizes the needs of marginalized children and empowers communities to enhance their well-being is the vision of our client. In particular, the organization focuses on serving and advocating for youth and young adults under the age of 25, especially those living in poverty and minorities. If you are looking to make a difference, this is the job for you.  The organization offers a competitive salary and a great benefits package.

In order to reach a $50 million+ fundraising goal, the organization seeks an experienced campaign fundraiser. To execute the campaign plan, the newly created position will work with the Vice President of Institutional Advancement (VP-IA) and leadership, support and coach the Board of Directors, the Capital Campaign Leadership Council, state office staff, and Advancement staff toward milestones, and track progress.

Ideally, the candidate will be driven, organized, flexible, and have experience closing six- and seven-figure major gifts and leading a capital campaign.

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following areas:

Over the next two years, this position will be responsible for implementing the 50th Anniversary Campaign Strategy

Coordination and leadership of a team:

  • Implement a multifaceted capital campaign in conjunction with the VP-IA and the executive team.
  • Work with the Communications team to determine campaign collateral and communications, including print, web, and social media materials.
  • Assist volunteers on the Capital Campaign Leadership Council.
  • Provide guidance, prepare, and coach State Directors, the CEO, and the Advancement team when appropriate, and be present during solicitations when required.

Strategic Oversight:

  • Prioritize prospect lists, prospect research, and prospect tracking for the campaign.
  • Together with the Advancement team and senior leadership, develop and implement cultivation strategies and plans, including prioritizing prospect meetings.
  • Develop strategies to cultivate identified individuals and institutional prospects across all fundraising teams (individuals, foundations, special events, state offices).
  • Analyze progress toward goals and prepare presentations for the leadership team and Board of Directors.


  • Plan, direct, and coordinate cultivation and recognition events that ensure donor recognition and naming opportunities, stewardship, and public recognition.
  • Assist Advancement Services in managing all campaign gift correspondence in the database, including timely acknowledgments, pledge payment reminders, and pledge agreements, as well as preparing and submitting reports to donors and granting institutions.
  • Manage campaign budget tracking, reporting both expenditure and contributed revenue.
  • Coordinate the campaign calendar with the existing program and advancement calendars.
  • Build a portfolio of donors and prospects who are capable, interested, and inclined to make gifts of $100,000 or more.

Education & Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7-10 years of professional fundraising experience, with a focus on Major Gifts or Capital Campaigns
  • Proven track record of successfully securing and closing six and seven-figure asks.
  • Success leading and directing capital campaigns, and the ability to manage the campaign budget.
  • Proficiency with Raiser’s Edge or RE NXT


  • Establishes clear, meaningful, challenging, and attainable goals and expectations for the group that is aligned with the organization.
  • Provides ongoing, constructive feedback to staff on their performance and progress. Holds timely discussions and performance reviews.
  • Understands the message by paying attention to verbal and non-verbal cues.
  • Translates a program’s vision into clear strategies.
  • Sets high goals and works doggedly to achieve them. Pushes self and others to reach milestones.

Work Environment

  • Working three days in the office and two days at home as part of a hybrid schedule
  • Travel once or twice a month
  • Weekends and evenings may be required

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