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Campaign Director (Buck Institute)

Reporting to the Chief Officer of Institutional Advancement and working with Institute Faculty and the Executive Team, the Campaign Director is a senior member of the Institute’s Institutional Advancement Team who enthusiastically supports the department’s ongoing campaign goals. The successful candidate brings strong experience in Institutional Advancement - raising funds for a campaign. This role looks at overall strategic campaign management and developmental concerns in planning multi-year, multi-faceted approaches to building financial resource development and campaign public relations.
  • Provide central oversight for an integrated campaign model that supports the overall mission of the organization including creating long-term campaign and marketing plans in conjunction with the team.
  • Develop positive relationships with campaign donors and provide stewardship to the donor cultivation process.
  • Participate in the cultivation and solicitation of selected major contributors and campaign leadership.
  • Manage the overall relationship with relevant boards and committees involving staff and volunteer leaders as appropriate.
  • Liaise with the Communications team for all campaign public relations and marketing materials.
  • Coordinate implementation plan with Campaign Events Coordinator and IA Staff for all related campaign events and meetings.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with constituent agencies and stakeholders including the identification and implementation of innovative collaborative advancement efforts.
  • Advance and implement strategies to identify and incorporate new donors in the campaign to enlarge the donor base.
  • Develop a comprehensive reporting mechanism to track campaign progress.
  • Manage campaign calendars and be central campaign communication resource to the team.
  • BA degree required; MA preferred
  • 7-10+ years’ experience as an advancement professional, with 4 years in a managerial position
  • Accomplished driving campaign results
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing strategic campaign activities
  • Excellent writing and oral communications skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain a high level of professionalism interacting with donors, members and volunteers
  • Strong donor service skills
  • Effectively manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Demonstrated success personally soliciting significant major gifts
  • Outstanding demonstrated success building, cultivating and stewarding new relationships leading to measurable results
  • Collaborate effectively with other departments within the organization and with other outside organizations and entities

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Please apply online by going to the Buck Institute Careers Page and submit your resume and a cover letter explaining why you would be a good candidate for this role.