Campaign Director

Campaign Director

The Campaign Director will report directly to the EVP and one of 4 members of the senior leadership team in the Foundation. He/she will work closely with the CEO of the Foundation and leaders in the Naval Academy Alumni Association.
Working closely with the CEO and EVP, coordinate the activity of the Principal Gifts Committee, to include the scheduling of meetings, preparation of meeting materials, and follow up correspondence.
Working closely with the CEO and EVP, assist in the planning, preparation and execution of solicitations for principal gifts.
In conjunction with the EVP and Executive Director, Enterprise Communications, assist in the development of the communications platform for the campaign and, in turn, help produce the marketing materials in various media that will be used during the campaign.
Help in the planning and recruitment of 5 regional campaign committees for the Public Phase of the campaign. Each regional committee is expected to include 8-12 members.
Coordinate the activity of the 5 Regional Campaign Committees, to include the scheduling of meetings, preparation of meeting materials, and follow up correspondence. This activity will be done in tandem with the Gift Officer assigned to each region.
Be a resource to Major Gift Officers in preparing campaign proposals, presentations, and the like to assist in the solicitation of campaign gifts.
In consultation with the VP of Development and the Director of Advancement Services plan and execute the broad range of solicitations to campaign prospects in various geographic regions, as well as prepare reports on the campaign.
Work with the Director of Annual Giving and the Director of Class Giving on incorporating the campaign plan into the class giving program of the Foundation.
Work with the Director of Annual Giving to incorporate the campaign plan into the parents giving program of the Foundation.
Work with the Director of Corporate and Foundation Giving on incorporating the campaign plan into the corporate and foundation efforts of the Foundation.
Help coordinate an annual assessment of fundraising priorities with other Foundation staff and USNA leadership to track campaign progress on funding priorities and refresh the case statement as needed.
Routinely analyze data and troubleshoot to understand issues and identify solutions; proactively plan for contingencies.
May be asked to manage a small portfolio of major gift prospects. The majority of the Campaign Director's responsibilities will be in the management of the comprehensive campaign effort, but a small portfolio of prospects may be assigned to the Campaign Director.
Being able to travel, when needed.
Bachelor's degree, advanced degree preferred
7-10 years of progressively responsible experience in a development/fundraising environment in high education, nonprofit, or philanthropic environments
Superior interpersonal and communications skills
Computer literacy; to include proficiency in word processing, spreadsheet and presentation applications
Staff and volunteer management experience
Demonstrated experience in producing campaign materials or materials in a major project
Energetic, self-motivated, flexible, able to multi-task
An attitude of service and the ability to motivate others
A sincere and enthusiastic belief in the mission of the U.S. Naval Academy
Must be able to work in Annapolis, full-time
PREFERRED Qualifications:
Familiarity with nonprofit culture and practices
Prior experience and/or involvement campaign management or fundraising with specific experience in major gifts and/or individual giving and the tracking/monitoring of pledges
Experience with Raiser's Edge and/or CRM
U.S. Naval Academy graduate or other military school attendance
Veteran experience
Interested candidates should submit the following information in a MS Word Document (No PDF's please):
Letter of Interest
Salary History
Please apply through this system. We will begin to review applications immediately and continue work until the position is filled.
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