Capital Campaign Director @ Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas

Capital Campaign Director


The Capital Campaign Director will serve as the internal lead in the strategy development and ongoing planning of the Campaign. They will be responsible for ensuring all aspects of the capital campaign move forward, data is captured accurately, and individualized strategy is created for the organization’s portfolio of major donors. This includes day-to-day details of campaign implementation, arrangements and notifications for meetings, campaign correspondence, monitoring gift and pledge records and conducting prospect research, as well as being the lead in database administration. This position will report to the Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations, and work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, the Board, and internal teams, this position will help develop and execute the plan for the upcoming Capital Campaign.

Campaign Strategy & Planning
Help lead the strategy development and planning of the campaign, working collaboratively with the Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations, CEO, and the Capital Campaign Committee
Lead the implementation of and manage the Capital Campaign through all phases, coordinating activities between the Capital Campaign Committee, Campaign Consultants, Board and staff
Capital Campaign Management
Oversee and actively manage campaign prospect lists, prospect research and prospect tracking
Manage campaign volunteers, and manage the Capital Campaign Committee
Schedule and support campaign meetings and manage the campaign expense budget
Prepare reports for the Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations, CEO, and the Capital Campaign Committee
Manage to the campaign budget
Maintain strong and accurate records of activities and prospect management, as directed by department protocol using the donor database
Monitor, evaluate, and report on progress and outcomes against agreed upon goals
Cultivation and Solicitation
Establish 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, and volunteers for solicitations
Work collaboratively with the Grants teams and the Capital Campaign Committee to cultivate identified institutional prospects and prepare corporate, foundation and government grant proposals
Ensure donor acknowledgment, stewardship and public recognition is timely and appropriate; Coordinate and manage communication to donors (i.e. thank you letters, information letters, campaign update letters, etc.)
Participate in solicitations as appropriate
Events and Campaign Communications
Assist Philanthropy & Community Relations department staff in planning and implementing cultivation and recognition events
Work with Director of Marketing and consultants to develop capital campaign print, web and social media communications materials
Oversee public relations and recognition throughout the campaign, including for leadership and named gifts, in coordination with Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations and Director of Marketing
Other Responsibilities
Represent the agency in the community and/or public speaking
Serve as staff member on the Resource Development Committee of the board and subcommittees as assigned
Serve on other agency & board committees as assigned
Foster employee relations by creating an atmosphere of collaboration and communication
Other duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree required
Prior development experience required, experience with major donors preferred
Prior Capital Campaign experience preferred
Supervisory experience preferred
Demonstrated success in managing complex projects and experience with project management
Ability to be flexible and to handle the versatility of the position
Excellent skills in MS Word, Outlook and Excel
Strong skills in Constant Contact and databases, experience with Raiser’s Edge preferred
Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to work as part of a team and/or facilitate work groups
Experience in nonprofit development and networking
Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends

Application Instructions

Applicants apply directly to Employer.
Email resume and cover letter to Leah Guskin, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations, at [email protected]
[email protected]

Job Summary

  • Duration: full-time
  • Benefits: paid vacation, medical, vision, dental, 401(k) or 403(b) plans, Life Insurance, FSA
  • Preferred Experience: Professional (6-10 years)
  • Preferred Degree: Bachelors
  • Job Posted: 2021-08-25
  • Times this job has been viewed: 241 times
  • Job is posted for: 30 days
  • Job Categories: Director of Development, Major Gifts Officer, Philanthropy
  • Organization Type: Family Services, Social Work
Job Location
Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas
5402 Arapaho Rd.
Dallas , Texas 75248


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