TAM is ready to launch a campaign! Want to join the team? The Collins Group is serving as their campaign counsel, so there will be fun all around.
CAMPAIGN MANAGER JOB DESCRIPTION
ABOUT TACOMA ART MUSEUM
Tacoma Art Museum is a public-spirited institution with nationally recognized exhibitions and innovative educational programs that attract tens of thousands of visitors annually to its galleries and events. By making connections for viewers that may not be instantly obvious, Tacoma Art Museum has developed a reputation for presenting art in a thought-provoking yet accessible manner. Tacoma Art Museum has also made a strong commitment to Northwest art through its acquisition and exhibition programs. The Museum’s vision is to be a national model for regional museums by creating a dynamic museum that engages, inspires and builds community through art.
The Campaign Manager is a key, full-time staff position for the duration of Tacoma Art Museum’s Capital Campaign, “Securing the Future, Creating a Legacy”. The Campaign Manager works closely with museum staff, volunteers, and professional counsel.
The Campaign Manager reports to the Director of Development and has responsibility for day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the Capital Campaign and also works to support the museum’s individual major gift program. This person, the Development Director and the Director are the main points of contact with contracted Campaign Counsel. The Campaign Manager also works with the Board of Trustees and the Campaign Steering Committee and other Campaign Committees responsible for specific aspects of the fundraising effort.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Serve as the organizational hub for the Campaign, including managing all aspects of Campaign committee meetings, creation of content for internal Campaign newsletter, media talking points, etc.
- Manage the process by which prospect information is gathered and stored; input data into Raiser’s Edge as it becomes available, and distribute individualized reports to volunteers and committees
- Prepare weekly Campaign status reports for the Board of Trustees, Campaign Committees and Counsel and create Crystal Reports as necessary
- Prepare a numerical analysis of Campaign progress (Capital Campaign Report) for client management and Campaign Counsel
- Prepare and coordinate all donor campaign solicitation mailings and communications
- Coordinate donor “thank you” letters and phone calls, and all other gift acceptance and acknowledgement procedures including receipts. Manage pledge reporting and acknowledgement.
- Manage and coordinate Campaign cultivation events
- Coordinate collateral material design/production for each phase of the Campaign
- Work with Campaign team to develop strategies and positioning for individual and institutional prospects
- Responsible for staffing all committees of the Campaign and providing committee chairs and members with the tools and materials necessary to succeed in their solicitations
- Articulate through written materials such as proposals, personalized letters, and case statements the needs and vision for Tacoma Art Museum.
- Manage volunteer recognition process. Create and implement cultivation and stewardship plans for major donors; oversee planning group stewardship activities. Maintain and implement calendar of cultivation meetings for all constituent groups.
- Other duties as assigned
Success in this position depends on the ability to employ tact, intelligence, persuasion, and strong interpersonal and organizational skills to achieve Campaign goals. The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- Education: Minimum bachelor’s degree
- Experience: 2-5 years fundraising or related experience, including a clear track record in managing cultivation activities and understanding trends in philanthropy. Specific capital campaign experience preferred but not required.
- Strong commitment to the mission, vision, values and programs of the organization, and the ability to convey that information
- High level of computer proficiency; Raiser’s Edge experience a strong plus
- Willingness to operate in a “hands-on” environment
- Team player, with the ability to motivate volunteers; prior experience working with volunteers is a significant plus
- Ability to manage multiple demands in a rapidly changing environment
- Strong analytical skills and a service approach
- Proven ability to exercise good and independent judgment; follow-through on details; and plan and act strategically, tactically, and creatively
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Flexibility and a good sense of humor
COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS
This is a full-time exempt position. Salary will be negotiated based on experience and includes benefits. The position will be staffed for the length of the Campaign, which is anticipated to conclude in 2014.
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Dana Van Nest
Dana is Collins’ go-to person for connecting with potential clients, overseeing all our communications strategies, and maintaining strong relationships with professional associations and industry colleagues.