The Campaign Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the New Hampton School Bicentennial Capital Campaign. The Campaign Manager helps set strategy as well as executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with members of the Board of Trustees, Head of School, Director of Advancement and Advancement staff, Campaign volunteers in various campaign committees, senior administrative staff as well as fundraising counsel (if applicable).
The Campaign Manager will follow a full-time exempt administrative agreement.
New Hampton School Core Values:
Respect – for self, others and New Hampton School by:
- Working to our potential and making sound, healthy decisions
- Empathizing with others – exercising kindness and compassion and celebrating differences as strengths
- Caring for our campus home and stewarding the school’s legacy
Responsibility – to evolve, make positive decisions, and contribute by:
- Growing every day and taking full advantage of the many resources afforded by NHS
- Practicing honesty and integrity in all matters – always thinking before acting
- Contributing to all areas of school life – academics, athletics, residential, advisor group – in order to foster a strong campus community and positively impact the world beyond our campus boundaries
Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):
- Collaborate with the Head of School, Director of Advancement, Campaign Counsel, and volunteer campaign leadership to continue to create and implement a strategic direction for the campaign.
- Manage the Campaign through its various stages – quiet, major gift and public phase.
- Build cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors at all levels and organize the pipeline of individual campaign prospects.
- Prioritize donors, conduct research, and draft communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos for prospective campaign donors.
- Manage portfolio of campaign prospects and traveling when appropriate to cultivate further connection to the school.
- Support Campaign volunteer committees; assist in volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, run and conduct follow-up for group meetings and train volunteers for solicitations.
- Develop appropriate donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship platforms and ensure proper execution.
- Assist in strategizing and implementing campaign cultivation and recognition events, in conjunction with the School Events Manager.
- Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to volunteer and school leadership and continue to build a suite of relevant campaign reports, as necessary. Prepare and deliver Campaign updates at Board of Trustee meetings.
- In conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Communications, create campaign related materials (brochures, external communications, update case statement as needed, etc.).
- Work with Director of Advancement to manage and report on the Campaign budget.
- Maintain a comprehensive campaign timetable.
- Other duties as assigned by the Director of Advancement.
Required Qualifications, Skills and Knowledge:
- Associate’s or bachelor's degree required
- A minimum of five years’ experience in major gifts and/or capital campaigns.
- Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering lasting relationships between donors and an institution.
- Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
- Ability to exercise discretion and judgement; maintain confidentiality in all matters
- Ability to set a course for action, prioritize work, solve complex and delicate problems and organize information in a concise and effective manner.
- Excellence in Customer Service to include 24-hour turnaround on return phone calls and a positive, assisting attitude at all meetings and public venues and reflected in phone manner.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Raiser’s Edge database experience preferred.
Physical Work Environment:
- Must have the ability to meet the physical demands of sitting or standing for prolonged periods of time at a desk or computer workstation, and using repetitive arm, hand and finger movements as required for computer input
- Must have the ability to manage multiple projects at one time and to set priorities as needed.
- Must be able to assist with event-based work including, but not limited to: moving furniture and boxes, setting up tables, lift up to 40 pounds and other general physical labor.