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Campaign Director

California Science Center Foundation

This is a Full-time position in Los angeles, CA posted May 15, 2022.

Position OverviewThe Campaign Director is responsible for leading all aspects of the California Science Center Foundation’s $350 million EndeavourLA Campaign in support of the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center major expansion project and ongoing programs and operations. Currently, the progress to goal stands at $280 million.The ideal candidate is a non-profit development professional with experience in capital campaign management, front-line major gifts fundraising, and supervising a team. The Campaign Director should be adept at building and managing strong relationships with staff and volunteers, members, and donors. Additionally, they should thrive in a fast-paced, deadline oriented environment and demonstrate a commitment to our mission and values. The Campaign Director will be a key player during a transformational period of growth as the California Science Center advances the third phase of its three-phase, three-decade Master Plan.Salary Range and Requirements$90,000 – $100,000. Full-time, exempt position reporting to the Chief Advancement Officer. Currently, Campaign Development staff are expected to work onsite a minimum of three days a week with the flexibility to work remotely two days a week but this policy is subject to change. As part of our commitment to health and safety, all Foundation employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Roles and Responsibilities• Work with leadership to develop and lead a campaign strategy to achieve the $350 million EndeavourLA goal and fulfill the vision for the Samuel Oschin Air and Space Center.• Manage the 5-person campaign team including two Associate Campaign Directors, Senior Campaign Writer and Campaign Associate, and oversee the work of consultants.• Execute a campaign plan including: principal and major gifts; planned giving; community gifts; campaign communications; donor recognition and stewardship.• Establish campaign goals and priorities, monitor activities, evaluate progress and adjust as necessary to ensure project milestones.• Direct staff and consultants in the implementation of all systems, strategies and management plans to effectively coordinate responsibilities for the campaign.• Manage campaign volunteers and provide primary staff support to the Campaign Committee comprised of Trustees and other key leaders.• Further engage the Board of Trustees in fundraising and the identification of donor prospects; coach volunteer leaders and staff in the pursuit of major gifts.• Actively manage a major gift portfolio including individual, foundation and corporate donors and prospects; serve as a major gift solicitor.• Expand the pool of prospective donors; develop and manage a targeted pipeline of qualified prospects through research and cultivation efforts.• Develop and implement donor engagement strategies designed to cultivate and secure new gifts, as well as increase support from existing donors.• Oversee development and implementation of planned giving program strategy.• With Communications and Marketing teams, oversee development and implementation of strategic communications and marketing plan to promote EndeavourLA.• Manage the campaign budget.• Special projects, assignments and other duties as required.Qualifications• Exceptional interpersonal skills and a professional demeanor• Excellent public speaking and presentation skills• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience• Minimum of eight years development experience, with a record of successful career growth• Experience in successful capital campaigns preferred• Experience with museums, informal learning institutions or community-based organizations a plus• Knowledge of Los Angeles area philanthropic communities desired• Successful track record of soliciting and closing major gifts – ability to identify, qualify and engage prospective donors from outside the Foundation’s existing donor base• Strong project management skills• Self-starter with demonstrated ability to strategize, set and meet goals both independently and by supervising and motivating a team• Ability to manage departmental and project budgets and interpret financial data• Persuasive writing and editing skills; able to produce relevant writing samples upon request• Proficiency or ability to become quickly proficient in Microsoft Office suite and OneDrive applications, Zoom or other videoconferencing platforms, donor databases or constituent relationship management systems; experience with Tessitura a plus• Strong organization and analytical skills with keen attention to detail and ability to establish and maintain high standards of information management• Experience staffing volunteer committees or working with boards preferred• Willingness to staff or attend frequent evening/weekend events and activitiesBenefitsCompetitive medical, dental and vision benefits11 Paid Holidays and 12 Vacation daysEmployee Assistance Program and Wellness ProgramAccess to 403(b) retirement plan with matchFree California Science Center membership with free or discounted admission to approx. 350 other science centers and museums nationwiderecblid qf0o3548254dbkz3fn9g37ntdmpdex