Capital Campaign Director

Jewish Family Service of Dallas
August 25, 2021
Addison area, TX-Texas
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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 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 a 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 workgroups
  • Experience in nonprofit development and networking
  • Ability to work evenings and occasional weekends

Application Instructions

Send your resume and cover letter to Leah Guskin, Senior Director of Philanthropy and Community Relations, at

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