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Campaign Director, The College at Brockport

Campaign Director, The College at Brockport

The campaign director (CD) is responsible for overall campaign coordination and organization with the goal of maximizing philanthropic support for The College of Brockport, State University of New York through a major comprehensive campaign. The CD will play a critical leadership role in ensuring the success of the campaign.  In collaboration with the Vice President for Advancement and the leadership team, the CD manages the execution of the overall strategy for campaign plans and goals. The CD ensures integration of all campaign cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities and coordinates a strategic engagement of key staff and volunteers in a systematic and focused comprehensive campaign program. Success in this role requires someone who is imaginative, highly self-motivated, and who can work in a self-directed manner. Position reports to the Vice President for Advancement.


  • Direct overall campaign management and organization including pipelines, prospect tracking, solicitation priorities, task assignment, and timeline management.
  • Coordinate with Advancement Services and Giving teams to manage research, prospect rating and screening, and plans for cultivation and solicitation.
  • Interact with and involve Vice President for Advancement, College President, Directors, Deans, Chairs, volunteer boards, and other appropriate parties in cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Identify, track, and leverage board linkages to individual prospects and those individuals who have influence within the community.
  • Coordinate with Director of Donor Relations regarding stewardship activities and priorities.
  • Coordinate with Advancement Services and Director of Donor Relations to review and oversee all campaign gift and pledge acknowledgements, pledge reminders, and gift agreements and reports.
  • Work closely with the Vice Presidents and other College Administration to ensure collaboration and communication throughout the organization.
  • In concert with Vice President for Advancement and Directors, coordinate and supervise the activities of any assigned staff including Gift Officers, Prospect Researcher, and Communication Specialist, and all consultant positions working on the comprehensive campaign.
  • With the Communication Specialist and campaign leadership team, develop a campaign communications plan and supporting materials.
  • Assist with the preparation of major gift proposals for individual donors, corporate sponsors, and foundations.
  • Create and manage the campaign budget.
  • Serve as staff liaison for Campaign Committees, as assigned. Schedule and support Campaign Committee meetings, as needed.
  • Evening and weekend work required periodically, involving cultivation and donor events.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Minimum five years of experience in sales or fundraising, with demonstrated results.
  • Proven track record of creating and executing strategic development plans and programs.
  • Demonstrated success working in a team environment, including previous supervisory experience.
  • Must be able to problem solve at a high level in working with boards, volunteers, major donors, and gift officers working with donors.
  • The ability to achieve and deliver in a fast-paced, demanding environment, where attention to detail is paramount.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills – must have the ability to generate ideas which yield increased support.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in computer software programs. The ideal candidate will have experience with fundraising databases in a PC environment.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Superior interpersonal communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Demonstrated career progression in a managerial setting.
  • Proven track record with experience managing in a process-driven, results-focused environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience coordinating a comprehensive or capital campaign.
  • Demonstrated success managing a portfolio of major prospects through the process of identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • A measureable record of accomplishment with six and seven figure solicitations.

Application Instructions

  • For consideration, please apply at Complete the application and submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Preference will be given to application materials received by March 29, 2019 and application materials will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.