Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park is an equal opportunity employer and encourages inquiries about this position from a broad spectrum of candidates reflecting the diversity of the community we serve.
Job Title: Capital Campaign Director
The Capital Campaign Director will lead the successful promotion, management and day-to-day operations of the Playhouse’s upcoming Capital Campaign. The Campaign Director works collaboratively with the Development Director, the Campaign Chair(s), and the President of the Playhouse’s Board of Trustees. The Campaign Director is a full-time exempt position with benefits. Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.
Reports to: Managing Director and Artistic Director
- Direct the implementation of all aspects of the Capital Campaign, including the execution of the fundraising operating plan, timeline, and achievement of clearly defined benchmarks and goals.
- Serve as the primary contact for Campaign Counsel in the day-to-day management of the campaign.
- Establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a select group of high-potential prospects.
- Work closely with the Campaign Cabinet Chair(s) regarding the strategy and cultivation of the highest net-worth donor prospects.
- Manage the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a personal portfolio of Campaign prospects.
- Work with Individual Giving/Stewardship Manager to capture patron information and movement in Tessitura, the Playhouse’s database.
- Implement a communications plan to enhance the visibility and appreciation of the Playhouse in the context of the quiet phase of the Campaign.
- Create and manage cultivation events and other engagement opportunities to build and enhance relationships with prospective major donors.
- Maintain an active Campaign calendar (for solicitations, cultivation events, follow-up actions, etc.) and manage the tracking system for a moves management pipeline.
- Create and write Campaign print and electronic collateral materials including the case statement and pledge cards, working with the Playhouse marketing team to ensure all materials fit within the new organizational branding. Coordinate the design and production of all Campaign materials.
- Create and write other Campaign documents, including Campaign Cabinet and Board presentations, solicitation materials, acknowledgements and gift agreement letters.
- Serve as the primary liaison with the Campaign Cabinet including coordination of regular meetings and management of Cabinet members’ cultivation and solicitation activities.
- Provide weekly/monthly analysis and progress reports to Campaign Cabinet, Board, Development Director and Playhouse Leadership.
- Serve as a member of the Playhouse’s senior management team, working cohesively with staff in all departments within the Playhouse.
- Minimum five years of progressive experience in fundraising, with a track record of success in meeting fundraising goals.
- A detailed knowledge of major gifts fundraising, as well as capital campaign strategy and implementation.
- Superb interpersonal skills that empower the candidate to be as comfortable in a private conversation as she/he is networking at a cocktail party.
- Superb verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to develop written reports and deliver presentations communicating Campaign progress to multiple constituents.
- Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
- Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative to meet goals in a time sensitive environment with impeccable attention to detail and accuracy.
- Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
- Ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment.
- A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and donor software -Tessitura preferred.
- Appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular.
- Familiarity with major arts and culture funders in the Greater Cincinnati area is preferred.
- The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
- This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:
Buzz Ward, Managing Director and Blake Robison, Artistic Director Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Applicants will be reviewed upon receipt of resume. No phone calls please.