The Campaign Manager has the primary responsibility for the planning, coordination, and execution of the Bldg. 178 Performing Arts Center Capital Campaign. The Campaign Manager reports to the NTC Foundation President & CEO, and Cygnet Theatre Executive Director and works closely with Campaign Counsel, NTCF Executive Director, Cygnet Development staff, the Artistic Director and volunteer leadership of the campaign in providing administrative and fundraising support throughout all major gift fundraising, individual and corporate giving, event planning and grants management. In addition, this position is responsible for accurate record keeping and administrative oversight of all donor/prospect records and efficient operation of the support organization.  

Essential Duties

  • Create and implement a comprehensive fundraising plan with input from Executive Campaign Leadership and Campaign Consultants.
  • Support team in the identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation, negotiation, and stewardship of major and minor gifts. 
  • Assist with solicitation proposals and presentations, arranging meetings, preparing digital and printed materials, track and record donor data, and other items as needed.  
  • Create and author proposals, presentations, and cases for support.
  • Manage and support development of capital campaign initiatives and oversee committee consisting of community leaders and board members.  
  • Oversee all aspects of donor relations, including donor recognition and cultivation activities. 
  • Coordinate and execute fundraising and cultivation events.
  • Oversee fundraising marketing and PR efforts, including website updates, social media, newsletter, e-mails, collateral materials, and publicity campaigns.
  • Write grants; track & submit progress reports; research new opportunities.
  • Provide all necessary support to Executive Directors, Campaign Consultants, and volunteer campaign leadership for success in their development roles.
  • Prepare monthly Progress & Review report for Campaign Consultants and the Board of Directors.
  • Manage donor/prospect database by performing data entry activities including gift entry, event attendee tracking, prospect/donor research.  
  • Preparing and administering the campaign budget.
  • Record and track all pledges and bookkeeping for the campaign. 

Minimum Requirements (Knowledge, Skills and Abilities)

  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in Administration and Fundraising.
  • Four-year college degree or equivalent.  
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills: ability to work effectively with executive leadership, Board of Directors and broad groups of prospects and donors.
  • Computer Literate with proficiency Microsoft Suite and fundraising databases.
  • Strong strategic and organization skills: ability to work independently and be results-driven yet fully participates in a team-oriented environment.
  • Ability to handle a multitude of tasks and deadlines.
  • Proven success in project management and database analysis.
  • Strong sense of ethical conduct and adherence to AFP Code of Ethics and Standards of Professional Practice as well as successful experience working with community volunteers and donors.
  • Flexible schedule allowing for evening and weekend events.

Personal attributes necessary for job performance 

Personal attributes necessary for job performance include: 

  • Efficiency, accuracy, multi-tasking, ethical, organization, problem solving, creativity, punctuality, reliability, patience, team-player, flexibility, positive attitude, time management, and accountability, work independently.
  • Drive and determination to work effectively with minimal supervision. 
  • Demonstrate proficiency in creating thoughtful donor correspondence, conducting research and managing database requirements. 
  • Team player able to professionally interact with all levels of our diverse organization, the public and donors with the ability to inspire and engage.
  • Detail-oriented, highly organized, excellent telephone, email and in-person etiquette, interpersonal, prospect development and solicitation skills.
  • Ability to actively listen to staff members, volunteers and donors and quickly resolve their needs.
  • Excellent computer skills – experience with non-profit donor management systems a must; experience with Microsoft Office suite.
  • Superior writing skills and excellent proofreading skills required. 
  • Ability to handle confidential information with discretion.

Compensation: Full-time position. Salary range $55k – $60k. 

To join our team – send resume and cover letter to Cygnet Theatre Development Director Marinda Peugh at

Cygnet Theatre is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with the applicable nondiscrimination laws.