Capital Campaign Project Manager & Prospect Researcher

Animal Humane Society

| Golden Valley, MN | Feb 27, 2018 |

Primary Purpose:

Working with the Chief Advancement Officer, the Director of Philanthropy, the Senior Philanthropy Advisor, the Advancement team, and capital campaign consultants, provide overall capital campaign management and organization including prospect pipelines, prospect tracking, provide support for donor strategy, campaign task assignment, and maintenance of timelines/benchmarks as defined in the capital campaign plan. Report out on activity and metrics for the Philanthropic Advising (major gift officers) team including overall management of portfolios. Research and identify annual, project, and capital campaign prospects. This position will exist for the duration of the campaign with the possibility of extension upon its completion.

Primary Responsibilities:

Campaign Project Management
•  Oversee the capital campaign plan, and ensure that timelines and benchmarks are met.
•  Serve as primary point of contact and project manager for work with capital campaign consultants.
•  Develop, communicate, and enforce appropriate capital campaign policies including gift acceptance, naming, etc.
•  Manage logistics and details for capital campaign related events.
•  Provide meeting preparation and oversee logistics of capital campaign related meetings, including the Capital Campaign Committee and internal meetings with consultants and AHS staff.
•  Oversee acknowledgement of all campaign gifts and pledges and preparation of pledge payment reminders and pledge agreements.
•  Serve as key contact for all things Capital Campaign-related (budget, reporting, expenses, projections, etc.) with AHS finance team.
•  Ensure that Capital Campaign-related interaction with and reports to the AHS Board of Directors assist board members in their understanding of and engagement with the Capital Campaign.

Prospect Research and Management
•  Work with Advancement Operations team and Senior Philanthropy Advisor to develop reports and metrics to track campaign and gift officer progress including campaign gift tables, prospect management reports, etc.
•  Conduct proactive research to identify new potential major gift donors using push technology, screening, and other methods.
•  In collaboration with the Senior Philanthropy Advisor, analyze and make recommendations for portfolio alignment including new prospect/discovery assignments, unassigns, and appropriate portfolio makeup based on campaign needs.
•  Maintain proficiency with standard prospect research resources (electronic, print, and other) and stay abreast of new resources and technologies.
•  Using a variety of electronic and print resources, develop and synthesize information on prospects (including individuals, corporations, and foundations) to produce clear profiles/ biographies of their background, career, financial capacity, philanthropic interests, and nature of relationship to AHS.
•  Be available to assist with other Advancement events and projects as needed.

•  Bachelor’s Degree required.
•  Minimum 3-5 years project management experience, with preference given to individuals with nonprofit capital campaign management experience.
•  Minimum 2-3 years prospect research experience.
•  Knowledge of and experience with Blackbaud products including: Raiser’s Edge and ResearchPoint as well as other prospect management tools.
•  Preferred demonstrated experience building and running Raiser’s Edge queries and reports.
•  Persuasive and strategic communicator with excellent interpersonal and written communication skills.
•  Demonstrated success in working independently and as part of a team.
•  Self-motivated, detail-oriented, results-oriented, data-driven, and goal-focused.
•  Able to adapt and succeed in a fast-paced work environment, handling fluctuation priorities and multiple projects, and meet deadlines under pressure. Strong organizational skills essential.
•  Committed to and enthusiastic about the mission, programs and services of Animal Humane Society.
•  Must be able to handle the physical and emotional aspect of work in an animal shelter environment, including the use of euthanasia.

Physical and Mental Demands and Working Conditions

Work Environment:
•  Primarily office/desk-based
•  Adjacent animal shelter areas may be humid, noisy, or odorous

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