Eastern Massachusetts’ free, home-delivered meals and nutrition program for the critically ill seeks a Campaign Assistant to support the Capital Campaign Manager and Senior Staff in the implementation and completion of a $10 million capital campaign. This capital project will triple Community Servings’ ability to feed critically ill clients, add new programs and growing spaces and build upon the Agency’s 27-year history of innovation and quality programming.
To successfully complete the campaign, the Campaign Assistant will work closely with the Capital Campaign Manager, Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations, and other staff to execute an existing 3-year capital campaign fundraising plan that targets individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies.
- Coordinates and supports activities for Agency leadership and Capital Campaign Manager; taking the campaign from the quiet phase launched in January 2016 through building reopening and campaign completion (spring/summer 2019)
- Helps to maintain solicitation priorities, manages prospect lists and assists with research; prepares and provides support to staff, Board members and volunteers for solicitations
- Assists with the development, design and production of capital campaign print and electronic collateral materials
- Assists the Special Events Manager and Capital Campaign Manager with cultivation and recognition events, and the rededication ceremony
- Coordinates invite lists and RSVPs for events
- Assists with party planning and support
- Takes notes at meetings and follows up on open items
- Makes preparations for all meetings; reserves rooms, arranges for food
- Schedules and supports campaign leadership meetings
- Ensures that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files; manages campaign record keeping
- Conducts donor research using online tools
- Prepares briefing reports for volunteers and senior staff
- Bachelor’s degree and familiarity with nonprofit institutions and one to three years of professional experience in fundraising, individual giving and/or major gifts, and the tracking/monitoring of pledges.
- Superior verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work evenings/weekends to attend and manage campaign events
- Excellent interpersonal, analytical and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with board members, staff members, volunteers, consultants and donors/prospects
- Energetic, self-motivated, flexible and adaptable with a sense of humor, able to multi-task and work independently in a small, hands-on work environment
- Ability to handle multiple tasks with diverse, strategic outcomes; ability to work independently and cooperatively
- A team player with an attitude of service and ability to motivate others
- Fundraising Database experience, preferably with SalesForce and wealth screening software
- Computer fluency in MS Office and web applications