The Springfield Museums is seeking an individual to manage our Capital Campaign. The selected candidate will be hired on a contractual basis from July 1, 2015 through December 31, 2016 and will be responsible for implementing and completing a $7 million+ capital campaign.  With the support of Senior Management, the Capital Campaign Steering Committee and other staff, the individual will establish a plan, identify individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies to support this initiative and complete the campaign.  He/she will develop a campaign plan, design a prospect cultivation program, provide training for volunteer solicitors, develop capital campaign material and assistance in campaign communications, maintain data, conduct update and review sessions, and oversee giving acknowledgements.


Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors’ degree, familiarity with nonprofit cultural institutions and 5 years of professional experience in fundraising with a successful track record in capital campaigns, individual giving and major gifts. Knowledge of tracking/monitoring pledges; securing major gift support and solicitation staffing, and scheduling/follow up are necessary. Superior verbal and written communication skills, the ability and confidence to interact with varied constituencies, and knowledge of Springfield, MA and surrounding communities are required. The qualified candidate must be energetic, professional, flexible, fluent in MS Office, and available for limited evening and weekend hours. Knowledge of Altru or Blackbaud is highly desirable.

How To Apply:
Send resume, writing sample, and compensation requirement by 4/21/15 to:  In advance, thank you for your response to this ad, those selected to interview will be contacted.

Apply by:
April 21, 2015

About this Organization:
The Springfield Museums, located in the heart of downtown Springfield, Massachusetts, is comprised of four world-class museums; the Michele & Donald D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts., the George Walter Vincent Smith Art Museum, the Springfield Science Museum, and the Wood Museum of Springfield History. The Springfield Museums is proud to be home to the Dr. Seuss National Memorial Sculpture Garden, a series of full–scale bronze sculptures of Dr. Seuss’s whimsical creations, honoring the birthplace of Theodor Geisel, a.k.a. Dr. Seuss.