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 Campaign Director

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Reporting to the Executive Vice-President with great latitude for independent decision-making the Campaign Director is a senior member of the management team looking at overall strategic developmental concerns and planning multi-year, multi-faceted approaches to financial resource development.

The Campaign Director will be concerned not only with the annual campaign but will participate in an integrated planning process that will incorporate all streams of fund raising.

Develop an overall strategic plan for an integrated campaign model that supports the overall mission of the organization involving all campaign professional staff and volunteer leadership in the strategic development process to utilize their expertise and cultivate their support.

Have oversight responsibility for annual federation campaign including creating long term campaign and marketing plans.

Develop positive relationships with current donors and provide stewardship to the donor cultivation process.

Participate in the cultivation and solicitation of selected major contributors and campaign leadership.

Manage the overall relationship with relevant boards and committees involving staff and volunteer leaders as appropriate.

Develop and maintain strong relationships with constituent agencies and other Jewish institutional stakeholders including the identification and implementation of innovative collaborative fundraising efforts serving federation and its beneficiaries.

Participate as a member of the senior management team and provide consultation to the President and Executive Vice-President on all campaign related issues.

Hire, supervise, develop all professional campaign staff and ensure that individual performance goals are achieved.

Apply appropriate remediation when necessary.

Coordinate and manage activities related to campaign divisions, events and programs, including a comprehensive program of staff training and volunteer development strategies.

Develop and implement strategies to identify and incorporate new donors in the campaign to enlarge the donor base.

Supervise the maintenance of the campaign database including production of financial campaign reports and staff assignment reports and tracking of pledges through database management.

Qualifications and competencies:
  • BA Degree, MA preferred At least 7-10 years prior experience as a development professional, with at least the last 4 years in managerial positions.
  • Demonstrated success driving results Demonstrated and recognized accomplishments as a “leader among leaders.”
  • Demonstrated success persuading and influencing groups and individuals to support the organization’s agenda with respect to colleagues, team members, volunteer leadership and other potential stakeholders.
  • Knowledgeable about and committed to core Jewish values and the ability to demonstrate, communicate and represent those to others.
  • Demonstrated success leading and managing other professionals, support staff and volunteers to achieve short and long term professional goals and competencies individually and as members of a team.
  • Demonstrated success developing and implementing strategic activities and tasks with clear goals and objectives Knowledge of the organized Jewish community.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Jewish history, tradition, culture.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the relationship between Canadian Jews, Israel and the Diaspora.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the complexity of the volunteer/professional relationship and success managing those relationships in a warm and professional manner.
  • Demonstrated analytical skills and the ability to problem solve.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated success personally soliciting significant major gifts.
  • Outstanding demonstrated success building, cultivating and stewarding new relationships leading to measurable results i.e. larger donor base, increase in campaign revenue, increase in volunteer participation and partnership
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills and the ability to present at public platforms
  • Demonstrated success working collaboratively and cooperatively with others, other departments within the organization and with other organizations and entities.
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