Director, Comprehensive Campaign



Director, Comprehensive Campaign

Employment Type:

Full time


Bainbridge Island, WA

Application Contact:

Employment at IslandWood

Job Description:

IslandWood is engaged in a multi-year, $50 million comprehensive campaign to secure essential short-term and long-term funding to deepen its foundational programs and extend its reach in the communities where its students live and learn. The Campaign Director will develop and implement a fundraising and donor strategy that effectively moves existing and prospective donors from identification to solicitation. They will cultivate and manage relationships with high wealth donors that lead to increased and consistent diverse revenue for the organization. They will be a strategic thinker and able to leverage internal and external resources to maximize fiscal and relationship building outcomes, and will lead a team and drive the campaign strategy for the organization.

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Philanthropy

Major Duties and Responsibilities:
• Lead the planning and implementation of the Comprehensive Campaign for IslandWood, driving major and planned giving programs to ensure campaign goals are met
• Oversee and lead the Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager who manages the grant seeking process for the campaign; support other corporate and foundation grants as needed
• Proactively identify, cultivate, and solicit individuals for operating and program support, volunteer programs, special projects, and event sponsorship including the annual Gala
• Develop, plan and implement a comprehensive prospect strategy to achieve successful cultivation, engagement and solicitations, including but not limited to moving prospects from one giving level to the next; own the prospect management and tracking processes
• Working with the Education Department, ensure that team identifies suitable program support alignment for current and potential donors
• Oversee budget development and monitoring for activities within area of responsibility and produce internal and external reports regarding projected and achieved goals; work with Finance Department to gather data related to program progress and stay aware of new developments to prepare timely, robust and accurate reports to funders
• In consultation with the SVP, Philanthropy and Chief Executive Officer, assist in the planning and execution of board, campaign and advisory meetings
• Develop the necessary systems, processes, and tools to manage and communicate the role of fundraising across the organization and ensure an integrated fundraising strategy
• Other duties as required

Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Foundation and Corporate Relations Manager
• Major Gift Officer
• Campaign Coordinator

• Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent experience; MBA/MPA or similar degree a plus
• Demonstrated experience with fundraising and management of donor portfolios of five and six figure gifts
• A proven track record of success in implementing a comprehensive fundraising strategy
• 6 – 8 years of fundraising experience, including proposal writing, prospect development, project management, and donor stewardship
• Experience leading a professional fundraising staff
• Strong knowledge of Salesforce, or other development database systems, and design of program and pipeline management
• Possess a strong work ethic, punctuality and dependability, and desire to take independent initiative
• Able to use time management, problem-solving skills and work with multiple constituencies
• Prior experience in creating marketing and cultivation projects
• Strong computer skills with proficiency in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Outlook, and database management programs
• Demonstrate IslandWood's core values that enable teams and individuals to succeed with shared respect and purpose
• Support IslandWood’s strategic plan to expand our mission and impact
• Experience in engaging with diverse communities
• Must pass child safety screening
• Must be able to comply with and maintain a smoke-free and drug-free work environment
• Demonstrated passion for learning and children, and the sciences, arts and technology


Submit a cover letter, resume, Application for Employment (application can be found on the IslandWood careers page located here ), and contact information for three current references to:  - OR
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4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA  98110

IslandWood is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from qualified individuals without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.  We encourage diverse applicants because we believe having a staff that authentically reflects the community we serve is critical to our ability to be culturally responsive.


4450 Blakely Avenue NE
Bainbridge Island, WA, United States
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