Capital Campaign Manager

Job title: Capital Campaign Manager
Organization: Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio

Job Description

Position Overview

The Capital Campaign Manager assists with the successful promotion, management and day-to-day operations of the Playhouse’s Capital Campaign.  The Campaign Manager works collaboratively with the Development Director, the Campaign Chair, the Board President, and the Executive Staff, and is the primary logistics liaison to the Campaign Cabinet.   The Capital Campaign Manager is a full-time exempt position with benefits.  Evening and weekend hours are sometimes required.

Reports to:  Development Director

Position Responsibilities

  • Assists with the implementation of all aspects of the Capital Campaign, including the execution of the fundraising operating plan, timeline, and achievement of clearly defined benchmarks and goals.
  • Manages prospect lists and research, assists with the execution of targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for prospects.
  • Assists the Development Director and the Campaign Cabinet Chair regarding the strategy and cultivation of the highest net-worth donor prospects.
  • Assists Development Director with the management, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of a portfolio of Campaign prospects.
  • Assists with the implementation of a communications plan to enhance the visibility and appreciation of the Playhouse in the context of the quiet phase of the Campaign.
  • Assists the Development Director and the Events Manager with the planning of events to cultivate Campaign prospects and steward current donors to the Campaign.
  • Maintains an active Campaign calendar (for solicitations, cultivation events, follow-up actions, etc.) and manages the tracking system for a moves management pipeline in Tessitura as directed by the Development Director.
  • Assists in the creation of Campaign print and electronic collateral materials; assists in the coordination of design and production of all Campaign materials.
  • Serves as the primary logistics liaison with the Campaign Cabinet including coordination of regular meetings.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum three years of progressive experience in fundraising.
  • Knowledge of major gifts fundraising, as well as capital campaign strategy and implementation.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to successfully manage and build relationships with individuals, corporate donors, foundation representatives, government officials, Board leadership, and Playhouse staff.
  • Energetic, flexible and adaptable, and able to multi-task and work independently in an environment with competing deadlines.
  • Ability to work as an effective team member in a fast-paced environment.
  • A strong ethical character and the ability to handle sensitive and confidential information appropriately and with discretion.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and donor software -Tessitura preferred.
  • Appreciation for the performing arts and theater in particular.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.

Physical Demands:

  • The employee is frequently required to stand and walk, and occasionally stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
  • The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.
  • This position is partially sedentary, and the employee is required to regularly talk and hear.

Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

To Apply:
Submit your cover letter and resume with three references to:

Rachel Kirley
Development Director
Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
962 Mt. Adams Circle
Cincinnati, OH  45202

No phone calls, please.
Deadline to apply: November 17, 2017