Job Opening: Capital Campaign Stewardship Manager – Washington, DC

Job Description

Propels major giving to UNCF’s unprecedented campaign, aimed to elevate opportunities for students of color across the United States. This person will help implement and manage UNCF’s $1 billion Capital Campaign, managing the activity of Campaign Gift Officers and collaborating with the UNCF Development Major Gifts team and Area Office Directors to execute comprehensive gift requests.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contributes to the donor management of $1B+ to UNCF’s campaign by developing donor stewardship strategy and inspiring continued philanthropy among major donors.
  • Works closely with AVP, SIIF Operations and the Capital Campaign team to develop stewardship strategy, ongoing cultivation plans, and goals.
  • With the capital campaign gift officers and relationship managers, manages a robust pipeline of donors.
  • Ensures the timely submission of narrative and financial reports to donors.
  • Meets regularly with Campaign Gift Officers to review portfolios and refine stewardship strategies.
  • In preparation for gift requests, partners with gift officers to review stewardship strategies and proposals.
  • Manages the donor acknowledgement process.
  • Manages a capital campaign stewardship calendar and coordinates with Development team stewardship activities to ensure alignment.
  • Drafts and shares tailored communications to capital campaign donors.
  • Identifies, manages, and facilitates gift recognition opportunities for high-level donors.
  • Manages the implementation and drafting of Donor Impact Reports and other forms of donor reports.
  • Prepares the Capital Campaign Report and Capital Campaign-related content for the Annual Report in collaboration with the Development team, when appropriate.
  • Works with the Development team to integrate capital campaign donors into the A Mind Is…National Gift Recognition Society.
  • Maintains ongoing and accurate records of donor interactions and communications in Raiser’s Edge NXT.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Five to seven years of field experience in development and major gifts fundraising, preferably with a capital campaign, education and/or human services sector;
  • Proven track record of establishing and maintaining meaningful donor relationships;
  • Familiarity with donor recognition and/or communications programs focused on donor engagement;
  • Possess a strong grasp of, and commitment to, best practices in all areas of development
  • Strong personal work ethic and commitment to the highest standards of professionalism and fundraising best practices;
  • Outstanding organizational and written/verbal communication skills; and
  • A Bachelor’s degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university.
  • Goal-oriented and passionate about education equity.
  • Skills in fostering inter-agency collaboration.
  • Ability to write gift/grant reports.
  • Keen understanding of gift/grant budgeting and ability to reconcile budgets with the finance department.
  • Ability to work with diverse racial and ethnic constituencies.
  • Excellent relationship builder.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete them in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of moves management, endowment fundraising and philanthropic reporting.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently.
  • Process management, training, design, and implementation skills.
  • High energy, strong sense of initiative, creative problem solving and flexibility.
  • Knowledge of O365 with intermediate to advanced knowledge in Word and Excel.
  • Experience with Raiser’s Edge NXT or other CRM preferred.
  • Experience participating and hosting video conferencing platforms.

Work Environment

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Remote and hybrid working environment, with a central office in Washington, DC.

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About UNCF

The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the nation’s largest and most effective minority education organization, has been an engine of minority educational achievement for more than 70 years. UNCF’s mission is to build a robust and nationally recognized pipeline of black students who, because of UNCF support, become highly qualified college graduates. In addition, UNCF ensures that its member institutions remain respected models of best practices in moving students to and through college. Since its inception in 1944, UNCF has raised over $4.5 billion in private support, distributed more scholarships to help minorities attend school than any entity outside of the federal government, and enabled more than 425,000 minority and low-income students to graduate from UNCF’s member historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) and launch professional careers. UNCF is committed to closing the educational attainment gap between African Americans and other populations by increasing postsecondary access and success for students from underrepresented groups, particularly low-income and first-generation students.