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Campaign Manager

Department: Development

Reports to: National Director, Campaigns

Supervises: Interns / Volunteers

Job Summary

The Campaign Manager contributes to CureSearch’s fundraising goals by supporting and participating in efforts to raise revenue in an assigned portfolio of events and communities; contributing to the overall success of Campaign Development. Fundraising efforts focus primarily on CureSearch “Superheroes Unite” walk events, “Ultimate Hike” trail events, and “CureSearch Gold” volunteer-led events. Fundraising efforts include building volunteer committees, securing participants, soliciting corporate sponsorships, and recruiting and coaching volunteer-led events. Events and travel may be throughout the United States, but are anticipated to be primarily in the mid-west and western regions. Locations for events are subject to change.

Based in a home office, the successful incumbent will be able and willing to engage in local, regional and national travel at least 30 percent of time. Special consideration will be given to those candidates who live in key markets such as Denver, Omaha and Salt Lake City.

Responsibilities and Duties


  1. Assume operational management responsibility for all activities in portfolio, including, but not limited to, fundraising from signature events, local businesses, individuals, community-based organizations, and volunteer-led events.
  2. Develop and execute tactics for increasing event participation, revenue growth, community awareness and volunteer engagement.
  3. Assist in identifying key market areas for growth potential and in the identification of prospective donors, including individuals, foundations, organizations, and corporations. May include areas with little or no CureSearch presence.
  4. Engage with Business Development and Major Gifts colleagues to drive organizational revenues.
  5. Accurately forecast expected revenue from all fundraising activities within portfolio throughout the year. Support other projects as assigned.

Event Logistics and Revenue

  1. Develop a comprehensive fundraising plan for each CureSearch-sponsored event to meet budget targets.
  2. Achieve event net income targets by operating within pre-approved budget and expense management guidelines.
  3. Recruit, train and mobilize volunteers to drive event revenues.
  4. Secure local and regional sponsors. Recruit teams of event participants from businesses, hospitals, civic and community organizations. Assist colleagues in identifying potential national sponsors.
  5. Work with Communications department to facilitate event media coverage, fundraising websites and social media tools to communicate with event participants and increase participation and revenue.
  6. Follow all event safety guidelines.


  1. Work closely with Director, Campaign Development team and CureSearch colleagues to identify, cultivate, solicit and steward event donors and prospects as needed.
  2. Provide administrative and logistical support to the Campaign Development team as needed.
  3. Serve as an articulate spokesperson to the donor community and a variety of key constituencies to enhance recognition and support for CureSearch.
  4. Recruit and support local volunteers organizing their own event with information, fundraising expertise and professional care while building and inspiring the local volunteer base.
  5. Participate in an organizational imperative to put donors first, to connect them with the mission and the event, to renew their gifts year over year, and when appropriate, deepen their engagement by engaging them with the Major Gifts team.

Position Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 3-4 years’ experience in sales, fundraising, event management, or development, preferably with a non-profit organization.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Proficiency in Raiser’s Edge highly desirable.
  • Adept at use of social networks for fundraising, including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, etc.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to communicate and present in a professional demeanor with constituents at all levels.
  • Self-starter; highly organized with exceptional attention to detail.
  • Able to understand the needs of volunteers with varying skill sets.
  • Committed to serving on a focused, results-driven team.
  • Sense of urgency and ability to juggle multiple priorities.
  • Work virtually with an ability to travel extensively.
  • Availability to attend evening and weekend meetings, travel for centralized training, and participate in events as required.
  • Endurance event experience preferred.
  • First Aid Certification a plus.
  • Multi-lingual strongly considered.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand, walk, sit, climb stairs, stoop or kneel. Some of the work of this position will be performed outdoors in varying climate and conditions.
  • Able to lift 25 – 30 lbs and perform basic set up & take down of event equipment (folding tables, loading/unloading and moving boxes, setting up displays, etc).

The above statements describe the level of work performed expected in general terms. The statements are not intended to list all the responsibilities, duties and/or skills required of employees so classified, and that the content herein is subject to change, with or without due notice.

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Campaign Manager was last modified: February 5th, 2018 by Geoff Duncan

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