The Salvation Army - Central Territory

  • Capital Campaign Manager - Divisional Headquarters

    Job Locations US-WI-Wauwatosa
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    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    Manages all activities related to the Milwaukee County Capital Campaign, and consults with all corps in the WUM Division who are running capital campaigns. 


    The Salvation Army Mission: 

    The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination. 


    This job description should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify  the essential functions and requirements of the position. Other job related responsibilities and tasks may be assigned. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. 

    • Develop and execute a systematic strategic plan to diversify, strengthen and increase the funding base and develop new sources of funding for the capital campaign. 
    • Manage and coordinate all aspects of fundraising, donor cultivation, solicitation and public relations relative to the capital campaign. 
    • Consults with Divisional corps who are conducting capital campaigns. Participates in the interview and selection process of outside feasibility study and capital campaign firms. Attends advisory board meetings for these corps to discuss the campaigns. 
    • Manage the creation of promotional efforts and materials to increase funding. 
    • Develop ongoing relationships with key prospects and donors. 
    • Ensure that donors are appreciated and recognized. Organize donor recognition. 
    • Supervise donor database management, information retrieval and analysis. Prepare appropriate reports. 
    • Supervise, create and coordinate fundraising events as part of the overall fundraising effort. 
    • Provide monthly development reports regarding fundraising goals and initiatives, and progress to the Development Director. 
    • Identify and negotiate significant in-kind sponsorships and partnerships in support of Salvation Army projects. 
    • Collaborate with the Media Relations Director to create press releases for events or other activities related to the capital campaign. 
    • Create and review expense reports for events. 


    The  requirements listed below are representative of the minimal education, experience, skills, and/or abilities required for this position. 


    Education: Bachelor's Degree in Marketing, Business, Communications, or related field; Masters preferred. 


    Certifications: Valid Wisconsin Driver's license with clearance to drive from TSA's insurance carrier. CFRE preferred. 


    Experience: 10 years proven experience managing a capital campaign and fundraising programs, including successful Salvation Army capital campaigns. Or equivalent combination of education and experience, including supervisory experience. 



    • Salesmanship skills; successful ability to personally identify, cultivate and solicit individual donors, corporations and foundations. 
    • Networking skills. 
    • Strategic planning skills. 
    • Social media skills. 
    • Demonstrated experience in  managing people and budgets. 
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. 
    • Strong organizational, analytical and interpersonal skills. 
    • A team player who is motivated by the Mission of The Salvation Army, and has the character, integrity, and service orientation to represent it. 

    Supervisory Responsibility: Will supervise any administrative support staff hired for the Campaign. 


    Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the duties of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals to perform the essential functions of this job. 


    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 


    Travel: Out of town and/or overnight travel required for conference or seminar attendance, and visits to corps. 


    Work Environment: Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


    The duties of this job will be primarily performed indoors under normal room temperatures. The noise level will generally be low. 


    All employees recognize that The Salvation Army is a church and agree that they will do nothing as an employee of The Salvation Army to undermine its religious mission. 


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