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50th Anniversary Campaign Director


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Position Description

The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has an immediate need for an experienced fundraising professional to serve as campaign director for its 50th Anniversary Campaign, a three-year effort to raise funding for communications and outreach, scholarship support and alumni programs.TFAS is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2017.

The campaign director reports directly to the president and is a member of the TFAS Senior Management Team.

About TFAS

TFAS is an educational 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization located in Washington, D.C. dedicated to teaching the principals of limited government, free-market economics and honorable leadership to college and high school students in the United States and abroad.

Eleven academic institutes combine coursework accredited by George Mason University, with internships, lectures and site briefings at key institutions of government. Overseas programs are located in Hong Kong, Santiago, Chile and Prague. Over 16,000 college students have attended TFAS programs since its founding in 1967.

Recently, TFAS formed an alliance with the Foundation for Teaching Economics (FTE) a California nonprofit that teaches high school students and teachers a new way of thinking about national and international economic issues. FTE works to promote excellence in economic education by helping teachers become more effective educators.

Campaign Director

Responsibilities of the campaign director include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing strategic and logistical support to the TFAS president and campaign leadership to meet or exceed campaign goals and objectives
  • Directing the efforts of senior staff in support of campaign goals and objectives
  • Managing a select portfolio of campaign prospects, in collaboration with the president and the vice president for development
  • Working with the president, campaign leadership and campaign counsel to complete the leadership gifts phase of the campaign and design and plan the public phase of the effort, beginning with a gala kickoff event planned for the fall of 2017.
  • Insuring that all campaign reports and tracking systems are accurate, timely and current
  • Working with the communications department on campaign and 50th anniversary messaging, materials and communications initiatives
  • Directing the flow of campaign information to staff, board and volunteers
  • Working with the president, volunteers and campaign counsel to devise donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Capital campaign, major gift and/or planned giving experience preferred
  • Experience working with high-level prospects and volunteers important
  • Ability to manage a multifaceted campaign effort, including fundraising, volunteer management, communications, events and stewardship
  • Ability to effectively work under pressure, use independent judgment and produce a quality work product within tight time constraints
  • Ability to anticipate challenges, take initiative and provide solutions to achieve department and organization objectives
  • Highly organized and detail oriented – able to quickly and accurately assess priorities and be proactive in meeting important deadlines
  • Data analysis experience – able to interpret and present information effectively
  • Excellent communication, effective listening and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent and relevant development experience preferred
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word, Outlook, Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with Raiser’s Edge or comparable fund development software preferred

Salary: Negotiable

To Apply

Interested applicants are asked to reply with a cover letter, resume and three references to:

By mail:

Mr. Steve Slattery
The Fund for American Studies
1706 New Hampshire Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20009

By email: sslattery@TFAS.org