Located in Naples, Florida, the STARability Foundation
Supports people with disabilities by providing
life-transforming opportunities that emphasize
Teamwork and connection to the community to build
Awareness and Respect for
individual abilities. STARability serves individuals with
intellectual and developmental challenges in Southwest Florida,
where we provide lifelong support and opportunities. STARability
opens up a whole calendar of engaging activities with innovative
and creative programs that focus on continuing education, teamwork,
and community involvement.
Position Summary: The Capital Campaign Director
is a multi-faceted role that reports directly to the Chief
Executive Officer (CEO) and works closely with the Chief
Philanthropy Officer (CPO), the Capital Campaign Consultants, the
Capital Campaign Cabinet, and the STARability Board of Directors in
carrying out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals,
corporations, and foundations to support the Campaign. The Director
keeps the Campaign on schedule and progressing with a high level of
visibility and momentum that engenders a sense of excitement,
optimism, and confidence in achieving the campaign goal.
- reports to the CEO and serves as a member of the management
- is an integral member of the development team, working closely
with the CPO and collaboratively with corporate sponsors, major
gifts, planned gifts, individual giving, research, foundation
relations, and events staff.
- maintains regular communication with the CEO, committees,
consultants, and volunteers associated with the capital
- interacts and collaborates daily with the CPO.
- may supervise an assistant.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Capital Campaign Management
- Serves as the Primary Point of
Contact for the Campaign
- Meets weekly with the Campaign Advisor(s)
- Implements, manages, and reports on all Capital Campaign
- Develops and manages Campaign prospect lists, including
research and tracking
- Assists with recruiting, training, and managing Campaign
- Schedules and supports Campaign and donor meetings
- Manages the Campaign budget
- Plans and executes Campaign related events
Capital Campaign Strategy and Planning
- Implements the strategy and planning of the Campaign.
- Conducts prospect identification and research to gather
information about people (both new prospects and current
- Maintains an updated list of naming opportunities.
Donor Cultivation, Meeting, and Solicitation
- Develops and executes cultivation and solicitation plans.
- Works with the CEO and members of the Campaign Committee and
Board to cultivate prospects and to schedule meetings with
prospective donors. Maintains momentum for donor meetings by
encouraging proactive outreach by Campaign leaders.
- Prepares materials needed for major donor meetings. Customizes
materials, keeps them updated and organized, and prepares packages
of materials for Campaign donor meetings.
- Follows up from major donor meetings to ensure actions are
recorded and implemented.
Capital Campaign Committee Work
- Schedules Campaign committee meetings and makes sure all
necessary material is organized and available at the meeting.
- Attends each Campaign meeting, keeps accurate notes from
meetings, coordinates meeting follow-up and provides notes for CEO
and Campaign leadership.
Gift Acknowledgment and Tracking
- Ensures that every Campaign gift and pledge is managed
seamlessly, including prompt donor acknowledgement.
- Makes sure that each Campaign gift is credited appropriately in
the donor database, noting any on-going pledge payments and
Communications and Public Relations
- Works with the Campaign committee to develop and execute a
communication plan for donors and a public relations/communications
plan for the general public – to keep the Campaign visible and to
maintain its momentum.
- Collaborates with marketing staff to develop Capital Campaign
print, web, and social media communications materials.
- Supports the CEO, Campaign leadership and Consultants in
planning and implementing any public funding strategy.
- Plans and implements cultivation and recognition events.
Capital Campaign Reporting
- Prepares monthly and quarterly reports for the CEO and the
Capital Campaign Cabinet.
- Coordinates with the other development staff and committees to
make sure that all contact with Campaign donors is coordinated so
as not to conflict with the Star Gala committee meetings or other
operating fundraising and volunteer efforts.
The Capital Campaign Director is a proven leader, dynamic
self-starter and meticulous multi-tasker capable of organizing and
managing the key functions of STARability’s Capital Campaign. S/he
will be a mid-to-senior level development director or manager with
a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and 5 years of experience in
development, advancement, or fundraising. Capital campaign
experience strongly preferred. The ideal candidate for this
position will possess the following qualities and attributes:
- Bachelor’s degree required
- Strong analytical ability
- Excellent oral, written, presentation, and interpersonal
- Ability and desire to master the donor database and reporting
- A passion for the mission of STARability
- Ability to function and excel on a team
- Superior customer service experience and skills, including
positivity, friendliness, tact, sound judgment, and a love of
working with people
- Competency in multi-tasking, with close attention to detail and
- Ability to set goals strategically and oversee execution
- Ability to work cross-functionally with various internal and
- Comfort in a fast paced, rapidly shifting, and evolving
- High level of discretion and ethical approach to
- Proficiency with prospect research and wealth screening
- Experience developing compelling sales/marketing
- Flexibility with work duties assigned and openness to changing
Application & Other Information:
The Capital Campaign Director is a full-time, exempt position,
and salary is commensurate with experience. Some weekend and
evening work will be required. Must have a valid Florida driver’s
license and be willing to use a personal vehicle occasionally for
work-related events and meetings (reimbursement provided). Some
light lifting (up to 20 pounds) and help setting up special events
may be required.
The potential candidate must be able to pass a background check.
The STARability Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and
Drug Free Workplace.
To apply, please email your resume, a cover letter, three
references and salary requirements to Karen Govern, Chief Executive
Officer, at email@example.com.
To learn more about the STARability Foundation, visit our
website at https://starability.org/.