Come join a team of dedicated staff at an exceptional time at
the Smithsonian. What is the Smithsonian’s vision for the
future? It’s quite simple: to build a better future for all.
Smithsonian Secretary Bunch and the institution’s leadership have
begun work on a campaign that will fund this vision. The
Smithsonian Campaign for Our Shared Future will secure funds for
all Smithsonian museums and centers as the institution reimagines
its mission to find solutions for collective challenges in a
rapidly changing world. The campaign will provide a foundation for
critical research to ensure people and nature thrive together,
build unparalleled education programs with families and partners,
collect the world’s most precious objects, document the present
while reflecting on the past, and reimagine the visitor experience
both in-person and online. We will bring the Smithsonian off the
National Mall and across the country through dynamic programming
and affiliate partnerships, creating access for all. The
Smithsonian is also developing two new museums. The National Museum
of the American Latino and the Smithsonian American Women's History
Museum share the experiences and perspectives of Latinos and
women across history and deepen our shared understanding of
what it means to be an American.
The Smithsonian has built a model fundraising
organization, driven by talented staff across our many museums,
research centers and cultural centers. This position offers
exciting opportunities for the successful candidate to make a
significant impact on the future of the Smithsonian while working
with designated units across the campus. There is no better time to
join this amazing Institution.
The Office of Advancement oversees and guides the
fundraising efforts of the entire Smithsonian and is home to the
central advancement organization for the Institution. In addition
to raising significant support for a variety of Smithsonian
initiatives, the Office of Advancement provides support services to
advancement offices across the Institution. The office engages with
staff throughout the Smithsonian in accomplishing their goals.
The Smithsonian Office of Advancement seeks an experienced
candidate to fill the position of Campaign Operations
Manager. This position is on the Constituent Engagement team
in the Office of Advancement, reporting to the Constituent
Engagement Director and working closely with the Assistant
Secretary for Advancement (ASA) and the Associate Director for
Advancement/Liaison to the Office of the Secretary (ADA). The
individual in this position is a pivotal member of the campaign
planning team and is responsible for managing overall constituent
engagement and campaign operations and projects. The
responsibilities associated with this position have a significant
impact on the campaign both in the Office of Advancement and across
The incumbent works with the Constituent
Engagement director and team leads to ensure efficient team
operations, creating and maintaining an overall project calendar
for the Constituent Engagement team and ensuring coordination among
senior managers on an ongoing basis about timing of major projects
and deliverables. The incumbent monitors the overall budgets for
the Constituent Engagement team, including the team’s campaign
spending, and works closely with the Constituent Engagement
Director on forecasting and trends. This position supervises one
staff member. The incumbent also serves as the primary point of
contact for internal audiences and campaign consultants regarding
projects and strategic initiatives related to the campaign and
communicates in person, in writing and over the phone with
colleagues to ensure that they have all information required and
are as engaged as possible in the campaign plans. The Campaign
Operations Manager works with the Assistant Secretary for
Advancement’s office, drafting and/or finalizing presentations,
agendas, and materials for campaign meetings with Smithsonian
leadership and external stakeholders.
Skills, Knowledge, and Expertise
Successful candidates will have:
- Experience in an advancement office preferred, including
familiarity with database management, prospect management,
fundraising pipeline management and capital campaigns.
- Demonstrated experience in developing and managing a multi-year
departmental budget, including addressing fluctuating needs
throughout the fiscal year.
- Experience in managing diverse revenue streams such as those
from gifts and revenue generating activities ensuring compliance
with all accounting procedures.
- Demonstrated experience in understanding and adhering to
complex procurement procedures.
- Experience in managing staff preferred.
- Skill in written and oral communications.
Applicants who wish to qualify based on education
completed outside the United States, must be deemed equivalent to
higher education programs of U.S. Institutions by an organization
that specializes in the interpretation of foreign educational
credentials. This documentation is the responsibility of the
applicant and should be included as part of your application
Any false statement in your application may result in your
application being rejected and may also result in termination after
The Smithsonian Institution values and seeks a diverse
workforce. Join us in "Inspiring Generations through Knowledge and
Discovery." Interested candidates should submit their resumes using
link by December 1, 2023. Resumes should include a description
of your paid and non-paid work experience that is related to this
job; starting and ending dates of job (month and year); and average
number of hours worked per week. Relocation expenses are not
What To Expect Next: Once the vacancy announcement closes,
a review of your resume will be compared against the qualification
and experience requirements related to this job. After review of
applicant resumes is complete, qualified candidates will be
referred to the hiring manager.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and
The Smithsonian Institution provides reasonable accommodation to
applicants with disabilities where appropriate. Applicants
requiring reasonable accommodation should contact email@example.com.
Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be
made on a case-by-case basis. To learn more, please review
the Smithsonian’s Accommodation
The Smithsonian Institution is an Equal
Opportunity Employer. We believe that a workforce
comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential
backgrounds support and enhance our daily work life and contribute
to the richness of our exhibitions and programs. See Smithsonian
EEO program information: www.si.edu/oeema.