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Department:                Development
Reports to:                  Director of Development & Membership

Classification:             Full-Time, Exempt



The San Diego Museum of Art houses some of the world’s finest art.  We are located in the heart of Balboa Park, and hold an internationally renowned collection of more than 32,000 works.  The Museum features major exhibitions of art from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults.  Our Mission is, “To inspire, educate, and cultivate curiosity through great works of art.”


The San Diego Museum of Art is partnering with Foster+Partners on a renovation project set to enhance our facilities and visitor experience.  We are seeking an experienced dynamic Capital Campaign Manager to help raise money and increase our donor base for this important project.


Position Summary
The Campaign Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the campaign. The position is both strategic and tactical, incorporating all components of a capital campaign from the leadership gift phase through the launch and implementation of the public phase. The Campaign Manager will be responsible for shaping donor stewardship efforts, deepening the prospective donor pipeline, and maintaining accurate and up-to-date information on campaign goals, donors, and prospects. This position will report to the Director of Development and Membership and will have extensive interaction with Campaign Cabinet members, Museum leadership, members and donors.


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with the Executive Director & CEO, Director of Development and Membership, Museum staff, and volunteer campaign leadership to support and implement a strategic direction for the campaign.
  • Manage a robust portfolio of donors by assisting in the development and execution of strategies for the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of current and new donors.
  • Prepare customized briefing and solicitation materials for volunteers and staff to use for meetings.
  • Maintain annotated table of gifts, list of funded recognition opportunities, and available programmatic funding opportunities.
  • Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to the Campaign Cabinet and SDMA leadership.
  • Maintain an organized and detailed prospective donor pipeline.
  • Perform prospect research using a range of online tools and develop prospect profiles of both current and prospective donors.
  • Support the volunteer committees; assist in campaign volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, prepare and conduct follow-up for group meetings, and train volunteers for solicitations.
  • Assist with timely donor acknowledgements and stewardship, including recognition opportunities and thank you letters, in conjunction with the Development & Membership Operations & Stewardship Manager.
  • Develop donor-facing correspondence including letters, invitations, briefings, and other mailings.
  • Produce reports, brochures, newsletters, and other communications materials, as needed.
  • Help to plan and coordinate campaign cultivation and recognition events and dinners.
  • Maintain a comprehensive campaign timeline.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the Director of Development and Membership.



  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of professional experience in development with a proven record of success in meeting fundraising goals. Experience with capital campaigns preferred.
  • Ability to organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines.
  • Experience interacting and building robust relationships with major donors.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and database management.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, written and verbal communication, and problem solving skills.


Physical Demands

  • 80% time spent sitting at desk.
  • Some carrying and lifting up to 25 pounds.
  • Occasional time spent offsite.
  • Daily walking which includes stairs.
  • Occasional weekends.


Work Environment

  • Office space shared.
  • Noise level ranges from quiet to moderately noisy.


Annual Salary: $75k - $110k


If interested, please submit cover letter and resume to, or mail to: The San Diego Museum of Art, Attention: Human Resources, Campaign Manager, P.O. Box 122107, San Diego, CA 92112.


The San Diego Museum of Art is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in the hiring of personnel on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, national origin, disability, protected medical condition, marital status, age, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, ancestry, military or veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.

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