Campaign Planning Director

Position Title: 
Campaign Planning Director
Organization Name: 
Riley Children's Foundation

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1. Campaign planning: Working with the Chief Campaign Strategy and Communications Officer, support the development and implementation of a campaign plan that includes milestones and metrics necessary to achieve the organization’s campaign fundraising goal.

  • Develop actionable road maps for each phase of the campaign
  • Ensure campaign plan is being followed and timelines maintained
  • Develop fundraising benchmarks and communicate status toward benchmark goals
  • Serve as a point of contact with outside consultants to maximize relationship and ensure substantive, productive meetings
  • Serve as primary point of contact among Riley Children’s Foundation staff for campaign policies and procedures

2. Campaign volunteer management

  • Develop meaningful agendas and follow up action plans to move committees forward in their work
  • Partner with foundation leadership and development officers to ensure regular, productive touch bases occur with campaign volunteer leaders 
  • Provide regular, in-depth report of campaign progress for volunteer leadership team including cultivation and solicitation efforts, as well as dollars raised

3. Communications: Identify collateral needs/assets and partner with Communications Department and/or Donor Engagement for creation of marketing materials and individual solicitations/proposals 

4. Prospect development

  • Collaborate with development leaders on top prospect list, ensuring progress is being made toward optimal solicitation time and amount
  • Partner with Donor Engagement to arrange strategic events/dinners/tours with prospects
  • Coordinate campaign prospect management with development officers and the Fundraising Data Analytics (FDA) team, including prospect research and profiles.
  • Work with FDA team to establish appropriate campaign progress dashboards

5. Administrative: Maintain accountability to administrative systems and procedures. 

  • Meetings: Prepare for and actively participate in all Riley Children’s Foundation meetings as appropriate. Ensure expectations and tools for meeting agendas and follow-up are implemented.
  • Budget: Work with supervisor to develop, manage and monitor the budget, staying within overall budget guidelines.
  • Technology: Understand and effectively use the technology available at the Riley Children’s Foundation.
  • Compliance: Ensure strict compliance with all Foundation policies, as well as local, state and federal laws that govern business practices.

6. Other Duties as Assigned

  • Riley Children’s Foundation events: Participate in Riley Children’s Foundation Events as requested.
  • Other duties as assigned. 



To perform this job successfully, an individual must have the following education and/or experience.

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required.  Graduate degree preferred.
  • Experience: 5-8 years of relevant experience in development, project management, consulting or related field. 
  • Skills: Well-developed leader, communicator and strong teammate. Outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities (writing, editing, verbal and presentation). Experience and comfort interfacing with influencers and decision makers. Strong project management, organizational skills, and business acumen. Excellent judgment. High-level of emotional intelligence. Creative, analytical and problem solving capabilities. Presence and confidence to project credibility to colleagues, staff, and volunteer leadership. Self-reliant.  Attention to detail and organization. 
  • Qualities: Personal belief in Riley Children’s Foundation vision, mission, core values and strategic direction. Results oriented. Ability to work independently under pressure and effectively prioritize a varied and diverse workload. Creative and resourceful. Inquisitive and sharp minded coupled with demonstrated aptitude for strategic donor or customer experience strategy. Self-motivating and self-starting. Ability to take quiet pride in one’s work. Perseverance. Optimistic and positive. Team player. Must adhere to the highest ethical standards. Professional demeanor. Occasional weekend and evening work.



The work requirements described here are representative of those an individual must meet to successfully perform the functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions.

Physical Demands

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to stand and sit for periods of time and to move intermittently throughout the workday.
  • Ability to operate office equipment, including computers, copiers, fax machines and phones.
  • Ability to occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.


  • Usually same-day business travel; excludes daily commute.
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022