Campaign Director

Christ School
Arden, NC United States

Christ School is seeking a highly motivated and organized development professional to join their Advancement team to direct their historic capital campaign and annual fund work. The Campaign Director will play a crucial role in the success of the campaign, which aims to raise funds in support of our newly released strategic plan and campus master plan. This role presents a unique opportunity for an individual with exceptional communication skills and strong project management abilities.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Maintain and steward the overall campaign budget and timeline. This includes goals for major milestones, major prospect meeting dates, campaign-related event dates, pending and upcoming proposals, etc.;
  • Manage creation and updates of campaign materials and collateral;
  • Schedule, attend, and support all capital campaign related events and functions;
  • Direct and conduct appropriate and ethical prospect qualification; provide cultivation and solicitation support to leadership;
  • Prepare all lists, reports and profiles concerning campaign prospects;
  • Issue regular progress reports including results to date, recent activity, priority contacts to be made, and next actions to keep the Campaign Committee informed and moving;
  • Manage and maintain records of cultivation strategies, evaluations, solicitations, contact reports and results of all contacts with campaign prospects;
  • Ensure campaign proposals, supporting documentation, and other materials and correspondence are produced and submitted as needed;
  • Maintain records regarding campaign gifts/pledges;
  • Produce all campaign correspondence including letters of acknowledgment and statements for outstanding pledge balances;
  • Assist with Prospect/Donor Relationship Management Process regarding major donors and prospects for annual campaign and capital campaign;
  • Work closely with the Advancement Team and others to manage relevant donor information and ensure its accuracy in the database;
  • In conjunction with the Head of School, Advancement Director and Major Gifts Officer, the Campaign Director will maintain a portfolio of major donor prospects;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements and Qualifications: 

  •  A minimum of five years of experience in nonprofit development, preferably in education, with proven capital campaign success; successful track record of cultivating relationships and soliciting gifts.
  •  Experience managing up with leadership and collaborating with peers
  •  Knowledge of the psychology, principles, and techniques of volunteer recruitment and management
  •  Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal
  •  Proficiency using Microsoft Office products and familiarity working with fundraising software, preferably Blackbaud (Raiser’s Edge NXT)
  •  Attention to detail, including the ability to write and proofread documents and maintain accuracy of details in a fast-paced setting with minimal supervision.
  •  Strong project management and time management skills

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Betsy Ellis, Assistant Head of School for Extern Affairs (

More about Christ School and our Faculty:

Founded in 1900, Christ School is an all-boys college preparatory boarding school for 300 students in grades 8 through 12. The school is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and sits on 500 scenic acres, nine miles south of Asheville, North Carolina. The school’s mission is to “produce educated men of good character, prepared for both scholastic achievement in college and productive citizenship in adult society.” We do this through programming and relationships built around our Four Pillars: Leadership, Academic Rigor, Spirituality, and the Dignity of Manual Labor. Students come from 18 states and six foreign countries to attend Christ School. All world faiths are welcome in our community.

The teachers, coaches, and advisors of Christ School find purpose and meaning in our work with the young Greenies in our care. The thread that runs through every responsibility and opportunity we encounter is an abiding belief in the power of strong relationships to shape and sustain healthy, successful young men.

For more information about our programs, faculty, and history, please visit our website or social media platforms: christschool.orgFacebookTwitterInstagram, and YouTube.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

Christ School is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, gender, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military status, or any other legally protected status.

Contact Information

If you are interested in this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to Betsy Ellis, Assistant Head of School for Extern Affairs (