Campaign Director

April 08, 2013
Fairfield, CT
Business / Non-Profit


Connecticut Food Bank, a private, nonprofit organization, works with corporations, community organizations, and individuals to solicit, transport, warehouse and distribute donated food. By soliciting the food industry for products that will not sell ;; items that are wholesome but might have some cosmetic flaw ;; Connecticut Food Bank reduces waste and feeds people.

Founded in 1982, Connecticut Food Bank is an affiliate of Feeding America, the nation’s food bank network. Connecticut Food Bank is the largest centralized source of donated, emergency food in Connecticut. Through warehouses in East Haven, Fairfield, and Waterbury, and affiliated distribution centers in New London and Stamford, we provide food products to approximately 600 soup kitchens, shelters, food pantries and child and adult day programs in Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham counties.


A new position to help meet the growing fundraising needs for Connecticut Food Bank’s upcoming capital campaign. Responsible for managing the day to day activities of the capital campaign. Duties will evolve as Connecticut Food Bank deepens its donor base, proceeds with an active capital campaign, and prepares for and enters the public phase. Reports to the Chief Development Officer.


Works closely with the Chief Development Officer, President & Chief Executive Officer, and Director of Philanthropy. Also works closely and collaboratively with Connecticut Food Bank leadership, the Development and Communications team, and program staff as needed. Works with and supports Campaign volunteers, including the Campaign Steering Committee.

Maintains the Campaign timetable and goals. Manages extensive Campaign materials and collateral, donor recognition and stewardship policies, and procedures for the Campaign. Reports Campaign progress to various audiences.


  • Manage the campaign “Prospect Pipeline” and ensure timely activity and progress toward campaign goals and benchmarks Manage and create
  • Campaign proposals and other donor meeting materials such as personalized request letters and follow-up letters
  • Draft personalized campaign communications including remarks for campaign events, talks, and other
  • Connecticut Food Bank events
  • Draft donor acknowledgements and manage the pledge redemption system
  • Manage and track all volunteer committees and provide support materials (briefing memos, donor research, draft follow-up letters, meeting materials)
  • Coordinate all campaign meetings and events including the creation of presentation and support materials and executing follow-up
  • Provide campaign progress reports and periodic updates to campaign volunteers, the Board of Directors, and other Connecticut Food Bank leadership
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Must be able to contribute to a positive work environment with commitment to social justice.
  • Bachelor’s degree and five (5) or more years of professional experience in development, non-profit management, or a related field; successful experience with capital campaigns; experience in human services organizations preferred.
  • Experience developing and sustaining meaningful relationships with donors, Board members, volunteers, staff, community, political leaders, business people, and other stakeholders.
  • Exemplary communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong project management skills and ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities without compromising quality.
  • Excellent computer skills and advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office programs.
  • Proficiency with specialized donor management software and Internet-based research tools.
  • Flexibility and ability to work independently and as a team player with a wide range of constituents and colleagues.
  • Familiarity with Connecticut a plus.
this position is PAID
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Fairfield, Connecticut
Connecticut Food Bank
Human Resources