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Development Manager, Capital Campaign

Company: California Film Institute
Location: San Rafael
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

About the Job: The Capital Campaign Manager will have responsibility for implementing and completing multiple phases of the California Film Institute---s multi-million fundraising capital campaign to renovate the Sequoia Theater in Mill Valley, CA. Reporting to the Director of Development and working closely with the Executive Director, Deputy Director, other senior leaders, and members of the Board of Directors, the manager will drive the development of the campaign's strategy in collaboration with the executive team, and then support a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations and foundations to support the initiative. It is anticipated that this Campaign will be ongoing over five or more years. About the California Film Institute: CFI supports its mission to celebrate film as art and education by presenting the annual Mill Valley Film Festival and DocLands Documentary Film Festival, exhibiting film year-round at the non-profit Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, and building the next generation of filmmakers and film lovers through CFI Education. About the Sequoia Capital Campaign: More than twenty years ago, CFI led an $8.5 million capital campaign to restore the Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center. With three screens and state-of-the-art presentation, the Smith Rafael Film Center has become a vital part of the lively Bay Area film scene serving 125,000 patrons annually. CFI has proven its ability not only to successfully carry out the capital campaign and the stunning renovation and upgrading of the theater but has maintained and cared for this art deco gem over the long term. Now CFI has plans to broaden its mission and create the next cultural jewel in Marin with the renovation of the historic Sequoia Theater in downtown Mill Valley. CFI will do much more than preserve the Sequoia Theater; we will transform it into a state-of-the art film center and community gathering place unsurpassed in Southern Marin, offering residents access to high quality independent and international film, conversation, and education in a world-class cinema venue. Our Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Commitment: We strive for a culture where people sense they are valued, can bring their whole selves to work free of oppression, injustice, harassment or discrimination, and that they experience belongingness through a common purpose. We are taking steps to ensure that the California Film Institute is a safe and equitable space for staff members, filmmakers and audiences alike by incorporating inclusivity, diversity and accessibility measures into our business plan and tangible KPIs to hold ourselves accountable to serve and engage diverse audiences through our work. We are also working to examine racial justice internally in order to drive self-discovery and best inform how we can change practices and utilize our voice and position within the community. How to Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter summarizing your qualifications for the position via: Key Responsibilities: Working closely with the Development Director and Executive Director, participate in the development and execution of a multifaceted capital campaign that will support the restoration and redevelopment project of the Sequoia Theater, managing all stages of the campaign from pre-public launch through completion of each sequential phase of the campaign. -- Create details on key campaign strategies and tactics, timeline, roles, desired outcomes and budget. Monitor and adjust as needed. -- Communicate the plan to all necessary stakeholders and support their successful execution of tasks. This includes the staff, CFI board, volunteers and others. -- Create and manage a cultivation, solicitation and stewardship program for major donors - both individual and institutional - that supports the work of staff, board and volunteers. Includes tracking all assigned prospects, preparing materials for donor meetings, events, and conversations, tracking follow-up, and ensuring timely process in all steps of the campaign. -- Conduct a review and assessment of the current donor base to identify donor prospects for the campaign using wealth-screening tools. -- Leverage above research to create coordinated strategies to optimize donor giving to the capital campaign. -- Work collaboratively with the Development Director to cultivate identified institutional prospects in order to complete solicitations and/or prepare and submit grant proposals. -- Conduct and/or coordinate additional research as needed to identify necessary prospects for the campaign. -- Maintain the campaign Case for Support based on findings from the feasibility assessment to be used as basis for all campaign communications. -- Coordinate the creation of campaign promotional materials including print, digital, social and video versions for varying audiences. -- With support from the marketing and publicity teams, coordinate external and internal communications regarding the campaign leveraging existing activities and communications. -- Coordinate identification and recruitment of volunteer campaign leadership and support them and fundraising counsel in all their fundraising related activity. Keep them informed with regular updates and reports to ensure momentum of the campaign. -- Coordinate and support committee meetings including agenda creation, preparing all necessary materials, setting meeting dates and reminders and taking/distributing notes. Attend committee meetings and ensure timely follow-up of assigned tasks during those meetings. -- Directly manage a portfolio of select donor prospects to cultivate and/or solicit gifts. The portfolio will be developed in coordination with the portfolios of the Executive Director, Development Director, and Board of Directors. -- Manage all campaign gift correspondence, including timely acknowledgments, pledge payment reminders, pledge agreements and preparing and submitting reports to donors and those required by granting foundations and institutions. -- Help define strategy and then execute the donor recognition and naming program. -- With support from the events team, coordinate campaign related cultivation and engagement events. -- Provide monthly reports on the status of the campaign for board, cabinet, CFI staff and counsel including major activities, and cumulative giving and pipeline status. -- In latter stages of the campaign, plan and execute the community campaign phase. Ideal Experience : Experience with capital campaign management and major gifts management. Expertise and high-level ability with fundraising information systems to track donor activity. Excellent customer management and proven communication skills. Experience interacting with donor prospects and high-level volunteer leaders. Overall project management experience including managing complex tasks in a timely manner, taking initiative, and strong attention to detail. Working Conditions: Candidate must be able to work in an in-office environment in San Rafael, CA, although hybrid office-remote work is permitted. Candidates should show a willingness to attend select evening/weekend programming activities and the full duration of film festivals in order to cultivate/steward key donors and prospects. Candidates should also be able to travel to meet with donors throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Proof of completed COVID-19 vaccination is currently required. Equal Employment Opportunity: CFI is an equal opportunity employer to all. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment. Our policies prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on age, race, color, gender, gender expression, gender identity, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, military or veteran status, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.

Keywords: California Film Institute, San Rafael , Development Manager, Capital Campaign, Executive , San Rafael, California

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