Employment Opportunities

Campaign Manager
Office of Development
Date Posted:
Closing Date:
Open Until filled


The Campaign Director will report to the Vice President for Development and will manage all aspects of the Campaign for Hampton University. As a key member of the development team, the Campaign Director will work with staff, leaders, and volunteers to identify and classify prospects and ensure the implementation of timely cultivation and solicitation strategies. The Campaign Director will be responsible for maintaining the campaign prospect pipeline, plan and timeline, fundraising progress reports, and goals. He or she will develop and produce campaign reports and collateral materials, manage donor recognition and stewardship policies and procedures for the campaign, and report campaign progress to various audiences.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Oversee The Campaign for Hampton, including strategic planning, campaign reporting, campaign communications, and the execution of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship activities in support of campaign goals and priorities
  • Work closely with staff, leaders, and volunteers to identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward campaign donors and prospects, including alumni, parents, foundations, and friends
  • Prepare agendas, briefing memos, remarks, and other preparatory or follow-up materials to support the President, trustees and other key volunteers
  • Manage the campaign prospect pipeline and ensure timely activity and progress toward campaign goals and benchmarks
  • Provide timely reports to the Board of Trustees, the President, the Executive Vice President, and other key leaders and volunteers
  • Work with Gift Processing and Finance to ensure proper recording, allocation, documentation, and analysis of campaign gifts and pledges
  • Maintain an individual portfolio of campaign donors and prospects
  • Work with development staff to create and manage campaign prospect portfolios and to develop cultivation and solicitation strategies


  • Five or more years of professional experience in development, non-profit management, or a related field; experience with capital campaigns in  higher education preferred
  • Ability to devise appropriate, individualized strategies for the cultivation and solicitation of corporate and foundation prospects
  • Advanced written communication skills to communicate campus priorities and concerns by letter and proposal to senior corporate and foundation executives; exceptional written, oral and interpersonal communication skills, including political acumen, to build and maintain effective partnerships at all organizational levels
  • Skills to evaluate maximum gift capacity of prospects and determine which campus needs and goals will attract the maximum
  • Understanding of status and operating principles of a variety of funding organizations, including family and private foundations, community endowments or foundations, corporate giving programs, and corporate foundations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Experience in managing, mentoring, and evaluating employeesAbility to travel regionally and nationally and work nights and weekends
  • Flexibility and ability to work as a team player with a wide range of constituents and colleagues
  • Proficiency with Word, Excel, and databases; experience with fund-raising databases required
  • Appreciation and understanding of Hampton University’s mission and the ability to effectively communicate the priorities of the campaign

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter, a resume, and a completed Application for Educational Support Staff Employment to the:

Office of Human Resources

Hampton University

Hampton, VA 23668

**No phone calls

***Incomplete application packets will not be considered

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