Campaign Manager

Job Type

Full Time




425 Lafayette Street
New York
New York
United States


The Public Theater is seeking a Campaign Manager. The Director will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination and management of the Capital Campaign. The Campaign Manager helps set strategy as well as executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with members of the Development staff, volunteers in various campaign committees, senior administrative staff as well as fundraising counsel (if applicable).



·        Collaborate with the Executive Director, Chief Advancement Officer, Director of Development, and volunteer campaign leadership to continue to create and implement a strategic direction for the campaign.

·        Lead the campaign through its various stages – quiet, major gift and public phase.

·        Build cultivation and solicitation strategies for donors at all levels.

·        Organize the pipeline of individual campaign prospects.

·        Prioritize donors, conduct research, and draft communications, proposals, donor profiles and briefing memos for prospective campaign donors.

·        Support the volunteer committees; assist in campaign volunteer recruitment, help set strategy, run and conduct follow-up for group meetings and train volunteers for solicitations.

·        Develop appropriate donor acknowledgment, recognition and stewardship platforms and ensure proper execution.

·        Assist in strategizing and implementing campaign cultivation and recognition events, in conjunction with the Manager of Special Events.

·        Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to Co-chairs of the Capital Campaign, Trustees and Chief Advancement Officer.

·        Continue to build a suite of relevant campaign reports, as necessary.

·        Create campaign related materials (brochures, pamphlets, external communications, update case statement as needed, etc.), in conjunction with the Director of Marketing and Communications.

·        Work with Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development to create a Campaign budget.

·        Maintain a comprehensive campaign timetable.

·        Other duties as assigned by the Chief Advancement Officer and Director of Development.

·        Additional Responsibilities:

·        Maintain good relationships with co-workers and keep a positive, helpful attitude.

·        Work collaboratively to solve problems.

·        Always maintain the strictest level of confidentiality.


The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills and a proven record of creating and fostering excellent relationships between donors and an institution. Ability to set a course for action, prioritize work, solve complex and delicate problems and organize information in a concise and effective manner.

Candidates must possess an associate's or bachelor's degree in a related field. A minimum of five years' experience in major gifts and/or capital campaigns. Excellent verbal and written communications skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Database management experience is preferred. Knowledge of theater and the arts in NYC a plus.

The Public is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. Applicants from populations underrepresented in the theater field are strongly encouraged to apply. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, familial status, sexual orientation, national origin, ability, age, or veteran status.

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: Please include your name and reference the job title in the subject line.

No calls please.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

To apply, please send resume and cover letter to: Please include your name and reference the job title in the subject line.