be_ixf;ym_202305 d_31; ct_50

Capital Campaign Manager

  • Part Time
  • Roxbury, MA
  • The salary for this part-time position (30 hours/week) is $45,000. USD / Year

Website 826 Boston

About the Opportunity

826 Boston’s Campaign Manager will be responsible for co-implementing a capital campaign with a goal of $5 million over the next three years. This role will involve overseeing the campaign from start to finish. If budget allows, the role will shift at the conclusion of the campaign into a leadership giving role. Utilizing a substantial pre-existing donor network and history of contacts in addition to outreach through new and innovative channels, the Capital Campaign Manager will be highly involved in donor relations, campaign strategy and communications, and staff and leadership coordination. The ideal candidate should be energetic, self-motivated, and a flexible team player.


826 Boston is a nonprofit writing, tutoring, and publishing organization where students in grades K-12 and beyond can share their stories, amplify their voices, and develop as leaders in school and in life.


  • Research, propose, refine, and get approval for the detailed timeline for the campaign, working with the Development Director, the development team, and the Advancement Committee of the board.
  • Conduct prospect research, prepare briefing materials for donor visits, draft correspondence and set up meetings for the Development Director, Executive Director, and board members. You will also conduct donor meetings yourself.
  • Collaborate with the Development Director to periodically review the campaign timeline, and set, monitor, and assess campaign benchmarks.
  • Coordinate the intersection of campaign workflows with annual fundraising events and appeals.
  • Maintain a campaign calendar and monitor progress toward key goals and deadlines.
  • Maintain data integrity of donor information, and share fundraising updates using campaign dashboards in Salesforce.
  • Assist the Institutional Giving Manager with researching and reviewing campaign-related grant applications and reports.
  • Collaborate with the Communications Director to maintain consistent messaging and create materials to tell the organization’s story and share the impact of the campaign.


The ideal candidate is a team player with a steadfast commitment to improving the quality of K-12 education, a desire to work in a collaborative and inclusive culture, and a passion for youth empowerment through writing and publishing.

826 Boston recognizes that impostor syndrome and the confidence gap might prevent some applicants from applying. Few candidates will have all of the relevant experience listed below, but 826 Boston is committed to assessing candidates with transferable skills and a willingness to be trained for this role.

Skills and Experiences

  • Five years of experience in fundraising, with a strong preference for individual/major gift fundraising
  • Ability to multi-task and work independently, including initiating contact and building relationships with a portfolio of donors
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills
  • Computer proficiency in Google Suite, donor database/customer relationship management software (experience with Salesforce is a plus)
  • Strong project management skills, with a special focus on long-term planning
  • Must have strong written communication skills with an emphasis on proofreading
  • Budget and spreadsheet skills are a plus
  • Experience with mission-aligned nonprofits in Boston is a plus


Benefits include generous paid time off (including vacation, sick leave, holidays, and a two-week winter break); flexible work schedules with hybrid options; health and dental insurance (826 Boston covers 80% of premiums); parental leave; and more.

This is a non-exempt, part-time position that reports to the Development Director. The ideal start date is August 7, 2023.

To apply for this job please visit

Related stories

Nicole Tsang is a City Year New York alum and current City Year National staff member. She was honored with...

Read more about Celebrating City Year alum Nicole Tsang

City Year San Antonio hosted its annual Ripples of Hope event, Tuesday, May 2nd at the San Antonio Botanical Garden....

Read more about Ripples of Hope 2023 Recap

My name is Rebecca Begemann, and I am a Second Year AmeriCorps member serving at Brighton High School in Boston,...

Read more about Consistency Really is Key

Compass Academy, a charter public school in Denver, is thriving by holistically supporting its middle school students, many of whom...

Read more about Compass Academy develops leaders and learners
National Strategic Partners
National Partners