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January 22, 2014


The Television Academy is a not-for-profit trade organization that supports over 19,000 members nationwide. There are a number of components that make up the organization, all of which work together to serve the members and "promote creativity, diversity, innovation and excellence in television through recognition, education and leadership".

Based in the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California, the Television Academy staff supports a membership base of over 19,000 members and oversees a host of activities including its signature event, The Primetime Emmy Awards.

It is the Television Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Television Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are seeking qualified candidates for a Capital Campaign Manager position.

Position Type:

Full-time, Contractor


Each year the Emmy Awards, courtesy of the Television Academy, mark one of the biggest nights in entertainment. In addition, the Television Academy and its Foundation also provide member events and programs, archival resources, education, internships, and outreach efforts – all to widen the circle of voices the television industry represents and to create more opportunities for television to reflect all of society. In recent years, membership has doubled, programs and activities have expanded, and entire technological revolutions have taken place resulting in the need for campus renovation and expansion. In January 2014, the Academy launched a $40 million campaign to fund construction costs and an endowment. The campaign is currently in the leadership recruitment and anchor gift phase.

Position Summary:

The Television Academy seeks a Capital Campaign Manager responsible for assisting in organizing and coordinating a $40 million capital campaign. This fundraising effort will support the building of the Academy's new Media Center, and will create an endowment to expand the Academy Foundation's educational programs. The Campaign Manager will report directly to the Campaign Director and will work closely with other staff and volunteers to carry out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations, and foundations to support this initiative.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate all aspects of the campaign, including prospect research, cultivation, solicitation, gift tracking, events and stewardship activities.
  • Maintain the campaign plan including the campaign schedule (ensuring that solicitations are strategically scheduled for campaign needs); the campaign calendar (timing of events, meetings and mailings); campaign benchmarks and goals; and campaign budgets.
  • Work with other Academy staff (finance, planning, marketing, facilities, etc.) to ensure that campaign benchmarks are met.
  • Work closely with campaign leadership to engage the support of prospects and solicit key donors.
  • Staff all campaign committees, organize meetings and work with volunteers to ensure they are prepared and supported in their assignments.
  • Research individual, corporate and foundation prospects and help develop donor strategies
  • Prepare briefing materials for staff and volunteers, and conduct briefing meetings in preparation for solicitation visits.
  • Attend solicitation meetings when appropriate.
  • Assist with corporate and foundation requests, including researching and preparing grant proposals and reports.
  • Manage campaign record keeping to ensure that data related to prospects and donors is recorded and tracked in electronic and hard copy files.
  • Evaluate progress towards goals, prepare periodic reports on fundraising.
  • Recommend revisions to the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet goals.
  • Develop special initiatives such as campaign challenge grants, as needed.
  • Assist in the creation of campaign-related publications including case statements, newsletters, donor recognition materials, and donor communications, etc.
  • Assist in creating and managing donor recognition and stewardship policies and procedures.

Outstanding candidates will demonstrate:

  • 5+ years of professional development experience.
  • Capital campaign experience including research, development of major gift strategies, and first-hand understanding of the solicitation cycle.
  • Experience motivating and managing high profile volunteer leadership.
  • Excellent writing, editing and presentational skills.
  • Ability to creatively conceptualize and implement new projects.
  • Proven ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team environment.
  • Computer fluency in MS Office, Raisers Edge or other donor database software, web applications, and knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please email resume in PDF format to

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