Job Title:
SPCA Campus Campaign Manager
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Location:
11 Akerley Blvd, Dartmouth, NS
Number of Positions:
Date Posted:
May 31, 2018
Job Competition Closes:
Job Start Date:
To be Negotiated and commensurate with experience
Terms of Employment:
Full Time / 2 year contract with strong potential to become permanent




The SPCA is seeking a dynamic, self-motivated  Campus Campaign Coordinator to secure private gifts for the building of an SPCA Campus in the Halifax Regional Municipality.

The Campus Campaign Coordinator is responsible for the overall campaign coordination, organization, and evaluation with the goal of maximizing philanthropic support for the construction of the SPCA Campus. In collaboration with the CEO, Chair of the campaign and respective volunteers and staff, the Coordinator manages the execution of the overall campus campaign strategy and goals.

The Coordinator ensures integration of all campaign activities, coordinates strategic engagement, manages a portfolio of major gift contributions and collaborates with key staff and volunteers in the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and leadership level prospects and contributors.

The Coordinator will lead SPCA’s Campus Campaign and be responsible for raising $3+ million in private gifts over the next two years.


  • Direct overall capital campaign management, organization and evaluation including assisting to build the SPCA Campus Committee, major gift prospect identification, tracking, solicitation priorities, and timeline management.


  • Develop and implement strategies for inviting, securing, recognizing and stewarding major individual, foundation and corporate gifts and sponsorships.


  • Coordinate and manage prospect ratings and screening and plans for cultivation and solicitation.


  • Initiate and steward key funder relationships.


  • Interact with and involve the CEO, Campaign Chair, Campaign leadership and key staff in coaching, cultivation and solicitation activities.


  • Identify and leverage connections to individual prospects and those individuals who have influence within the community.
  • Develop and maintain communications networks and tools for external stakeholders including donors, allied organizations, community leaders, volunteers and funders, to provide regular updates and increase public awareness of the capital campaign.


  • Coordinate cultivation and recognition events for the campaign.


  • Coordinate and attend relevant public and campaign events, including some evenings and weekends.


  • Oversee and manage all aspects of the Capital Campaign for gifts in the $5,000 to $1+ million range.


  • Responsible for budgetary goal of $1.5 million in private dollars raised and pledged during the first 20 months.


  • Maintain a personal portfolio of active major gift prospects with responsibility for successful solicitation.


  • Recruit new volunteers capable of making major campaign pledges and willing to make major gift introductions and asks.





  • Report directly to the CEO; work directly with the Campaign Chair.


  • Meet internally with various staff to discuss proposed strategies, set goals, identify prospects, identify potential special events and projects, applications and grants proposals, etc.


  • Educate and inform, cultivate relations, build networks, facilitate community involvement, and promote public awareness of the Campaign.


  • Solicit cash gifts, in-kind contributions and multi-year pledges from individuals donors, businesses, corporations and foundations.


  • Drive campaign strategy and leads with Campaign volunteers




  • Supports the CEO and Board of Coordinators in board gift solicitation and individual stewardship.
  • Works with individual Board Members to ensure that they are participating in the fundraising

efforts of the organization as ambassadors, donors and stewards of the Nova Scotia SPCA

  • Maintains current documentation of board fundraising engagement which tracks personal

donations, corporate support, event participation and key relationships with other funders.




  • 10+ years in development with at least seven years of direct major gift experience. Experience in non-profit fundraising, with direct responsibility for comprehensive major gifts and capital campaign development.


  • Demonstrated success managing a recent portfolio of major individual gifts through the process of identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.


  • Has achieved a measurable record of accomplishments with six and seven figure solicitations. CFRE/ACFRE designations preferred. Involvement in AFP and/or CAGP an asset.



  • In-depth knowledge of Nova Scotia’s philanthropic community an asset, including new prospect suggestions for the campaign.


  • Strong decision-making skills demonstrated by strategies that move the campaign forward, effective goal setting, planning and evaluation of successes and unmet targets.


  • Ability to lead, coach and inspire a team of senior level volunteers and professional staff.


  • Strategic planning and implementing experience including the ability to initiate, analyze, monitor, evaluate and alter capital development plans.


  • Strong donor service orientation demonstrated by the ability to anticipate, understand and respond to the needs and expectations of donors and prospects.


  • Demonstrated record of success achieving consensus and working in partnership with groups of diverse personalities such as business leaders, managers and staff, board members, donors, volunteers and clients.


  • Computer literacy with an emphasis on word processing, spreadsheets, donor tracking databases and social media.


  • Knowledge of the not-for-profit sector and ideally animal welfare organizations like the Nova Scotia SPCA.


  • Genuine understanding of the value of pets in people’s lives.


  • Familiarity with various gift instruments (pledges, wills, trusts, residuals, annuities, etc.).


  • Superior presentation and communication skills (verbal and written), coupled with well-developed active listening skills.


  • Ability to make highly effective formal and informal presentations to diverse groups.


  • Strong relationship and negotiation skills.


  • Strong project planning and management skills.


  • Strong ethics and integrity, along with a high level of emotional intelligence and empathy skills.


  • Superior problem-solving skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines and demands.



Work responsibilities require a standard 40 hours per week plus additional overtime as required fulfilling the duties associated with the position.  Some travel is expected.

The Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to emurphy@spcans.caIt is our intention to start reviewing resume’s on June 11, 2018 and to quickly start the interview process. However, as long as this posting remains posted it is an indication that the position has not been filled and we are still accepting resumes.

Please quote ” SPCA Campus Campaign Coordinator ” in the subject heading in your email reply.

We thank all applicants for their interest in a career at the Nova Scotia SPCA, however, only those selected for interview will be contacted.

Nova Scotia SPCA is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified applicants, regardless of gender, race, age, sexuality, or disability. SPCA provides a competitive salary and a rewarding work environment. Interested applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter indicating salary expectations to