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Campaign Assistant (part-time position)

Reports to Director of Development; indirect reporting to the Assistant to the President/HR Coordinator. This is a part-time position (flexible, depending on candidate’s schedule); not to exceed 29 hours/week. Nonexempt. Hourly.

 Job purpose

The Campaign Assistant will work closely with the Director of Development in organizing, managing and executing a vigorous, coherent and well-planned major gift campaign. S/he will report to the Director of Development , with an indirect reporting to the Assistant to the President/HR Coordinator as well as the President of the Museum, and campaign leadership.

The Campaign Assistant will work in tandem with the organization’s Development team to assess fundraising opportunities and play a critical role in conceiving, planning, implementing and fundraising for SBM’s Major Gift Campaign.

Responsibilities fall under two broad categories:

1. Administrative Support for the Major Gift Campaign;

2. Prospect research, identification, cultivation, and event management.

1. Administrative Support:

  • Communicate directly, and on behalf of the Director of Development (the Director) with staff, Trustees, and others on matters related to the President’s initiatives and museum programs.
  • Review, proofread, edit, and compose documents.
  • Schedule and coordinate Campaign Steering Committee meetings, take accurate and detailed minutes during Campaign Steering Committee meetings, and coordinate campaign materials.
  • Work closely and effectively with the Director to keep him/her well informed of upcoming commitments and responsibilities.
  • Research, attend to, and follow up on issues and concerns addressed to the Director, including those of a sensitive or confidential nature.
  • Prioritize conflicting needs; handle matters expeditiously, proactively, and follow through on projects to successful completion.
  • Answer and route phone calls, mail, and email messages and disseminate information as requested.
  • Contribute to the overall success of the museum by performing other essential duties and responsibilities as assigned.

2. Prospect Research, Identification, Cultivation, and Event Management:

  • Work with SBM leadership to oversee and implement donor awareness and cultivation events including but not limited to:

o Plan and coordinate hosted events at key stakeholder homes, offices etc.

o Plan and coordinate special cultivation events at SBM.

o Tours of SBM including for VIPs.

o Utilize donor software (Raisers Edge NXT and DonorSearch) to research, rate and rank prospects.

  • Oversee planning and implementation of the campaign public launch and other community phase outreach, education and awareness events.
  • Oversee planning and implementation of campaign celebration event.
  • Write proposals.
  • Prospect research, and writing profiles of prospects to be used by the President and Director of Development in preparation for prospect meetings.
  • Schedule appointments with prospects, trustees, National Council members, in coordination with the calendars of the President and Director of Development.


  • Experience providing high-level administrative support
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Highly organized and able to manage multiple priorities with high attention to detail
  • Ability to use initiative, work independently, and use good judgement
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing activities and work loads
  • Strong computer skills

Hours & Benefits


  • Hours are TBD. Some evening and weekend work is required for meetings and events. SBM is a flexible work environment, respectful of the work/life balance.
  • Paid time off includes vacation, sick, and personal days (quantity depends on number of hours worked/week), as well as holidays that fall on regularly scheduled work days.
  • 403(b) Retirement Plan with 3% match.
  • Flexible Spending Account for health expenses
  • Strawbery Banke Museum membership benefits

To Apply for this position:
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Strawbery Banke Museum job postings appear throughout the year. For more information about employment at Strawbery Banke Museum please contact:

Human Resources
Strawbery Banke Museum
PO Box 300
Portsmouth, NH 03802
603-433-1129 (fax)