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Campaign Manager

Ashley Rountree
Louisville, KY
Expired: March 28, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • $55,000 to $65,000 Yearly
  • Medical , Paid Time Off , Life Insurance , Retirement
  • Full-Time


The Louisville Orchestra (LO) has long had a strong reputation for innovation, creativity, and excellence. During Music Director Teddy Abrams' tenure in leading the local arts community at the helm of the LO, the Orchestra has achieved unprecedented civic impact and national recognition, and the momentum is manifest in the many creative programs and projects successfully conceived and developed over the past eight performance seasons made possible under Teddy's leadership. With an annual operating budget of $13M, 58 full-time musicians, and a 34-week performance season, it is currently an organization that is changing the very idea of what a 21st century orchestra can be and do. It is our constant hope that we can change lives throughout our entire community as only the Louisville Orchestra can by promoting a culture of music through outstanding performances and education. Everything we do at the Louisville Orchestra is aimed at fulfilling that mission.


The Louisville Orchestra is seeking a self-driven and results-oriented Campaign Manager for their Development team. Under the direction of the Director of Development and working closely with the Director of Endowment Giving, the successful Campaign Manager will be responsible for the day-to-day planning, coordination, and management of the Orchestrating the Future Campaign. The Campaign Manager executes all aspects of a multi-faceted, multi-year, multi-phased campaign. The role entails working collaboratively with members of the Louisville Orchestra Development staff, volunteers in various campaign committees, musicians, (e.g., Music Director) as well as fundraising counsel (if applicable).


  • Collaborate with the Chief Executive, 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.
  • Manage prospect process through research and drafting 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 and Donor Engagement
  • Provide necessary campaign updates and numerical analysis to Board Members and/or Director of Development
  • 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
  • Work with Director of Development to create a Campaign budget.
  • Maintain a comprehensive campaign timetable.
  • Maintain good relationships with diverse group of stakeholders and co-workers with a positive and helpful attitude.
  • Work collaboratively and proactively to resolve problems and issues.
  • Always maintain confidentiality related to all donors, prospects, and campaign plans/strategies
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Development


  • Bachelor's degree in arts administration, business or related field
  • Passion for the mission of the Louisville Orchestra with a strong commitment to its core values
  • Experience in a similar function, project management or complex multi-tasking roles
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills with a proven-record of fostering excellent relationships internally within a team/institution and externally between stakeholders and an institution.
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and good attention to detail
  • Ability to interact with internal and external constituents with ease and grace.
  • Must be self-aware and self-confident and willing to work behind-the-scenes.
  • Ability to recommend and set a course of action, prioritize work to solve complex and delicate problems, and present information in a concise and effective manner for internal and external stakeholders.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel. PowerPoint and CRM database management experience preferred.


The Louisville Orchestra is prepared to offer a competitive salary in the range of $55,000 - $65,000, commensurate with experience. Benefits include medical insurance, life insurance, vacation and sick time, parking stipend, 403b contribution, and a diverse offering of voluntary benefits.

The Louisville Orchestra is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, age, creed, sexual orientation or any other protected class.

Employment Type: FULL_TIME


Ashley Rountree

Louisville, KY



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