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Capital Campaign Manager

New-York Historical Society Museum & Library
New York, NY 10024

JOB TITLE: Capital Campaign Manager

DEPARTMENT: Development

REPORTS TO: Senior Vice President for Development



Visitors experience 400 years of history through groundbreaking exhibitions, immersive films, and thought-provoking conversations among renowned historians and public figures at the New-York Historical Society, New Yorks first museum. A great destination for history since 1804, the Museum and the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library convey the stories of the city and nations diverse populations, expanding our understanding of who we are as Americans and how we came to be.



The New-York Historical Society and American LGBTQ+ Museum have embarked on a capital campaign to support the construction of an exquisite 70,000 square-foot building designed by Robert A. M. Stern on a New-York Historical-owned adjacent lot that currently serves as a rear courtyard. Importantly, for both organizations, the historic partnership between New Yorks first museum and its newest one will de-marginalize LGBTQ+ history: the American LGBTQ+ Museums prominent location in this new building provides a powerful statement that LGBTQ+ history is integral to American history. The building as a whole will be dedicated to public education and learning, with stunning new public gallery spaces as well as much-needed additional classrooms, outdoor space, and offices, and underground stacks to safely store our expansive Library collections and increase their accessibility.



The Capital Campaign Manager has several key areas of work: 1) Manage the logistics of the Campaign for the Future of History, New-York Historicals $175 million capital fundraising effort; 2) Conduct prospect research, prospect pipeline/moves management, stewardship, and donor communications in connection to the Campaign; 3) Draft prospect proposals, updates, reports, and acknowledgements as needed; 4) Participate in both internal strategy meetings and external cultivation and solicitation meetings; 5) Manage reporting for campaign gifts and cash flow; 6) Additional duties as opportunities allow and circumstances require. This position requires superior organizational capabilities, upbeat interpersonal skills, strong attention to detail, an excellent work ethic, energetic problem-solving skills, and a deep personal commitment to the goals of the campaign.



This individual will be a key member of the Development Department at the New-York Historical Society, reporting directly to the Senior Vice President for Development but also working with all members of the Development Department, colleagues in all department of New-York Historical, the Board Capital Campaign Committee, and others to achieve success. Specific duties include the following:

  • Track prospect engagement through a moves management system;

  • Draft and track gift agreements ;

  • Identify potential donors for the Campaign for the Future of History;

  • Conduct prospect research;

  • Coordinate stewardship efforts, including reports, recognition, and space/program-naming obligations;

  • Oversee production of campaign marketing materials;

  • Attend internal and external meetings, including solicitation meetings, as needed;

  • Prepare materials for, and oversee follow-up after, internal and external meetings;

  • Update Campaign Fundraising Projections and maintain electronic and hard copy files;

  • Draft and track acknowledgment letters;

  • Coordinate logistics for selected events;

  • Additional duties as requested.


  • Five to seven years of Development experience in a non-profit organization, preferred;

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent;

  • Proficient experience with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required.  Experience with Altru and/or Raisers Edge, preferred;

  • A deep interest in LGBTQ+ culture, history, and experiences;

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;

  • Excellent organization skills with the ability to prioritize multiple assignments in a fast-paced, deadline-driven fundraising environment;

  • A self-motivated individual with a desire to learn;

  • An enthusiasm for Museum Development work, humanities, and the arts, and a desire to take on challenges.


Salary range: $70-80k/annually

New-York Historical Society provides a generous benefits package for eligible employees to support their health and wellbeing, which includes:

  • Paid time off, including vacation, sick and personal days, and holidays observed by the Museum;

  • Medical, dental, vision and life insurance;

  • Short and long-term disability coverage options;

  • 403(b) retirement plan with eligibility for employer contributions following one year of full-time service;

  • Flexible spending accounts for health-related expenses, dependent care, and parking and transit expenses;

  • Employee Assistance Program for all employees and their families;

  • 20% discount at the NYHistory Store, Parliament Caf and Storico restaurant, located within the Museum;

  • Free admission to various museums and cultural institutions across the city.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee with or without accommodation, to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. 


This is largely a sedentary role using a computer; however, some filing is required.  This would require the ability to lift files (up to 20 lbs), open filing cabinets, and bend or stoop as necessary.



To ensure the overall health and safety of the New-York Historical Society community and in accordance with New York City requirements, all newly hired employees of the New-York Historical Society are required to be fully-vaccinated (inclusive of booster shots) against COVID-19 as a condition of employment, absent qualifying exemptions for medical, religious, or other reasons in accordance with all applicable laws.  


The New-York Historical Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Posted: 2022-07-13 Expires: 2022-08-12

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