Campaign Director (Fundraising) at Purpose Built Communities

Atlanta, GA
Full Time

ORGANIZATION: Purpose Built Communities
ROLE: Campaign Director
LOCATION: Atlanta, GA (Hybrid) or Remote
TRAVEL EXPECTATIONS: At least 50% (*If remote and outside of Atlanta, travel will be increased and require being in Atlanta)
SALARY: $130,000-$140,000


Purpose Built Communities (“Purpose Built”) is an incubator, convener, and catalyst for social change at the neighborhood level. Purpose Built is a philanthropically-funded nonprofit organization that partners with local leaders–its Network Members–to design, direct, and accelerate neighborhood transformation initiatives across the United States so residents can experience greater racial equity, improved health outcomes, and increased upward mobility. 

Purpose Built provides pro-bono guidance, coaching, and support to these local leaders, their staff, and stakeholders in implementing and growing a holistic model of revitalization in their neighborhoods. Together with Purpose Built’s Network Members and strategic partners, Purpose Built believes every neighborhood should have affordable, high-quality mixed-income housing, excellent schools that keep student success in life and in the classroom central, inclusive spaces that nurture and enrich residents’ physical and mental health and foster a sense of belonging, and a thriving commercial core that keeps the neighborhood economically vibrant. The throughline is uplifting the legacy and supporting the vision of the people who have long called that neighborhood home.

Purpose Built supports 25 Network Members with pro-bono services, including one-on-one coaching and strategy support, a robust Community of Practice, racial equity programming, policy support, fundraising, and more. As Purpose Built continues to evolve its model and support structures, it focuses on amplifying its value proposition, telling a collective story of network impact, and establishing its leadership of place-based work. 

Purpose Built Values: 

  • Possibility: Our purpose is proving the possible, not settling for the probable. 
  • Impact: We take action and build bridges to create lasting impact. 
  • Community: We cultivate connected, mutually contributing communities. 
  • Equity: We ground our work in the foundational beliefs that race and place matter. 

To learn more about Purpose Built Communities, visit:


Purpose Built Communities seeks a Campaign Director, a newly-created, full-time position responsible for management and implementation of a $100+ million campaign. The Campaign Director, reporting to the Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer, will work closely with the CEO, Campaign Leadership, Board of Directors, Campaign Counsel, and other key staff to carry out a broad-based campaign plan targeting individuals, corporations, and foundations. Providing day-to-day management of the campaign, the Campaign Director is both strategic and tactical.

Reporting to the Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer and working in partnership with Campaign Leadership and in coordination with the Strategic Partnerships department, this position is responsible for the following:

Campaign Management

  • Work closely with Campaign Counsel to develop and execute the campaign plan, prospect strategy, and fundraising goals;
  • Oversee campaign communications, creating content for the e-newsletter and talking points for media; integrating campaign milestones into ongoing public relations outreach; 
  • Direct the writing/editing, design, and production of campaign print and electronic collateral materials;
  • Lead efforts to recruit and manage campaign volunteer leadership;
  • Manage the campaign fundraising budget in concert with the Chief Strategic Partnerships Officer and Chief Administrative and Operating Officer;
  • Develop and manage cultivation and recognition events, and campaign-related milestone activities;
  • Schedule and support campaign leadership meetings.

Philanthropic Research and Outreach

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Development to cultivate identified prospects and prepare major gift proposals, as well as, establish strategies to engage members of the next generation of philanthropists; 
  • Establish solicitation priorities, manage prospect lists and research, develop and execute targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of prospects; prepare and provide support as needed for solicitations; and
  • Coordinate and participate in donor visits, including solicitations when appropriate.

Donor Relations

  • Ensure documentation and execution of donor acknowledgment, stewardship, and public recognition, as appropriate; 
  • Partner with the Director of Development to set strategies to raise Purpose Built Communities’ profile within foundations, corporations, individuals, and wealth advisors; 
  • In collaboration with the Prospect and Database Manager, ensure that donor data is recorded and tracked in Salesforce; manage campaign record keeping; 
  • Evaluate team progress towards goals, preparing periodic reports on fundraising for presentation to the Board and senior staff; 
  • Work with Chief Strategic Partnership Officer to adapt the fundraising plan, as needed, to meet organizational goals; and
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Strong commitment to the organization's mission and values;
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • At least 7 years of professional experience in fundraising with a track record of success, with specific experience working with volunteer leadership;
  • Proven success at securing major gift support and in establishing relationships with foundation/corporate funders, and/or proven success managing complex cross-departmental programs, initiatives, or projects;
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow-up and stewardship;
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills; 
  • Experience in managing development reports and budgets;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing fundraising and/or development materials;
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with senior management, leadership volunteers, staff members, consultants, and donors/prospects;
  • Energetic, self-motivated, flexible, and adaptable with a sense of humor, able to multitask and work independently; 
  • A team player with an attitude of service and the ability to motivate others; and
  • Computer fluency in MS Office, donor database/customer relationship management software, and knowledge about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising.


The salary range for this role is $130,000-$140,000. Purpose Built offers a generous and comprehensive benefits package to all staff, effective on the first day of employment, which includes: 

  • Options of both fully paid and funded health insurance;
  • Highly fundeddental, and vision insurance;. 
  • 401(k) retirement plan (Safe Harbor Match of 100% of the first 3% and 50% of the next 2%); 
  • Cell phone reimbursement is $75 monthly;
  • 12 weeks of parental leave;
  • Life and Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance - $50,000 life insurance plan fully paid by the organization;
  • Frontloaded annual PTO based on years of service; 17 days to start;
  • 11 paid holidays and 2 paid floating holidays. Additional days off for the organization's holiday schedule;
  • Flexible work model;
  • Other perks.

Purpose Built Communities is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without unlawful discrimination based on race, color, creed, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, military status, prior record of arrest or conviction, citizenship status, current employment status, or caregiver status.


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