Mid Santa Barbara County
Full Time

Capital Campaign Officer (Exempt – Full Time)

Position Summary

The Capital Campaign Officer plays a critical role in advancing MOXI’s mission as a key member of the Development team and serves as the project manager for MOXI’s new capital campaign. Working closely with the CAO, the Campaign Officer is responsible for the project management, administration, and day-to-day operations of the campaign to support the museum in reaching its goal. The primary functions of this role include establishing solicitation priorities, managing prospect lists, developing and executing targeted cultivation plans and solicitation strategies for a range of donors, preparing and providing support for solicitation, developing materials and reporting, and planning and managing cultivation and appreciation events. This campaign is supported by external consultants, a volunteer capital campaign committee, and works collaboratively with the existing development team. As such the role requires an understanding of fundraising strategy, excellent customer service in all transactions and interactions, ability to maintain confidentiality, attention to detail, critical thinking, sound judgement, and above all, humor.

Reports to: Chief Advancement Officer (CAO)

Pay: $75,000-$85,000 annual salary. Expected duration of project is 3 years.


  • Manage all logistical aspects of the capital campaign, including production of marketing and communications collateral, fundraising strategy, event planning, documenting donor cultivation, and maintaining donor
  • In partnership with and under the supervision of the CAO, project manage campaign strategy and set campaign sub-goals.
  • Manage visits and solicitations alone and with other staff, committee or board
  • Provide professional assistance and interaction with donors via phone, email, and face- to-face
  • Manage and document donor “moves” through the process from initial contact to stewardship, and track
  • Conduct prospect research and qualification, including prospect identification, producing donor profiles, and developing cultivating strategies, in collaboration with committee and internal development
  • Serve as liaison to the Capital Campaign Committees. Plan and prepare for capital campaign committee meetings:
    • Includes scheduling meetings, distributing agendas, creating campaign progress updates, and meeting follow-up.
  • Acknowledge all campaign gifts according to MOXI policies and
  • Collaborates with the work of the marketing team, development team, and events team, as it relates to the
  • Create fundraising packets and presentation materials so they are ready for use by CEO, capital campaign committee, or other MOXI representatives and are customized for each donor.
  • Collaborate with development team to strategize donor stewardship and outreach to support both annual giving and capital
  • Proactively identify and/or create opportunities for the CEO and Board of Directors to engage with prospective donors, including cultivation events, museum tours, and
    • In collaboration with campaign committee, plan donor cultivation events; including managing the budget for these
  • Monitor campaign progress to track metrics, timelines, and
    • Prepare and present project reports, updates, and milestones to board of directors and community stakeholders, and/or support the CAO and CEO in doing
  • Serve as a representative of MOXI at meetings and community events, as
  • Serve as the point of contact for campaign inquiries and
  • Be an inclusive leader who values and acts to advance diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion as they work with community members, internal staff, and external stakeholders.
  • Support a culture of cross-organization communication, collaboration, and information sharing.
  • Other job duties as

Requirements, Skills & Qualifications

  • Familiarity with the concepts, tools, best practices, and requirements of major gifts and capital
  • Diplomacy and discretion are required, as well as a respect for and understanding of complex donor and Board
  • Excellent written, interpersonal, and verbal communication
  • Conscientious and detail-oriented; must have an appreciation of the necessity of following through with paperwork, record-keeping, and
  • Ability to organize and prioritize varied tasks in a manner that most effectively serves the needs of the organization.
  • Must be receptive to the ideas of others and able to work cooperatively and collaboratively to prioritize tasks and accommodate many different and conflicting concerns.
  • Passion for creating a world-class museum that is recognized as a truly outstanding educational
  • Enthusiasm for working in an organization where change is frequent, the structure is evolving, and flexibility, teamwork, and good humor are absolute
  • Proficiency in all Microsoft Office applications and ability to learn new systems and adapt to emerging
  • Awareness of issues relating to access and inclusion and the ability to build inclusive and accessible
  • Spanish fluency a plus

Education and Experience requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree in any
  • Minimum 4 years’ experience in fundraising, preferably with a capital
  • Experience with donor management systems/database

Additional Information

  • Work 40 hours/week (M-F) onsite; work occasional
  • Stand or walk for extended periods of time; be highly organized and prompt; work with multiple technologies; troubleshoot and problem solve; communicate effectively and courteously with a variety of people verbally and in
  • Schedule and availability reflect that the organization is a 7-day a week operation, with periodic early morning and evening
  • Applicant must be able to bend, squat, lift push/pull up to 50
  • Regular predictable attendance is required.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made in order to allow individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
  • Employment background/criminal check is

Reasons to apply:

  • Growth-centered work environment that includes professional development opportunities.
  • Fun and creative organizational culture.
  • Free admission into local museums including MOXI, Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Lotusland, and Santa Barbara Zoo.
  • Free ASTC membership for museums across the country.


  • 80 hours of paid vacation, 56 hours of paid sick leave, and 13 paid holidays each year.
  • Company-sponsored Gold medical insurance plan with multiple PPO and HMO options.
  • Affordable dental and vision.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts: Health Care FSA and Dependent Care FSA.
  • Pet Protection
  • Identity Theft Protection.
  • Retirement Plan 403(b) with 100% match up to 3% of gross pay
  • 100% employer sponsored EAP, STD, LTD, Life/AD&D.
  • Supplemental Life/AD&D.


About MOXI

MOXI, The Wolf Museum of Exploration + Innovation® is dedicated to igniting learning through interactive experiences in science and creativity. Located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s vibrant Funk Zone at 125 State Street, the museum is LEED – certified Gold and serves guests of all ages through its hands-on exhibits and education programs. MOXI is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization generously supported by its daily guests, members, facility rentals, and donations from individuals, foundations, and corporate partners.


Who we are

MOXI is a collaborative, creative, and fun place to work. Our team is guided by a set of core values that help create a joyful place where we empower curious minds to explore the world.

We are Playful. We are collaborative. We are experimenters – we take risks and embrace failure. We believe that diversity is critical to creativity.


How to apply

To be considered, all applicants must submit a cover letter and a resume.




MOXI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity at all levels.

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