Open Positions

Capital Campaign Officer


The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site seeks a Capital Campaign Director, a newly-created, part-time, three-year position responsible for implementing and completing a $3.75 million capital campaign. The Capital Campaign Director will work closely with the President & CEO, Capital Campaign Cabinet, and the Vice President of Development in carrying out a broad-based fundraising plan targeting individuals, corporations and foundations to support this initiative.


  • Capital Campaign Strategy and Planning
    • Help lead the strategy development and planning of the campaign, working collaboratively with the President & CEO and Capital Campaign Cabinet
  • Capital Campaign Management
    • Implement and Manage the Capital Campaign
    • Develop and Manage campaign prospect lists, including research and tracking
    • Recruit, train, and manage campaign volunteers
    • Schedule and support capital campaign meetings
    • Manage the campaign budget
  • Capital Campaign Reporting
    • Prepare monthly and quarterly reports for the President & CEO and the Capital Campaign Cabinet
  • Capital Campaign Communications
    • Plan and implement cultivation and recognition events
    • Collaborate with our staff to develop capital campaign print, web, and social media communications materials
  • Cultivation and Solicitation
    • Develop and execute targeted cultivation plans
    • Work with the President & CEO and members of the Cabinet and Board, to cultivate prospects
    • Refine and execute solicitation strategies
    • Prepare and provide support to staff, board, and volunteers for solicitations
    • Participate in solicitations
    • Implement donor acknowledgement and recognition, as appropriate


  • Bachelor’s Degree in a related field
  • Familiarity with non-profit setting; knowledge or a willingness to learn of issues and dynamics related museums is preferred
  • 4 years of professional experience in fundraising with a track record of success
  • Experience managing capital campaigns
  • Direct development experience including solicitation skills
  • Experience in scheduling and staffing solicitation calls and conducting follow up and stewardship
  • Demonstrated success in managing complex projects
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills, capable of working effectively with board members, staff members, volunteers, and donor/prospects.
  • Knowledge and proficiency at an intermediate or higher level of Microsoft Office applications
  • Attention to details and accuracy
  • Superior verbal and written communication skills
  • Professional and courteous presence, on phone and in person, ability to work with a wide variety of people, ease in initiating contacts with other groups
  • Knowledgeable about the role of technology and electronic communication in fundraising
  • Availability for some travel, evening and weekend work for events and donor contacts
  • Preference for candidate to have experience with building a   list of naming opportunities for capital campaign


This is a part-time hourly position (25-28 hrs per week). The Presidential Site offers a competitive wage commensurate with experience. The position would require most of the time spent at our office in Indianapolis, but may allow for some work to be conducted offsite as needed.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Application deadline is July 31, 2019. Interested candidates should send resume and cover letter to Bethany Gosewehr, Vice President of Development, at


Volunteers are always needed and welcome – learn more here!


Special Events, Social Media, and Marketing Intern

The Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site seeks a Special Events and Marketing Intern to assist with event planning and outreach efforts. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual interested in learning more about event planning, marketing, as well as non-profit outreach and fundraising. The internship offers exciting hands-on experience and the opportunity to gain new skills.


  • Work with Special Events and Marketing manager to plan and execute events
  • Develop sponsor prospect lists, levels of sponsorship, and communicate with sponsors for upcoming events
  • Draft content and copy for social media calendars
  • Create articles and other features for eNewsletter
  • Find and develop images and graphics to be featured on social media
  • Assist Vice President of Development as needed


  • High school diploma with some course work completed at a 4-year college or university
  • Self-motivated, good organizational and interpersonal skills, detail oriented, ability to multi-task, prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Professional demeanor with ability to communicate in a professional manner
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms, Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Previous internship or related experience in fundraising/event planning is a plus
  • Must have strong interest for event planning, social media and enthusiasm for the mission of the Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site

This internship is unpaid and part-time. College credit is encouraged and available upon school approval. This position is also available for work study. Some late evenings and weekends will be required.

To apply, send cover letter and resume to Bethany Gosewehr, Vice President of Development, No calls or in-person visits please.

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