Responsible for overseeing and participating in driving growth, impact, and revenue for all WKU PBS and WKU NPR brands. As leader of the development team, the position oversees multiple initiatives including but not limited to, fund drives, prospect research, gift solicitation, corporate support, member services, donor cultivation, and grant writing.
Purpose of the Position
Responsible for overseeing and participating in driving growth, impact, and revenue for all WKU PBS and WKU NPR brands. As leader of the development team, the position oversees multiple initiatives including but not limited to, fund drives, prospect research, gift solicitation, corporate support, member services, donor cultivation, and grant writing. This position prospects, builds, and maintains long-term relationships with donors and community in support of WKU Public Broadcasting. Works alongside development team to establish and meet goals, oversee events, and streamline efforts to generate the most content, revenue, and goodwill.
- Manage and supervise development team of WKU Public Broadcasting ? direct fundraising efforts, including fund drives, prospect research, gift solicitation, corporate support, member services, and donor cultivation. Actively participates in all fundraising activities.
- Coordinate communications/collaborate on marketing and promotional efforts and implement donor engagement activities.
- Identify grant funding opportunities, write/collaborate on proposals, facilitate, and execute grant projects as they pertain to the development team.
- Builds and maintains long-term relationships with donors/underwriters/major gift partners. Visible and accessible to the donors and community of WKU Public Broadcasting.
- Establishes development team goals (financial, content driven, and goodwill producing), equips team to meet those goals, and works alongside team.
- Reviews and approves all underwriting and major gift contracts. Ensures adherence to organizational and legal policies and procedures, including the FCC and CPB.
Knowledge and Skills Considered Essential for Success
- Analytical Thinking: Ability to identify issues, obtain relevant information, relate and compare data from different sources, and identify alternative solutions. (Advanced skills required)
- Critical Thinking: Interprets and seeks information, uses independent reasoning to diagnose the root cause of situations or issues, identifies and tests solutions and thinks beyond what is typical or customary. Uses information to determine benefits and impact in making decision and/or recommendations. (Advanced skills required)
- Project/Program/Service Management - Ability to coordinate and administer programs/project activities and protocols. Ability to manage resources, monitor activities, and assess risks and quality issues associated with the program/project. (Intermediate skills required)
- Written and Oral Communications - Ability to present information to individuals or groups; ability to deliver presentations suited to the characteristics and needs of the audience. Ability to convey information clearly and concisely to groups or individuals either verbally or in writing to ensure that they understand the information and the message. Ability to listen and respond appropriately to others. Ability to impact and influence others to further the institution's strategic objectives. (Advanced skills required)
- Bachelor's Degree in a related field
- At least 5 years supervisory experience (e.g. fundraising,philanthropy)
- At least 10 years industry experience (e.g. public media, development, philanthropy)
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You will receive email confirmation that your submission has been received. The candidate review process will generally begin as materials are received. The expected hire date is on or about October 1, 2021.