Req No. 2017-5835 Category Management Type Full-Time Contract Salary DOE Dept\/Proj Name KPBS Close Date ..
This newly created position will play a leadership role as KPBS embarks on several campaigns that will lay the foundation for the organization's future success. The campaigns will focus on capital improvements related to facilities and technology, endowment and sustainability, estate and planned gifts.
Reporting to the AGM for Development and Grants, the position will work closely with the GM as an innovative and progressive leader in public media. The ideal candidate for this position will be a highly motivated, experienced and strategic fundraising professional with campaign experience.
Serve as front line fundraiser; develop a portfolio of 100+ individuals and foundations for campaign, annual and multi-year leadership gifts; initiate and steward key funding relationships; serve as resident "expert" and first point of contact for those donors.
Responsible for soliciting high level major donor prospects to reach individual, campaign and annual goals.
Increase the number of upper-level donors and upgrade existing donors to major donors who are in the Producers Club and general membership.
Write high level gift proposals, reports, and correspondence for prospective donors, including stewardship communications, renewal letters, and other donor communications.
Participate in the establishment of Development policies, procedures, plans, goals and budgets.
Establish strong relationships and lines of communication with KPBS staff from Membership, On-Air Pledge, Development, Grants, News and Programming, Communications, working together to create accurate and informative messaging, in order to increase donor awareness of key initiatives.
Assist with the execution of additional cultivation and stewardship events and activities that serve to advance donor engagement and deepen investment in the station's work.
Represent the station at major social events that KPBS co-sponsors.
Perform other special projects as assigned by the General Manager, and Associate General Manager for Development and Grants.
Travel, evening and weekend hours will be required.
Knowledge and Abilities
7-10 years' experience as a highly motivated and strategic major gift fundraiser.
Demonstrated experience raising leadership gifts for a capital campaign and other special projects.
Experience establishing a robust prospect pipeline.
Successful track record of meeting and exceeding multimillion dollar department goals.
Experience cultivating and bringing in planned or deferred gifts.
Prior experience leading and managing staff, team or department.
Experience creating and implementing fundraising strategic plans and marketing plans.
Strong skills in using donor fundraising database systems.
Excels at building relationships inside and outside of organization.
Ability to organize and coordinate groups of volunteers.
Superior knowledge of major giving and expertise in writing major gift and/or grant solicitations.
Ability to work evenings and weekends as required for donor events.
Experience and Education
Bachelor's degree required.
Non-profit fundraising experience required with an annual budget in excess of $10 million.
Computer literacy and proficiency in donor databases, such as Raisers Edge, Microsoft Office programs including Word, Excel and PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook, Gmail, Internet Explorer, and Social Media.
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