Reporting Relationship: Reports directly to President and CEO, from whom overall direction is received.
Position Description: Serves as key member of Executive Leadership Cabinet, working close with President/CEO, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Content Officer. Responsible for oversight of all fund development activities for WFYI, including: Membership, major giving, planned giving, capital campaigns, corporate underwriting, new business development, special events/projects, and grants. Provides vision and leadership to Development department staff.
Major Responsibilities: Responsible for maximizing philanthropic and transactional revenue for WFYI Public Media by:
Commitment to Results:
Is accountable for fundraising goal achievement of the organization.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Cabinet team, works across departments to help achieve organization mission and vision.
Strategic Fundraising Expertise and Leadership:
Providing direction and leadership to staff who oversee fundraising, including: Membership, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Grants Administration, and Corporate Development.
Developing and implementing a program aimed at cultivating deeper relationships with donors.
Serving as the primary in-house resource on nonprofit fund development best practices, emerging trends, and opportunities for growth.
Identifying new sources of revenue, researching potential to implement and develop business plans to pursue the most promising ventures.
Taking a leadership role in capital campaign planning and execution, collaborating with and providing appropriate support for Director of Major Gifts.
Communication and Motivation Leadership:
Overseeing design of workflow and departmental policies and practices to best achieve goals and continuity of service and performance.
Identifying, developing, and mentoring a professional development staff, encouraging continued professional development.
Partnering with CEO and Board members to serve within our community to increase visibility and collaborative opportunities for the advancement of WFYI.
Promoting a culture of accountability, ethical decision making, adherence to mission and excellence within fund development departments.
Proven Leadership Success:
Graduate of four-year, accredited college or university.
Exhibited exceptional written and oral communication skills.
High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of: Operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners; respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day.
Fundraising expertise and Proven Success:
10+ years’ experience in non-profit fund development, with some exposure to public media environment desired.
Fundraising data base software knowledge desired.
Experience with donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
Tangible experience with successful fundraising campaigns.
Ability to construct, articulate, implement annual strategic development plan.
Experience in supervision of professional development staff team.
Strong organizational skills.
Flexible, adaptive style in working with many varied audiences.
Proven Business Leadership Acumen:
Advanced degree in non-profit or business management, marketing, or related field preferred.
Demonstrated experience with proposal development, project and budget management.