WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are looking for an Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts to raise revenue through developing relationships with prospects and donors that result in financial support for WTTW and WFMT.
Identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 125 - 150 prospects and major gift donors to WFMT and WTTW at the $5,000 - $10,000 level.
Conduct an average of 3 to 5 donor visits weekly and 15 to 20 meaningful points of contact.
Support the participation of executive staff in donor and prospect meetings by setting up meeting logistics, including providing briefing materials and funding recommendations, and follow up materials such as solicitations, touchpoints, etc.
Work with Manager of Stewardship to ensure the intricate benefit fulfillment for donors, including appropriate and accurate recognition and personalized, meaningful contacts.
Work with Associate Director of Events to facilitate invitations to events that align with donor interests and attend events, which include occasional evenings and weekends.
Participate in donor travel if required.
Other duties as assigned.
Lead by example with positive attitude, and goal-oriented, focused approach to developing internal and external relationships that result in increased funding for WTTW and WFMT.
Act in a team-centric, results-oriented manner, anticipating needs and promoting completion of numerous projects.
Communicate clearly and eloquently, always acting as an ambassador for the institution among donors and across departments within the organization.
Become an expert in specific program areas to raise restricted support for special projects.
Exhibit always strong donor-centric motives in the cultivation and stewardship of friends, volunteers, and donors that result in increased revenue for WTTW and WFMT.
Handle confidential materials with sensitivity and discretion.
EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have 3-5 years front line major gift fundraising experience, including making asks and closing gifts. Must also have experience presenting written and verbal information for the purposes of cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major donors.
MINIMUM EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree required, advanced degree or CFRE a plus.
Additional Salary Information: Paid Time Off, Medical, Dental, Vision Insurance, Flex Spending Account, Pre-tax Transit Program, Student Loan Payment/Tuition Reimbursement and 403(b) Retirement Plan
About Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT)
Window to the World Communications, Inc. (WTTW/WFMT) is Chicago’s premier public media organization committed to creating and presenting unique content for television, radio, and digital media. We are: ...dedicated to bringing Chicago and the world together and invite our audiences to explore the knowledge and creative life of the arts, sciences, humanities, and public affairs. ...committed to diverse perspectives, accessibility, innovation, community engagement, and life-long learning – we embrace the power of public service to make lives richer and our region stronger. ...trusted by parents, grandparents, care-givers, and teachers and provide educational content that promotes the healthy development of our children. ...balanced in our objective, in-depth reporting and encourage our audiences to engage in dialogue and make informed decisions.