Wisconsin Public Radio is seeking a dynamic development professional and strategic leader to advance our major and planned giving department and build relationships within and on behalf of WPR. The successful candidate will consider big-picture questions as well as analytical data as we build a deeper culture of philanthropy, taking a robust major and planned giving effort to the next level.
WPR is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to fostering an atmosphere of equity and inclusion. We want our staff and programming to reflect the rich culture and diversity of our state and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
As a pioneer in radio and public media, Wisconsin Public Radio has a strong commitment to innovation and leadership. A top-tier public radio station, WPR is known for its original content and programs, including winners of the Edward R. Murrow and Peabody Awards. With a mission to inform, entertain, engage and inspire individuals and communities, WPR is a civic and cultural resource that exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for its audience. Over its 100-year history, WPR’s network has grown to 37 stations programmed by seven regional studios, carrying programming from three WPR networks, serving nearly 500,000 weekly broadcast listeners as well as online users.
Headquartered in Madison on the University of Wisconsin campus, WPR is well-supported by more than 54,000 donors, business sponsors, and a flourishing major and planned giving program. WPR’s Development Department – including Major & Planned Giving, Membership, Business Development, and Database & Digital Fundraising – is responsible for raising over $12 million annually. Our thriving fundraising program is committed to strategic storytelling and communications that engage audiences and donors to increase awareness of, and revenue for, the station’s award-winning content on-air, online and in communities across Wisconsin.
WPR is seeking an energetic, highly-organized motivator to lead and supervise WPR’s major and planned giving staff, oversee team performance, and collaborate with colleagues, regional managers, WPRA board members, volunteers and others with major gift assignments.
Reporting to the Chief Development Officer, the director of major and planned giving will develop, manage and execute a fundraising plan, ensuring a clearly articulated message to donors through engaging and effective writing, inspiring partners to invest in WPR’s mission in conjunction with WPR’s overall strategic plan. This leadership role requires a team player with a passion for people and the transformative power of cultivating talent and ability through professional growth. They will be a skillful staff leader, effective in recruiting, supervising, and mentoring a dynamic team of fundraising professionals.
The major and planned giving director must oversee an ambitious, comprehensive financial/fundraising plan, monitoring that plan through successful implementation with positive results. The director will oversee the strategic use and development of the department’s Customer Relationship Management (CRM) tools. The director also assumes responsibility for stewarding a portfolio of lead gifts. The director will maintain the standards of journalistic ethics and excellence described in the Ethical Guidelines for Editorial Staff: http://bami.uwex.edu.
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and professional experience.
Minimum of five years’ work experience in major gifts in a non-profit environment, or a satisfactory equivalent combination of education and relevant professional experience.
Demonstrated understanding of the major giving process, principles, methods and practices including prospect research; and the ability to develop successful donor relationships through cultivation and stewardship.
Demonstrated experience in developing and executing strategic development plans.
Demonstrated experience in cultivating relationships that have resulted in major gifts and record of success in achieving development goals.
Outstanding interpersonal skills, including the ability to manage, coach and train staff.
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative, manage multiple assignments simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment.
Ability to work flexible and variable hours as needed to achieve goals.
Effectively engage diverse perspectives and experiences in work product and in organizational interactions, and demonstrate respect for others in all workplace relationships.
DESIRABLE BUT NOT REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Experience working with diverse, complex organizations supporting executives/management/board members.
Experience in project management.
Experience or knowledge of public broadcasting, particularly public broadcasting fundraising.
Experience with CRM practices, strategies and technologies; CRM conversions; and wealth screening.
HOW TO APPLY: To ensure consideration apply through our applicant portal www.careers.wisconsin.edu by 10/16/18. This is job # 14745. If you are a current UW System employee use http://bit.ly/2n9AibS. Please include: A detailed resume, a narrative (up to two pages) carefully detailing how your experience compares to the job duties and qualifications, and names and contact information, including email addresses, for three to five work references, including at least one supervisory reference.
Questions? Contact: Erin Cook, Wisconsin Public Television, 821 University Avenue, Madison, Wisconsin 53706; 608-263-0477; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: SALARY: The University of Wisconsin offers a comprehensive benefits package, including generous vacation, sick leave, healthcare and pension. Learn more about it here: http://www.uwsa.edu/ohrwd/benefits/summaries/.
Internal Number: 14745
About Wisconsin Public Radio
Wisconsin Public RadioWisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is a civic and cultural resource which exists to enlighten and enrich the quality of life for the people within its listening area. WPR reflects the values and resources of the university and the state of Wisconsin, and embraces the "Wisconsin Idea", helping to extend the borders of the university to the state and beyond, and providing significant programming by, for and about the people of Wisconsin. WPR's mission is to realize the "Wisconsin Idea" by producing, acquiring and delivering high quality audio programming that serves the public's need to discuss ideas and opinions, and that provides cultural enrichment, intellectual stimulation, and intelligent, enlightening entertainment. WPR is a service of the Educational Communications Board (ECB) and University of Wisconsin-Madison.Wisconsin Public TelevisionThe partnership between the Educational Communications Board (ECB) and University of Wisconsin-Madison makes Wisconsin Public Television (WPT) one of the top 20 television organizations in the country. Six stations, six translators and three affiliate stations offer outstanding programs for everyone from preschoolers to senior...s. In addition, more than 185 statewide cable systems carry Wisconsin Public Television signals to their subscribers' homes. A map of station coverage areas is available on the WPT website.The Wisconsin Public Television mission is to boldly enrich, educate and entertain diverse audiences of children and adults through the innovative use of television production and broadcasting, other communication technologies and community outreach. Wisconsin Public Television provides access to local and national content, extending its reach and impact in the communities served.Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television are services of the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board and University of Wisconsin-Madison which provide equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX requirements.
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