Employment

WXPR is now seeking applicants for this full time position. Interested applicants should forward resume and letter of intent to:

Pete Rondello, President and Station Manager, 28 N. Stevens Street, Rhinelander, WI 54501

Or, E-mail: pete@wxpr.org

WXPR does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, gender, religion, disability, or age.

White Pine Community Broadcasting, Inc. and WXPR is an EOE corporation.

Applications must be received by March 2nd, 2015, 5:00PM

Director of Development & Major Gifts

WXPR Public Radio

Oversees and manages all fundraising activities, including individuals, businesses, major donors, planned giving, and special projects. Works closely with management to determine annual funding goals, priorities, and funding strategies. May assist on various issues outside of the functional area of responsibility as needed. This is an exempt, salaried position.

Duties:

1.    Prepares and successfully executes fundraising plans to reach new and current funding goals in order to grow station revenues. Cultivates corporate, foundation, and individual support.

2.    Enlists the involvement of WXPR staff, Station Manager, Board, and others as necessary to successfully implement the annual fundraising plans.  Designs and provides training for staff and volunteers as necessary. Establishes a competitive fundraising program that will enhance the infrastructure and capability of the Station through proposals, grants, and donor contributions.

3.    Oversees the organization and participates in the implementation of annual membership activities such as on-air membership drives, annual renewals, sustaining memberships, telemarketing, and acknowledgement programs.  Oversees the writing and production of fundraising mail campaigns to members and potential members.  Responsible for growing and updating the member database for potential fundraising opportunities.

4.    Responsible for all aspects of corporate underwriting including establishing underwriting packages, setting rates, and  ensuring compliance with FCC regulations. Must make face to face contact with new and existing underwriters, thereby enhancing communication and building relationships.

5.     Develops and implements major gift and planned giving programs. Researches best practices in fundraising and implements new developments to include sustained giving and web revenue generation.

6.    Develops fundraising initiatives for the Station’s special events. Identifies opportunities for special campaigns to support the WXPR strategic plan and vision.  May include endowment and capital campaigns.

7.    Develops and submits grant proposals to foundations, corporations and government agencies, researching, preparing, and performing subsequent follow-up of grant proposals and foundation requests

8.    Oversees the management of fundraising record-keeping systems, ensuring donor privacy, data accuracy, timeliness of reporting and data security on and off line. Coordinates activities of staff engaged in maintaining records of contributions and grants.  Develops and manages donor acknowledgement and recognition programs. 

9 .  Provides guidance and training to the Membership Director and Marketing Director. Works to develop department staff with core values consistent with those of WXPR.

10.    Serves as member of the WXPR management team and participates in the development of the station’s strategic plan.  Leads the effort to understand relevant trends likely to impact future development efforts by attending national and regional training and conferences.

11.    Seeks ongoing professional and personal development through networking, outreach to business, civic engagement, involvement with the arts and education communities, and through membership organizations. 

12.    Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

•    Extensive Development experience including a record of significant accomplishments and success in achieving measurable fundraising goals and expense management.

•    A history of well-managed, highly organized, creative fundraising efforts that consistently meet incrementally increasing financial goals.

•    Demonstrated ability to assume a variety of responsibilities and work under pressure and time restraints.

•    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and coordinate work in situations where demands of a diverse nature are involved.

•    Demonstrated ability to train others in a variety of fundraising related departmental tasks.

•    Ability to maintain proper records and reports for the station.

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

•    Must be knowledgeable of public radio and FCC guidelines, or be willing to learn.

Job Title:                   Development Director

Classification:           Permanent, Full Time

Salary Range:           Commensurate with experience

Reporting Relationship:   Reports directly to the President/Station Manager, from whom overall direction is received.

Position Description:   Responsible for implementation and oversight of all fund development activities for WXPR, 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. Serves as key member of WXPR management team.

Major Responsibilities:   Responsible for maximizing philanthropic and transactional revenue for WXPR by:

1      Providing direction and leadership to staff who oversee fundraising, including:  Membership, Major Gifts, Planned Giving, Grants Administration, and Corporate Development.

2      Developing and implementing a program aimed at cultivating deeper relationships with donors.

3      Serving as the primary in-house resource on best practices for nonprofit fund development, emerging trends, and opportunities for growth.

4      Responsible for the hands - on implementation of securing funding for station operation via business underwriting, membership development and grant development and submissions.

5      Identifying, developing, and mentoring Development staff, encouraging continued professional development.

6      Identifying new sources of revenue, researching potential to implement and develop business plans to pursue the most promising ventures.

7      Taking a leadership role in capital campaign and major gift planning and execution. 

8      Partnering with the President/Station Manager and Board members to increase visibility and collaborative opportunities for the advancement of WXPR.

9      Promoting a culture of accountability, ethical decision making, adherence to mission and excellence.

10    As a member of the WXPR management team, working to help achieve organizational mission and vision.

Qualifications:

•       A degree in non-profit or business management, marketing, or related field preferred.

•       10+ years experience in non-profit fund development, with some exposure to public media environment desired.

•       Fundraising database software knowledge desired.

Must possess:

•       Exhibited exceptional written and oral communication skills.

•       Experience with donor cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.

•       Tangible experience with successful fundraising campaigns.

•       Demonstrated experience with proposal development, project and budget management.

•       Ability to construct, articulate, and implement an annual strategic development plan.

•       Experience in professional development of staff team.

•       High energy and passion for WXPR mission and core values of creativity, resourcefulness, balanced and objective approach to content, and committed to doing “whatever it takes”.

•       Strong organizational skills.

•       Flexible, adaptive style in working with many varied audiences.

OR:

•    Extensive Development experience including a record of significant accomplishments and success in achieving measurable fundraising goals and expense management.

•    Well managed, highly organized, creative fundraising efforts that consistently meet incrementally increasing financial goals.

•    Demonstrated ability to assume a variety of responsibilities and work under pressure and time restraints.

•    Demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and coordinate work in situations where demands of a diverse nature are involved.

•    Demonstrated ability to train others in a variety of fundraising related departmental tasks.

•    Ability to maintain proper records and reports for the station.

•    Excellent written and verbal communication skills.