Philanthropic Gifts Officer

Start Date: ASAP

Employment Type: Full-time

Location: South Bend, IN

Station: WNIT-TV

Contact Person: Mary Aupperle

Contact Email: [email protected]

We are an
Equal Opportunity Employer

Required Skills:

Discussed at the interview.

Education Required:

College degree preferred with 3-5 years of fundraising experience.

Benefits:

Partially paid health, vision and life insurance, voluntary dental insurance, vacation, personal, and sick time, 403(b), EAP, YMCA Membership, Kroc Center discount, Potawatomi Zoo membership.

Job Description:

Develop strategy and manage all aspects of major, planned and capital giving through cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of existing and prospective donors.

Responsibilities include:

  • Create and implement individual, private foundation, and corporate major gifts and planned gift strategies in collaboration with the Vice President of Development.
  • Act as primary relationship manager with WNIT’s Giving Society – “Directors Circle” (approximately 200 donors)
  • Manage relationship process for individual, private foundation, and corporate major donors including prospect development, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship.
  • Plan and implement funding campaigns, stewardship events and activities for major gift donors
  • Establish relationships with estate planners.
  • Identify and cultivate donors capable of higher giving levels, moving mid-level gifts to major gifts.
  • Plan and execute major gift materials, including proposals, stewardship materials, and recognition.
  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve revenue goals
  • Report relationship management activity using constituent management system including identification, qualification, cultivation activity, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current major donors
  • Oversee WNIT’s annual Day of Giving; including secure challenge funds, solicit new donors and work with marketing staff to promote the day.
  • Assist with other responsibilities as assigned

Education: College degree preferred or equivalent experience. CFRE designation desirable.

Skills and Experience: 3-5 years fundraising experience. Knowledge of trends in major giving, familiarity with local/regional donors and foundations, and strong oral and written communication skills desired. Ability to serve as ambassador for the station to communicate with all levels of constituents.

Instructions to Apply:

Apply by sending a cover letter and resume to: [email protected], or mail to WNIT Public Television, Attn: Philanthropic Gifts Officer Search Committee, PO Box 7034, South Bend, IN 46634-7034. Please mention how you learned about this position. EOE

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