North Country Public Radio, serving the northern 1/3 of New York State, along with western Vermont and parts of Ontario and Quebec, seeks a Giving Manager to join our development team. This position is primarily responsible for interfacing with NCPR’s donors to generate and increase revenue for NCPR’s giving programs including but not limited to individual giving, planned giving, matching gifts, and vehicle donations. This position will identify potential new donors, develop new and maintain existing relationships with supporters, and coordinate fundraising efforts. The Giving Manager reports to the Development Director.
- Collect, organize, and analyze data to help strengthen and increase revenue from each of the station’s giving programs and ensure all aspects of programs are being implemented effectively.
- Plan, organize, and execute fundraising campaigns in coordination with key station personnel.
- Oversee the cash receipt of contributions and a variety of functions related to donation processing, including database maintenance.
- Develop and implement donor communication plan and acquisition program, and work with key station personnel on donor strategies and prospect opportunities.
- Perform detailed research and reporting related to donors and giving programs.
- Communicate with donors and coordinate efforts to maintain existing donor relationships and obtain new donors.
- Meet/exceed annual fundraising goals.
- Supervise volunteers and interns working on giving program related functions.
- Prepare marketing/promotional materials in coordination with station’s marketing and digital teams and vendors as needed to support giving programs and opportunities.
- Organize donor-related events and make public appearances at events on behalf of the station as required.
- Back-up support for payment processing and other related functions.
- Perform other duties as assigned or requested.
The incumbent must possess initiative, a strong work ethic, excellent people skills and judgment and the ability to coordinate and accomplish multiple detailed projects with competing priorities in a confidential, accurate, efficient, supportive, and professional manner. This position may require occasional evening hours and some travel.
- Excellent communication skills – both written and verbal – and good listening skills
- Strong computer skills with a demonstrated familiarity of computer systems, including MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.) and ability to learn industry-specific software programs as required; experience with Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
- Highly organized, reliable, creative, and motivated team player
- Ability to work independently, prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously, work well under pressure on complex tasks, and meet deadlines.
- Ability to problem-solve, make decisions, communicate effectively, and take responsibility for them.
- Ability to interact with donors with a high degree of professionalism.
- Meticulous attention to detail and appropriate accuracy is essential.
- High degree of confidentiality
- High school diploma or equivalent required; bachelor’s or associate degree with work-related experience preferred; a combination of education and work experience may be substituted and considered.
- Previous related office expertise
- Familiarity with NCPR or public radio
- Experience with Adobe Creative Suite
- Ability to lift 30-50 pounds (for transporting station materials to events) is a plus.
We serve a large geographical area of New York State including the 1000 Islands region, the Adirondack Mountains, the St. Lawrence and Champlain Valleys, and portions of Vermont, as well as Southeastern Ontario and southern Quebec, Canada. NCPR’s base in Canton, New York, offers many opportunities for enrichment through four colleges and universities in proximity. The region offers easy access to both summer and winter sports and recreation, from fishing to skiing. The cities of Montreal and Ottawa are close by and a unique benefit of life in the North Country.
Direct benefits (from our licensee, St. Lawrence University) include excellent health insurance and retirement plans as well as college tuition exchange/remission for employees and their dependents, and access to the university’s fitness center. Indirect benefits include working with a dedicated and friendly staff, enthusiastic and supportive listeners, affordable housing in a welcoming and safe community, and living and working in a beautiful region.
Interested and qualified candidates should complete the online application form and upload the required documents in the “Applicant Documents” section of the application at the online St. Lawrence University employment portal: https://employment.stlawu.edu/postings/3414
Professional reference contact information should be provided in the application form.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Questions about the position can be directed to Lizette Haenel, NCPR Development Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All offers of employment are contingent upon the finalist successfully passing a background (including criminal records) check.