Job Description:

Major Gifts Officer

Full Time; Exempt

WYPR is seeking an experienced and driven major gift fundraiser to lead the station’s efforts to realize an aggressive plan to grow service to the Baltimore region. The Major Gifts Officer will be responsible for the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors and prospects at the mid and major giving levels for annual operations, capital expenditures, special projects, and planned giving. The ideal individual is a detail-oriented professional that is a self-starter and has a passion for public radio.  A proven record in non-profit development and fundraising is a must.

You will have an opportunity to help the organization build an audacious case for support and to implement systems to track and grow a robust major gifts program.

Duties

  • Build and maintain relationships with current and prospective mid-level and major giving donors and cultivate them to increase giving to major gift levels and/or planned gifts.
  • Collaborate across departments and with organization’s Board to bring to fruition the identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of mid and major donors.
  • Assist prospective donors in their charitable gift planning and design.
  • Collaborate with membership and event staff for fundraising and marketing events to steward and cultivate donors and prospects.
  • Strategically position the President and General Manager for meetings with key donors, prospects and community stakeholders.
  • Act as a station representative within the community.

Qualifications

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible major gift fundraising experience, demonstrated ability to accomplish results through successful interpersonal relationship-building skills, and mid to high level of database experience. Bachelor’s degree is preferred or equivalent work experience is required, graduate degree is a plus. 

Candidates should submit a cover letter (please cite referral source) and resume to WYPR, Business Manager, 2216 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, or to jobs@wypr.org.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Organization: 
Job Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
Job Category: 
Fundraising/Promotion/Membership
Deadline: 
Friday, November 29, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
Send Application Materials To: 

Candidates should submit a cover letter (please cite referral source) and resume to WYPR, Business Manager, 2216 N. Charles St., Baltimore, MD 21218, or to jobs@wypr.org.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply. WYPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer.