Job Description:

WTTW (Chicago PBS) is looking for a Director of On-Air Fundraising. This individual will blend strategy with creativity to grow membership and increase revenue during WTTW’s onair membership drives. The ideal candidate is a fundraiser with a successful track record, thinks strategically, and has a passion for the mission and value of public media.  


  • Create, and execute big picture annual strategies and detailed quarterly plans for generating membership drive revenue.
  • Plan, direct, and execute all onair fundraising activities.
  • Assure brandaligned message development, facilitate talent recruitment and training, oversee production of live and pre-taped solicitations.
  • Create and execute fun, inperson and virtual events related to programming, to drive membership and revenue.
  • Develop giving incentives including member gift strategies and oversee gift inventory management and vendor relationships with a focus on increasing diverse suppliers.
  • Work crossfunctionally with digital marketing team, and other station departments, to develop and execute new strategies and tactics to drive growth.
  • Consult in fundraising program scheduling.
  • Collaborate with external vendors for specialized services including call service center, inventory fulfillment and distribution center.
  • Track and report on campaign performance and membership metrics to transform data into actionable data sets and analytics for optimized fundraising performance; adhere to organizational data security policies.
  • Manage, develop, and support highperformance team.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Demonstrated ability to manage an outcomesdriven fundraising team and adjacent production staff
  • Self-starting, independent worker
  • Detailoriented with strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional oral, written communication and people skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects successfully
  • Ability to prioritize assignments and responsibilities
  • Consistently meet required deadlines
  • Work with a positive attitude
  • Demonstrated analytical skills
  • Desire to learn new skills and experiment with new concepts



EDUCATION AND TRAINING:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, preferably in fundraising, video production, or marketing.

Job Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
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Full time
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