Job Description:

WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are looking for a Manager, Corporate Giving. This individual will be responsible for the stewardship of an existing major gift corporate portfolio and the development of new major corporate funders and sponsors.


  • Research current and potential corporate prospects (contacts, giving history, and philanthropic interests) and identify approaches for solicitation meetings, participating as appropriate.
  • Establish partnership levels and benefits for all corporate philanthropic approaches.
  • Create and maintain materials to explain and support the corporate funding opportunities associated with both programmatic offerings from WTTW and WFMT.
  • Author special project materials and solicitations for development team.
  • Manage the database entries and acknowledgments for all corporate funders.
  • Work on special screenings, tours and events related to corporate funders and strategic partners.
  • Staff internal meetings, attend external events, and work in concert with other members of the Development Division and the organization at large.
  • Staff leadership through drafting emails, letters, and remarks.
  • Manage benefit fulfillment for the development team.
  • Other departmental duties as needed and identified.


  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Strong time-management and prioritization skills
  • Detail-orientation
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong writing skills
  • Organized planner
  • Self-starter
  • Media literacy
  • Flexibility
  • Strong problem solving skills

EXPERIENCE:  Candidate must have 3-5 years of related work experience. Experience in the Development or Corporate arena desired, as is practical experience and/or knowledge of the non-profit sector. High level of computer literacy also needed.

MINIMUM EDUCATION:  Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent.

Job Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Job Category: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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