Director, Major and Planned Giving - WFYI
- 10-Jan-2020 to 10-Feb-2020
- - WFYI Public Media
- Indianapolis, IN, USA
- Full Time
This position is responsible for identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of philanthropic gifts, including major and planned gifts, as well as capital campaign gifts.
As Indiana's largest public media, WFYI reaches more than half a million people with trusted news and compelling stories across radio, TV, digital, and in-person. Every day, we leverage NPR, PBS and our local staff to empower, educate, entertain, and connect our communities through impactful journalism, inspiring stories, and lifelong learning. Our mission has never been more important than it is right now.
WFYI is looking for a Director of Major Giving, directly responsible for more than $1.3 million in annual giving, as well as our planned and capital giving. They partner closely with the Membership Director to acquire, retain and grow more than $4.3 million in revenue. As a nonprofit, we rely on our 25,000 individual donors for more than one-third of our annual operating budget.
We do that by providing an exceptional experience for our donors, building strong relationships, and sharing the powerful impact WFYI is having on our communities.
Responsibilities- Sets priorities, defines measurable outcomes, schedules appointments and deadlines and organizes a workable plan to achieve goals in major gifts, planned giving, capital gifts and events.
Holds direct responsibility for cultivating and maintaining relationships with a portfolio of major donors and prospects, with an emphasis on in-person solicitation calls.
Oversees work of Major and Planned Giving Officer and Donor Engagement Coordinator.
Provides reports and communication to WFYI leadership, including senior management and MIPM Board of Directors and the Foundation Board of Directors as needed.
Develops, monitors and reports on revenue and expense budgets for major gifts, planning giving, capital campaign and related activities.
Responds to donor requests, comments and inquiries.
Works within and across departments to ensure cohesive strategies and implementation of organizational projects.
Participates in and supports other development activities, such as membership drives and community and station events.
Serves as a departmental leader, working with Chief Development and Marketing Officer and all Development and Marketing Directors to promote a mutually supportive environment of excellence.
Position Qualifications- High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of: Operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners; respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day.
Bachelor's degree and at least five years progressive experience in fundraising and development.
Demonstrated success in direct gift solicitation.
Proven ability to advance strategic relationships.
Experience managing professional staff team.
Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written.
Self-sufficiency in data management, spreadsheet manipulation and digital presentations.
Ability to excel in a team environment, but with a high level of personal motivation and accountability.
Occasional evening and weekend work required
Management experience in a nonprofit organization.
Knowledge of planned giving vehicles.
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