Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving
WGTE Public Media is seeking an accomplished Director of Major Gifts and Planned Giving. Candidate will be a front-line fundraising professional responsible for securing funds for the organization by strategically managing a portfolio of prospects and donors with a giving potential of five figures or more. The Director creates and maintains relationships, connecting donor interests to WGTE Public Media’s priorities and includes identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major and planned gift prospects and donors. Retaining and upgrading existing donors through strategic engagement and stewardship is expected. This person is detail and goal-oriented, with demonstrated skills in relationship building, project support, information management, and verbal and written communication. The Director will work to increase annual revenue, identify new sources of support, and drive the major and planned giving strategy. A bachelor’s degree, CFRE, a minimum of 5 years of sales or fundraising experience, experience crafting gift proposals resulting in five and six-figure gifts from individuals, strong prospect research skills, and thorough knowledge of estate and charitable gift planning are preferred. WGTE Public Media provides a competitive salary and excellent benefits and is committed to attracting and retaining a diverse staff that honors your experience, perspective, and unique identity. Together, the team at WGTE strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.