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Associate Director of Development, Major Gifts for WTTW and WFMT

  • 05/30/2023 1:37 PM
    Message # 13208241
    Christine Teed (Administrator)
    • WTTW (Chicago PBS) and WFMT (classical music radio station) are looking for an Associate  Director of Development, Major Gifts who will raise revenue through developing relationships with prospects and donors that result in financial support for WTTW and WFMT, with an emphasis on managing a portfolio of donors and projects as well as managing or co-managing fundraising projects for the development team.


      Portfolio management responsibilities include:

      · Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 125 - 150 prospects and major donors to WFMT and WTTW at the $5,000 - $25,000 level.

      · Conduct 15 to 20 meaningful points of contact a week with donors, making regular in-person donor visits a priority.

      · Work with director of stewardship to ensure the intricate benefit fulfillment for donors, including appropriate and accurate recognition and personalized, meaningful contacts.

      · Work with director of events to facilitate invitations to events that align with donor interests and attend events, which include occasional evenings and weekends.

      · Employ the Tessitura CRM to plan and track all relevant activities.

      · Other duties as assigned.

      Project management responsibilities include:

    • Collaborating with members of the development team and colleagues in other departments to coordinate efforts around raising funds for projects such as WTTW News and Chicago Tonight, Firsthand, Chicago Stories, and WFMT;
    • Managing the pipeline of donors and prospects for assigned projects by implementing research, identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies; and,
    • Working with development teammates to ensure that project materials and timelines such as solicitation letters and proposals, acknowledgement letters, and stewardship emails are kept up to date as projects evolve.

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