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Advancement Director

Delaware Public Media is seeking an Advancement Director to succeed the retiring incumbent. This is a specialized fundraising and institutional development position. We are seeking an experienced professional with a demonstrated record of success.

Job Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and lead development and fundraising
  • Coordinate all fundraising campaigns, on-air, online and external.
  • Create development activities/ events timeline and calendar
  • Maintain and develop foundation relationships, grant applications, execution and reporting. 
  • Lead donor communications
  • Develop and manage donor events and relationships
  • Lead development of fundraising messaging, related social media planning, donor communications, creation of media for membership drives and other campaigns.
  • Provide major input to development of annual report
  • Work with the Underwriting Sales team when indicated to assist with development of underwriting relationships.
  • Must provide own transportation and be willing to travel as necessary.
  • Insures that revenue generated is at minimum 300% of fundraising and development expense.

Education and Required Skills

  • College degree is preferred, but not required.
  • At least 4 years of proven non-profit development experience. 
  • Strong ability to create and execute donor strategy and implement fundraising best practices.
  • Experience with social media campaigns.
  • Strong annual report, newsletter, and grant writing skills.
  • Ability to develop accurate and timely grant reports and fulfill other grant obligations.
  • Highly self-motivated, with strong project management skills.
  • Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, external partners and donors/prospects.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail,
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and professionalism.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders.
  • Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
  • Experience delegating responsibility and ensure accountability.
  • Ability to train and coordinate volunteers.
  • Willingness and availability to work diverse schedules, including evenings and weekends, as necessary.
  • A self-starter is who able to be motivated in a remote setting.

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