This position requires some weekend and evening work and in-state travel.
This is an at-will grant funded position, funded with federal money from the CPB and donor funds.
Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.
Supervise all Development department staff, including training and evaluations. Lead search, screen and recommendation process for hiring of all development positions. Participate in the search/screening of other WPR staff openings, as requested. Serve as backup in critical areas of the fundraising operation as needed.
Oversee activity in WPM Membership, Underwriting Sales, and Major Gifts/Donor departments. Work with General Manager to articulate guiding principles and goals for the three fundraising divisions that comprise WPM's integrated fundraising structure. Ensure achievement of annual goals. Guide and participate in the planning and management of on-air membership drives, direct mail, telemarketing, acquisition, member relations. Identify and incorporate successful sales strategies, client prospecting tools, and client relations protocols; coordinate on-air/online delivery of underwriting announcements. Oversee activity in the major giving program and ensure adherence to WPM goals and standards. Plan and oversee the departmental expenditure budget. Assume day-to-day responsibility for each development area during times of staff absence.
Develop strategies for grant opportunities based on WPM priorities. Monitor federal, state, and local granting entities for funding opportunities and Requests for Proposals (RFPs) and present to management for consideration. Coordinate and manage the internal application process, including research, writing, communications, and submission of applications and proposals. Serve as liaison with funders. Develop and maintain a detailed schedule of reporting requirements and compile and submit all required reports. Maintain comprehensive historical records of documentation related to each grant. Develop marketing strategies that build public awareness for Wyoming Public Media. Plan and execute marketing campaigns. Work with WPM staff and University of Wyoming marketing professionals to create promotional material in a variety of platforms. Generate press releases for state and national sources.
Plan and coordinate station events related to awareness-building and fundraising. Identify opportunities for events for WPM alone or in conjunctions with partners. Generate the budget and monitor event expenditures. Oversee regulatory and compliance issues related to events. Develop presentation material for print, online, radio, and mobile sites. Work with UW professionals to construct appealing material for meetings, fairs, and conventions. Develop talking points and speech material.
Budget Responsibilities: Establish revenue goals in all development areas.
Plan and oversee Development Department expenditure budget. Assist in developing overall WPR revenue budget. Participate in senior management meetings to represent the Development Department.
Bachelor's Degree and three years of senior level managerial experience in public broadcasting fundraising or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of regulations governing public broadcasting fundraising.
Record of successful fundraising, grant-generating, and marketing activity.
Excellent writing skills to include strong grant writing abilities.
In-depth knowledge of fundraising software.
Ability to work well with colleagues.
Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills. Ability to think independently and creatively.
Valid Driver's License with a motor vehicle record that is compliant with the University Vehicle Use Policy Found at:
Successful generation of grants over 100K.
Working knowledge of specific public radio fundraising software.
Evidence of collaborative work with public radio industry partners.
Complete on-line application, resume, cover letter, and contact information for three work-related references.
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Welcome to Laramie
The University of Wyoming is located in Laramie, a town of 30,000 in the heart of the Rocky Mountain West. Wyoming is investing in its university, helping to make it a leader in academics, research and outreach.
The university has state-of-the-art facilities in many areas and is a cultural center for the state. Located on a high plain between the Laramie and Snowy Range mountain ranges, Laramie has more than 300 days of sunshine a year and is near year-round outdoor activities that include skiing, hiking, camping, bicycling, fishing and climbing.
The community provides the advantages of a major university and a distinctive identity as an important city in a frontier state. Laramie is near many of Colorado's major cities and university communities (Fort Collins: 1 hour; Boulder: 1.5 hours; Denver: 2 hours; Colorado Springs; 4 hours).
Wyoming Public Media is the 3rd largest state network and the only public radio service in Wyoming. Centered in Laramie, it operates 28 sites covering over 90% of the state. Wyoming Public Media operates four services: Wyoming Public Radio, Classical Wyoming, Jazz Wyoming, and wyomingpublicmedia.org. The Development Department generates over $1.2 Million in revenue annually.
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