Director of Development, WXPN
The WXPN Director of Development is responsible for managing a team of 7 employees working in membership, mid-level giving, major gifts, and institutional grants to reach multimillion fundraising goals annually, primarily in unrestricted operating funds. They set goals and strategy for WXPN Membership. They also play leadership role in setting goals and strategy for all philanthropic giving at WXPN as well as soliciting major gifts.
This Director is responsible for planning and executing multiple fundraising campaigns a year, along with producing a minimum three one-week on-air membership drives. Following fundraising trends and new opportunities, they will analyze, recommend and implement new fundraising initiatives for growth, while maintaining a robust sustaining donor program. Using Salesforce as a CRM and donor database, they define critical benchmarks for fundraising and analyze results to make decisions for investment in future growth.
They also serve as the point of contact between the Development team and other teams at WXPN, including managing revenue and expense reporting to the Finance team. Working in collaboration with the University's Central Development and Alumni Relations division to ensure that all fundraising activity follows established principles and protocol as well as those set forth by the University.
The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.
Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.
The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.
A Bachelor's degree and 5-7 years of marketing/ fundraising experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. At least 3 years of supervisory experience required. Experience in and knowledge of sustained giving programs, direct mail, CRM/database management, and customer service preferred. Requires strong organizational skills and ability to coordinate various complex projects at the same time. Must be excellent communicator, creative, resourceful and flexible. Public broadcasting experience and familiarity with WXPN programming helpful. Valid driver's license is required.
Job Profile Title
Annual Giving Officer C
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Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.
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How To Apply
Formal application for this position MUST be made through the University of Pennsylvania Online Employment System on the https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/careers-at-penn website.
Deadline for Applications: September 14, 2020
No phone calls, please.