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Major Gifts Officer--Community Idea Stations (Richmond & Charlottesville)

A Major Gifts Officer, with passion for public broadcasting, is sought by the Community Ideas Stations for full time position working with our leadership giving group. Competitive candidates will have direct experience cultivating and stewarding major donors.

Responsibilities include: Managing a caseload of major donors from Richmond and Charlottesville, matching their interests to giving opportunities and engaging them with the work of the Community Idea Stations. The officer engages with donors through personal meetings, lunches, tours, events and through correspondence. Individual contributes to the overall development team effort to strengthen individual giving to the stations. Regular travel required to the Charlottesville area.

Required Skills: The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented self-starter with the ability to effectively handle multiple, complex tasks. Candidate must have five years related experience and/or training in communications, public relations sales, marketing or fundraising. Must have excellent listening skills, strong interpersonal and public speaking skills. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required.  Individual must be experienced with Microsoft office products (Excel, word). Analytical skills and comfort working with databases and donor management software required. Preferred: Minimum five years non-profit experience. Events management experience helpful.

Full Time: Occasional weekend and evening work required.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package available, including health, dental, vision insurance and 403b savings plan. Employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Generous paid time off to include vacation, holidays and sick leave.

To Apply:
Send cover letter, resume and salary history to:
CPBC, Human Resources
23 Sesame St.
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
or email to hr@ideastations.org

Deadline to Apply: March 23, 2015

Commonwealth Public Broadcasting (CPBC) is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).


The Community Idea Stations provide public radio (NPR) and television (PBS) programming in Central Virginia. Stations include 88.9 WCVE Public Radio, WCVE PBS, WHTJ PBS, WCVW PBS, WCVE Create, and MHz Worldview. For more information about the Community Idea Stations, visit our website at ideastations.org; or follow us on Facebook (WCVE) or twitter (@wcve).


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