Major Gifts Officer

Job description

WRTI is located on the Main Campus of Temple University in Philadelphia and serves a large audience of classical music and jazz listeners in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Our vision is to be an institution that inspires a rich life and positive social change through the power of music. Our mission is to champion music as a vital cultural resource. We pursue that mission through our values of curation, discovery, performance, community, education, and preservation.

The Major Gift Officer (MG0) secures funds for WRTI by fulfilling the interests and passions of donors by providing them with compelling and relevant giving opportunities.  This position encourages donors to give, reinforcing their integral role as partners, and WRTI's role in fulfilling their philanthropic values and vision through WRTI. The MGO assures that as many donors as possible are retained, upgrades their giving, and maximizes their involvement.  Responsibilities include:

*Qualifying current donors, identifying new prospects, and defining caseload(s)

*Creating individual goals for each person in caseload based on the donor's history of giving and knowledge of that donor's potential

*Creating plans for each donor that will serve as a foundational communication and marketing plan for each person on the caseload

*Executing caseload plans to achieve retention and upgrade goals

*Working with various departments to secure appropriate project information, including budgets *Creating offers, proposals, and asks targeted to caseload donors and prospects to secure gifts

*Creating monthly reports for management that accurately reflect caseload activity and performance

*Performs other major donor activities as may be required

Required Education and Experience:

Relevant Bachelor's degree and at least five years of directly related experience including significant professional responsibility for an equivalent functional role in donor relations, fundraising coordination, and/or customer service/support. An equivalent combination of directly related experience and education may be considered.   Experience and agility using donor management and/or CRM systems (Allegiance preferred). 

Required Skills and Abilities:

*A demonstrated passion for music, public media, and the mission of WRTI to champion music as a vital cultural resource

*Goal-oriented, creative, and motivated by helping others pursue their passions and interests

*Appreciation for the power of data and metrics to inform strategy and decision-making

*Ability to leverage various communications platforms for donor communication, involvement, and cultivation 

*Works well in a team environment and maintains a positive objective approach and attitude, while looking at challenges as opportunities to improve and grow

*Some travel is required.


* Public Media experience

*This position requires a background check

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of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Entertain & Ed Community Ctr
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 4/6/2021
Application Due: 6/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time