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Chief Development Officer

Classical KING FM 98.1
Washington, United States
$150,000.00 - $170,000.00
Closing date
Sep 2, 2021

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Position Type
Fundraising, Capital Campaigns, Major Gifts
Arts, Public Broadcasting
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Details

Classical KING FM 98.1 is the primary institution for classical music in Seattle, Bellevue, and Greater Puget Sound region and serves as the catalyst for the vitality of the entire regional arts community. KING FM strives each day to make classical music and the arts easily accessible by developing new diverse audiences for classical music. Today, Classical KING FM is recognized as a regional treasure and an experienced, authoritative source of high-quality classical music and arts programming. With over 250,000 weekly listeners, the Classical KING FM audience is as varied as their musical selections. Nearly 20 percent of their listeners are under 35 and thousands of them are under the age of 11. They have 8,300 weekly listeners who identify as disabled and over 40,000 who are people of color. With a budget of $4.2 million, staff of 23, and more than 16,000 members, Classical KING FM is helping to pave the way for a bright future and bring the richness of classical music to diverse audiences in the rapidly growing Puget Sound Region.

As of February 2020, KING FM is located in a new 4,000 square-foot office space on the second floor of the Seattle Opera Administration Building on the Seattle Center Campus near the Space Needle. Before relocating to this new space, KING FM completed an ambitious capital campaign, raising $6.8 million for critical facility needs and allowing this organization a strong foundation for continued philanthropic donor support.

The Chief Development Officer (CDO), a collaborative, strategic, and caring fundraising professional, reports directly to Brenda Barnes, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Classical KING FM 98.1. The Chief Development Officer serves as an essential member of the senior leadership team. The CDO leads a comprehensive development program that supports KING FM’s mission and manages a six-member team. The Chief Development Officer works closely with KING FM’s CEO and engaged Board to support them on strategic donor cultivation, strengthen the Board’s fundraising capacity, and acts as the primary board liaison to the Development and Marketing Committee. To increase KING FM’s fundraising potential, the Chief Development Officer will implement effective strategies to support KING FM’s ambitious strategic goals and help increase annual revenues up to $7 million by 2025.

The ideal candidate will bring a passionate commitment to the mission, vision, and values of Classical KING FM and to diversify their programming and staff with at least five to seven years of senior-level comprehensive fundraising experience, including prior experience guiding strategy and leading a team of development professionals. In addition, this candidate will demonstrate significant achievement in the areas of major giving, annual giving, corporate giving, foundation giving, donor marketing and stewardship, special events, including solicitation of six-figure gifts and greater.

The salary for this position is $150,000 to $170,000. The Chief Development Officer will be based in Seattle at the Classical KING FM offices with the flexibility to work remotely. Benefits include medical, dental, and vision insurance; employer-paid life and disability insurance; 401(k) program, paid time off including holidays, sick days, personal days, bereavement leave, and vacation; a relaxed, healthy, joyful work environment; and a flexible work-life balance. Relocation assistance will be provided for the successful candidate.

To be considered for this opportunity, please send a letter of interest and resume to:

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