St. Louis Public Radio (STLPR), the region’s National Public
Radio (NPR) member station, seeks an experienced fundraising
professional to supervise and coordinate activities for the
station’s major and mid-level donor groups and to secure $1,200+
gifts for annual support, special projects and planned gifts.
We’re looking for someone who wants to work with a dedicated
group of donors and prospects to fund critical programs at St.
Louis Public Radio. The ideal candidate is excited to activate and
strategically engage donors in their portfolio through gift
solicitation, cultivation and stewardship activities. This person
would be comfortable managing the administrative side of
fundraising operations including: mailings, calls, pledge billing,
invitations, donor recognition, reports, events and other
cultivation-related tasks. STLPR’s development team is vibrant,
diverse, ambitious and accomplished. A candidate for this position
should welcome the opportunity to collaborate, teach and learn as
an engaged member of the department. The Senior Development Officer
reports directly to the Associate Development Director and plays an
integral role in the planning and execution of most of the major
gift fundraising efforts for the station. So it’s vital that this
person can develop well-conceived and well-written offers on their
own, and also in cooperation with STLPR’s Development and
Management leaders. They should expect to not only manage but grow
club-level giving, and accurately keep track of plans and progress
using fundraising software.
St. Louis Public Radio’s mission is ‘To inform and
provide a deeper understanding and appreciation of events, ideas
and cultures for a more inspired and engaged public.’ Our
next Associate Development Director, Major Gifts, should
demonstrate passion for the importance, urgency, exclusivity and
power of public radio to improve lives as well as a desire to work
in a trusted organization that serves the educational, cultural and
informational needs of the community.
A combination of education and experience from which comparable
knowledge, skills and abilities is necessary. It’s also strongly
preferred that candidates have worked at least three years in
fundraising, donor relations, prospect management or a related
An exceptional candidate might also possess some of the
- Experience in fundraising, giving clubs, major gifts and
- Proven ability and willingness to successfully ask for $1,000
- Enthusiasm for building relationships with individuals from
myriad backgrounds and life experiences;
- Knowledge of and passion for public radio.
Salary Range: $62,000 - $68,000 annually, commensurate with
In one pdf document along with your online application please
include a cover letter outlining your qualifications, how your
experience is relevant to the job and your ideas for how this
position can best serve St. Louis area residents.
St. Louis Public Radio is a service of the University of
Missouri - St. Louis. In order to be considered for this position
or to view the posting in its entirety, please visit UMSL's employment site and complete an
online application. Job ID: 39175.
We are committed to building an organization representative of
the St. Louis region. St. Louis Public Radio and the University of
Missouri - St. Louis are equal opportunity employers. We
enthusiastically welcome those from groups underrepresented in
public media to apply.