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Senior Manager, Collaborative Fundraising

National Public Radio
District of Columbia, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Feb 23, 2022

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Position Type
Fundraising, Donor Relations
Public Broadcasting
Employment Type
Full Time
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A thriving, mission-driven multimedia organization, NPR produces award-winning news, information, and music programming in partnership with hundreds of independent public radio stations across the nation. The NPR audience values information, creativity, curiosity, and social responsibility – and our employees do too. We are innovators and leaders in diverse fields, from journalism and digital media to IT and development. Every day, our employees and member stations touch the lives of millions worldwide.

Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success. We are committed to doing the right thing in our journalism and in every role at NPR. This means that integrity, adherence to our ethical standards, and compliance with legal obligations are fundamental responsibilities for every employee at NPR.

NPR is seeking a Member Station Lead who will collaborate with NPR’s vast network of Member Stations to grow philanthropic support for the network. The lead will directly support station fundraising teams with one-on-one advising, tools, and resources to grow their own fundraising programs, and by developing opportunities for collaborative major gifts. This position reports directly to the NPR Network Lead.


  • Lead NPR Development’s Member Station strategy and support philanthropic growth at all levels of NPR.
  • Build relationships with station fundraising teams and General Managers.
  • Serve as fundraising resource to all station colleagues, sharing best practices and supporting station needs. Provide support for station fundraising teams to strengthen and grow fundraising programs across the network.
  • Collaborate directly with stations to identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward collaborative major gift prospects.
  • Manage relationships with collaborative prospects and donors in partnership with station colleagues.
  • With other NPR teams, develop webinars, roundtables, and training opportunities to share fundraising best practices and highlight examples within the system of high performing teams.
  • With other NPR teams, develop multi-platform collateral and events to support station fundraising efforts.
  • Build and reinforce a culture of encouragement, respect and open communication promoting a collegial environment that encourages teamwork and thrives on diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree


  • Commitment to NPR’s mission, the broader public radio landscape, and high-quality journalism.
  • Minimum of 7 years of progressive experience in donor services, including deep expertise in relationship management and major gift fundraising.
  • Experience with general fundraising best practices and digital fundraising.
  • Experience working with technology to advance donor processes.
  • Ability to effectively engage and strategize with various stakeholders.
  • Experience within the media industry.


  • Experience within the media industry.

Does this sound like you? If so, we want to hear from you.

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