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Chief Development Officer

Public Media Group of Southern California
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Closing date
Aug 30, 2022

The Aspen Leadership Group is proud to partner with Public Media Group of Southern California in the search for a Chief Development Officer.

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Chief Development Officer will lead and oversee all Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) advancement functions including individual and foundation giving; planned giving; major giving; sustained giving; capital and other giving campaigns. This is a highly entrepreneurial opportunity which will allow the Chief Development Officer to build and nurture a program that will significantly increase philanthropic support for an organization that is leading public media innovation through transformative storytelling, services, and brands—focusing and amplifying the unique Southern California perspective within public media to better serve diverse local and national audiences well into the future.

Public Media Group of Southern California uses storytelling and the power of media to make a difference for the community. Formed in 2018 through a merger of PBS SoCal and KCETLink Media Group, PMGSC is comprised of three content channels, PBS SoCal, KCET, and Link TV, that serve more than 19 million people across Southern California. A local, member-supported non-profit organization, nearly 50% of PMGSC's funding comes from its more than 155,0000 members.

As part of the Public Media Group of Southern California, PBS SoCal serves as a powerful force in the community by creating an environment where people are inspired to learn more about each other and to do more to solve societal issues. PBS SoCal works toward this goal by providing high quality content and amplifying it through community engagement and partnerships with educational, arts, and cultural institutions in the region. It serves as the flagship PBS station for Los Angeles and the greater LA area, offering the full slate of beloved PBS programs. PBS SoCal programs are accessible for free through four broadcast channels, and available for streaming via multiple platforms. PBS SoCal works in the community to address educational gaps, including kindergarten preparedness and high school dropout rates.

Public Media Group of Southern California includes a second PBS channel, KCET. With presence on-air, online, and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET provides free programming through four broadcast channels, reaching nearly two million viewers each month in 11 counties across Southern California.

Link TV is Public Media Group of Southern California's third anchor. Created 20 years ago as the first U.S. television network dedicated to providing a global perspective on news and events. Link TV continues to create programming to engage, educate, and activate viewers to get involved in the world around them. It presents issues not often covered in the U.S. media, connecting viewers with the people directly impacted by breaking news events and organizations at the forefront of social change. More than four million Americans watch the network regularly.

Public Media Group of Southern California is committed to fostering a workforce and governing board that reflect the richness of diversity found in the communities it serves. At its heart, diversity speaks to the range of viewpoints, ideas, and creative energy that comes from a variety of individuals. Southern California is diverse when it comes to culture, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, gender, religion, national origin, and education. Listening to the successes and struggles of those in this diverse community gives the organization insight into the programming and outreach that will best serve the market.

A bachelor's degree is required for this position as is at least seven years of experience in a senior-level public media or complex non-profit/arts and culture fundraising management role. All applications must be accompanied by a cover letter and résumé. Cover letters should be responsive to the mission of Public Media Group of Southern California as well as the responsibilities and qualifications presented in the prospectus.

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