Director of Membership

Texas Public Radio - San Antonio

Job Type: Fundraising/Development
Closing date: 12/31/18

TITLE:                        Director of Membership

REPORTS TO:           VP of Development

CLASSIFICATION:  Exempt

SUMMARY:               Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state. We are non-profit and community supported.  We are looking for a Director of Membership to develop, implement and oversee the execution of our annual fundraising plan to increase individual contributions and maintain stewardship of our membership programs.

 

The Director of Membership plans, designs and leads the fundraising team in annual membership development, on-air fundraising, planned giving, and foundation gift expansion to increase contributions and maintain stewardship of Texas Public Radio’s membership programs. The Director is the primary architect of our annual on-air fund drives, with the responsibility to organize, oversee and lead this vitally important effort. The individual in this role cultivates and broadens TPR’s local and regional donor constituencies, and takes a leadership role in strategic planning of fundraising initiatives.  

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Plans, designs and leads the fundraising team in annual membership development, on-air fundraising, planned giving and foundation gift expansion in order to increase the number of members and contributions to Texas Public Radio’s membership programs.

Develops effective written, spoken and new media communication materials for members, including online campaigns; renewal, additional gift and lapsed mail; acquisition and new member initiatives; premium fulfillment; gift acknowledgements and year-end tax receipts.

Oversees the membership department activities to ensure that all individual donations, corporate gifts and foundation grants are properly solicited and recorded, applying the best practices in donor stewardship.

Organizes, oversees, and leads the execution of the annual on-air fund drives including securing challenge monies, the orchestration of its tempo and tone, and overall management of the campaign.

Strengthens donor relationships by planning and designing effective development efforts with identified donor groups such as the McClain Circle, the Pinnacle Circle, the Gwathmey Legacy Guild and others.

Works with the VP of Development to cultivate a steady pipeline of grant funding to support Texas Public Radio’s operations; researches and identifies appropriate grant funders; writes or supervises the writing of grant applications; and maintains solid relationships with grantors to fulfill and report on the requirements of the grant.

Exercises fiscal responsibility in the development and oversight of the membership department budget.

Analyzes detailed monthly reports including current, year-to-date information and trends for all areas of individual giving.

Plans and attends TPR events and functions in order to cultivate and appropriately steward members.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

EDUCATION:

Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Fundraising Management or related field preferred, or equivalent experience. CFRE a plus.

EXPERIENCE:

A minimum of three years of membership fundraising or experience in a related field that translates into donor cultivation, relationship building, and stewardship.  A minimum of five years’ experience in public media fundraising is preferred.

SKILLS:

Membership database management ability. 

Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and spoken.

Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.  

Solid work ethic, with the ability to capably handle multiple competing priorities and adjust work hours according to the demands of the job.

Self-starter with well-defined leadership skills and supervisory experience.

Must have a valid Class C driver’s license and reliable transportation

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.

Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, and quickly.

Able to hear average or normal conversations in person or by phone.

Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.

Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.

Sedentary work; sitting most of the time.  May have to lift folders, files, papers, audio/video equipment, and other such items weighing up to approximately 25 lbs.

NOTE:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required.  Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.

Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2018@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Director of Membership Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229

Contact Info

Vanessa Seiler
hr2018@tpr.org
#2106148977
http://www.tpr.org/employment