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Major & Planned Gifts Officer

Indianapolis, IN, USA

This position identifies, cultivates, and secures new major, planned, and capital gifts for WFYI in the West Lafayette, IN area. This position also leads the engagement and stewardship of a donor portfolio in giving.

*Candidates do not have to live in West Lafayette/Lafayette, but will need to commit to establishing a regular presence in the area, which might require commuting there 2 to 3 times per week*

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Responsible for developing and executing strategies for donor identification, qualification, cultivation, and solicitation
  • Delivers outstanding service to WFYI’s donors, listeners, viewers, and users as their primary point of contact. Accuracy and timeliness are key, with a focus on balancing an exceptional customer experience with our financials, and always looking for opportunities to improve processes
  • Qualifies a portfolio down to approximately 150 donors
  • Conducts a minimum of 12 donor calls or virtual visits monthly
  • Identifies, cultivates, and solicits planned gifts
  • Ensures that donor information is entered in WFYI’s organization database in a standardized, timely and accurate manner
  • Meets the goals set annually for revenue growth, expectancies secure, and number of visits
  • Develops strategies that contribute to the retention of annual and planned gifts
  • Works well with volunteers, foundation, and board members to ensure goals and objectives are met
  • Helps coordinate, communicate, and implement major donor and planned giving donor events
  • Ensure that donor and potential donor information is entered into WFYI’s organization database in a standardized, timely, and accurate manner
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Educational Background: 
High school diploma (required)
Bachelors degree (preferred)
  • History of successfully securing gifts of $1,200+
  • Experience using a donor database and other donor management technology
  • Salesforce CRM experience preferred
  • Experience qualifying donors through the Moves Management process
  • Knowledge of planned giving vehicles, principles, and best practices
  • Excellent oral, written and presentation skills
  • Computer literate with demonstration of strong leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Teams strongly preferred
  • Self-starter that enjoys fast-paced, high-energy environment
  • Willing to work varied hours and attend off-site events
  • Capacity to think strategically, creatively and be advantageous
  • Proven ability to work with internal and external constituencies in a professional and courteous manner
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matter with appropriate discretion
  • High energy and passion for WFYI Public Media mission and core values of operating with unquestionable integrity; collaborating with each other and with community partners’ respecting everyone; serving with humility; embracing change; delivering excellence every day

$60,000 - $65,000 annually, dependent upon experience

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Post Date: 
Mar 10 2023
Active Until: 
Apr 9 2023
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