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Director of Development, Louisville Public Media
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Louisville Public Media | Louisville, KY
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Job Description

Louisville Public Media (LPM) is an independent community
supported non-profit serving our Louisville Metropolitan area with
three distinct radio stations and an investigative newsroom.
89.3 WFPL News Louisville provides local, national
and international news, public affairs and cultural programming.
90.5 WUOL Classical Louisville is our city's only
classical music and fine arts radio station. 91.9 WFPK
Independent Louisville showcases independent, alternative
music and an array of musical genres.
The Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting
(KyCIR) shines the light of accountability on the people and
institutions in power. Although LPM was formed as a three-way
partnership in the 1990s, the stations individually trace their
roots back to the 1950s. Today, the stations sustain an audience of
more than 200,000 weekly listeners, and we reach more than 250,000
users via our digital platforms. LPM also serves as a community
convener for public affairs and culture, presenting public panels
and free concerts. The local community provides 90 percent of the
funding for LPM's annual budget of $6.5 million through
memberships, grants and business sponsorships. LPM employs 60
full-time and part- time staff members, led by a President/General
Manager who reports to a 20-member volunteer Board of
Duties of the Director of Development
The Director of Development leads the Development Department to
raise nearly $3 million annually in memberships, major gifts and
foundation grants. (A separate department manages business
underwriting.) The Director is first and foremost the lead
fundraising professional for LPM and should expect to be meeting
daily with current and potential major contributors in order to
cultivate, solicit and steward gifts. The Director must be
articulate, poised and professional in all situations. The Director
is expected to plan and execute all aspects of the Development
Department, including but not limited to: major gifts, campaigns,
grants, membership drives, reporting, membership recognition,
direct mail campaigns, email communications, education and
promotion through on-air presentations, fundraising and cultivation
events, and board engagement. The Director must analyze data to
increase support by regularly improving methods for cultivation,
solicitation, stewardship, retention and increased giving from more
than 13,000 members. Additionally, the Director must guide the
planned giving program and meet regularly with potential legacy
donors and their advisors. The Director works closely with the
President/General Manager to support and guide all fundraising
visits, and the Director is a member of the senior management team
and is expected to display a commitment to helping other staff
succeed. The Director is the key senior staff member to serve as
liaison to the Board. The Director and the Development Department
work closely with LPM Underwriting to provide the greatest benefit
to both the clients and members, and to LPM. The Director
supervises three full-time staff: Membership Manager, Sustainer
Program Coordinator and Membership Associate. The Director reports
to the President/General Manager.
Candidate Qualifications
The successful candidate for Director of Development will

Prior experience as a front-line fundraising professional that
raised major gifts from individuals in support of a significant
nonprofit organization. We prefer at least ten years experience in
progressively more responsible positions that directly relate to
the duties stated above.
Proven management experiences overseeing professional staff and
volunteers, setting and achieving ambitious fundraising goals, and
adhering to budgets. We prefer prior fundraising experience aligned
to goals of at least $1 million or more in organizations where
public charitable support accounts for at least half of the
Demonstrated commitment to a career in fundraising and to the
professional standards and ethics of fundraising, as well as a
demonstrated ability to uphold the professional standards of
confidentiality and workplace ethics that are essential to work in
a public news organization.
A completed bachelors' degree is required, additional
post-graduate coursework in a related field is preferred.
Candidate Competencies
When we interview candidates and speak with their references, we
are looking for demonstrated proof that the next Director of
Development can:

Inspire, engage and influence others to embrace the mission of
public media, to give generously of their time and financial
resources, and to ask others to do the same;
Demonstrate excitement about and passion for public media among
all audiences;
Strengthen relationships and build trust and respect with key
Lead through action, keeping the vision of LPM at the forefront
of fundraising work; and lead
by example, giving staff and volunteers clear direction that
affirms the underlying mission;

Drive execution by translating strategic goals into operational
reality and holding all accountable
to agreed-upon timelines and outcomes;

Resolve conflicts and build coalitions with sensitivity,
integrity and follow-through;
Demonstrate humility, humor and heart in interactions with the
staff, board, donors, volunteers,
audience members and community; and

Communicate and articulate the mission in ways that will foster
wider participation and respect for public media.

Louisville Public Media is an equal opportunity employer that
actively seeks diversity in its workplace and offers an excellent
benefits package.
PLEASE CONTACT our Search Counsel by mail or email only,
Mark W. Rountree, VP and Partner Ashley|Rountree and
2525 Nelson Miller Parkway, Suite 106 Louisville, KY


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