Individual Giving Manager - 91.3 WYEP / 90.5 WESA

Feb 28, 2017

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Status: Full-time exempt

Reports to: Director of Development

Position Summary

Oversee and coordinate the details of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s individual giving fund development program to ensure continued growth and long-term revenue stability and provide general support for other development functions.

Position Overview

The Individual Giving Manager works closely with the Director of Development to meet the listener-generated fundraising goals of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting.  Listener support accounts for the single largest revenue stream from sister stations 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA, with a goal of approximately $2.5 million and tremendous growth potential.  This person will participate in strategic planning and coordinate all individual giving programs for the stations, including on-air fundraising, sustained giving, direct mail, telemarketing, e-solicitations and social media.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Membership Solicitation and Retention

  • Organize and execute listener-based fundraising efforts, including but not limited to sustained giving, direct mail, telemarketing, online giving, email and social media campaigns.
  • Create acquisition, lapsed donor, renewal series and additional gift appeals. Work closely with all vendors to ensure timely execution and delivery of both ongoing and seasonal mailings/ campaigns.  This includes a monthly, eight-hit renewal cycle and two-three lapsed and additional gift campaigns for each station.
  • Actively participate in on-air membership drive planning and implementation, including goals, messaging, scheduling, strategies and production.
  • Working with director of development, create and implement comprehensive tiered donor benefits program.
  • Oversee the selection of membership thank you gifts (premiums) for on-air membership drives.

Vehicle Donations

  • Serve as primary contact person for vehicle donation program for both stations
  • Create and implement marketing and communication strategies to increase awareness and revenue from vehicle donations
  • Develop and implement strategies to turn vehicle donors into annual and/or sustaining donors


  • Oversee and maintain department budget as it applies to membership functions, tracking expenses and keeping organized records.
  • Perform due diligence and negotiations to ensure most beneficial vendor relationships.



External Partnerships/Opportunities

·       Serve as primary community liaison for external fundraising opportunities such as Day of Giving.

·       Develop and oversee strategic matching gifts program, soliciting matching gifts and following up on current members who have indicated their employer has a matching gifts program in place.  Work with Director of Development and marketing department to develop on and off-air marketing strategies to grow this revenue stream.

General Duties

·       Work with the Director of Development to develop monthly, annual and long-term fund development goals and plans for the organization

·       Work closely with fellow development team members to ensure success of overall department goals, long-term growth and donor retention

·       Attend and participate in weekly team meetings and other meetings as directed

·       Represent stations at events as needed

·       Other duties as assigned

Required Skills and Experience

·       Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of progressive non-profit fundraising experience.  Public broadcasting experience preferred.

·       Proven success in direct mail, telemarketing, email and online giving.  On-air fundraising experience highly desired.

·       Strong analytical skills and database management experience.  Experience with Allegiance fundraising software a plus.

·       Highly organized self-starter with strong time management skills and excellent attention to detail

·       Ability to take direction as well as be an enthusiastic team player.

·       Excellent interpersonal skills; must be comfortable interacting with constituents in person and on the phone.

·       Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines as required.

·       Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and compatible programs.  Familiarity with social media platforms.  Experience with Constant Contact a plus.

·       Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.

·       Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, with some long days required during peak fundraising times.

·       Strong judgement, sense of ethics, integrity and accountability.

·       Passion for and knowledge of public media and its mission.

Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation offers:

Salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is fun, diverse and progressive.   Applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume, sample fundraising appeals and at least three references to .  In your response, let us know how you heard about the position.


Please, no phone calls.


PCBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.