Advancement Officer

THE POSITION:
 
WFAE seeks an experienced fundraising professional to enhance the organization’s major
gifts program. Working closely with the Executive Director of Advancement and WFAE’s CEO, the Advancement officer will manage relationships with approximately 120 current and/or prospective donors. This position is responsible for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting and stewarding these individuals as well as planning and attending fundraising activities and events. This position is responsible for consistent tracking and reporting of major gift progress and performs other duties as assigned.
 
College degree in business, the arts, or fundraising is required. Thorough knowledge of major gift fundraising concepts and operations, as well as extensive experience in donor research, cultivation,
solicitation and stewardship is also required. The successful candidate will have exceptional written and oral presentation skills. Experience using fundraising software is preferred. This person must be able to work well under deadline pressure, demonstrate patience, understand the needs of others, and maintain a clear sense of priorities in a demanding environment. Must be able to see, hear, speak, reach, grasp, operate and input data into a computer, sit and stand for long periods of time and move freely about the building. A high level of concentration skills and the ability to be detail-oriented are of value. Must be able to communicate in person with individuals or groups and answer and speak on the phone. Must be able to travel locally when necessary using personal or public transportation to assist in meetings and solicitation visits, which may require irregular hours on a regular basis. Professional appearance is a must. Light travel may be required.
 
WFAE is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
Please send cover letter and resume to careers@wfae.org with the title of the position in the subject line.
 
THE ORGANIZATION:
 
WFAE 90.7 is a member-supported, locally owned, independent radio station committed to delivering the highest quality news and public affairs programming for its listeners in the Charlotte Metrolina region, as well as Piedmont and the Carolina foothills. WFAE is the most listened-to public radio station in the Charlotte area, offering a broad range of national, international, and regional news from National Public Radio, the BBC, Public Radio International, American Public Media, and WFAE’s award-winning newsroom. The station is committed to providing fact-based, in-depth information that helps create a more informed, engaged, and empowered community and enables citizens to better understand shared challenges, seize important opportunities, and enjoy this special place they call home. As Charlotte has grown, so has WFAE, with a creative website in addition to broadcasts that now reach more than 200,000 listeners a week in a 22-county area.
 
The station has garnered numerous journalistic honors, including four Edward R. Murrow awards from the Radio Television Digital News Association, including one award in 2014. The staff produces the
award-winning Charlotte Talks, hosted daily by Mike Collins, featuring guests from all walks of life. In 2008, the station launched its “Public Conversations Series” that brings together area residents to discuss important issues in a community forum.