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Director of Development


Based in the state capitol, Boise State Public Radio is the premier NPR affiliate in Idaho. Through 19 transmitters & translators, it reaches 2/3rds of the states population. Its headquarters, situated along the Boise River, feature all-digital studios and some of the most loyal listeners in the market. The city of Boise is ranked as one of the "most livable" cities in America. It features a historic downtown, with a vibrant arts scene and an active, outdoors lifestyle. There are hundreds of sunny days and miles of trails in the foothills above the city. Boise State Public Radio is committed to expanding its news footprint in 2017. It is a key media presence in the state and has a growing regional impact across the Mountain West. 

Position Overview:

This position sets the strategic course and systematically oversees the execution of the tactics needed to achieve goals within the membership department; supervises the membership manager and provides oversight of the membership department, with responsibility/accountability for fundraising outcomes; manages and advances the Boise State Public Radio (BSPR) Broadcast Society, an annual major-giving group; identifies, cultivates, solicits, and stewards relationships with station’s major donors (includes individuals, foundations, and companies) with the goal of raising large gifts and funding that leads to transformational advancements; maintains a calendar of foundation prospects and makes successful applications for grant funding; interfaces with colleagues in the University Advancement (UA) division, operating in accordance with all UA policies and procedures with respect to donor/prospect management; likewise, represents BSPR and the station’s mission and financial interests.


Essential Duties & Tasks:

•Works closely with the station’s General Manager (GM) and direct reports to lay out clear expectations regarding fundraising goals for the station. 

•Devises, composes and implements an annual strategic development plan and executes to goal.

•As a member of the station leadership team, attends manager’s meetings and strategy sessions, and contributes to the team’s decisions.

•Collaborates with GM and Business Manager to create a development department budget; oversees the membership department’s budget management, and manages own individual budget (varies depending on efforts underway).

•Works individually with the GM, Community Board of Advisors, senior managers, and other stakeholders to prospect, cultivate, solicit, and steward new fundraising sources. 

•Stays abreast of listener research and demographic trends in the Idaho communities that the radio station serves; helping to create, execute, and assess listener/member surveys, when applicable.

•Sets the strategic course and oversees the planning and execution of Membership Department goals, particularly regular on-air membership drives.

•Leads Membership Department personnel, displaying the flexibility and strategic mindset to monitor, assess, regroup and redirect as needed.

•Meets regularly with the membership team to strategize and to stay abreast of industry best practices, devising plans to systematically incorporate these practices.


Minimum Qualification (Including Certificates and Licenses)

Bachelors degree or equivalent plus 8 years experience including 3 years managerial experience.


Preferred Qualifications

Masters degree


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Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-07-15