This position leads the on-air membership fundraising unit within the WAMU Membership Department and serves as the main liaison with programming, production, web and marketing staff for its activities. The Assistant Director uses a creative, entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to fundraising efforts that advances listener involvement – serving the priority of securing maximum new and re-acquired member participation, maximum sustainer participation, and upgrades in previous giving levels. This position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to boost station membership and member support, growing campaign revenue to a level consistent with top performing public media stations.
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.
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Bachelor’s degree in communication, or related field.
Five (5) years of experience in public broadcasting fundraising or in a related area
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and mange fundraising initiatives
Understanding of public broadcasting fundraising concepts practices, and procedures
Possess a complete understanding of mechanics and philosophy of membership fundraising including membership campaign production, year-round positioning announcements major donor spots, planned giving spots, and other membership activities
Demonstrated experience in on-air fundraising and other membership campaigns
Experience with public radio/public TV on-air talent
Demonstrated technical, broadcast production and editing experience
Demonstrated computer skills and database management experience
Demonstrated ability to work with others in developing, planning and implementing interdepartmental goals and strategies
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills as well as customer service savvy
Must be able to work occasional late nights and/or weekends
Stressful, demanding work environment throughout on-air campaigns and continued responsiveness to growing membership program
Must be able to push, pull, lift and move objects up to 50 pounds
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
American University (AU) is one of the largest employers in Washington, DC and consistently ranks among the nation’s great universities. Our student body is cosmopolitan and globally diverse, with over 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students represented by all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 150 countries. Throughout our history, the engagement, inclusiveness and diversity of AU’s facul...ty, staff, and students have been hallmarks of the university. We offer a competitive benefits package including a 2:1 matching retirement plan, tuition benefits for full-time staff and their families, 5 leadership development certificates, and have been recognized by the American Heart Association as a fit-friendly worksite. For more information regarding our benefits and life at AU please visit http://www.american.edu/hr/Benefits.cfm.