Full Time Job

Director, Individual Giving


Washington, DC 11-02-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

NPR seeks to hire 2 dynamic, experienced, and mission-driven Directors of Individual Giving to join NPR's growing and thriving development team. Reporting to and partnering closely with the Senior Director of Major Gifts, the Director will manage a prospect portfolio of major donors and prospects in the New York, California, or Southeast region (capable of making high 6-, and 7-figure gifts), utilize fundraising best practices, develop individual donor strategy, execute moves management (cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship) to help NPR achieve and exceed short and long-term fundraising goals,, and work across NPR and to continue building a strong culture of philanthropy for public media.

• Manage and grow an existing portfolio of around 75-150 prospects with the ability to secure high 6-8 figure gifts, including members of the NPR Foundation Board of Trustees.
• Outline donor strategies for the prospect portfolio and create a pipeline to track activity and progress.
• Qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward this portfolio, using moves management tools and fundraising best practices to ensure prospects and donors are moving through the appropriate prospect cycle.
• Ability to be self-reliant and create engaging donor proposals, reports, and impact from existing templates.
• Communicate frequently with the Senior Director of Major Gifts, sharing activity and progress regularly.
• Partner with the Donor Operations team to utilize templates to create donor proposals, stewardship touches, and other donor materials as required.
• Partner with the Planned Giving team to close blended gifts as appropriate.
• Maintain and update donor information promptly in the donor database (Salesforce) to ensure accuracy and share information in real-time.
• Partner with local Member stations on any collaborative donor prospects.
• Exemplify fundraising best practices and a high level of ethics in all activities.


EDUCATION: Bachelor's degree or equivalent in work experience preferred

WORK LOCATION: This is a remote or hybrid permitted role. This role is based out of our Washington, DC office but the employee may choose to work on a remote basis from a NPR approved location.

• 5+ years of frontline fundraising or sales experience at a large, complex organization
• Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience
• Proven track record cultivating and closing 6+ figure gifts and pledges
• Strong ability to create and execute donor strategy, apply moves management, and implement fundraising best practices
• Advanced interpersonal and communication skills with proven ability to work closely and professionally with a wide range of constituents, including staff, board members, Member stations, external partners and donors/prospects
• Exceptional verbal and written communication skills and excellent attention to detail
• Proven ability to manage multiple projects, to set and adjust priorities, and work under pressure while maintaining composure and a sense of humor
• Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced environment, meet concurrent deadlines, organize time and priorities, and to do so in collaboration with diverse stakeholders
• Cultivate and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace
• A self-starter is who able to be motivated in a remote setting
• Comfort with travel, conducting face to face and/or zoom meetings with NPR donors, trustees and prospective donors
• Cultivate and support an inclusive and equitable workplace culture

• An understanding of complex fundraising organizations or federated nonprofit models
• An understanding of media/public broadcasting organizations and the relationship between NPR and its Member Stations

The minimum annualized salary for this position is $110,000

The range displayed reflects the minimum and maximum salaries NPR expects to provide for new hires for the position across all US locations.

NPR Pay Range

$110,000 - $120,000 USD

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Salary Details
Salary: $110,000 Per Year ($ USD)
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