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  • Full Time
  • Grand Rapids, MI
  • 45,000 - 52,000 USD / Year
  • Salary: 45,000 - 52,000

Website WGVU Public Media

This position is responsible for developing relationships with corporations and foundations to provide financial support for WGVU Public Media events, programming, initiatives, and operations.


Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major corporate and foundation donors to increase gifts to WGVU Public Media.
Actively maintain a mix of philanthropic event and program sponsorships, as well as media underwriting.
Work collaboratively across departments to develop funding opportunities for corporate and foundation donors via special events and program underwriting.
Develop and manage a significant portfolio and pipeline of corporate and foundation prospects.
Actively engage in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate and foundation sectors.
Meet with prospective and current corporate and foundation donors and develop and maintain excellent working relationships with current and prospective donors and colleagues across WGVU.
Participate in the drafting of case statements, talking points, and other materials required for campaigns and projects.
Participate in the creation of proposals, grant applications, and reports to corporations and foundations.
Work closely with WGVU philanthropy, marketing, education, and content creation teams.
Perform other duties as required/assigned by leadership.


High School Diploma AND five (5) years related work experience – OR – Bachelor’s degree AND two (2) years related work experience.
Experience in non-profit fundraising, sponsorship, and event development.
Database and reporting software experience.
Experience working with members/donors and ability to identify a diverse donor prospect pool.
Experience with successfully coordinating large projects.
Strong writing, editing, and proofreading skills.
Strong customer service skills.
Typing and spelling competency with grammar and proofreading skills.
Experience with various computer software applications (Microsoft Office, Outlook, Teams, etc).
Commitment to WGVU’s vision of diversity, inclusion, and equity.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and meet deadlines.
Ability to work within a collaborative multiplatform culture and environment.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism, punctuality, and work self-sufficiently with little direction when required.
Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule, including some nights, weekends, and holidays.
Valid driver’s license and ability to work on location as needed.


Experience in Public Media.

Department/Division: WGVU/University Relations

Campus: Grand Rapids Pew Campus

How To Apply: Apply online at and select “Apply now”.  Please include a cover letter and resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail addresses for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, please call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline: November 30 at 11:55pm

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