Individual Giving Manager

Application Deadline:  Open Until Filled

Status:  Full-time exempt

Reports to:  Director of Development


Position Summary

Oversee and coordinate the details of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting’s individual giving fund development program to ensure continued growth and long-term revenue stability and provide general support for other development functions.


Position Overview

The Individual Giving Manager works closely with the Director of Development to meet the listener-generated fundraising goals of Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting.  Listener support accounts for the single largest revenue stream from sister stations 91.3 WYEP and 90.5 WESA, with a goal of approximately $2.5 million and tremendous growth potential.  This person will participate in strategic planning and coordinate all individual giving programs for the stations, including on-air fundraising, sustained giving, direct mail, telemarketing, e-solicitations and social media.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities


Membership Solicitation and Retention

  • Organize and execute listener-based fundraising efforts, including but not limited to sustained giving, direct mail, telemarketing, online giving, email and social media campaigns.
  • Create acquisition, lapsed donor, renewal series and additional gift appeals. Work closely with all vendors to ensure timely execution and delivery of both ongoing and seasonal mailings/ campaigns.  This includes a monthly, eight-hit renewal cycle and two-three lapsed and additional gift campaigns for each station.
  • Actively participate in on-air membership drive planning and implementation, including goals, messaging, scheduling, strategies and production.
  • Working with director of development, create and implement comprehensive tiered donor benefits program.
  • Oversee the selection of membership thank you gifts (premiums) for on-air membership drives.


Vehicle Donations

  • Serve as primary contact person for vehicle donation program for both stations
  • Create and implement marketing and communication strategies to increase awareness and revenue from vehicle donations
  • Develop and implement strategies to turn vehicle donors into annual and/or sustaining donors



  • Oversee and maintain department budget as it applies to membership functions, tracking expenses and keeping organized records.
  • Perform due diligence and negotiations to ensure most beneficial vendor relationships.



External Partnerships/Opportunities

  • Serve as primary community liaison for external fundraising opportunities such as Day of Giving.
  • Develop and oversee strategic matching gifts program, soliciting matching gifts and following up on current members who have indicated their employer has a matching gifts program in place.  Work with Director of Development and marketing department to develop on and off-air marketing strategies to grow this revenue stream.


General Duties

  • Work with the Director of Development to develop monthly, annual and long-term fund development goals and plans for the organization
  • Work closely with fellow development team members to ensure success of overall department goals, long-term growth and donor retention
  • Attend and participate in weekly team meetings and other meetings as directed
  • Represent stations at events as needed
  • Other duties as assigned


Required Skills and Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree with five or more years of progressive non-profit fundraising experience.  Public broadcasting experience preferred.
  • Proven success in direct mail, telemarketing, email and online giving.  On-air fundraising experience highly desired.
  • Strong analytical skills and database management experience.  Experience with Allegiance fundraising software a plus.
  • Highly organized self-starter with strong time management skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to take direction as well as be an enthusiastic team player.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; must be comfortable interacting with constituents in person and on the phone.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once and meet deadlines as required.
  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office and compatible programs.  Familiarity with social media platforms.  Experience with Constant Contact a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability and willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends, with some long days required during peak fundraising times.
  • Strong judgement, sense of ethics, integrity and accountability.
  • Passion for and knowledge of public media and its mission.


Pittsburgh Community Broadcasting Corporation offers:

Salary commensurate with experience and an excellent benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid medical leave, 403(b) plan with matching contributions, paid vacation and holidays and a workplace culture that is fun, diverse and progressive.   Applicants are invited to send cover letter, resume, sample fundraising appeals and at least three references to .  In your response, let us know how you heard about the position.


Please, no phone calls.


PCBC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity in the workforce.

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