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AK Public Media, Dir of Major & Planned Giving


FSLA Status              Exempt

The Director of Major and Planned Giving is responsible for directing all major and planned giving for Alaska Public Media including cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.  The position works closely with other members of the AKPM Development Department.  Alaska Public Media is the source of NPR radio, PBS television for South Central Alaska and stewards the statewide Alaska Public Radio Network.


Essential Functions: 

 The Director of Major and Planned Giving will:

Identifies, cultivates, solicits, stewards and reports on major donors/prospects and planned gift/prospects.
Develops and executes comprehensive plans for soliciting and securing major and planned gifts from individuals including, but not limited to, on air efforts (KAKM and KSKA), web presence, community educational seminars, e-mail, and direct mail efforts.
Tracks AKPM endowment fund at Alaska Community Foundation.
Responsible for individual donor correspondence and gift proposals.
Represents AKPM at appropriate company and community functions.
Produces/tracks/reports major and planned gifts budget and performance analysis.
Coordinates with Database Manager on major giving related tracking.
Coordinates Alaska Permanent Fund Pick, Click, Give application.
Oversees/acknowledges donors to the Alaska Public Media vehicle donation program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

In addition to the above functions, the Director of Major and Planned Giving will:

Oversee staff activity in support of Major and Planned giving and that of volunteers relative to same.


Required Qualifications: 

Undergraduate degree.
Goal-oriented, creative, motivated skills.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Desired Qualifications:

Possess exceptional time management, prioritization and problem solving skills.
Strong work ethic.
Commitment to AKPM mission and ability to articulate.
Public broadcasting listener/viewer preferred.

Allowable substitution:

If necessary, alternative combinations of education and experience will be evaluated by the Human Resources Office for comparability.


Act in accordance with AKPM policies.
Support AKPM compliance efforts with FCC, CPB, NPR and PBS rules and regulations
Communicate effectively.
Apply critical thinks and problem solving skills.
Maintain positive relationships with both internal and external customers.
Demonstrate consistent outstanding customer service.
Proficient at computer use to include office software products, custom software packages, internet and e-mail.
Consistently demonstrate ethical behavior.
Must exercise good judgement for the prompt completion of responsibilities.

Employee Expectations:

Must be able to work in a constantly changing environment with demonstrated ability to juggle and prioritize multiple, competing tasks and demands while seeking supervisory assistance as appropriate.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

The employee is regularly required to stand, walk and sit; use hands to handle or feet; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear.  The employee is occasionally required to stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.  The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 40 pounds.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are typical of a television/radio broadcast office environment and representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 


Alaska Public Media is an equal opportunity employer. Send resume and cover letter to  

Job posted by an Equal Opportunity Employer

DEADLINE: 2017-06-30