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Institutional Giving Officer

Company: Southern California Public Radio
Date Posted: May 15, 2018

Who We Are: 

Southern California Public Radio (SCPR) is a non-profit public media network whose mission is to strengthen the civic and cultural bonds that unite Southern California's diverse communities by providing the highest-quality news and information service on air at 89.3 KPCC, online at, and through KPCC In Person.  Since our founding in 1999, SCPR has been a fast-growing, innovative, multiplatform public service newsroom.  Every day, our staff helps audiences catch up on the latest headlines, solve the complexities of life in Southern California, and connect curious communities to one another.

Parallel to SCPR's growth, the journalism field has transformed rapidly over the past decade.  Technological changes are impacting how information is distributed and how communities engage with the news and each other, as well as how journalism is funded.  In light of these recent disruptions and looking towards more shifts on the horizon like artificial intelligence, voice-activated technology, or driverless cars SCPR continues to adapt.  These changes represent more than simply disruptions for the media industry.  They are exciting opportunities for SCPR to reach new audiences, engage more communities, better serve the public with news and information, and strengthen our sustainability for the long term. As such, SCPR has an entrepreneurial spirit with many stakeholders in the philanthropic process. 

The Job:

The Institutional Giving Officer will be responsible for building relationships with grantmaking institutions, corporate partners, as well as internal teams and writing proposals to secure support for SCPR's expanding newsroom and distribution platforms.  Reporting to the Director of Institutional Giving, this position will develop strategies to raise annual operating and budget alleviating program-restricted grants ranging from $5,000 to $500,000 to achieve our annual multi-year departmental financial goals.  S/he will be responsible for growing a portfolio of approximately 50 institutions to raise a goal of $1,000,000 per year.  This position will spend their time focused equally on three areas: 1) directly engaging with philanthropic institutions through at least 3 meetings per week, 2) conducting prospect research and qualification as part of a team using an Agile sprint methodology, and 3) collaborating internally to develop donor communications such as grant proposals, reports, and newsletters, including regularly managing complex pan-organizational projects to define and describe those opportunities for support. 

Who You Are:

SCPR is looking for a proactive development professional energized by the opportunities in the changing nonprofit media sector, ready to learn, and eager to collaborate across the organization. 

As the Institutional Giving Officer, you will be experienced at managing projects with a range of internal stakeholders at various levels.  You will have excellent writing ability, be a skilled listener, and enjoy uncovering new information through research.  You will enjoy working in a flexible environment where you get the chance to participate in building a culture of philanthropy.  You will help define the processes and lay the foundation necessary for the development team to succeed in the future.  And you will be excited to help raise the support necessary for SCPR to lead the sector in delivering high-quality journalism.

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