Job Posting

Major & Planned Giving Officer


Minnesota Public Radio | Minneapolis, MN
Salary Range: $68,086 - $107,235

Your Role:
The Major and Planned Giving Officer will generate philanthropic revenue for MPR|APM through the cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of major and planned gifts.

Expected Compensation Range: $68,086- 107,235.45. Exact salary determined by experience and education related to the role, organizational compensation structure, geographic location and internal equity.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Location: St. Paul, MN or Remote, USA

Position Responsibility:

  • Designs fundraising plans in support of the APMG strategic plan including revenue forecasting for individual and shared fundraising goals.
  • Manages identification, cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship of a dynamic portfolio of 120 donors through personalized correspondence, in-person visits, telephone/video calls, briefings for leadership engaged in fundraising, and other relationship building activities.
  • Solicits gifts for unrestricted and membership support, program support, endowment, and other priorities identified through strategic planning.
  • Advises donors on philanthropic giving plans including outright major gifts, gifts of stock, donor advised fund giving, bequests, beneficiary designations, life income gifts, and other popular charitable giving opportunities.
  • Creates highly personalized major and planned gift proposals of $100,000 or more for donors interested in supporting the mission of public media at MPR|APM.
  • Tracks goals, contacts with donors and potential donors, solicitation plans, stewardship activities and all fundraising outcomes following process and procedures established within the Philanthropic Development Center.
  • Develops professional expertise by participating in professional development, reading professional publications, seeking out information related to philanthropic trends and public policy, networking to understand and incorporate best practices, and other activities that result in innovative fundraising strategies.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree preferred.
  • Five years’ experience in major and planned gift fundraising or seven years related experience in annual giving, foundation relations, direct marketing, or sales.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:

  • Experience working with people from a wide variety of backgrounds which may include diversity in age, race, ethic, religious, LGBTQIA and/or other cultural identities.
  • Proven track record of meeting revenue goals through upgrading existing accounts and new relationships.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent time management skills.
  • Ability to understand the importance of confidentiality.
  • Ability to manage an expense budget.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Motivated, creative, and organized self-starter and team player.
  • Strong interest in public radio and its case for support.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Experience working in public media.
  • Experience with SalesForce or similar CRM.
  • Experience in a nonprofit environment.
  • Reporting To This Position: None.

Physical Demands and Working Conditions:

  • Must be able to perform the essential duties of the position with or without reasonable accommodation

Physical Demands:

  • Required to move about in an office environment and sit for extended periods of time
  • Required to move about in the community
  • Frequent use of hands for data entry/keystrokes and simple grasping.
  • Working Conditions:
  • Moderate noise level
  • Occasional exposure to prevalent weather conditions.

APMG offers a comprehensive benefits package including Medical plans with HSA and FSA options, Dental, Vision, Life and AD&D, Short-Term and Long-Term Disability, Paid Parental Leave and Paid Caregiver Leave after 1 year, Vacation (3 wks/per year, pro-rated, based on hours worked), Sick time (12 days, pro-rated, based on hours worked), Holiday Pay (10 holidays + 2 floating holidays each year), Volunteer Time (8 hours per year), Long-Term Care and Critical Illness insurance options, Employee Assistance Program, 403(b) Retirement Plan, and more.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are committed to hiring a breadth of diverse professionals and encourage members of diverse groups to apply.