Job Description Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:
WBUR is Boston's NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on-demand, and in real life. Our mission is to produce high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection, and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.
WBUR is brimming with talent and ambition. Our colleagues work hard, strive for excellence, value truth, creativity, diverse perspectives, and open debate. Our culture is warm and welcoming - no matter what your role is - we work hard to ensure that everyone feels like they belong. On top of that people are both respectful and passionate about the work we do.
We've got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future. It's a place to do meaningful work with interesting people and to learn and grow along the way.
We offer our employees both hybrid and in-office work arrangements.
Position Type: Permanent, Full Time, Benefits Eligible
Work Format: Hybrid, minimum of 3 days onsite with up to 2 days remote. Occasional travel required.
Schedule: Monday - Friday. Hours are typically 09:00AM-05:00PM ET with occasional evening and weekend work required.
WBUR's Membership team is responsible for converting listeners and readers into contributors. From roughly 60,000 members who give voluntarily, the Membership program generates approximately $11M annually. We have a small team of eight that is responsible for not only converting consumers to members but also ensuring that our members have an exceptional experience. We are committed to growing our program and innovating in order to fund, in part, WBUR and NPR's journalism and storytelling. The work environment is fast paced, and meeting deadlines is critical for success. We hold approximately 5-6 core fundraising campaigns per year and revenue is generated through those campaigns and a host of channels.
Seeking a dynamic professional to fill the role of Senior Donor Relations Specialist.
In this program management and donor stewardship focused role, you will be responsible for developing, communicating, and fulfilling the value proposition of being a member. You will manage key projects from initiation to completion while also overseeing an effective stewardship program for WBUR & Circle Round Club members. You will perform essential administrative tasks to provide donors with an exemplary giving experience and strengthen donor engagement. This position reports to our Associate Director, Membership Operations.
(20%) Manage WBUR Member stewardship, including the development of communications and the creation and execution of additional appreciation strategies.
(20%) Collaborate with Membership colleagues, as well as cross-functional teams, to ensure success of the Membership program and align goals with organizational objectives.
(20%) Oversee the development and distribution of benefits, including member events, newsletter, and member card.
(20%) Manage Circle Round Club donation program to meet or exceed revenue goals for our children's podcast. Collaborate with internal stakeholders to develop fundraising strategy, manage benefit fulfillment, support live events, and provide an exemplary donor experience.
(10%) Lead the planning, execution, and closure of assigned projects within scope and on schedule. Monitor and report on project progress as needed.
(10%) Assist with member services including answering donor inquiries via phone and email.
Required Skills What Youll Need to Succeed:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in marketing, communications, or related field; or equivalent/relevant experience.
3-5 years of work experience.
Experience in fundraising, project management, or similar roles.
Capabilities and Proficiencies:
An excitement about WBURs mission to provide an essential public good: high-quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community.
Proficiency with digital marketing tools such as MailChimp, Constant Contact or MarketingCloud; donation management platforms; and CRM software such as Salesforce.
Strong interpersonal skills with an orientation to collaboration.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Strong analytical skills with the ability to interpret data and make data-driven decisions.
In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.
Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.
We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.
If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you. After submitting your application - join our Talent Community!
If you require an ADA reasonable accommodation to complete your application and/or participate in the interview process, please let us know here.
We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
Job Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States Position Type: Full-Time/Regular Salary Grade: Grade 47
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