Job Title: KUOW Development Services Officer, Planned Giving
Organization Name: KUOW Puget Sound Public Radio
Organization Type: Media
Closing Date: 12/03/2017

Job Description:
As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a “Great College to Work For” for four consecutive years.

KUOW is the Puget Sound Region’s NPR-affiliated public radio service for local, regional, national and international news, information and cultural programming. We serve more than one million users monthly: on-air, online, live streaming and on demand. KUOW operates four broadcast frequencies in Seattle and Western Washington State and produces discrete content services on two additional HD channels. The mission of KUOW is to create and serve an informed public—one challenged and invigorated by an understanding and appreciation of events, ideas and cultures.

The station is licensed to the University of Washington, which is assisted in its operation and management by Puget Sound Public Radio, a private nonprofit corporation established in 1999 and governed by a community board.

KUOW’s intent is to be the finest possible provider of news from both within and beyond our region. By doing so, we hope to enable our audience to be better citizens of the world and participants in our local community. We intend to push hard with ever better local/regional coverage: deeper reporting, broader reach and inclusiveness, and to establish emotional connections that resonate and connect citizens. By helping the citizens of the Puget Sound enrich their personal truths, tempered through the perspectives of their fellow citizens, KUOW works to bind us together through common understanding rather than rend us. To help in this mission, KUOW has an outstanding opportunity for a Development Services Officer, Planned Giving to develop and cultivate the planned giving program and develop and maintain a portfolio of 50+/- planned giving donors.

Responsibilities include:

Planned Giving Activities:

Plan, coordinate and implement all planned giving related fundraising activities to meet department goals, including creating materials for, and managing the planned giving marketing program, on-air and digital messaging, and direct mail. (25%)

Works with Major Gifts Team and KUOW staff to create, produce and disseminate communication materials and recognition activities that support stewardship of donors with existing planned giving commitments to KUOW; tracks commitments and creates reports; manages necessary paperwork and follow-up communications. (15%)

With Major Gifts Team, devise long term strategies to grow the planned giving program and implement strategies to maximize revenue and provide a fertile base of prospects to target for planned giving solicitation from year-to-year. (10%)

Major Gifts Activities:

Works with Major Gifts Team to identify, qualify and manage a portfolio of 50+ KUOW donors, including developing, documenting and implementing appropriate cultivation, solicitation and stewardship strategies and activities for each donor that will result in increased planned giving commitments in support of KUOW. Records strategies and activities using donor database. (30%)

*Works with Director of Research & Analysis to identify and qualify planned giving prospects through analytics and research, utilizing KUOW’s donor database and public record databases. (10%)

Departmental Responsibilities and Other Duties As Assigned:

Participates in annual development and marketing planning for the major gifts and grants unit and development department. (3%)

Attends cultivation and stewardship activities, including donor-related events and assists with events, pledge drives, general membership programs and other duties as assigned (7%).


Requirements include: 
• Bachelor's degree and two or more years’ experience in professional fundraising or a related field such as financial planning, accounting or estate law, with demonstrated understanding of best practices in donor/client cultivation. 
• Working knowledge of database programs, competency in Microsoft Word and Excel a must. 
• Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and an ability to communicate successfully in writing, by phone or in person. 
• Proven ability to work professionally, collegially and effectively with donors or other constituents, colleagues and the general public. 
• Commitment to providing quality service and ability to maintain confidences and protect confidential information. 
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to communicate successfully in writing, by phone or in person. Proven ability to work professionally and effectively with donors or other constituents, colleagues and the general public. 
• Ability to work independently, provide solutions, take initiative and handle multiple projects and deadlines in an organized and professional manner a must. 
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented setting. 
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

Conditions of Employment
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.


As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For a complete description of our benefits for this position, please visit our website, click here.


Application Process:

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The University of Washington is a leader in environmental stewardship & sustainability, and committed to becoming climate neutral. 
The University of Washington is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Disability Services Office at 206-543-6450 / 206-543-6452 (tty) or dso@uw.edu.