Job Description:

The Manager of Leadership Gifts will develop and implement a comprehensive annual plan for soliciting, securing and stewarding major, planned and corporate gifts for KBTC Public Television. This individual will also assist with operational, administrative, and event activities designed to engage, cultivate, steward, expand and diversify current and prospective donors.  

Essential Functions and Other Duties
  • In support of philanthropic giving, develop a long term approach and annual plan and strategy for identifying, stewarding and soliciting major donors.
    • Develop and execute an annual marketing plan for planned gifts.
    • Working with the Director of Development, develop a strategy for outreach to and stewardship of planned giving prospects and donors.
  • Develop and manage a portfolio of major gift prospects (defined as those giving a gift of $1,000+), as well as those donors and prospects that have the capacity to give at the $1,000 level or higher.
    • Solicit gifts from new corporate clients and respond to inquiries.
    • Create proposals and marketing materials for corporate clients.
  • Serve as the primary relationship manager for this portfolio of prospects, developing and implementing a written donor strategy and relationship record (using Allegiance Database) of all interactions.
    • Steward relationships with existing corporate partners to include ensuring contract deliverables are met and partner expectations are exceeded.
  • Ensure that each major donor and prospect has a clear strategy and timeline for cultivation, solicitation and stewardship.
    • Communicate with portfolio through face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship meetings, and written strategies.
  • Work with corporate partners and station creative services team to create on-air acknowledgements that fit KBTC and FCC rules and regulations and benefit corporate partners.
  • Schedule and Manage on-air acknowledgement spots in client database.
  • Ensure proper donor recognition in all publications and oversee accurate donor lists for those publications.
  • Be a visible presence at special events and other station activities.
  • Remain current with PBS underwriting and PBS major giving development practices and trends.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Non-Essential/Other Functions 

  • Accountable for keeping personal development up-to-date; adding to skills and knowledge through courses that may be available through the Bates Technical College courses, professional development committees, etc. 
  • Participate actively and collaboratively on committees for college as needed including but not limited to staff recruitment, college councils, etc.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Additional activities, duties and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice to meet college needs.
  • Bachelor’s Degree 
  • Three or more years of fundraising or corporate partnership experience in a philanthropic environment.
  • Three or more years of experience in prospect management, donor cultivation and solicitation including major gift fundraising.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of fundraising best practices.
  • Experience with a donor database.
  • Passion for the mission of public television and KBTC.
  • Valid Washington State Driver’s License and reliable vehicle for reimbursable travel.

Allowable Substitution

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

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Four or more years of experience working for a non-profit organization in a fundraising role.
Conditions of Employment 
  • Per Washington State guidelines, Bates Technical College is a fully vaccinated campus and will require all staff and students to provide proof of vaccination status or request a medical or religious exemption.
  • Once offer of employment is made, a background check including criminal record history will be conducted. Information from the background check will not preclude employment but will be contingent in determining the employee's suitability and competence to continue to perform in the position.
Equal Opportunity Statement

KBTC Public Television and Bates Technical College reaffirms its policy of equal opportunity and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, national origin, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, marital status, disability, or status as a disabled veteran or Vietnam era veteran in its programs and activities in accordance with college policy, and applicable federal and state statutes and regulations. Bates publications are available in alternate formats upon request by contacting the Disability Support Services Office at 253.680.7010. Inquiries regarding Bates' non-discriminatory policies, including Title IX and ADA, should be directed to: For student and employee matters, Human Resources at 253.680.7181, Downtown Campus A326. 

Job Location: 
Tacoma, WA
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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Bates Technical College, Attn: Human Resources, 1101 S Yakima Avenue, Tacoma, WA 98405

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(253) 680-7176