Job Description:

Baltimore Public Media is the public radio service for Baltimore, Central Maryland, and the Eastern Shore. We are WYPR 88.1 FM (NPR News) and WTMD 89.7 FM (AAA music) and we are seeking a full-time Institutional Giving Manager (IGM) to contribute to the strategic growth for both stations by developing and implementing strategies to increase philanthropic support from foundations, corporations, and other organizations. The IGM will serve as a key member of the Major Gifts & Institutional Giving department. This includes tracking funding needs and strategy; prospect research; maintaining the calendar of grant applications; project management for grant applications; writing, preparing, and submitting Letters of Interest (LOIs) and grant applications; calendaring, tracking, and submitting grant reporting on grant deliverables; tracking all documents and program information required by funders; maintaining grants tracking, filing, and database entries; summary of awarded applications and project management of award signature process; developing and fostering relationships with public and private grant makers.

Role & Responsibilities:

Candidate will work collaboratively as a member of the Major Gifts & Institutional Giving team on the following:

  • Develop relationships with local and national foundations to ensure a robust pipeline of potential grant funding to advance the programming initiatives and community outreach objectives of WYPR & WTMD.
  • Draft all proposals and letters of inquiry following guidelines and deadlines provided by funders.
  • Create templates for grants and reports and maintain depository of source language for grant proposals.
  • Manage calendar and timely submission of grant applications, reports, contracts, and other documents.
  • Maintain a real-time system for tracking grant submissions, reporting deadlines, and renewal due dates.
  • Work effectively with programming and finance colleagues to ensure appropriate messaging and accurate financial reporting.
  • Conduct prospect research of foundations, government, and corporate funders to determine appropriate matches between Baltimore Public Media and funders.
  • Develop a strategic plan for funding the growth of the station through foundation, corporate, government, and community support complete with targeted goals and an internal reporting system.
  • Provide writing and editing support for communication, programmatic, and development related materials.
  • Ensure grant submission and compliance by organizing program and evaluation activities in conjunction with staff members and partner organizations.


  • Associate’s degree and/or 5-7 years’ experience required.
  • Demonstrated track record of managing a large portfolio of successful grant applications.
  • Preference for experience reviewing budgets and financial reports.
  • Preference for experience with non-profits and public media.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite programs preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills, including the capacity to communicate complex ideas, program-related metrics, and outcomes to a variety of audiences.
  • Highly organized with attentiveness to details and adherence to deadlines and deliverables.
  • Ability to prioritize and work well under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Ability to work collaboratively using a multi-disciplinary team approach.
  • Knowledge of prospect management and research techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and synthesize a high volume of information.
  • Ability to foster a collaborative working environment.
  • Candidates must demonstrate a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

Core Competencies: 

  • Change/Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change in a fast moving, live news environment., is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
  • Communication: Communicates well both verbally and in writing, participates in regular feedback sessions, promptly shares information and ideas with others throughout the organization as appropriate, has active listening skills, can negotiate and persuade as needed.
  • Results Focus/Initiative: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets high standards and takes responsibility, provides leadership/motivation.
  • Collaboration: Working collaboratively with others to solve problems, achieve common goals and positive results. Listens to others and values opinions. Is open with other team members and expresses disagreement constructively. Seeks opportunities to work on teams as a means to develop experience and knowledge.

Professionalism: Observes work rules and practices covered during the orientation process and practices appropriate conduct as outlined in the Baltimore Public Media Handbook.

WYPR offers a competitive benefits package.

Applications can also be mailed to Business Manager, WYPR, 2216 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218. Position open until filled. No phone calls, please

Baltimore Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We believe that a diverse workforce that reflects Baltimore City and the surrounding Maryland counties enhances and informs our programming.  We are seeking candidates comprising a variety of educational, cultural, and experiential backgrounds to support our daily work life, contribute to the richness of our programming and make us better members of our community.

The Organization: WYPR is a long-standing, reliable source of news, captivating programming and community engagement in the greater Baltimore and Maryland region. The mission of Baltimore Public Media is to inform, connect and even challenge the listeners we serve in the metropolitan Baltimore area and the State of Maryland by broadcasting programs of intellectual integrity and cultural merit to provide an unbiased perspective of the events of today and to enrich the minds and spirits of our audience.

Job Location: 
Baltimore, MD
United States
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Full time
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