About Youth Radio
Headquartered in Oakland, CA, Youth Radio is a one-of-a-kind, youth-driven production company which, through a variety of outlets including our own platform, reaches audiences in the tens of millions. YR is the winner of multiple journalism honors including the Peabody, Columbia-Dupont, Kennedy, Murrow, and White House Awards.
We are at a pivotal point in the organization’s life as we enter into an exciting phase of growth and expansion as a national network. As we grow, we seek exceptional talent with an entrepreneurial spirit, who can lead us to the future of Youth Radio.
At Youth Radio we hire smart, passionate people who connect with our values and seek a collaborative environment where employees can do their best work. We seek people who are hard working, creative, fun and driven to go above and beyond to take our organization to the next level. We hire people who believe in the talent and potential of every young person and consider it a great opportunity to collaborate with them to create something new and important.
About the Position
The Chief Development Officer will lead the entire Youth Radio fundraising team focusing on strategizing, coordinating, implementing and managing a comprehensive annual development program comprised of individual giving, including major and planned gifts, corporate donations, institutional/government and foundation granting, special events fundraising, and capital campaigns.
With an average operating budget of approximately $4M, Youth Radio is entering a period of significant organizational growth and needs to broaden sources of funding to expand its core operation to $8M by the end of 2020. By providing structure and clear action plans, the new Chief Development Officer will solicit major gifts, as well as innovative additional raised revenue opportunities that empower staff and board members to build upon the current base of individual and institutional support. This a full-time position that reports to the Executive Director.
Deliver on annual revenue targets, planning for aggressive year-over-year increases.
Participate as a member of the senior leadership team in decision-making, strategic planning, and goal setting for the core annual operating fund
Manage a portfolio of at least 30 major gift prospects annually and personally solicit gifts of $10,000 and above. Oversee all ongoing development efforts, ensuring engagement with multiple income sources, both individual and institutional, including corporate.
Provide coaching, guidance and feedback to the Development team on strategy, responsibilities, and professional development.
Work closely with the executive team to support board members in institutional and individual fundraising,
Collaborate with Director of Marketing & Communication to advance the institutional profile of the agency and communicate fundraising goals and progress both internally and externally.
Skills & Qualifications
10+ years of progressive promotion through development positions in a complex nonprofit institution
Documented success in cultivating, soliciting, closing and stewarding individual gifts of $10,000+ and institutional gifts of $100,000+.
Experience planning, leading and managing development projects with success in fundraising from multiple donor channels, including setting and implementing major gift solicitation strategies and institutional application processes.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, demonstrated experience coordinating with colleagues to achieve desired outcomes, and tracking and reporting on progress to senior managers/board of directors.
Ability to develop and present powerful, compelling written and oral communications for fundraising with the capacity to develop & maintain effective working relationships with individuals & organizations reflecting a broad range of identities, perspectives & experiences.
Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to firstname.lastname@example.org and put “Chief Development Officer” in subject line. No calls please.
Youth Radio is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status.