Vice President of Development
American Private Radio
Oxford, MS or Virtual
Overview of Position
American Private Radio, a new non-profit organization, is dedicated to the preservation and promotion of American exceptionalism and American values through the art and science of storytelling. Our vision is to seize the successful distribution model used by National Public Radio and provide an alternative that reinvigorates a deep commitment to free enterprise, personal responsibility, individual liberty, and religious freedom.
Founder Lee Habeeb is the co-founder of The Laura Ingraham Show and oversees four of the top 15 national radio shows (Hugh Hewitt, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, Mike Gallagher).” APR already has more than 660,000 weekly listeners and is syndicated in more than 50 markets around the country—and we have a goal of rivaling NPR’s 33 million listeners (presently the largest cultural platform in America).
Founded in 2014, APR has already garnered support from a wide-range of donors. We seek a Vice President of Development (VP) to expand our support and take the organization to its next level of growth.
The VP will plan, organize, lead, and monitor all aspects of development for the organization. The VP will have the charge to collaboratively plan and implement the fundraising goals, policies, and procedures to increase charitable gifts to organization. He or she will carry the mantle of chief steward responsible for raising the financial and people resources required to achieve the organization’s vision and mission. The VP will report to the President/CEO and provide staff support and counsel to the President regarding the overall stewardship plan.
Ideally, the Vice President of Development will be based in Oxford, MS. However, we will consider a virtual office anywhere in the country for an exceptional candidate.
Provide comprehensive leadership, management, and organization of development efforts for organization
Craft and implement a fundraising plan, create cash flow projections, and achieve revenue targets with expected expense levels
Oversee all fundraising programs including major gifts, foundation fundraising, corporate sponsorships, events, annual fund, planned giving, in-kind donations, and online giving
Establish annual numerical goals, including number of donors by category, dollars raised, number of donor meetings, etc.
Help build a more robust development team to successfully achieve the revenue and relationship targets approved by the Board
Build meaningful relationships with key donors and prospects; travel as needed to meet with them in person
Solicit major and planned gifts in one-on-one meetings with donors or in conjunction with other solicitors
Identify and solicit new individual, foundation and corporate prospects
Develop and implement a comprehensive donor communication plan including low and high dollar mailings, major gift and foundation proposals, marketing brochures, emails, newsletters, website, etc.
Work with staff and faculty to identify new opportunities for support and partnerships
Take an active role in planning and executing all events to ensure that they meet fundraising objectives
Review systems regarding key functions, such as gift processing and thank-you letters, database management, donor research, and production of internal and external reports and analyses supporting these functions
Prepare regular status reports on budget projections, proposals pending, and cultivation process
Become thoroughly familiar and conversant with the history, values, philosophy, and fundraising plans of organization and able to communicate these to others
7-10 years of successful fundraising experience, or equivalent experience in business development positions
Affinity for the arts, humanities, culture, and especially storytelling
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to travel approximately 25% percent of the time
Good judgment and maturity
Proven experience in managing experience in building and/or leading fundraising teams
Experience in leading development efforts and working directly with senior non-profit management and boards to accomplish revenue goals
A deep commitment to free enterprise, personal responsibility, individual liberty, and religious freedom
Qualified candidates should submit the following application materials in one PDF with your name in the file:
A cover letter detailing your interest in/passion for the organization’s mission and your salary requirements
A writing sample of which the candidate was the sole author
Please include “VP, APR – Your Name” in the subject line of your email.
Materials should be emailed in one PDF document to Claire Dixon with Talent Market, who is assisting with the search: email@example.com
While we thank all applicants in advance for their interest in this position, we are only able to contact those to whom we can offer an interview. No phone calls, please.