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December 3, 2021
Philadelphia, PA
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Job Location

HQ - Philadelphia, PA
Position Type

Full Time
Education Level

4 Year Degree

About WHYY

WHYY serves the Philadelphia region with trusted journalism, eye-opening storytelling and intimate local arts programming. Our curiosity and commitment to this community is what drives our programming. It’s also what drives our hiring.

Below you’ll find an employment opportunity in the fast-paced setting of the Philadelphia region’s leading public media provider. The award-winning professional staff of WHYY sets the bar high in television, radio and online. Whether it’s preparing a program to air or a behind-the-scenes role in support, all positions are vital to continuing—and growing—our impact in our community.

WHYY offers a voice to those not heard, a platform to share everyone’s stories, a foundation to empower early and lifelong learners and a trusted space for unbiased news. Learn more about our Social Responsibility Program. It’s how we live.

About the Role

The position holder oversees and coordinates all major gifts fundraising, manages planned giving, and participates with the development team in coordinating direct mail appeals.


  • Manage relationships with donors.

  • Maintain responsibility for your portfolio outreach such as, but not limited to, sending customized proposals, solicitation letters, thank-you letters, phone calls, event invitations, meetings (in person and virtual), and additional correspondence.

  • Qualify prospects as an ongoing part of the portfolio.

  • Works collaboratively with the Director of Donor Relations, VP Institutional Advancement and other Advancement staff to cultivate and solicit donors.

  • Monitor all prospect contacts to ensure positive and purposeful prospect and donor relations.

  • Recommend and assist with programming.

  • Support the Director of Donor Relations in major gifts solicitations.

  • Attend WHYY events to meet and greet with donors.

  • Maintain a regular and predictable attendance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Education: A Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline or the equivalent combination of training and experience.

Experience: This position requires four to six years’ experience of successful fundraising.

Software/ Technical Skills: Proficient use of Microsoft Office software.  Skilled with computers, takes advantage of new technology, and learns new tools. Knowledge of Team Approach software is a plus.

*All WHYY employees are required to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Proof will be required upon hiring.

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