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Development Associate, Campaign 21

KQED is conducting a $135 million campaign for the purpose of completing its transformation from a television and radio organization to a digital media community-service organization. Campaign 21 has secured $68 million towards that goal and is now actively soliciting leadership, major and public gifts for the renovation of its headquarters at 2601 Mariposa, San Francisco. 

The Development Associate, Campaign will report to the Director of Campaign 21 and work very closely with the Vice President for Development, Campaign 21 consultant, Campaign and Patron Events Director, members of the Leadership Giving and Campaign team including the Sr. Director of Leadership Giving, other members of the development team, KQED’s President, Board Members and non-Board campaign fundraising volunteers, to help implement this exciting transformational effort. 

This is a full-time position, limited-term until July 31, 2021.This position is based in our San Francisco headquarters which will be relocating in July, 2019, to temporary offices at 50 Beale Street, San Francisco. Anticipated return to 2601 Mariposa is mid-year 2021.

The ideal candidate will have experience in non-profit fundraising support or a related field (marketing, event planning, and/or prospect research). The main responsibilities will include support for campaign event logistics, meeting support and preparation, research of Campaign prospects, support for the Campaign Director, and other duties to ensure the campaign meets its internal deadlines and financial goals.

Essential Functions: 

Prospect Research (35%)

  • Maintain constant research stream for identified prospects (active solicitation, pipeline, other data)
  • Prepare donor profiles for strategy, cultivation and solicitation meetings
  • Brief Campaign Director and/or Vice President for Development on prospect profiles prior to all meetings with donors and volunteers

Cultivation events (35%): Support the Director of Campaign and Patron Events in planning and execution of Campaign cultivation events, in partnership with the Director of Campaign 21, Vice President for Development and Leadership Giving staff;

  • Research attendees,
  • Work with Campaign 21 Director to
    • maintain lists with incoming RSVPs
    • generate reports about RSVPs before and after event
  • Help create and distribute event program

Campaign Director and meeting support (25%): Support Campaign Director by coordinating logistics of campaign meetings with prospects that may include KQED’s President, Vice President, Development staff and members of the Campaign Cabinet; manage follow-up items from meetings as they are determined.

  • C21 Cabinet meeting support as requested
  • Research on prospective donors as requested/required for strategy meetings, cultivation and solicitation
  • Other required support requested by the Campaign Director

Credentials/Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree and two years related experience or a combination of education and relevant experience.

Knowledge/Experience Required:

  • 2 years of experience within related field (development, research, marketing, event management)
  • Strong written and verbal communications, both in-person and written including electronic communication 
  • Excellent project management skills with the ability to coordinate multiple assignments, projects, deadlines and volunteers
  • Self-starter committed to working collaboratively and within a team and across departments at KQED
  • Prior experience using database systems is required; Salesforce experience is preferred.
  • Prior experience working successfully with high-level volunteers will be relevant and extremely helpful in this role 
  • Experience with event management and ability to assist with all aspects of events and meetings as needed
  • Commitment to mission of KQED. Knowledge of issues related to public media is useful but not required.  

Let us tell you more about our benefits:

Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family friendly workplace offering 20 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) with employer match. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.

The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.  
Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.  
We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.


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