Corporate Development Officer
Kentucky Educational Television Foundation Inc Lexington, KY Dependent on qualifications and experience
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The Commonwealth Fund for KET, the fundraising unit of Kentucky Educational Television, has the following job opening at its Network Center in Lexington, Kentucky:

Job Title:                    Corporate Development Officer

Reports To:               Director, Corporate Development

Essential Duties:

·         Understand KET’s mission, impact and vision in order to communicate/articulate a case for support.  Stay up to date on product knowledge, needs and changing funding opportunities.

·         Track and meet monthly and annual revenue goals and expense budgets.  Weekly and monthly contact and progress reports expected.  Accountability based on fundraising achievement.

·         Balance and/or package multiple funding options that serve both the donor’s and KET’s needs and priorities: on-air, digital, event and education sponsorships; grants and capital campaigns. 

·         Responsible for continuous strategic planning to add new, rejoin, renew and upgrade partners, with an emphasis on regional, state and national companies, foundations, non-profits, government entities, and advertising agencies.

·         Using all available resources, gather and research leads to identify viable donor prospects with the interests, values and giving capacity that align with KET. 

·         In collaboration with other Commonwealth Fund team members, manage a network of personal contacts, a designated portfolio of current partners and prospects, and portfolios for leadership.

·         Strengthen partner relationships from initiating cold calls, cultivation, solicitation, closing the gift to stewardship.   As account manager, includes writing, designing and presenting proposals; acknowledgments and invoicing. For on-air program partners, facilitate production and traffic processes in coordination with KET staff.

·         Expectations include a specified number of face-to-face appointments, contacts and follow-up.  Ensure records of activity and research are up to date in CRM and file systems. 

·         Secure sponsorships for specified events as needed.  Could include the coordination and engagement of volunteers.

·         Refine sponsorship benefits and work with KET staff to ensure appropriate donor recognition on all platforms.

·         Support three Commonwealth Fund boards of directors and their corporate solicitations and initiatives as needed. 

·         Working closely with KET staff, help reinforce a culture of philanthropy to advance the common goals of the Fund and KET.

·         Serve as an ambassador and advocate for KET’s programs and services.

·         Perform other duties as assigned.

Performance Expectations:

·         Meet annual financial goals

·         Meet specified number of contacts, statewide visits and solicitations

·         Maintain up-to-date record of activity and research

·         Work products are completed accurately and by deadline

·         Maintain positive and collaborative working relationship with all staff, boards and volunteers

·         Demonstrate the highest standards of professionalism

Position Qualifications:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

·         Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and qualifications, plus a minimum of three years of experience in fundraising, media sales or a related field

·         Salary commensurate with qualifications; non-commissionable

·         Demonstrated success in fund raising, sales or resource development

·         Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills

·         Computer proficiency and database management skills

·         Self-supporting administrative, marketing and office skills

·         Travel and extended work hours expected

SALARY: Dependent on qualifications and experience

CONTACT: Please go to www.ket.org/jobs to apply; e-mail to jobs@ket.org with questions. Position will remain open until filled.  Equal Opportunity Employer 

Position open until filled.

Kentucky Educational Television Foundation Inc is an EEO employer - M/F/Vets/Disabled
 
 
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