South Florida PBS is a result of the merger of WPBT2 serving Florida’s Miami-Dade and Broward counties with WXEL serving the Palm Beaches and the Treasure Coast. This event places it in the top 10 largest Television markets in America. This is a terrific opportunity for the right candidate. As an integral part of the Development Division this position contributes to the division success by proactively and independently identifying, researching and analyzing prospects for major gift and campaign solicitations providing the foundation for effective identification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of South Florida PBS prospects, members, donors, family foundations and community friends. This research and analysis includes gleaning, coordinating and producing biographical, financial and philanthropic information as it relates to current, lapsed and potential donors who have the propensity and capacity to support major gifts and capital campaign initiatives. Responsible for organizing detailed research, then writing comprehensive reports, as well as succinct profiles along with suggested strategies to engage and grow ongoing constituent involvement and investment in South Florida PBS.
Bachelor’s degree or additional formalized training in business administration/fundraising equivalent required. Three to five years of experience in related development research. Considerable knowledge of English, including grammar, spelling, and excellent writing skills. Fluent in English and Spanish preferred. Must have proven ability to utilize research tools and be proficient in effective donor/prospect research including but not limited to iWave, Lexis-Nexis, and Research Point. Ability to compose effective research reports, letters, proposals, donor profiles and biographies is a must. Excellent keyboarding/computer skills required with two to three years of experience in RENXT, Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.