South Florida PBS has recently announced 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. South Florida PBS is seeking an innovative fundraising professional to provide leadership, direction, and coordination for a comprehensive fundraising program primarily responsible for cultivating and soliciting of capital and endowment gifts through strategic planning, development and solicitation of major gifts and donations in Palm Beach county and surrounding areas. This position, part of the executive management team, will position South Florida PBS as a top community partner for public media in South Florida.
The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field and a minimum of six years experience in the area of fund development with demonstrated success in prospecting, cultivation, and solicitation of gifts. Specific experience and knowledge in the areas of management, major donor funding, donor cultivation event, special events, membership systems, annual giving programs, campaign management, corporate support programs, foundation funding, and planned giving. Public television experience preferred. Excellent oral and written communications skills. Basic accounting skills. Participates in corporate planning and financial forecasting.
South Florida PBS is a community-licensed public television station serving South Florida from the Treasure Coast to the Florida Keys. South Florida PBS produces and provides programs and services to the community through varied media platforms. The region served is dynamic, diverse and rich in arts and culture.