Senior Director, Principal Gifts, Chicago

PBS Foundation - Chicago, IL
PBS Foundation seeks a Senior Director, Principal Gifts, Chicago to be responsible for private funds, primarily from individuals, for priority initiatives including management of a robust portfolio of principal gift prospects with the capacity and inclination to make gifts of $1M+ in support of PBS.

PBS is a private, non-profit corporation that serves the American public with programming and services of the highest quality, using media to educate, inspire, entertain, and express a diversity of perspectives. Founded in 1969, its members are America’s public TV stations—noncommercial, educational licensees that operate more than 330 PBS member stations and serve all 50 states, Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, and American Samoa. PBS offers programming that expands the minds of children, documentaries that open up new worlds, non-commercialized news programs that keep citizens informed on world events and cultures, and programs that expose America to the worlds of music, theater, dance, and art. PBS has transformed itself from a solely broadcast organization to a multi-platform media organization that serves Americans through television, mobile and connected devices, the web, in the classroom, and more.

PBS’s audience mirrors the diversity of the United States with respect to race, ethnicity, income, and geography, and it is core to its mission that PBS content reflects this diversity. In addition, PBS is committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and high-performing culture, so that every staff member can bring their best work forward.

"As the PBS Foundation further embarks on its major fundraising campaign, the candidate chosen for the newly created role of Senior Director, Principal Gifts, will possess an entrepreneurial spirit, thrive in a complex and complicated ecosystem, and will have brought to the Foundation an accomplished record of success in raising money from high-net-worth individuals. The position represents an excellent opportunity for the incumbent to contribute to the growth trajectory of the PBS Foundation." – Brian Reddington, Executive Director

For more information, including core competencies and qualifications, please refer to the full prospectus.