Development Director, Public Radio
Blue Ridge Public Radio - the most listened to radio station in
the exciting Asheville, NC market - continues its dynamic growth.
BPR owns and operates two radio services – BPR News and BPR Classic
– across a 13-county region in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.
This is a new leadership position at BPR that reflects the success
and expansion of the organization and the substantial support we
receive from our listeners and donors. We offer a competitive
salary and are looking for a Development Director to play a
critical role in growing revenue for the organization.
Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will lead
all direct philanthropic activity, and will cultivate and broaden
BPR’s local and regional donor constituencies. As a member of the
management team, this position will play an important role in
strategic and financial planning and will work closely with the
Board of Directors and community partners.
The ideal candidate will be a highly disciplined,
organized, and goal oriented development leader to oversee a
talented team of experienced fundraising professionals. The
Development Director will bring experience balancing multiple
priorities and will lead the BPR fundraising team in annual
membership, on-air fundraising, major gifts, planned giving,
foundation development, and the upcoming capital campaign. In that
role, the director will supervise campaign staff and consultants,
and work as the liaison with the campaign chair and CEO.
The successful candidate is curious and thoughtful in
their work and has demonstrated competencies in team development,
information management, project support, donor research and verbal
and written communication.
The BPR Development Director will lead a four-person team which
will include the Associate Director of Development, the Membership
Director, and the Development Assistant.
BPR offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits; a
large, enthusiastic, and supportive audience; and a great place to
live and work. According to Lonely Planet, Asheville is “known for
its welcoming, creative spirit and eclectic architecture…its
thriving artistic community and booming food and drink scene – all
surrounded by spectacular natural beauty…”
Manage all activities of the development department including
annual membership, major donor gifts, planned gifts, and
contributions to the capital campaign.
Organize and administer a capital campaign working with a
campaign committee, consultants, staff, and board for a successful
Strategically identify and advance community engagement
activities that promote the organization among existing and
Develop, model, and monitor new approaches to development and
engage new generations of donors.
Establish and manage the development department’s budget and
resources and accurately analyze and report key metrics for revenue
and support indicators.
Ensure that company ethics and legal obligations are applied to
fundraising and financial management.
Foster a positive culture of professional growth that makes BPR
a workplace of choice for development professionals.
A minimum of five years as an accomplished development executive
with a proven track record of setting and achieving ambitious
Front line experience in successfully directing annual giving,
major gifts programs, planned giving, and capital campaigns. This
includes direct, personal major donor solicitation.
Proven success identifying, researching, and cultivating major
gifts prospects from new and current sources, including securing
Proficiency with membership management databases and other
Proven skills in budgeting, revenue forecasting and business
Excellent verbal, written, organizational and interpersonal
Reputation for fairness and inclusivity.
Bachelor’s degree required.
To apply, please submit a letter detailing how your
experience and achievements are suited to this position. Attach the
letter and a copy of your resume and send them via email to
Blue Ridge Public Radio is an Equal Employment Opportunity
organization and a certified living wage employer. We provide equal
employment opportunity for all qualified current and prospective
employees without distinction or discrimination based on of age,
gender (including gender identity or expression), sexual
orientation, color, race, national origin, religion, disability,
military service or veteran status, or other characteristic(s)
protected by state or federal law or local ordinance. This policy
is reflected in all BPR practices and policies.
Location/Region: Asheville, NC (US - 28801)