Operating in its 27th year, Free Speech TV (FSTV) is a national, nonprofit, independent news network whose mission is to empower an informed and active citizenry to build a more just, equitable world. Powered by their viewers, FSTV amplifies the voices not heard on the corporate networks and lifts up the efforts of everyday people working on the front lines of racial, economic, and environmental justice. Using the power of media, FSTV believes it can help foster a just, kind, and sustainable world built by people who are inspired by diverse voices, surprising conversations, and fearless truth-telling.
FSTV seeks a like-minded and capable Major Gifts Officer to help the organization advance social change and operate in service to the broader social justice movement. Reporting to Development Director Kristi Frahm Gallagher, the MGO will have the privilege of partnering with an energized, impassioned, and loyal donor base to realize social impact through philanthropy. The MGO will be responsible for carrying a national major gift portfolio, leveraging FSTV’s robust donor base of 20,000+ active supporters to solicit both restricted and unrestricted dollars. The MGO will support FSTV’s efforts to expand its growth and moves management within the major giving spectrum.
The Major Gifts Officer will have the option to work in a hybrid structure out of FSTV’s Denver, CO headquarters, or remotely from any US location.
SALARY AND BENEFITS
The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000 based on experience.
Benefits include medical, dental, vision, life, short-term/long-term disability insurance, generous paid time off, 401k retirement plan.
The successful candidate for the Major Gifts Officer will be a mission-driven fundraiser with a deep commitment to building a more inclusive, just and equitable society. They will bring experience in the science of fundraising and moves management, with a track record in major giving and an authentic donor engagement style. They will also be a natural collaborator with an entrepreneurial approach that is grounded in evidence-based practices, and a strategic thinker with a data-driven mindset.
The MGO will join a collaborative and supportive five-person development team with fundraising activity occurring across a wide spectrum including foundation grants, planned gifts, major gifts ($10K+), mid-range gifts ($1K – $9999) and small gifts from direct appeals and quarterly pledge drives that typically engage 1,000 new donors per drive. Given that recent wealth screenings indicate that major gifts represent a significant area of opportunity for FSTV, the MGO will focus their attention on engaging, cultivating, and soliciting major gift rated prospects at the mid- and major gift levels, with the aim of upgrading gift sizes over time. The work will include partnering closely with a leadership giving officer as well as supporting planned giving efforts.
The successful candidate will welcome the opportunity to support the program’s growth as well as the chance to grow alongside it, further building their skillset and seeing an expansion of responsibilities over time.
With the 2022 midterm elections ahead of us, and the nation undergoing a long overdue reckoning with systemic racism, this moment represents one of promise and change for America. In joining Free Speech TV, you will have the opportunity to help build a better society for all and create lasting impact by supporting a platform for voices and points of view traditionally excluded from television, including those of women, people of color, indigenous people, the working poor at home and abroad, LGBTQ+ communities, people with disabilities, and youth.
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Free Speech TV has retained Pearl Street Collective, an executive search firm committed to advancing the common good, to assist in this recruitment. Maeve Clifford, Managing Partner at Pearl Street Collective, is leading the engagement. Please submit your letter of interest and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.