Director of Philanthropy

Posting Details

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Position Information:

Posting Number: 170038
Job Title: Director of Philanthropy
Department /Division: KLCC-FM
Applicant Notification:

NOTICE: The closing date for this position has been changed to open until filled. The first review date of applications will be on or about April 24, 2017. Lane reserves the right to update or change this information and posting.

Search Information

Lane Community College, a comprehensive community college in beautiful Eugene, Oregon, has begun the search for the Director of Philanthropy for KLCC Radio.

  • Unofficial or official transcripts are required for this position at the time of application. See instructions below.
  • Incomplete applications will not be considered and applications must be submitted online. Include employment and education dates, and hours worked per week.

Seeking Diverse Candidates

As a vibrant educational institution, Lane is continuing to attract and retain a diverse student population. We are seeking qualified staff and educators to meet this need. Preferred candidates will be able to demonstrate and role model the principles and concepts of social justice in daily work.

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Location: KLCC
Classification: Management
Position Type: Management
Anticipated Start Date: Upon hire
Salary/Wage: Annual
Salary/Wage Range: Starting Salary Range $56,363 - $84,488 (Management Salary Band 4, Range A)
Salary/Compensation Statement:

In addition to salary, an excellent benefit package is provided. Please take a moment to view our comprehensive benefits and the Management Employees Working Conditions Agreement.

All employees are compensated through electronic direct deposit.

Grant Statement:
Working Schedule:

Full-time; Variable work hours based upon department needs; weekends, evenings and travel may be required.

Generally Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00 pm.

Hours Statement:
FLSA: Exempt
Position Status: Permanent
Full/Part: Full-Time
Annual Schedule: 260 Day (12 Month)
Annual Schedule Details:
Quicklink for Posting:


Posting Date: 03/14/2017
Closing Date:
Applicant Pool: No
Open Until Filled: Yes


Required Education:
  • Bachelor’s degree and advanced training in philanthropy, major giving, grant writing or planned giving.
Required Experience:
  • Four (4) years of increasing responsible experience in fundraising, major giving, managing and activating a board of directors, grant writing, planned giving, nonprofit management and team building.
  • A record of successful collaboration with other development professionals and departments of a nonprofit that are outside fundraising is essential.
Conditions of Employment:


Preferred Education
Preferred Experience
  • Experience building processes that promote communication and teamwork is highly desired.
  • Experience and results in raising funds for a nonprofit organization.
  • Experience working with the leader of a nonprofit organization to raise funds.
  • Experience successfully working with community leaders.
  • Experience managing multiple channels of funding, projects, events, and internal and external relationships.
Bilingual/Multicultural Statement:

Multicultural experience and bilingual proficiency in World languages is preferred.

A demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance the concepts of social justice and cultural competent behaviors is expected.

Equivalency Statement:

Equivalent combination of training and experience will be considered for meeting minimum qualifications.

Applicants are responsible to show how their personal training and experience would qualify them for the position.

Position Purpose:

The Director of Philanthropy, working with the General Manager, the Executive Team, other fundraisers and the Community Support Board, plays a key role in providing resources to grow the Radio Station’s service to the community and region and ensures their sustainability.

Essential Functions:

Essential Functions

  • Prepares and successfully executes all fundraising plans to reach the various potential supporters of KLCC and to meet institutional funding objectives.
  • Evaluates the effectiveness of fundraising activities.
  • Oversees the annual major gift program including the research, solicitation, stewardship, and record keeping of KLCC’s major gift donors and prospects.
  • Together with the General Manager and Community Support Board develops ongoing relationships with the most generous donors and those with capacity to give major gifts.
  • Identifies opportunities for special campaigns to help ensure that KLCC is able to carry out its strategic plan and vision. This could include endowment campaigns, capital campaigns, and station acquisition campaigns, as well as smaller campaigns for special projects.
  • Builds a new legacy society to accept and recognize planned gifts from estates.
  • Encourages contributions through planned gifts such as bequests, trusts, donations of land or other real property, gifts-in kind, charitable gift annuities, stocks, and other planned giving vehicles.
  • Develops events and works with existing events to build relationships with prospects for significant gifts and estate gifts.
  • Develops and submits grant proposals to foundations, corporations, and government agencies.
  • Establishes development policies, systems, and procedures with a special emphasis on ethical standards for soliciting and reporting and to ensure an outstanding customer service experience for KLCC listeners and donors.
  • Assists in developing department goals and prepares reports to demonstrate progress toward goals.
  • Provides staff support for the Community Support Board.
  • Arranges meetings of donor prospects for General Manager and the Program Manager. In addition, prepares them for the meetings.
  • Maintains compliance with established College policies and external regulations.


  • Engage in college-wide administration including the review and development of the College’s mission, goals, and budgets; collaborate on maintenance and evolution of administrative software (Banner); ensure appropriate participation and implementation.
  • Support the College’s academic mission and provide strategic direction in planning and execution of technology support needs.
  • Provide strategic and tactical leadership for projects, development of additional resources, staying current with and anticipating changes within the industry.
  • Maintain compliance with established College policies and external regulations.
  • Develop systems, policies and practices to ensure an outstanding customer service experience for students, faculty, customers, and staff utilizing the IT services.
  • Promote excellence in Division personnel through recruitment, selection, evaluation, as well as acknowledgement and promotion of professional development.
  • Provide leadership in the implementation of Division and College-wide diversity initiatives.

Cultural Respect / Social Justice

  • Actively demonstrate and advocate for Lane’s core value of Diversity by modeling and ensuring diversity and cultural competency (respect, inclusiveness, reflecting, valuing and welcoming of cultural differences) regardless of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity or expression, social class, marital status, national origin, race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, veteran’s status, nationality, age, origin, first language, geographic location, communication style or work style or status.
  • Actively assist with ADA compliance in conjunction with Human Resources and the Center for Accessible Resources; support appropriate access for persons with disabilities in order to provide for the success of students and staff; mentor and role model cultural competency for persons with disabilities.

Other duties as assigned.

Supervision Statement:

Reports to the General Manager of KLCC Radio.

Physical Demands/Working Environment:

Work safely; may sit or stand for extended hours; work on a computer for a duration longer than two (2) hours.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Superb written, verbal, and presentation skills with a demonstrated ability to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated ability in securing major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a planned giving program and soliciting planned gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long and short-range development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and the ability to interact effectively with donors, business leaders, prospects and volunteers in a wide range of roles.
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and experience in managing special events and other complex activities in support of development objectives.
  • Demonstrated ability in securing major grants and gifts from individuals, corporations, foundations, and other private funding sources.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement a planned giving program and soliciting planned gifts.
  • Demonstrated ability in planning and implementing long and short-range development initiatives in conjunction with strategic planning processes.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, to demonstrate an understanding of ethics related to development activities, and to use discretion in interactions with donors, prospects, volunteers, and others.
  • Ability to foster effective working relationships within a team environment.
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community.
  • Must be able to make professional presentations.
  • Effective management, training and supervision of faculty and staff.
  • Supervisory practices and issues in a unionized environment.
  • Developing, monitoring, and/or encouraging the negotiation of grants and contracts with potential community partners to generate revenue and enhance services.
  • Facilitating the preparation and development of budgets for the Division and administrating it within available resources.
  • Developing, communicating and fostering a shared vision by setting clear, challenging, obtainable, and measurable goals within and among the departments of the division.

Expected Competencies

  • Analytical Thinking
  • Building Relationships
  • Change Advocate
  • Teamwork
  • Process Improvement
  • Supervision and Leadership
  • Strategic Project Management
Applicant Instructions:

Applicant Instructions

  • All fields in the application must be completed, including employment dates, work hours, part-time or full-time and detailed job duties.
  • Resume may not take the place of any section of the application.

To be considered a candidate for this position, all of the following must be included in the application package:

    1. Resume

    2. Cover Letter – Please limit it to one page.

    3. Three (3) work samples. These should include a proposal to a major donor, grant with cover letter, or some similar document, and a fundraising report. Electronic attachment preferred, each sample must be less than 2MB. You may also mail, fax and/or deliver to the address below.

    4. Submit an electronic copy (strongly preferred) of all transcripts from post-secondary institutions; you may also fax, deliver or mail transcripts at the time you apply. See below for information.

    5. DD214 – Veterans, please fax, email, mail or deliver your documentation to Human Resources at Lane Community College., 541-463-5112.

* Do not provide additional documents other than those requested, Letters of Reference are not accepted, we will contact your references via telephone if you are a finalist.


  • For assistance with the online application call 541-463-5586
  • For position questions contact Amanda;, 541-463-5112


Transcript Instructions:

Transcripts are required

In order to be considered for the position unofficial or official transcripts must be provided. Attach under “optional document”, fax, deliver or mail to:

    Lane Community College
    Human Resource Dept.
    KLCC Philanthropy, Attn: Amanda
    4000 E 30th Ave
    Building #3/ 1st Floor
    Eugene, OR 97405

    Fax: (541) 463-3970

Official transcripts may be required if you are the selected candidate for the position.

College and Division Information:

The Department

KLCC 89.7 FM is a non-commercial, public radio station licensed to Lane Community College in Eugene, Oregon.

  • KLCC is an NPR member station, the only NPR member station located in Eugene. KLCC has a daytime news / talk format with diverse music programmed by volunteers at night.
  • KLCC operates at 81,000 watts. Besides our main transmitter in Eugene, we have nine other transmitters serving Western, Central, and Coastal Oregon.
  • The mission of KLCC is ”to engage the mind, enrich the spirit, and deepen understanding of our community and our world.”
  • Nielsen ranks KLCC among the top public radio stations in the nation in market share and cume rating.
  • KLCC is a listener-supported, non-commercial radio station. Over two thirds of KLCC funding comes from listeners and businesses. The remaining funds are provided by Lane Community College and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB).
  • KLCC has been on the air since 1967 and is celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year. Our staff includes 20 paid employees and over 70 volunteers from the community.
  • Additional information about KLCC, including financial reports, the station’s strategic plan, and the program schedule, can be found at

College Information

The goal of Lane Community College is to help students achieve their dreams and transform lives through learning. The faculty and staff are dedicated to helping students succeed. Lane partners with businesses in the community to help shape the current and future workforce.

Lane is a learning-centered community college that provides affordable, quality, lifelong educational opportunities that include:

  • Professional technical and college transfer programs
  • Employee skill upgrading, business development and career enhancement
  • Foundational academic, language and life skills development
  • Lifelong personal development and enrichment, cultural and community service


Lane Community College is a comprehensive community college. The college offers a wide variety of instructional programs including transfer credit programs, career and technical degree and certificate programs, continuing education noncredit courses, programs in English as a Second Language and International ESL, GED programs, and customized training for local businesses. Classes are offered at several locations, and online classes and telecourses are also available.

Lane offers a range of culinary and hospitality, health, automotive, industrial, and flight programs.

See our complete list of Career and Technical Programs.


Lane was founded in 1964 by a vote of local citizens, and the main campus opened in 1968. The college was a successor to the Eugene Technical-Vocational School that was founded in 1938. Lane has received many awards and accolades for its innovative programs and high quality instruction. The college is a member of the League for Innovation in the Community College.

One of the advantages of working at Lane is living in the area. Lane’s main campus is in Eugene, a city known for its quality of life and for being the home of the University of Oregon. Eugene is home to more than 153,000 people and neighboring Springfield has more than 57,000 residents comprise the second largest population center in the state. Eugene and Springfield are nestled in the Willamette Valley between the Pacific Ocean and the Cascade Mountains. Some peaks in the Cascade Range can be seen from main campus. The area’s scenic mountains, forests, rivers, lakes, and coastline offer many opportunities for outdoor adventures. See what’s new at (link is external).

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Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Summarize your multicultural experience. How will this experience benefit the radio station and our community listeners? Be specific. (1200 characters maximum, spaces included)

    (Open Ended Question)

Hiring Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts
  2. Transcripts #2
  3. Additional Document
  4. Additional Document #2
  5. Portfolio/Work Sample