Development Manager | BAVC

Development Manager


500 Mansell Street
San Francisco, CA 94134

Local (Bay Area)
September 22

KALW is the community broadcast service of the San Francisco Unified School District, a pioneer in public broadcasting since it went on the air in 1941 as the first FM station in the West. The station was an early NPR affiliate and served as the West Coast station of record for the BBC World Service.

In the 21st century, KALW has grown into one of the most productive stations in public radio. It is a leading broadcast outlet for the Bay Area’s diverse arts and music scenes. It has developed an award-winning local newsroom with training and talent development at its core. And thanks to partnerships with community institutions and independent producers, it is an engine for distinctive original productions, including the path-breaking podcasts 99% Invisible and Radio Ambulante.

We're excited to meet people with at least 3-5 years experience in development management and major gifts. Must be enthusiastic about public media and leading a small team of gifted, collaborative professionals. KALW is a fantastic, collegial work environment with an open culture...and regular chocolate breaks!


● Implement and oversee KALW fundraising activities
● Manage annual membership activity, including but not limited to: on-air campaigns, direct mail, special events, online and social networking campaigns
● Qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts to the station, in cooperation with the General Manager and other appropriate KALW staff
● Manage underwriting program
● Research, prepare, submit and monitor foundation grants
● Build KALW’s planned giving program
● Develop and monitor KALW’s fundraising strategy
● Create and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy in alignment with strategic priorities for KALW
● With the General Manager, set fundraising goals and appropriately communicate goals to staff
● Serve as a member of the KALW management team; participate in the implementation of the strategic plan and vision
● Participate in KALW’s community relations and outreach
● Professionally represent KALW in the community by participating in community events, serving on appropriate committees and volunteer organizations and otherwise advancing the unique role and importance of KALW
● Provide leadership
● Manage the Development team, including fostering a culture of professional growth
● Maintain and encourage positive relationships with other KALW team members
● Ensure that donations and donors are treated with the highest ethical standards


● Bachelor’s degree (B.A. / B.S) from an accredited college or university or equivalent professional experience
● Two (2) years of professional-level experience in a donor-centric fundraising, annual fund, major gifts, campaign implementation or related activities
● Excellent interpersonal, leadership, and management skills and high professional standards for work
● Interest in and enthusiasm for public radio
● Experience in public media
● Excellent written and verbal communication skills
● Ability to maintain positive, professional, and friendly relationships with community members and partners
● Strong computer skills
● Experience with CRMs, and PCI Compliance or willingness and enthusiasm for learning these systems / standards
● Ability to prioritize assignments and work independently on complex communication tasks
● Public speaking experience