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28 Jul 2017

Full-Time Assistant Director, On-Air Fundraising (13958)

American University – Posted by SACJobs Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

This position leads the on-air membership fundraising unit within the WAMU Membership Department and serves as the main liaison with programming, production, web and marketing staff for its activities. The Assistant Director uses a creative, entrepreneurial and results-oriented approach to fundraising efforts that advances listener involvement – serving the priority of securing maximum new and re-acquired member participation, maximum sustainer participation, and upgrades in previous giving levels.  This position is responsible for planning and implementing strategies to boost station membership and member support, growing campaign revenue to a level consistent with top performing public media stations.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in communication, or related field.

Minimum Requirements:
Five (5) years of experience in public broadcasting fundraising or in a related area
Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate and mange fundraising initiatives
Understanding of public broadcasting fundraising concepts practices, and procedures
Possess a complete understanding of mechanics and philosophy of membership fundraising including membership campaign production, year-round positioning announcements major donor spots, planned giving spots, and other membership activities
Demonstrated experience in on-air fundraising and other membership campaigns
Experience with public radio/public TV on-air talent
Demonstrated technical, broadcast production and editing experience
Demonstrated computer skills and database management experience
Demonstrated ability to work with others in developing, planning and implementing interdepartmental goals and strategies
Demonstrated written and oral communication skills as well as customer service savvy
Must be able to work occasional late nights and/or weekends
Stressful, demanding work environment throughout on-air campaigns and continued responsiveness to growing membership program
Must be able to push, pull, lift and move objects up to 50 pounds

Additional Information:
Hiring offers for this position are contingent on successful completion of a background check.

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.


  • Start Date: No Start Date
  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Work Experience: 5 – 7 years
  • Part/Full Time: Full-Time

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: WAMU and American University are being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates.  Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates. For consideration, please visit the job posting, application instructions and apply online at

Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Assistant Director.


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