Job Details

Boston University
  • Position Number: 3974115
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Position Type: Development and Fund Raising

LEGACY GIVING MANAGER, WBUR Development (23500584240214)

Tracking Code: 23500584240214

Job Description
Who We Are & What We Can Offer You:

WBUR is Boston's NPR and a public media leader, producing exceptional journalism on-air, online, on demand and in real life. Our mission is to provide an essential public good - high quality journalism and enriching experiences that foster understanding, connection and community for an expanding circle of people. WBUR is member-supported and licensed to Boston University.

Employees at WBUR are a team of professionals who value truth, diverse perspectives and candid debate, creating a culture of mutual respect, passion, and belonging.

We've got exciting plans to keep innovating and building WBUR for the future.

We're growing. And you'll grow too.

This position will be hybrid: 2-3 days onsite with some evening/night hours.

The Opportunity and Who You'll Work With:

The newly created Legacy Giving Manager position has primary responsibility for the growth, management and enhancement of the planned giving program at WBUR. The Manager will market to and educate prospective donors about a range of planned gift options, secure gift commitments, and oversee the administration of gifts, in addition to stewarding the Legacy Circle.

A collaborative, mission-driven, and entrepreneurial leader, they will excel at frontline fundraising and provide detail-oriented operational program management. This role works with members of the Boston University planned giving team, the WBUR business office, external vendors, and other key stakeholders.

Required Skills
What Youll Need to Succeed:

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent/relevant experience
  • 5-8 years of related experience

Capabilities and Proficiencies:
  • A strong belief in the mission of WBUR and the importance of public media
  • A self-starting work style, with a proven ability to meet project deadlines and maintain positive, respectful professional relationships
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to present complex subjects in a clear and compelling manner
  • Enthusiasm for meeting and interacting with potential donors one-on-one while exercising sensitivity, tact, and discretion
  • Comfortable working in and maintaining donor database

In an ongoing effort to enrich our organizational culture, WBUR is committed to building a staff and leadership team that reflects the diversity of our city, region and nation.

Designing an organization where everyone thrives, creating connection and community that permeates our workplace requires real change across all facets of what we do and who we are.

We must hire, support, develop, advance and retain diverse talent at all levels of the organization with a standard of inclusive excellence.

If you are excited by this opportunity and have a passion for our mission - whether you meet all or some of our criteria - we want to talk to you.

We hope you apply! Cover letters encouraged!

Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston Universitys COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the Universitys response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts, United States
Position Type: Full-Time/Regular
Salary Grade: Grade 50

To apply, visit

Copyright 2022 Inc. All rights reserved.

Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency