Major Gifts Officer

Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC)

Burbank, CA

POSITION TITLE: Major Gifts Officer DEPARTMENT: Advancement REPORTS TO: VP, Advancement STATUS: Regular, Full‐Time, Exempt LOCATION: Burbank, CA

COMPENSATION: Commensurate with Experience

BENEFITS: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Retirement Plan and Professional Development opportunities



Public Media Group of Southern California (PMGSC) is looking for a talented fundraising professional to join our growing organization. If you are committed to developing relationships with prospective donors and being a change agent for an organization, then send your cover letter and resume to  [email protected]g today!



Public Media Group of Southern California (KCET, PBS SoCal and LINK TV) tell stories that matter through original programs that reflect the diversity of the region, and the full schedule of trusted PBS programs. Our content channels –KCET and PBS SoCal– are available for free on internet‐connected screens and seven local broadcast channels. LINK TV can be accessed through national satellite channels.


A donor‐supported community institution, PMGSC sparks the sharing of ideas at in‐person cultural events and community conversations and delivers social impact through services that prepare our most vulnerable children for school.



Reporting to the Vice President of Advancement, the Major Gifts Officer will cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors to increase their involvement and support of KCET and PBS SoCal’s services and the mission of Public Media Group of Southern California.


Donor Advancement

  • Manage and develop a portfolio of approximately 125 prospects and donors.
  • Responsible for the cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of donors in support of KCET and PBS SoCal’s individual programs and combined mission.
  • Regularly communicate with donors in person, on the phone and by mail.
  • Attend and assist with all fundraising activities and events.

Donor Strategy and Planning

  • Initiate and implement donor strategies
  • Collaborate with other MGOs on the development of strategies
  • Actively participate in weekly MGO meetings


  • Experience in major donor cultivation and solicitation
  • Understanding of and commitment to the Los Angeles community
  • Ability to exercise sound judgement, discretion and compliance with the Public Media Group of Southern California and AFP ethics policies and standards
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Successful track record of developing strong cultivation and solicitation strategies.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage projects
  • Experience in prospect research techniques and resources
  • Highly organized and motivated
  • Technologically savvy, with fluent use of business software systems including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and fundraising CRMs
  • Proven ability to collaborate with other MGO’s and organizational staff

Education and Work Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree; Legal, finance, business administration or related field preferred
  • 3+ years of direct fundraising experience – specifically major and planned gifts
  • A passion for Public Media


Equal Opportunity Employer

PMGSC provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to

all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.


To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume to [email protected] by May 9, 2019.

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