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Apply now Job no: 243360-AS
Work type: Partial Remote, Staff-Full Time
Department:PUB MEDIA/WPR
Location: Madison
Categories: Membership

Job Summary:

Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR) is seeking a creative, goal-driven and experienced manager and fundraising professional to lead WPR's On-air Fundraising team.

The On-air Fundraising Manager is responsible for leading the on-air fundraising unit within WPR's Membership team. Primary responsibilities include developing, directing and/or executing multi-channel member drive campaigns, leveraging best practices, and identifying key performance indicators through data analysis to set revenue goals and evaluate results with a particular focus in member cultivation, growth and retention. This position also develops and provides leadership in goal setting, communication, collaboration, marketing materials, schedules, and the creation and execution of overall member drive strategy and associated budget. Reports to the Membership Director.

Unit Overview
The On-air Fundraising team is responsible for WPR's member drive campaigns. Member Drives are the single most effective way to ask WPR listeners for financial support, and the best way to gain new members, new sustainers (monthly donors) and to ask current members to increase or renew their support.

About the Job:

Fundraising Manager (PB019)

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion




-Five years cumulative professional experience in a fundraising, project management or marketing role.
-Three years' professional experience in a supervisory/management role.
-Proven ability to develop, direct, implement and evaluate a campaign, preferably with an associated revenue goal.
-Effective written and verbal communication skills.
-Ability to plan strategically with a "big picture" vision while maintaining critical attention to details.
-Success working independently and collaboratively toward mutual goals.
-Proven analytical skills to uncover opportunities and greater efficiencies as they related to strategy, systems, processes and decisions.
-Ability to manage data, processes and/or financial tracking with a high level of accuracy and attention to detail.
-High degree of skill in technology, including Microsoft Office (particularly Excel) and other software.

-Experience in or knowledge of public broadcasting.
-Experience in or knowledge of on-air fundraising.
-Experience working with Constituent Relationship Management software.
-Experience in or knowledge of email and/or digital marketing.

Additional Information:

We expect to pay high 50's to low 60's depending on qualifications and experience.

The person in this position will be required to comply with the Ethical Guidelines for All Staff of Wisconsin Public Radio and Television located here:, in addition to the UW-Madison code of ethics.

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

Please note that successful applicants are responsible for ensuring their eligibility to work in the United States (i.e. a citizen or national of the United States, a lawful permanent resident, a foreign national authorized to work in the United States without need of employer sponsorship) on or before the effective date of appointment.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

This position requires some work to be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location. Some work may be performed remotely, at an offsite, non-campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $56,000 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Apply online by November 10, 2021. The job number is 243360. The following must be received for your application to be complete:
1) Resume;
2) A cover letter describing how your experience relates to the job duties and minimum and desirable qualifications.
3) At least three professional references with titles, emails, and phone numbers (include at least one supervisory reference). Please note that references will not be contacted with prior candidate notification.

Questions? Contact: Kate O'Connor, Wisconsin Public Radio, 821 University Avenue, Madison, WI, 53706; 608-262-5221;


Kate O'Connor
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Fundraising Manager(PB019)

Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

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