Senior Manager Of Donor Cultivation Events, NPR Presents
Full Time Job
Across our organization, we’re building a workplace where collaboration is essential, diverse voices are heard, and inclusion is the key to our success.
The NPR Events & Experiential team is looking for a dynamic, creative individual to join us as a Senior Manager to create and execute editorially-driven, high touch engagement events and experiences that are intended for the cultivation and stewardship of major donors. This role will report to the Senior Director of Events & Experiential and work closely with both the NPR Presents team and the NPR Development team to oversee and manage programming and production for fundraising events and high level donor experiences, as well as other events with internal and external stakeholders.
NPR Presents designs and executes innovative experiences that bring NPR content to people in real life and in virtual spaces. We set a high bar for production excellence, deepen engagement with new and existing audiences, create revenue opportunities for the organization, and strengthen relationships with NPR Member stations and other partners. In addition to public facing events, our portfolio includes monthly events for donors; an annual signature event that showcases NPR’s talent, programming and funding opportunities to current and prospective major donors; and co-hosted events with NPR’s Member stations to engage collaborative prospects and grow major giving to public radio.
The Senior Manager can be a remote position, but must be located close to a major U.S. airport and will be expected to travel to Washington D.C. and other locations around the country to be on-site for live event production and other projects as necessary.
Education: Bachelor’s degree in a liberal arts discipline or a Bachelor’s degree in business (or the equivalent combination of education and experience)
• Manage and produce a portfolio of NPR events, with a specific focus on NPR donor cultivation and stewardship gatherings
• In collaboration with NPR’s Development Division, contribute to and execute a robust donor events strategy to deepen connections between NPR and supporters of public radio
• Manage all content programming tracks for NPR donor gatherings by liaising with newsroom talent and leaders
• Identify event programming opportunities that align NPR’s editorial goals and critical fundraising priorities to inspire donors to deepen their support
• In collaboration with NPR’s Development Division, lead post-event survey and evaluation process to inform event strategy, design and programming
• Maintain clear lines of communication with internal and external project stakeholders
• Collaborate with cross departmental teams on creating all of the content for assigned events
• Develop new event concept proposals and project manage efforts once greenlit
• Other duties as assigned
• Be an enterprising, entrepreneurial, and productive team contributor, constantly and eagerly identifying new means of innovation to grow NPR Events’ impact with all constituents before, during and after each and every event produced
• At least 4 years experience creating and executing small and large scale events and conferences for a major news, media or arts organization - in person and virtually. You have your finger on the pulse of the diverse cultural landscape across the country. You are innovative and excited about creating content in this space
• At least 4 years experience managing donor related events
• At least 3 years experience managing multi-platform projects staffed by multiple stakeholders
• Strong communication skills, including the ability to prepare powerful and compelling presentations
• Excellent writing skills; is able to describe and market NPR events through multiple mediums
• Proficiency with navigating a variety of content management systems
• Ability to document internal processes and analyze audience data
• Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously under stringent timeframes and changing priorities/conditions
• Experience overseeing and managing complex budgets
• Ability to both work independently and collaborate with others
• Experience managing social media channels and newsletters for events and demonstrated ability to participate in, contribute to and grow and amplify online communities
• Highly organized, including the ability to create and manage complex data sets on various platforms including Microsoft Excel
• Ability to work under ambiguity and under pressure
• Ability and willingness to work varied shifts
• Ability to travel around the country
Physical Demands of position.
Traveling; Setting up and breaking down displays
All applications must include a resume and cover letter to be considered.
NPR is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NPR is committed to being an inclusive workplace that welcomes diverse and unique perspectives, all working toward the same goal – to create a more informed public. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, religious belief, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, gender non-conforming status, intersex status, sexual stereotypes, nationality, citizenship status, personal appearance, marital status, family status, family responsibilities, military status, veteran status, mental and physical disability, medical condition, genetic information, genetic characteristics of yourself or a family member, political views and affiliation, unemployment status, protective order status, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, or stalking, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.