If you’re passionate about preserving and presenting our unique cultural heritage to a global audience, if you’re motivated by helping build a vital cultural community around the world to support New Orleans music, WWOZ is always looking for passionate and talented people to help the station grow and advance its mission.
Most station staff members began as volunteers and learned that they could fulfill their professional ambitions and do something they loved by working at WWOZ. Be sure to check out our Volunteer page to find out about volunteer opportunities.
DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT
WWOZ 90.7 FM seeks a seasoned, dynamic, hands-on Director of Development to lead the fundraising efforts of one of the world's most vibrant public community radio/multi-media organizations. Responsible for overseeing and ensuring success in several areas including membership, major gifts, underwriting, corporate/foundation support, special events, planned giving, Jazz Fest OZ Brass Passes/guest relations, etc. Must be able to work well in a high energy, creative, casual (but professional) environment with a constant stream of OZ show hosts, talented musicians, culture bearers, volunteers and staff.
Proven track record as a successful fundraiser with established relationships in New Orleans market highly preferred. Demonstrated ability to manage budgets, act upon financial information, initiate and cultivate key relationships with funding community. Superior written and verbal skills as well as proven experience with donor data base systems such as Blackbaud Raiser's Edge. Staff management experience including expert leadership and coaching skills. Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 10 years proven experience and increasing responsibility. Reports directly to the General Manager and is a key member of the Senior Staff.
WWOZ offers competitive pay and excellent benefits. Please submit via e-mail a cover letter, resume, and 3 professional references. Email application packet to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No telephone calls or walk-ins.
WWOZ is an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to diversity. All individuals, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.