Executive Director, Major Gifts

National Public Radio

Washington, D.C.

National Public Radio (NPR) is an essential mission-driven multimedia news organization and radio program producer committed to fact-based, independent journalism. With dozens of news bureaus around the world and member stations across the country, NPR has been creating award-winning news, talk, music and entertainment programs since 1970. Its much lauded, long-running programs including “Morning Edition” and “All Things Considered,” have drawn significant and widespread listener support for decades.

The Opportunity

National Public Radio is seeking a dynamic and mission-driven Executive Director, Major Gifts based in its Washington, D.C. headquarters. This experienced leader will partner with the Chief Development Officer, Chief Executive Officer and NPR senior leadership to manage major gifts across the Eastern and Midwestern United States. The Executive Director will implement fundraising best practices, oversee donor strategy, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and donor recognition, and manage a portfolio of major gift donors and prospects. The Executive Director will work with all of NPR Development to continue building a strong culture of philanthropy for public radio that is represented by long-term relationships with organizations like the Gates Foundation, The Ford Foundation, and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In addition to enhancing NPR’s donor base and development staff in the Eastern and Midwestern region of the U.S., the Executive Director will also play a prominent role in any campaign planning and implementation. The ideal candidate will have 10-15 years of experience, including at least five as a manager, as well as a commitment to NPR’s mission.