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Employment at WTTW11, Chicago's Public Media

Employment at WTTW - Public Media Chicago

Associate Director of Development


Bachelor’s Degree required. Additional education a plus.

Must have 1-3 years of experience working in development. Must have experience in administrative duties, customer service and communicating with donors and/or clients. Experience with event planning or other type of project management. Database experience is necessary.

Exceptional written and verbal communication skills are required. Candidate must have an understanding of maintaining donor and/or client relationships. Candidate must be organized, self-motivated, attentive to detail, committed to accuracy and an enthusiastic team player. Proficiency with basic software programs including Microsoft Office Suite and other computer programs. Ability to drive.

Support fundraising for WTTW|WFMT through assisting with development activities, particularly the WWCI gala, WTTW|WFMT special projects and annual trustee giving, along with stewardship activities, such as donor recognition and benefit fulfillment.


  • Support fundraising efforts for annual gala through prospect research, development of sponsor benefits, solicitations on behalf of Event Chair, preparation of acknowledgments and accurate tracking of revenue.
  • Assist with coordination of vendors for annual gala.
  • Prepare for the management of gala event day activities.
  • Develop collateral materials for WTTW and WFMT special projects including splash sheets, appeal letters, and acknowledgment templates for use by the development team.
  • Prepare solicitations, acknowledgments, and benefits for special projects.
  • Conduct research to generate prospects for special projects.
  • Participate in the careful review of sponsor recognition for television presentations and printed materials.
  • Assist with the personalized, meaningful cultivation and stewardship of prospects, major donors, and trustees.
  • Participate in review of donor lists for event invitations and solicitations for special project and gala, pairing the review with excellent recall.
  • Assist in the tracking and analysis of vital data as it relates to our trustees, donors, and special projects.
  • Other duties as assigned.

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Human Resources
Window To The World Communications
5400 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, Illinois 60625
Fax: (773) 509-5309


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