Director of Major and Planned Gifts

Posted by NH Public Radio

Portsmouth, NH
Posted: 2017-10-18


New Hampshire Public Radio is an award-winning news organization that delivers news, information, analysis, arts and entertainment programming to more than 177,000 weekly listeners across the state and region. NHPR reaches listeners and readers through on-air radio, a dynamic website and social media properties, on-demand programming and podcasts, and a robust program of community outreach. New Hampshire Public Radios mission is "expanding minds, sparking connections, building stronger communities."

Since 1981, NHPR has shaped the media landscape in the Granite State and beyond. NHPR is broadcast from 14 different sites, making it by far New Hampshires largest (and only) statewide radio news service and a primary source of in-depth and intelligent news coverage. Each day New Hampshire Public Radio delivers local news reported by NHPRs award-winning News Department, as well as national and world news from National Public Radio (NPR), Public Radio International (PRI), American Public Media (APM), the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) and the BBC. NHPR is the exclusive outlet for NPR News in the Granite State.


Creating the new position of Director of Major and Planned Gifts is a key investment in NHPRs advancement operations. Advancing NHPRs major giving and planned giving programs will allow the organization to address key strategic goals, including:

  • Continuing to raise the bar with our award-winning journalism, producing stories that matter to New Hampshires communities and beyond.
  • Distinguishing NHPR as a unique producer of local content that serves to inform, educate and enlighten.
  • Engaging with and diversifying our audience. 

The immediate priorities for the Director will be to expand NHPRs annual major giving program; relaunch its planned giving program; and assist with efforts to complete NHPRs $5 million Campaign for Innovation. With more than 80% of the campaign already secured, this last phase of funding will ensure the successful expansion of NHPRs newsroom coverage and local program productions, as well as lay the groundwork for building general operating funds to sustain the expanded programming. 


The ideal candidate will have solicited and successfully closed 5 and 6+ figure gifts, will bring at least two years experience managing staff, and thrive in a collaborative, creative and fast-paced workplace.


To apply or to refer candidates, please contact Zena Lum, Search Director, LOIS L. LINDAUER SEARCHES at 

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