Development Director

Blue Ridge Public Radio
Asheville, NC

Blue Ridge Public Radio - the most listened to radio station in the exciting Asheville, NC market - continues its dynamic growth. BPR owns and operates two radio services – BPR News and BPR Classic – across a 13-county region in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a new leadership position at BPR that reflects the success and expansion of the organization and the substantial support we receive from our listeners and donors.  We offer a competitive salary and are looking for a Development Director to play a critical role in growing revenue for the organization.

Reporting to the CEO, the Development Director will lead all direct philanthropic activity, and will cultivate and broaden BPR’s local and regional donor constituencies. As a member of the management team, this position will play an important role in strategic and financial planning and will work closely with the Board of Directors and community partners.

The ideal candidate will be a highly disciplined, organized, and goal oriented development leader to oversee a talented team of experienced fundraising professionals. The Development Director will bring experience balancing multiple priorities and will lead the BPR fundraising team in annual membership, on-air fundraising, major gifts, planned giving, foundation development, and the upcoming capital campaign. In that role, the director will supervise campaign staff and consultants, and work as the liaison with the campaign chair and CEO.

The successful candidate is curious and thoughtful in their work and has demonstrated competencies in team development, information management, project support, donor research and verbal and written communication. 

The BPR Development Director will lead a four-person team which will include the Associate Director of Development, the Membership Director, and the Development Assistant.

BPR offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits; a large, enthusiastic, and supportive audience; and a great place to live and work. According to Lonely Planet, Asheville is “known for its welcoming, creative spirit and eclectic architecture…its thriving artistic community and booming food and drink scene – all surrounded by spectacular natural beauty…”