Major Gift Officer – KCUR Public Radio / Classical KC – Kansas City, MO

Major Gift Officer – KCUR Public Radio / Classical KC

University of Missouri – Kansas City

Kansas City, MO


Job Description

KCUR 89.3 and 91.9 Classical KC are looking for two experienced Major Gift Officers (MGO) to join our team. In this role, each MGO will be responsible for working with KCUR’s Director of Philanthropic Giving, General Manager, and the UMKC Foundation to develop and expand major giving for KCUR and Classical KC. The MGO will manage a portfolio of prospects and donors nurturing current relationships and cultivating new ones, develop plans to move current donors into the major giving category, cultivate donors to support KCUR and Classical KC’s upcoming capital campaign, and assist with special events. You will report to the Director of Philanthropic Giving

For this vacancy, one MGO will have a primary focus on KCUR donors/prospects and the other will focus on Classical KC donors/prospects. However, both positions will assist and support the other station as needed.

The job requires someone who can:

  • Develop annual plans for identifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major donors, working in concert with KCUR/ Classical KC development team
  • Work with the development team, UMKC Foundation, and KCUR’s advisory board to expand existing major giving strategies, as well as create and implement new ones as needed
  • Work with UMKC Foundation to research, identify, and qualify prospects
  • Participate in UMKC Foundation staff and major gift officer meetings
  • Document donor and prospective donor contacts in UMKC’s donor database
  • Arrange major donor appointments as needed with the general manager and director of philanthropic giving and involve them in solicitations when appropriate
  • Support and participate in additional fund-raising and outreach activities, on air and off, for Classical KC and KCUR

Minimum Qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Five years of fundraising working with volunteer leadership to raise funds
  • Two years experience in major gift fundraising
  • Proficiency in fundraising software.
  • Experience and familiarity with Kansas City’s philanthropic landscape are a plus.

Full Time/Part Time

This position is full time, benefit eligible.


Up to $73,000, based off experience, education, and internal equity.

Application Deadline

Open until filled, review of applications to begin immediately.

Application Instructions

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). 

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UMKC Statement on Diversity

Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to the UMKC mission as an urban-serving institution. Kansas City is a particularly diverse city, including African, African American, Asian, German, Irish, Italian, Latino, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Native American and Slavic communities. Such ethnic diversity, in addition to our thriving neighborhoods of the Westside, Northeast Kansas City and the Eastside, fosters creativity, connection and innovation, which is showcased across the region. Major attractions such as the Annual Ethnic Enrichment Festival, the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, the Filipino Cultural Center, the American Jazz Museum, Guadalupe Centers and Mattie Rhodes and Kansas City Irish Fest are a small sample of the many ways our diverse city enriches us.  


For the reasons enumerated above, UMKC’s strategic plan prioritizes our commitment to multiculturalism, globalism, diversity and inclusion. The university’s values call upon its faculty, staff, students and community to position themselves as global citizens who seek out, embrace and celebrate the many benefits of diversity. UMKC received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award in 2019 in recognition of our continued commitment to equity and inclusion. Such commitment is demonstrated across teaching, service and research. We welcome applicants to share in our commitment to these core values and know that you will quickly understand the beauty of calling Kansas City your home. 

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Benefit Eligibility


We offer full benefits that start day one, generous paid time off, paid winter break, and continuing education benefits. Visit our Total Rewardspage to learn more. 

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Job Type: Full Time

Salary Range: $50,000 – 74,999