Director of Development, WSIU

Director of Development, WSIU


Associate Director for Development

(Director of Development, WSIU)

Broadcasting Service

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Carbondale or Springfield, IL


Apply by August 1, 2019.


Southern Illinois University (SIU) Carbondale invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for Development (Director of Development, WSIU) for the WSIU Broadcasting Service. WSIU has undergone a recent expansion of its service area and now reaches two-thirds of the counties in the State of Illinois, along with portions of the five border states. WSIU provides public media service via television, radio, and digital platforms to approximately five million people throughout western, central, and southern Illinois. This position is responsible for establishing an annual overall plan for development in consultation with the WSIU Executive Director, securing private support for WSIU throughout its coverage area and the five border states. The position will also oversee the management of WSIU's annual fund program. This is a highly visible, public position that must exercise discretion and sound independent judgment with respect to the University or to the proprietary environment of business or institutional partners. Extensive regional travel, including some nights and weekends, required.


This position may work out of either the Carbondale or Springfield area.



Minimum Qualifications: Baccalaureate degree in relevant discipline. Two (2) years successful professional experience in fund raising or related non-profit organization work. A master's degree in nonprofit management or closely related field may be substituted for the two years of experience. Demonstrated ability to communicate in written or oral forms & evidence of appropriate interpersonal skills necessary to be a successful fundraiser. Must have a valid driver's license.


Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated knowledge of public broadcasting; FCC & other regulations governing public broadcasting fundraising activities. Proven media, philanthropic business development and/or grant writing experience preferred.


Compensation: The salary for this position is commensurate with qualifications and experience; there is an excellent fringe benefits package.




SIU is being assisted in this search by Livingston Associates.  Inquiries are welcome with Livingston Associates.      For consideration, please follow Application Procedure below.


Application Deadline: Apply by August 1, 2019.


Application Procedure: Please submit nominations or a cover letter of application, current resume, and the names, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least three references to:


Screening Committee-Associate Director for Development, (Director of Development, WSIU)

Broadcasting Service, Communications Building Suite 1003

Southern Illinois University Carbondale

1100 Lincoln Drive, Mail Code 6602

Carbondale, IL 62901




SIU Carbondale is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.


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