Wednesday, 04 June 2014 18:55

Director, Foundation and Community Development


WNED-AM, FM, TV - Buffalo/Toronto

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Director, Foundation and Community Development.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.” 

Position Description


Position Title:             Director, Foundation and Community Development

Department:              Foundation and Community Development

Reports To:                President & CEO                   

Grade:                        22

Status:                      Full-Time, Exempt


Position Summary:

To oversee development of relationships with foundations, corporate giving programs, and government agencies; ensure payment and stewardship of major donor commitments to the capital campaign; serve as WNED liaison with PBS on program underwriting and funder recognition and to assist and support the work of other non-profits in the region.                      

Responsibilities Include:                                                                          

  • To oversee the development of grant proposals to local,                               

regional and national foundations, corporations, and

government agencies for funding projects and undertaking

of WNYPBA; and that the terms and conditions of grants

are being met within the organization, including final reports

on the execution of grants, as required by the grantor.

  • To assist in the design and implementation of capital solicitation                 

campaigns for major WNED projects.

  • To be the liaison with PBS for all discussions regarding program                

underwriting and funder recognition.

  • To assist and support the work of other non-profits in the region,                

including development of collaborations with WNED and guidance

in the development and implementation of capital campaigns.

  • Perform other assignments as assigned by the President & CEO.               

Qualifications and Education Required:


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Minimum five years experience in writing and communications, sales or fundraising with particular emphasis on grant writing for non-profit organizations.
  • Strong writing, verbal, interpersonal and organizational skills essential.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, PowerPoint, Access and Excel desirable.