Positions Available

Director of Development

Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9FM is seeking a dynamic individual to secure and cultivate its established and generous donor base. The successful candidate will have an outgoing personality and demonstrated history of successfully soliciting financial gifts, able to manage all aspects of the station's annual fundraising plan.

Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9FM
Located in Dayton, Ohio, Discover Classical is one of the few remaining non-profit, 24-hour classical music stations in the United States. A voice for the classical music/fine arts community in Dayton, the station has evolved over its 31-year history to two full-time terrestrial signals, and serves a growing audience for classical music around the country, and around the world. The station is on solid financial footing, operating with zero debt, and an operating surplus for three years running.

The station is community-licensed, with no affiliation to a college/university or public TV station. We are proud to be an independent, listener-supported public radio station fully-devoted to classical music and fine arts information.


• Develop and execute station's annual fundraising plan.
• Identify and secure financial support from individuals, foundations, corporations, and federal/state/local governmental agencies.
• Develop and maintain ongoing relationships with donors, including acknowledgement and sustained communication.
• Create and execute a strategy for retention of annual individual donors.
• Oversee organization of special events.
• Represent the station at outside events.
• Other duties as assigned.

Skills & Experience

• 5 years of combined education/experience in development or non-profit fundraising. Bachelor's Degree preferred.
• Comfortable and knowledgeable about grant writing.
• A proven self-starter and manager.
• Excellent organizational and communications skills.
• Knowledge of Allegiance fundraising software a plus.
• Experience with design software, esp. Microsoft Suite and Adobe CS a plus.
• Knowledge of classical music a plus.

Candidates must be adaptable to a flexible work schedule, including occasional evening and weekend work. Competitive salary plus an excellent benefits package.

To apply: Submit a cover letter, resume with employment history and three professional references with contact information. E-mail application materials to shauny@dpr.org, or mail to

Shaun Yu, Discover Classical 88.1 & 89.9FM
126 N. Main St., Ste.110
Dayton, OH 45402

No phone calls, please. Deadline for applications: August 18, 2017.