Annual Giving Program Manager

August 17, 2023


Cascade Public Media’s mission is to inform and inspire our community to make the world a better place.

Our vision is to be the most essential and relevant media organization in the region.

Cultivate, solicit and steward mid-level donors ($500-1,199) and develop program strategies that will strengthen and optimize the membership and major gifts pipeline, while demonstrating CPM’s values of integrity, community, innovation and diversity.

Cascade Public Media serves a diverse community, in terms of ethnicity, class, culture, language, sexual orientation and disabilities and we are committed to increasing diversity and inclusion amongst our team members. We encourage everyone interested in this role to apply even if you don’t meet all of our requirements.

Hourly Rate:  $27.60-$30.63

Seattle, hybrid schedule that requires days onsite each week with other days remote

CPM offers competitive benefits to team members working 20 hours or more a week. Benefits include:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 1 personal holiday
  • 4 weeks of Paid Time Off (PTO) to start
  • Half-day Fridays during Summer
  • Company-matched 401(k) Retirement Plan that is fully-vested immediately
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • $50 per month subsidy toward an ORCA card 
  • Medical 
  • Dental
  • Vision 


  • Manage relationships with a portfolio of donors at the $500 – $1,199 range 
  • Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit and steward individuals while working collaboratively with other members of the Philanthropy team (membership, major gifts, and planned giving) to optimize the mid-level pipeline and move donors through the donor lifecycle
  • Track and analyze data from mid-level donors to create programmatic strategies for donor retention, additional gifts, and upgrades
  • Meet goals for mid-level revenue, donor retention, and donor upgrades
  • Cultivate relationships primarily through regular phone, email, and letter contact, as well as acting as the primary contact for customer service and donation questions for the portfolio
  • Assist the Membership Campaign Project Manager in planning and executing quarterly fundraising campaigns
  • Work with Membership Director and Director of Major Giving on regular donor communications and promotional material
  • Serve as a well-informed representative and advocate for Cascade Public Media
  • Attend development team meetings and development department meetings
  • Collaborate with other team members to foster a positive and productive culture and contribute toward the overall growth of the CPM
  • Occasional attendance at CPM events
  • Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice


  • Strong written communications skills, with experience in writing direct mail and email fundraising communications 
  • Thorough working knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, and Outlook)
  • Ability to analyze revenue and donor data and suggest strategies
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to organize and execute mailings of varying size or quantity


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • Two years of experience working in a fundraising environment for non-profit organizations, with an understanding of fundraising strategies, the donor lifecycle, and best practices
  • Demonstrated successful experience and effectiveness in prospect identification, relationship building, and annual solicitation
  • Experience with CRM data entry and reporting (Revolution CRM preferred)


  • Ability to work some evenings, weekends and holidays
  • Ability to view data on a computer screen for long periods of time
  • Ability to regularly type on a keyboard
  • Ability to sit or stand for extended periods
  • Ability to lift and carry parcels to designated mailing areas
  • Ability to work a hybrid of remote and on-site work