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MPT Manager of Major and Planned Giving

Previous Title - Director of Major and Planned Giving

Recruitment #18-007038-0002


Maryland Public Television, which is commonly known by its familiar name "MPT", is a public television network that comprises six television stations that broadcast throughout the entire state of Maryland as well as into the District of Columbia and parts of Delaware, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and West Virginia. MPT is the only statewide broadcaster in Maryland. MPT is a member of the Public Broadcasting Service.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

The Manager of Major & Planned Giving will be an integral part of the major and planned giving team. In collaboration with the Managing Director of Major & Planned Giving, this position will: 1) manage a dedicated portfolio of individual donors, 2) develop and implement fundraising strategies and ensure donor stewardship and 3) work closely with board volunteers and senior staff to support the collective efforts of leadership annual, major gift, and planned gift fundraising for the MPT Foundation.

This is a Special Appointment position, and serves at the pleasure of the Appointing Authority.


  • Cultivate, solicit, and steward a portfolio of 100 current and prospective major gift donors. 
  • Staff the President, Vice President, MPT Foundation board members, and senior staff on solicitation meetings and other donor visits.  
  • Provide administrative and strategic support to MPT Foundation board committees as assigned.  
  • Increase giving among the membership of the annual leadership giving society by developing individual strategies for donors of $5,000+  
  • Grow membership in the Legacy Society for planned giving donors by soliciting and stewarding donors for planned gift commitments.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree  

Experience:  Minimum five (5) years of experience in non-profit development, including direct fundraising experience and a proven track record of soliciting and closing major gifts of at least five-figures.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must be provided prior to hire.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.


Strong preference will be given to applicants that possess the following preferred qualification(s). Include clear and specific information on your application regarding the qualifications.

  • Master’s degree
  • A strong belief in the mission of MPT and the importance of public media
  • Experience with the moves management model of prospect cultivation
  • Discretion in handling confidential and sensitive information
  • Superior interpersonal skills, including being an enthusiastic team player and active listener with a proven ability to work well with a wide range of internal and external constituents.


Employees in this classification may be assigned duties which require the operation of a motor vehicle. Employees assigned such duties will be required to possess a motor vehicle operator's license valid in the State of Maryland.


Applicants must provide sufficient information on the application to show they meet the qualifications for this recruitment. All information concerning the qualifications, including any required documentation (diploma, transcript, certificate, etc.) must be submitted and received by the closing date. Information submitted after this date will not be considered.


The examination will consist of a rating of your education, training, and experience as presented on your application and as they relate to the requirements of the position. Therefore, it is important that you provide complete and accurate information on your application.

Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of completing the online or paper application.



The online application process is STRONGLY preferred. If you are unable to submit your application online, or encounter difficulty attaching required or optional documentation, you may submit via email to by the closing date and time. The MD State Application Form can be found online.

Please be sure to include your name, identification number (Easy ID#) and job announcement number on any documentation to ensure timely processing.


Paper applications, required documents, and any addendums may be mailed or faxed (410-581-4382) by the closing date and time to:

Maryland Public Television - HR

11767 Owings Mills Blvd.

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Please read the job announcement in its entirety before applying for this recruitment. Applicants must meet both the minimum and selective qualifications to be considered, and to appear on the list of people eligible for hire.

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply.

Maryland Public Television (MPT) is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of MPT that all persons have equal opportunity and access to employment opportunities, services, and facilities without regard to race, color, sex, age, national origin or ancestry, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.

As an equal opportunity employer, Maryland is committed to recruiting, retaining and promoting employees who are reflective of the State’s diversity. We thank our Veterans for their service to our country, and encourage them to apply.