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MPT Major Gift Officer

Recruitment #19-007047-0003


Maryland Public Television (MPT) is seeking an experienced fundraising professional to assist and enhance its current major and planned giving program.


Maryland Public Television

11767 Owings Mills Blvd

Owings Mills, MD 21117

Main Purpose of Job

Maryland Public Television is seeking a goal-oriented Major Gift Officer who will join a team working to elevate the station’s profile within the philanthropic community covered by MPT’s multi-state broadcast region. This position will identify, cultivate, solicit, and steward a pool of major and planned gift prospects and 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.


  • Manage a portfolio of 100 – 125 prospective donors with the capacity to make current gifts of $25,000+. Staff the President, Vice President, MPT Foundation board members, senior staff, and producers on face-to-face cultivation, solicitation and stewardship visits.  
  • Strengthen the Leadership Society (annual donors of $1,200+) by developing cultivation, solicitation, and stewardship strategies for donors of $5,000+, with support from the Leadership Giving Coordinator.  
  • Strategically increase membership in the MPT Foundation’s Legacy Society by soliciting and stewarding donors for planned gifts.  
  • Engage with the MPT Foundation Board and consultants to support the strategic direction of major gift campaigns. Staff campaign meetings with the Managing Director, Major & Planned Giving. Work with the campaign consultant and key volunteers to research and identify prospective donors. Attend and staff MPT Foundation Board and committee meetings as assigned.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree  

Experience:  Minimum three years of experience in non-profit development, including direct fundraising experience.

For education obtained outside the U.S., a copy of the equivalent American education as determined by a foreign credential evaluation service must accompany the application.

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
  • A proven track record of soliciting and closing gifts of $10,000 or more.
  • 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.