Corporate and Community Sponsorships Officer, WGVU Public Media

Job Title

Corporate and Community Sponsorships Officer


WGVU Public Media

About the Position


Develop relationships with corporations and community partners to provide sponsorships for WGVU Public Media programming, events, initiatives, and operations.

Salary: $45,000 – $52,000

Department/Division: WGVU / University Relations

Campus:Grand Rapids

Job Duties


  1. Identify, qualify, cultivate, solicit, and steward major corporate, community, and foundation donors to increase private gifts to WGVU Public Media.
  2. Work collaboratively across departments to develop sponsorship opportunities for program and event development.
  3. Develop and manage significant portfolio and pipeline of corporate, foundation and community prospects.
  4. Actively engage in working to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with corporate, community, and foundation sectors.
  5. Meet with prospective and current corporate, foundation, and community donors to secure sponsorships, and/or coordinate meetings for the stations General Manager or Director of Development.
  6. Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with current and prospective donors and co-workers across WGVU.
  7. Participates in the drafting of case statements, talking points and other materials required for events, programs, campaigns, and projects.
  8. Participates in the creation of proposals, grant applications, and reports to corporations and foundations.
  9. Works closely with WGVU philanthropy team, marketing, education, and content creation teams.
  10. Ability to identify a diverse donor prospect pool.
  11. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.



  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2 years relevant work experience in nonprofit fund development/sales/event management, or a minimum of five years of relevant work experience.
  • Knowledge of nonprofit fundraising and event sponsorship techniques.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Experience with various computer software applications such as Microsoft Office and/or equivalent. (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, Salesforce,, and Teams, etc.)
  • Possess strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently, organize own work and coordinate work activities of others.
  • Experience coordinating large projects.
  • Experience handling multiple demands efficiently.
  • Experience organizing and prioritizing workload.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to provide exceptional customer service.
  • Ability to maintain positive intercultural and interpersonal relationships and a commitment to multicultural awareness and understanding.


Normal office environment.  Some travel may be required.

How to Apply

How To Apply: Apply online at and select “Apply now”.  Please include a cover letter addressing your qualifications, as well as your knowledge of and interest in working for WGVU Public Media, along with your resume. The online application will allow you to attach these documents electronically. On the application, you will be required to provide names, phone numbers, and e-mail address for three professional references. Applicants selected for interviews will be required to submit official transcripts prior to the interview. If you need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.

Application Deadline:  Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University.

Applications Close: 29 Nov 2022 11:55 PM Eastern Standard Time

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