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WGVU Corporate and Community Sponsorships Officer

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Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting


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


  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.

Salary: $45,000 - $52,000

Department/Division: WGVU / University Relations

Campus: Grand Rapids

How To Apply: Apply online at and select "Apply now".  Please include a cover letter and 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.

Grand Valley State University has a COVID-19 Vaccine policy that requires all faculty, staff and students to be vaccinated. New hires will be expected to adhere to the policy unless they are eligible for allowable exemptions or postponement. We will require proper documentation upon hire. Up-to-date information can be found on our Lakers Together website.

Grand Valley State University does not discriminate against students, faculty or staff in any of its employment practices or in its educational programs or activities. Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests, have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, veteran or active duty military status or weight. In addition, Grand Valley is required by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 to ensure that none of its education programs and activities discriminate on the basis of sex/gender. Sex includes sex stereotypes, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and pregnancy or parenting status. The Office for Title IX and Institutional Equity serves as a resource for the GVSU community and assists individuals who may have been impacted by discrimination or harassment in connecting with resources, imposes measures that protect or support access to programs and activities, and oversees the university’s grievance process for allegations of discrimination and harassment. Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, 4015 Zumberge Hall,, (616) 331-9530.

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center at 711 (in State) or 1-800-833-7833 (out of State)

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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