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Director, Foundation & Government Relations

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is your local source for television and radio –

WNED PBS, WNED PBS KIDS, WNED Create, WBFO NPR, WNED Classical, and WBFO The Bridge!


We reach Western New York and Southern Ontario and can be streamed from your favorite device.


Engaging our communities through exploration and entertainment—everywhere.


We’re looking for a Director, Foundation & Government Relations!


What you’ll be doing:

The Director, Foundation & Government Relations provides oversight and manages the operations of the department including relationship building and management of strategic partners. This individual facilitates grant requests, funding with foundations, corporate giving programs, government entities, and production donors for all station projects including new digital initiatives, podcast production and acquisition, and BTPM radio and television productions. This individual is responsible for reviewing and approving all grant requests and serving as the liaison for our Board of Directors, local and regional government officials and representatives, and PBS and CPB program funder recognition. 

This position can be hybrid – a blend of remote and in-office work. In summary, this individual will:

  •  Serve as the department lead or foundation and community outreach
  • Oversee the development of grant proposals to local, regional and national foundations, corporate giving programs, and government agencies for all station projects
  • Ensure that the terms and conditions of grants are being met within the organization
  • Monitor and meet deadline dates for Foundation Requests for Proposals (RFPs) to multiple Foundations in WNY & Southern Ontario
  • Develop and maintain relationships with various community leaders, government agencies, corporate giving program partners, etc. 

What you’ll need:

  • Minimum of Bachelor degree in business, communications, public relations, English or related field
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in writing and communications fundraising, specifically grant writing and donor relationships for non-profit organizations
  • Demonstrated successful revenue generation
  • Exceptional written, verbal, research, communication and interpersonal skills
  • Professional acumen and high-level of presentation ability; confident and comfortable with public-speaking including communications with government officials
  • Strong organization, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
  • Detail-oriented, ability to prioritize and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated proficiency with computer programs including Microsoft Office
  • Familiarity and hands-on experience with various social media and digital platforms
  • Strong leadership capabilities and supervisory experience complimented by a highly collaborative approach working with members of the executive team
  • Demonstrated analytical-thinking skills and professional acumen to apply proper judgement in complex situations; ability to apply logic and sound reasoning fairly and consistently
  • Ability to work with various types of people with varying temperaments and skills
  • Travel requirement: approximately 20%, primarily local travel, some overnights/weekends may be required



Because we’re awesome!  You won’t find a better group of talented, energetic people dedicated to quality content and reaching the various communities of our region.  We are proud of our culture and promote a realistic balance of both work and personal life.  Our benefits package is fantastic and we have free parking!

Salary and Benefits:

This is a full-time, exempt salaried position and starting pay will be based on education, experience and interview.  Starting range: $60k - $80k.

  • 12 paid holidays
  • 5 weeks of paid vacation
  • Sick time (accrued)
  • Medical, Dental, Life, Vision Short- & Long-Term Disability insurance options
  • Health Savings Account (for applicable plans) with employer contribution
  • Flex Spending Account option
  • Voluntary Life, Accident, Critical Illness coverage options
  • Identity Protection option
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Assistance (based on eligibility)
  • Retirement Plan with 7.5% employer match (based on eligibility)

Buffalo Toronto Public Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion.