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Development & Community Relations Coordinator

Development & Community Relations Coordinator

Arkansas PBS Foundation seeks an energetic and detail-oriented emerging leader as its new Development & Community Relations Coordinator. The Development & Community Relations Coordinator (DCRC) is an essential member of a dynamic team that provides critical financial support for Arkansas PBS, Arkansas's only statewide media network.

Responsibilities

The DCRC plays a leadership role in recruiting, managing and stewarding a robust cohort of volunteers and helping to manage events for Arkansas PBS. DCRC responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Work with Arkansas PBS Foundation and Network leadership to identify volunteer needs and opportunities;
  • Reach out to universities, corporate employee groups and beyond, to cultivate and recruit volunteers;
  • Schedule and track volunteer participation through our volunteer database;
  • Steward volunteers to show our appreciation and retain their commitment;
  • Participate personally in quarterly on-air fundraising campaigns and other events to serve as on-site liaison and manage volunteers;
  • Manage community events including the annual Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood Sweater Drive, appearances at Farmers Markets and others.
  • Assist with management of larger events like Family Day, including securing community partners, performers, etc.

In addition to the Volunteer and Events management aspects of this position, the DCRC will work with the Corporate Relations Officer to cultivate, solicit and steward Arkansas PBS Business Memberships. Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Reach out to small businesses across the state for lower-level event sponsorships and/or AR PBS Business Memberships;
  • Sponsorship/Business Membership revenue tracking;
  • Annual renewal communications and ongoing prospect/funder communications and stewardship.

This position reports on a dotted line basis to both the Foundation Operations Manager (for volunteer and event management) and to the Corporate Relations Officer (for Business Member revenue generation), and works closely with all Foundation staff, as well as Arkansas PBS Network Marketing.

Requirements

The successful candidate will be a strong communicator who's a self-starter, highly collaborative, detail-oriented and committed to serving our community. Outstanding time management, customer service skills, organizational skills, interpersonal skills, and the capacity to manage multiple projects concurrently are paramount.

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 3-5 years of nonprofit fundraising and/or volunteer and event management experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with databases and knowledge of CRM (customer relationship management) systems strongly preferred.

Some evenings and weekends required, as well as occasional travel. An Arkansas driver's license is required.

This position requires extended periods of standing and sitting, as well as the ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds. The ideal candidate must be able to complete all physical requirements of the job with or without a reasonable accommodation.

Please send a cover letter and resume to applications@myarkansaspbs.org.

Salary range: mid $40s

AA/EEO/ADA Employer

Benefits

Arkansas PBS Foundation offers excellent benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental, and Vision plans available
  • Eleven paid holidays per year, including birthday
  • 12 to 22.5 days of vacation per year depending on years of service
  • 8 hours Sick Leave per month
  • Retirement: 11% contribution from Arkansas PBS Foundation after one year of service with an available match up to 3%
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $10,000

Arkansas PBS is Arkansas's only statewide public media network. The Arkansas PBS Foundation, the Network’s nonprofit partner, exists to raise funds and awareness for Arkansas PBS's mission to empower learners of all ages and to educate, inform, entertain and inspire our community by creating, sharing, and celebrating Arkansas stories.

Benefits

 

  • Retirement

    Arkansas Teacher Retirement System

    A contributory/non-contributory retirement plan for public employees. Arkansas PBS contributes 15 percent to both contributory/non-contributory plans. All new employees are enrolled in the contributory plan which requires a 7 percent employee contribution. Eligibility: Regular, full-time state employees and part-time state employees who have worked in excess of 1,040 hours. Learn More »

    Arkansas Diamond Plan

    An optional 3 percent pre-taxed earning (457 Deferred Compensation Plan). Employee-only contribution. Eligibility: Regular full-time state employees. Learn More »

  • Insurance

    Health Insurance

    Eligible state employees may choose one of three provided insurance plans. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire state employees on the 1st day of the month after 30 days initial employment.

    Arkansas PBS Foundation employees are enrolled in a group health plan. Cost of health insurance coverage is shared between the employer and employee; premiums are deducted from bi-weekly pay. Eligibility: New hire Arkansas PBS Foundation employees on the 1st day of the month after 90 days initial employment.

    Arkansas Cafeteria Plan (ARCAP)

    A tax-free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to $5,000 per year), out of pocket medical expenses (up to $4,000 per year), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time state employees.

    Section 125 Cafeteria Plan

    A tax-free method to pay for eligible benefits such as: Dependent and elder care expenses (up to maximum allowable), out of pocket medical expenses (up to maximum allowable), and group health and life insurance premiums. Eligibility: Regular, full-time Arkansas PBS Foundation employees.

  • Paid Time Off

    Annual Leave

    Annual leave accruals begin on the first full month of employment. Accrual increases are based on continuous years of service. Unused annual leave time will carry over to the next year provided the 30 day maximum is not exceeded. Eligibility: All regular, full-time employees. Job share employees accrue leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for annual leave.

    Years of EmploymentMonthlyAnnually
    0 - 3 years1 day12 days
    4 - 5 years1 day 2 hours15 days
    6 - 12 years1 day 4 hours18 days
    13 - 20 years1 day 6 hours21 days
    More than 20 years1 day 7 hours22.5 days

    Paid Holidays

    Eleven paid holidays per year, including employee's birthday. Eligibility: All regular, full-time and extra help employees are eligible to receive holiday pay if they are in pay status on their last scheduled work day before the holiday and at least one hour on the first scheduled work day after the holiday. Employees who work less than full-time may take the holiday at a rate proportionately equal to their time worked.

    • New Years Day
    • Martin Luther King Jr.
    • George Washington's Birthday / Daisy Gatson Bates Day
    • Memorial Day
    • Independence Day
    • Labor Day
    • Veterans Day
    • Thanksgiving Day
    • Christmas Eve
    • Christmas Day
    • Employee Birthday

     

    Sick Leave

    All regular, full-time employees earn 12 days of paid sick time per year (8 hours per month). Unused sick leave will carry over to the next year provided the 120-day maximum is not exceeded. Eligibility: All regular, full-time employees. Job share employees receive leave time on a pro-rated basis. Extra help employees are not eligible for leave.

    Other Paid Time Off

    Jury Duty: Employees who miss work while performing jury duty will receive normal and full compensation.

    Maternity Leave: Eligible female employees can take up to 4 weeks of paid leave after the birth of the employee's child or placement of an adoptive child in the employee's home. Paid maternity leave will run concurrently with Family Medical Leave. Eligible male employees can take FMLA after the birth or placement of a son or daughter or to bond with a newborn or newly placed son or daughter.

    Military Leave is granted at the rate of 15 days per calendar year, plus necessary travel time for annual training purposes. Up to 15 military leave days may be carried over to the succeeding year for a maximum of 30 military leave days for that calendar year. Eligibility: All employees who are members of the National Guard or any other of the reserve branches of the U.S. Armed Forces.

  • Employee Assistance Program

    Employee Assistance Program

    A program that provides counseling, information and referral service to community resources for employees. Eligibility: All regular, full-time State and Arkansas PBS Foundation employees.

Careers at Arkansas PBS

Arkansas PBS offers a variety of career opportunities in Production, Engineering, Marketing and Audience Engagement, Education, Finance and Administration, Operations, Information Technology, Programming, and Development/Fundraising.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Arkansas PBS provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Arkansas PBS is committed to creating a working environment that values, respects, and utilizes the contribution of our staff from diverse backgrounds and experiences. Learn More »