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Development Director KLRE/KUAR / P99908

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Posting Details


Position Type Non Classified
Employee Class Code NF
AR State Title Institutional Assistant
FLSA Exempt

Position Summary and Qualifications

Posting Number FNC00984
UALR Functional Title Development Director KLRE/KUAR / P99908
Position Number P99908
Department KLRE/KUAR
Position Summary

UA Little Rock Public Radio station KLRE/KUAR is seeking a Development Director. As a member of the KLRE/KUAR leadership team, the Development Director will oversee all fundraising, development, and marketing efforts of UA Little Rock Public Radio, under the supervision of the General Manager. The Development Director will supervise fundraising staff, and assist in strategic planning and assessment of fundraising in the short and long-term. KLRE Classical 90.5 and KUAR 89.1 are listener-supported services of the UA Little Rock College of Social Sciences and Communication, providing classical music and NPR news and cultural programming to roughly 85,000 listeners a week in the Little Rock area. This position is governed by state and federal laws, and agency/institution policy.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement on-air and off-air membership campaigns, special events, and community service projects;
  • In coordination with the General Manager, Underwriting Coordinator and station leadership team, cultivate and manage relationships with individual donors and underwriters;
  • Coordinate with the KLRE/KUAR General Manager and the College of Social Sciences and Communication Director of Development and External Relations to cultivate, solicit and steward major gifts;
  • Design and implement other fundraising projects including, but not limited to telemarketing, solicitations by mail or electronic sources, major gift solicitation, capital campaigns, foundation grants, and planned giving;
  • Work with Finance Director to develop a budget for both individual giving and underwriting;
  • Supervise the KLRE/KUAR Underwriting Coordinator;
  • Develop and manage donor recognition, gift acknowledgement processes, and member communications, including use of social media;
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff and volunteers for development efforts and community outreach projects;
  • Serve as liaison with Friends of KLRE/KUAR and its Board of Directors, including contacting members, scheduling meetings, helping recruit new Board members, coordinating committee work, and advising the Board;
  • Schedule and evaluate development support staff;
  • Supervise database management, ensuring that station leadership receives timely and meaningful reports;
  • Work with finance director and Administrative Specialist to develop and maintain standardized donor information;
  • Plan, design, and implement special events/projects that provide additional funding, heighten awareness of the stations, and/or serve the community in a significant way;
  • Work with office leadership team on strategic planning and setting station policies;
  • Host live fundraising breaks on the air and voice-recorded announcements, as needed;
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously;
  • Experience in designing and directing events or campaigns;
  • Evidence of supervisory skills;
  • Ability to use social media for fundraising and outreach;
  • Affinity for public radio;
  • Ability to work nights and weekends for events and on-air fundraising campaigns;
  • Ability to use a database management system.
Required Education and/or Experience

An earned bachelor’s degree.

Preferred Education and/or Experience

Supervisory experience; Three (3) years experience, with evidence of advancement, in non-profit development, marketing, public relations, volunteer management, sales or a related field.

Background Check Requirements 01 - Criminal/Financial
Start Date 11/16/2017

Additional Qualifications

Essential Job Functions Kneeling: Occasionally, Crawling: Occasionally, Climbing (Stairs, Ladders, etc.): Occasionally, Lifting 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Carrying 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Pushing/pulling 25-50 lbs: Occasionally, Sitting for long periods of time: Daily, Speaking; Essential, Hearing: Essential, Vision: Ability to distinguish similar colors, depth perception, close vision: Essential, Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds: Frequently, Standing for long periods of time: Frequently, Walking - Moderate Distances; Frequently
Work Conditions Spends approximately 75% or more time indoors

Posting Detail Information

Background Check Statement

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal and financial history background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication and/or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

UALR EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas at Little Rock is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and actively seeks the candidacy of minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities. Under Arkansas law, all applications are subject to disclosure. Persons hired must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States.

Open Date 10/04/2017
Close Date 10/29/2017
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have an earned bachelor's degree from an accredited institution?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Please indicate your level of experience in non-profit development, marketing, public relations, volunteer management, sales or a related field.
    • 3+ years
    • 2 years
    • 1 year
    • Less than 1 year experience
  3. * What is your approach to cultivating/stewarding relationships with donors?

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you able to work a flexible shift, including nights, weekends and holidays?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have a good driving record, a valid drivers license and proof of insurance?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * How did you hear about this job posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. List of Three (3) References
Optional Documents