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Donor Relations Associate

Public Media Connect, the regional public television organization formed by the PBS stations of CET in Cincinnati and Think TV in Dayton has an opening for a Donor Relations Associate. The Donor Relations Associate will provide relationship management, solicitation, stewardship and administrative support for the major, planned and mid-level giving programs, assist in the management and execution of fundraising events and other projects, and other day to day tasks supporting Major, Planned and Midlevel Giving. This role reports to the Director, Major and Planned Giving and is based at our ThinkTV station in Dayton, Ohio. On occasion, will require hours to be worked outside the normal workday and commuting to our Cincinnati Station.

Primary Duties:

  • Create and implement short, intermediate and long-term individual mid-level ($250-$999) gift donor strategies.
  • Act as primary relationship manager for a large portfolio of individual prospects; playing lead role in stewardship, moves-management, soliciting and closing mid-level gifts. Note that the most of this relationship building will occur via phone and email.
  • Make regular phone calls to donors (average 10 calls a day), with the purpose of asking them to upgrade their gift or join monthly donor program.  
  • Develop a ‘moves management’ program for mid-level donors, ultimately creating high-level prospects for the major donor team.
  • Monitor weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual activity to achieve revenue goals.
  • Track and reconcile all major and planned gifts monthly with Membership database and Finance team.
  • Assist with review and verification of mid-level and major gift donor recognition lists.
  • Collaborate with Membership team member to consistently improve our member database.
  • Track and report relationship management activity including identification, qualification, cultivation, solicitation and stewardship of prospective and current donors.
  • Manage the major donor renewal, thank you and acquisition mailings using Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Conduct prospect research using online tools and analysis on current/prospective individuals and foundations.
  • Assist in database annotation for major and planned giving donors and reference.
  • Maintain Allegiance software with various donor information.
  • Collaborate with various departments for events or other promotionactivities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Preferred Qualities :

  • 2+ years of nonprofit fundraising experience preferred or 2+ years’ experience in relationship management and sales, or other related skills to fundraising, are also encouraged to apply.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Entrepreneurial Sprit
  • Detail oriented, strong time-management and organizational skills
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office Suite computer skills required, with emphasis on Microsoft Excel and Word.
  • Experience with a relational database such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred but not required.
  • Ability to smoothly work with multiple objectives simultaneously
  • Skilled in consistently meeting deadlines
  • Ability to anticipate problems  and quickly solve them
  • Strong customer-service skills
  • Flexibility in hours of work as needed
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision

Location: This is a hybrid position, requiring in-office work a minimum of three days per week at the ThinkTV offices in Dayton.

If interested and qualified, please send your resume to hr@thinktv.org


CET, Cincinnati, Ohio

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Producer develops and executes local and regional broadcast and non-broadcast productions. This is a hands-on position that includes producing and production responsibilities for a variety of programs and platforms. The Producer will establish and assure a consistent standard of production quality, relevance, and timeliness for a range of programming, which may have an emphasis in a broad spectrum of subject matter, including arts/cultural, educational/informational, science/technology and community affairs productions.

  • Oversee the production of local programs or projects as assigned.
  • Develop, produce, and lead creative special projects, and delivering them on deadline
  • Lead and direct support production staff in short and long video productions
  • Play multiple roles on your projects, possibly handling videography, audio, editing or all of the above
  • Manage budgets, equipment, and all staff in the field/on-location production sites.
  • Assist other Producers as required on local productions.
  • Coordinate productions with programming, engineering/technology, development, and marketing/communications staff
  • Coordinate activities with external partners as needed.
  • Maintain awareness of critical regional and community issues and trends
  • Support program development by identifying topic and content opportunities and developing related proposals
  • Participate in on-air and fundraising activities and productions, which occur periodically throughout the year
  • Maintain consistent communication with the Executive Producer regarding progress on assignments.
  • Perform other duties that may assigned or required.

Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • 3-5 years prior experience in producing diverse content for television and multi-media.
  • In depth knowledge of media production and editorial management.
  • Demonstrated innovation, creativity and excellent writing skills.
  • Broad general business skills, including team leadership, decision-making ability, and delegation skills
  • Familiar with and ability to use current production software, such as non-linear editing systems, production equipment (cameras, audio equipment, grip, lighting and Microsoft Office suite.
  • Demonstrated interpersonal skills, including trust, tact, and diplomacy
  • Ability to work seamlessly with media, university, business and community partners
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills, including ability to edit, provide constructive feedback and coach the work of others: also the ability to receive similar feedback on your own work
  • Willingness to work in the field, sometime for extended hours per day or even multi-days and in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Excellent organization skills, attentiveness to detail, and the ability to multi-task with aplomb
  • Bachelor’s degree in media, broadcasting, or communications preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • Moderate physical activity. Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds
  • or mobility for more than four (4) hours per day
  • Dexterity for handling cameras and equipment
  • Setting up and taking down equipment
  • Stamina to withstand long working days
  • Ability to work in the studio or on location

Public Media Connect is currently accepting applications for this position. Applications can be completed HERE. Resumes can also be emailed to HR@cetconnect.org.

Public Media Connect is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity and an inclusive environment for all employees. Inclusion is one of our core values, wherein we respect the broad diversity of our communities and strive to reflect it in our programs, services, board, and staff.