Current Employment Opportunities

Administrative Assistant in Development Department   – Full Time

Job Objective: The Administrative Assistant will be a key member of the WEDU Development team and will play a vital role in supporting WEDU major gifts, planned giving and events programs, capital and endowment campaigns, by processing gifts, managing donor records, correspondence and assigned administrative duties.  The position will work closely with the Membership/Individual Giving team and with the Finance Department to ensure accurate gift processing and records.  The Administrative Assistant will play an active role in providing ongoing administrative support and other duties as assigned to effectively and efficiently assist in reaching targeted goals for each of the revenue areas and to ensure the overall success of WEDU.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Process all philanthropic gifts coming to the Major and Planned Gifts Department through batch entry; maintain, add, change and update donor database (Team Approach) records daily as needed; prepare donor acknowledgment correspondence in a timely manner
  1. Work with Membership/Individual Giving team, other data input staff and Finance Department on tracking money entry, record keeping and benefit profiles to ensure accurate gift accounting and donor records
  1. Become familiar with wealth screening (Research Point) software to assist in analyzing major donor data and providing strategies for approach, stewardship and “asks”
  1. Coordinate and prepare data for mailings, special appeals and events throughout the year via mail merge, e-mail or other methods
  1. Handle customer service-related calls and requests
  1. Ensure that all major donor benefits are received by the donors in a timely fashion; perform telephone coverage for any benefits questions
  1. Provide office management support, including ordering supplies, renewing subscriptions, maintaining central files, mail distribution and other administrative duties associated with efficient workflow
  1. Provide ongoing administrative support to the Development Department staff including but not limited to coordinating meetings, travel, schedules, accounting, donor communications, correspondence/mailings, timesheets, etc.
  1. Provide support to all station events, including but not limited to event reservations and logistics, on site registrations, database entry and staffing at events; work with special events for a timely follow-up of attendees and immediate cultivation of potential major donors
  1. Assist with Foundation grants applications by maintaining foundation timelines, research and providing copies and assembly of packets of material.
  1. Seek at all times to promote the case for support of WEDU throughout the region

MINIMUM EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION REQUIRED:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred; high school diploma and relevant employment experience acceptable
  • At least three years of recent administrative experience
  • Experience working at a nonprofit organization in a development capacity is desirable, familiarity with fundraising donor management software,  a fundraising foundation or public broadcasting a plus

SKILLS/ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills and the ability to interact effectively and diplomatically with donors, staff, board members and others
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong organizational skills, the ability to prioritize and to meet multiple deadlines and willingness to take initiative
  • Must be able to work effectively both independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and/or weekends as required for special events

SAFETY AND SECURITY: Employees are required to maintain compliance with WEDU’s safety, security, drug free and confidentiality programs to secure a safe working environment and protect the company’s intellectual property.

Minority and women applicants are encouraged to apply.  Drug test required. EOE

CLOSING DATE:  Until Filled

Qualified-only applicants  should send resume and cover letter: by e-mail to jobs@wedu.org  OR fax to Human Resources, WEDU, at 813/253-0826 (not both)

 

Educational Workshop Providers

WEDU PBS has an immediate opening for individuals to present workshops demonstrating our educational resources for teachers and parents. Bachelor degree and additional training in Pre-K and elementary education, childhood development, media literacy and curriculum development preferred. Minimum 3 years’ experience in either teaching or a related educational field. Experience with training/teaching adults preferred. Intermediate level use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher). Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills and ability to work independently. Knowledge of PBS Kids programs helpful. Will consider applications for part time and contract work. Must have own vehicle and be willing to travel throughout WEDU’s 16 county broadcast region in West Central Florida.

WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome.

Potential candidates should send cover letter and resume to: jobs@wedu.org.

 

Seeking Producers

PBS member station WEDU, seeks experienced Producers for field and studio productions for short form, long form, documentary and series video content for WEDU.

Ideal candidates are organized self-starters who will be responsible for producing WEDU projects, including locally, regionally and/or nationally presented content.

Duties would involve generating content ideas, producing project elements from concept through post-production including writing and coordinating all elements necessary to successfully complete contracted projects on time and within budget.

Potential assignments might include: local programming projects – studio or field based programming, documentaries, special content projects, program segments and/or promotional messages for broadcast or alternate distribution.

Candidates should have a proven history of being a Producer for successful program production. A working knowledge of public television would be a plus. Producers should be capable of handling multiple project demands simultaneously, be able to work independently, and must manage their work hours to complete all projects by deadline. Technical abilities in shooting video and editing would be preferred.

Projects could be of varying duration and scope, and may allow for full-time or part-time employment, or independent contracting based on those parameters.   WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome.

Potential candidates should send cover letter and resume to: jobs@wedu.org.

 

WEDU is committed to Equal Opportunity Employment and fully supports workplace diversity – all applicants are welcome.

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Volunteer and Internship Opportunities

Volunteering or interning at WEDU can be a rewarding and challenging experience. As a nonprofit organization, WEDU must rely on volunteer and intern support to fulfill our mission. As a business enterprise, our organization requires volunteers and interns who are willing to make a commitment of time and energy – similar to a paid position. Although we are on the air around the clock, our administrative operations are from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The volunteer or intern needs of the organization range from clerical help to public speaking. Our volunteers and interns must be dependable, reliable and willing to perform their duties on a fixed schedule. The amount of time committed would be determined by the individual. Once established, the expectation would be that the person could be reliable and able to perform assignments on a regular basis.

Volunteer or internship assignments can vary throughout the year as well as within departments. Examples include acting as an usher for a community forum, helping with a specific event, committing 20 hours a week to writing copy for the Communications Department, or doing research for a project.

Due to the nature of our enterprise and our continuously evolving industry, we have to be highly selective in designating volunteer or internship assignments. For that reason we urge you to fill out the coordinating form for the specific area you are interested in.

We want your experience to be as rich and fulfilling for you as it is productive for WEDU.  By volunteering, you can show your support while learning more about WEDU, your community-owned PBS station and public media source serving West Central Florida. By interning, you can learn firsthand the functions of  positions in your area of interest,  and gain valuable knowledge of the workplace.

NOTE: Due to the high volume of applications, we cannot respond to every request. Should the skills and qualifications match an opportunity, a staff member will contact the applicant.

Internship vs. Volunteering: WEDU offers internship opportunities to students enrolled in an accredited college or university or recent graduates. We prefer that students seek class credits for the internship, although it is not required. Internship opportunities may be from six weeks to multiple semesters, preferably two to three days per week. Internships and volunteer positions are unpaid.

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