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Tuesday, 14 October 2014 14:07

Capital Campaign Administrator

WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION
WNED/WBFO          Buffalo/Toronto

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Capital Campaign Administrator.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

 

Position Title:  Capital Campaign Administrator     
Reports to:  Sr. Vice President for Development & Corporate Communications
Status:  Full-Time, Exempt
Date:  October 2014

  1. Summary

    Responsible for all administrative functions related to Capital Campaign with expected duration of 3-5 years. 

  2. Duties and Responsibilities 

  • Overall Capital Campaign administration and organization including prospect tracking, task assignment and maintenance of timelines.
  • Scheduling meetings, preparing talking points, assembling presentations, and preparing materials for Campaign Cabinet and Campaign staff meetings in Western New York and Southern Ontario. Maintaining master Capital Campaign Calendar.
  • Overseeing acknowledgement of all Capital Campaign gifts and pledges. Managing and/or creating Capital Campaign correspondence including meeting requests, scheduling and meeting action items. Assisting in the creation and editing of cover letters and proposals for individual donor prospects. Drafting and sending thank you letters to donors to the Capital Campaign, with live signatures from appropriate volunteer leaders
  • Organizing and monitoring Campaign Cabinet assignments and follow-up, and assisting in all aspects of high-level volunteer-led activities.
  • Support Campaign Cabinet as they conduct lead gift cultivation and solicitation activities through communication, coordination and attending strategy meetings when appropriate.
  • Attend Campaign Cabinet meetings in Western New York and Southern Ontario, as well as creating and distributing meeting minutes.
  • Update spreadsheets/prospect lists with information regarding each strategy and outcome of cultivation and solicitation activities.
  • Compile Campaign solicitation packets with cover letters, proposals, pledge cards, named opportunities and other associated documents.
  • Provide coordination and administration of Campaign events.
  • Assist with the administration of donor stewardship programs including named opportunities/acknowledgments.
  • Assist in the management, organization and maintenance of all confidential donor records.
  • Research prospective donors to the Capital Campaign in Southern Ontario.
  • Create all Capital Campaign reports [i.e. for pending & realized gifts, budget tracking, status updates, etc.]
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Required Qualifications and Experience:
    • Seasoned, responsible, focused individual, with outstanding organizational skills and high level of accuracy
    • Excellent written, verbal and customer service skills
    • Excellent phone etiquette
    • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, creative, strategic and professional
    • Experience managing timelines
  • Preferred Qualifications and Experience:
    • Experience in and knowledge of Capital Campaigns and/or Fundraising Development
    • Social media and on-line fundraising experience
    • Experience working with confidential donor data
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Flexibility in work hours

 

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Friday, 26 September 2014 14:10

Manager of Building Services

WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION
WNED|WBFO Buffalo/Toronto

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Manager of Building Services.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Title: Manager of Building Services
Department: Facilities
Reports to: VP, Finance/CFO
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Date: September 25, 2014

Position Summary:

Oversees all building administrative and engineering operations of main location in Buffalo, NY and satellite office in Toronto, Ontario.  Prepares building services operational and capital budgets and monitors budget on a monthly basis.  Negotiates and administers building services contracts with vendors.   Acts as the liaison between organization and building tenants.  Supervises Building Maintenance Technician, Courier, and Receptionists. Collaborates with all departments and provides support for normal operations and special projects.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Supervises building services operations and personnel.  Oversees the maintenance of the following building systems and works with outside contractors for maintenance and repair of:
    • Electrical Systems
    • Mechanical Systems
    • HVAC Systems
    • Fire Alarm & Security System
    • Sprinkler System
    • Intercom System
    • Elevator Systems
    • Plumbing System
    • Parking Gates
    • Exterior Grounds
    • Back-up Generator
    • Other Systems as needed
  • Provides building services support for events (security, cleaning, and building operations)
  • Facilitates the work of landscapers, cleaners, snow removal and other contracted services
  • Oversees building maintenance for Toronto office
  • Programs and maintains Access Control System along with issuing
  • Access Control Swipe cards for staff and tenants
  • Assists the IT Department in the basic maintenance of HP Copy /Printer Units
  • Regularly inspects building life support systems to make sure they are in good working condition and ensures that facilities meet government regulations and environmental, health and security standards.

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree desired, but not required
  • Technical certification or training in commercial building electric power &HVAC systems required
  • Thorough familiarity with AutoCAD LT, Access Control, HVAC, CCTV and  personal computer applications, including Microsoft Office
  • Clean driving record and ability to travel to Canada
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs and engage in strenuous physical activity
  • Ability to operate power tools and machines, such as snow blower,  hand tools, Billy Goat, HVAC test system, etc.
  • Must be able to work varied shifts as needed and be on call during non- business hours for building emergencies
  • Excellent analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work without direct supervision
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Wednesday, 24 September 2014 18:19

Development/Pledge Producer

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Development/Pledge Producer.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Title: Development/Pledge Producer
Department: Development
Reports to: Senior Director, Fundraising & Special Projects
Status: Full-time, Exempt
Date: September 23, 2014

Summary

Develops, produces and coordinates the production and pre-production of all associated television and radio needs, including all live or pre-taped TV and radio pledge drives and TOOPS. Coordinate production aspects as they relate to individual stations needs.  Communicate and coordinate all aspects of campaigns to the following departments: programming, production, engineering, membership, graphics, communications and traffic.

II. Duties and Responsibilities

TV and Radio Pledge drives
Develop and produce all elements needed for the production of all on-air fundraising productions on WNED-TV, WBFO and WNED Classical.  Create and maintain green sheets and break sheets; schedule, train and supervise crew and talent; coordinate special guest visits; Coordinate ticket deals; work with off-site closed captioning company; coordinate set any on-air needs with graphics, including pledge stills; and coordinate and supervise studio and field shoots.  Work with Senior Director to create roll-in materials, promos, and spots; produce virtual pledge events for national distribution.  Assist with production of core pledge programs, and manage related activities such as editing, promos, uplinks, station relations, and talent relations.  Develop, create and communicate membership messages to viewers during WNED-TV, WBFO & WNED Classical
interstitial breaks outside of pledge, to support year-round fundraising efforts.

Other Fundraising Productions
Assist in production and development of 7% impact spots for all stations; produce Antiques Homeshow promotion night; video needs for JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition; virtual pledge events for national distribution.  Assist with production of core pledge programs, and manage
related activities such as editing, promos, uplinks, station relations, and talent relations.

Other Duties as Assigned

Qualifications

  • Previous experience in television production. 
  • Previous Development and marketing experience preferred. 
  • Superior verbal and written communications skills.
  • Superior ability to develop new fundraising events.
  • Minimum 4 years of television production. 
  • Minimum 4-year college degree.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule which includes working multiple nights, early mornings and weekends.
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Tuesday, 23 September 2014 18:31

PT Administrative Assistant

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Part Time Administrative Assistant TV/Radio. The job description is shown below. Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202. WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Title: PT Administrative Assistant
Departments: TV / Radio Programming, Radio News
Reports To: VP Programming, News Director and Chief Program Officer
Classification: Part-Time, (20 hours per week)

Position Summary:

Responsible for administrative duties and clerical support to the WNED-TV, WBFO-FM and WNED-FM Programming Departments.

Responsibilities Include:

Provides overall administrative and clerical support to WNED / WBFO Chief Program Officer, VP Programming and News Director including but not limited to:

Track and process department expenditures, expense reports and invoices. Timekeeper for staff members’ attendance and vacation records. Assists with all mailings. Coordinates RSVP’s and registrations for department events and screenings. Organization of project and business files. Schedules and coordinates meetings and any needed materials or hospitality. Provides any needed clerical support such as meeting notes, e-mailing, faxing, copying, etc. Ordering and maintaining needed office supplies and other project related materials. Coordinates all program and project award submissions and review of any agreements, budgets, etc.

Assist in covering WNED / WBFO main front desk.

All other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Associate’s degree or two years of college in communications or business preferred.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience is preferred, ideally in media and/or non-profit setting.
  • Proficient computer skills, including Microsoft Office, web and other online applications are required.
  • Strong writing, grammar and spelling skills essential.
  • Strong verbal communication skills necessary.
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are a must.
  • Must have the ability to work under deadlines and strong organizational skills.
  • Must be a team player and be able to support several departments.
  • Task-oriented and highly organized; ability to prioritize effectively while continuing to work on multiple tasks with a minimum of direct supervision.
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WESTERN NEW YORK PUBLIC BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION

WNED                        Buffalo / Toronto 

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Corporate Development Sales Representative.  The job description is shown below.  Interested applicants may submit cover letter & resume to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. OR mail to: WNED HR Dept., 140 Lower Terrace, Buffalo, NY 14202.  WNED is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity.

Position Description

 

Position Title:  Corporate Development Sales Representative

Department:    Marketing & Sales

Reports To: Vice President of Marketing & Sales

Status:             Full Time, Exempt

Summary:

The Corporate Development Sales Representative is responsible for securing revenue from broadcast, online, sponsorship events and other media opportunities as they become available, from local, regional and national business accounts. The Corporate Development Sales Representative must possess the skill and desire necessary to develop new revenue accounts, and submit weekly and monthly reports of local sales activity to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales.  Must meet and surpass budgetary and non-budgetary goals.

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain monthly and quarterly sales pacing to reach annual sales budgetary goals
  • Prospect for new leads and potential underwriters, advertisers, production funders direct and through advertising agencies in the business community locally, regionally and nationally
  • Initiate and obtain meetings for relationship building resulting in sales proposals with prospects and current underwriters in the business community locally, regionally and nationally
  • Use audience research and data to include in presentations, creating and proposing multi-platform sponsorship opportunities for potential and current clients
  • Attend client lunches/dinners and community outreach initiatives where applicable
  • Participate in on-going sales training
  • Stay abreast of market trends and competitive activity in commercial and public radio, television and online media sales
  • Help secure funding in conjunction with other departments as opportunities are presented
  • Comply with all WNED/WBFO policies and guidelines
  • Work with Vice-President of Sales and Marketing to obtain on-air and web copy approval
  • Use of a computer, telephone and other office and/or broadcast equipment; possessing the ability to communicate effectively through a variety of methods is required
  • Ability to work extended hours as needed, including some evenings and weekends
  • Submit weekly and monthly reports as required of local sales activity and projections to the Vice President of Marketing & Sales.
  • Other duties as assigned

 Qualifications:

§  Bachelor’s degree or satisfactory equivalent experience required

§  Minimum 2-3 years of media sales experience required; radio, television, online or print sales preferred

§  Requires prior experience building and maintaining relationships with both internal and external contacts

§  Excellent negotiation and decision-making skills required

§  Excellent communication and presentation skills—both oral and written—with an impressive reputation for building and maintaining relationships with people at all levels of an organization, across a diverse range of cultural, generational, ethnic, racial, educational and social backgrounds

§  Verifiable track record of successful sales

§  Requires a passion for generating new business, excellent customer service skills

§  Must be results-oriented, self-motivated and professional with impeccable business ethics

§  Proficient user Microsoft Office products required

§  Positive, can do attitude

§  Ability to multi-task

§  Work under deadlines

§  Requires the intellectual and emotional depth, maturity, self-confidence and superb interpersonal skills to work effectively and/or interact with other underwriting staff, executives at WNED/WBFO, board trustees, clients and vendors as needed

§  Participate in station membership drives and other events as required

 

§  Clean driver’s license 

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