Development Coordinator - Public Radio East

Development Coordinator - Public Radio East


Craven Community College
800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: 252-638-7200

Job Location

800 College Court

New Bern, NC 28562


$43,000 - $46,000 annually


Full Time Benefits

Job Category

  • Professional

Application Period

Opens: Thursday, April 25, 2024
Closes: Thursday, May 16, 2024

Target Start Date

Monday, July 1, 2024

Expected Work Hours

40 hours

Reports to

General Manager - PRE

Employment Type

Full Time

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher learning.

Four (4) years’ experience in non-profit fundraising OR a combination of education and qualifying professional experience that would provide the skills, knowledge, and ability needed to fulfill the duties assigned to the position.

Valid NC Drivers' License.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience utilizing membership database software (Allegiance) and listener database (Arbitron).

General understanding of higher education organizational structure and policies/procedures.

Position Description

Occupational Summary

The Development Coordinator - Public Radio East is responsible for the execution and monitoring of all fundraising and membership development strategies for PRE. This position is also responsible for providing high-quality member stewardship through maintaining the Public Radio East databases, prompt and accurate donation processing and retrieval of processed data, and delivery of service and member engagement that reflects PRE’s mission, values and standards.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities


  • Develops, plans, and implements fundraising and marketing strategies and integrated fundraising efforts, at the direction of the General Manager, designed to meet the financial objectives of the Public Radio East Networks using industry best practices, statistical data, and market-based research
  • Researches, develops, and maintains strategies to improve renewals, upgrades, add gifts, and new members and execute fund raising efforts using a variety of methods including mail, Web, and outreach to members
  • Develops, implements, and executes pledge drives that focus on the delivery of professional on-air presentations and financially successful programs
  • Works closely with the General Manager to provide appropriate financial information, resources, and development strategies to the Public Radio East Foundation Board of Directors
  • Works closely with the General Manager to assist in the development of income and expenditures projections for the operational and Foundation annual budgets
  • Reviews and follows up pledge receivables to maximize return 
  • Monitors sustainers and follows up as required to retain monthly giving levels
  • Manages and executes required Allegiance processes to accurately record financial transactions
  • Segments and properly codes database for fundraising purposes; coordinates, prints and processes member benefits, fund drive premiums and thank you letters, monthly fundraising correspondence, pledge reminders, year- end tax receipts in accordance with IRS regulations, and other large volumes of direct mail
  • Facilitates all direct mail projects, which includes ensuring the accuracy of the database of members and orchestrating data entry
  • Coordinates with PRE volunteers to process monthly mailings, mail projects, fund drives, and office support
  • Maintains fiscal year membership goals with regular reports as required by supervisor; maintains daily cash receipt logs to track all locally generated revenue/income sources; provides monthly summaries and reports to the status of membership goals
  • Maintains appropriate end of fiscal year reports as required by Craven Community College, The Corporation for Public Broadcasting, auditors and station management
  • Works closely with proprietary software vendors for training, instruction and to complete periodic installation of software updates
  • Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned in support of PRE Networks and the College’s mission, core values and goals

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities


  • Knowledge of FCC and Corporation for Public Radio Broadcasting policies related to non-profit fundraising and development
  • Knowledge of social media, streaming content and website management
  • Knowledge of current trends in broadcasting; including technology, programming and fundraising, online giving, on-air fundraising and planned giving
  • Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, leadership techniques, production methods, and coordination of people and resources


  • Demonstrated development experience
  • Advanced computer, technical, and industry tools literacy in word processing, spreadsheets, fundraising software systems, accounting software, and presentation software 
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills with the ability to balance multiple issues and projects in a fast-paced environment


  • Ability to communicate effectively in oral and written form
  • Ability to work in and foster, a collaborative and team-oriented work style and environment
  • Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records and reports in conformance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations and resolve inaccuracies 
  • Ability to understand, be sensitive to and respect the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds of Craven Community College’s students, employees and community

Job Post Contact

Craven Community College