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FULL TIME JOB OPENINGS
 
POSTING #180917
 
TITLE: Director of Membership
REPORTS TO: VP of Development
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state. We are non-profit and community supported.  We are looking for a Director of Membership to develop, implement and oversee the execution of our annual fundraising plan to increase individual contributions and maintain stewardship of our membership programs. 
 
The Director of Membership plans, designs and leads the fundraising team in annual membership development, on-air fundraising, planned giving, and foundation gift expansion to increase contributions and maintain stewardship of Texas Public Radio’s membership programs. The Director is the primary architect of our annual on-air fund drives, with the responsibility to organize, oversee and lead this vitally important effort. The individual in this role cultivates and broadens TPR’s local and regional donor constituencies, and takes a leadership role in strategic planning of fundraising initiatives.  
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plans, designs and leads the fundraising team in annual membership development, on-air fundraising, planned giving. 
and foundation gift expansion in order to increase the number of members and contributions to Texas Public Radio’s membership programs. 
Develops effective written, spoken and new media communication materials for members, including online campaigns; renewal, additional gift and lapsed mail; acquisition and new member initiatives; premium fulfillment; gift acknowledgements and year-end tax receipts. 
Oversees the membership department activities to ensure that all individual donations, corporate gifts and foundation grants are properly solicited and recorded, applying the best practices in donor stewardship. 
Organizes, oversees, and leads the execution of the annual on-air fund drives including securing challenge monies, the orchestration of its tempo and tone, and overall management of the campaign.  
Strengthens donor relationships by planning and designing effective development efforts with identified donor groups such as the McClain Circle, the Pinnacle Circle, the Gwathmey Legacy Guild and others.
Works with the VP of Development to cultivate a steady pipeline of grant funding to support Texas Public Radio’s operations; researches and identifies appropriate grant funders; writes or supervises the writing of grant applications; and maintains solid relationships with grantors to fulfill and report on the requirements of the grant. 
Exercises fiscal responsibility in the development and oversight of the membership department budget. 
Analyzes detailed monthly reports including current, year-to-date information and trends for all areas of individual giving.  
Plans and attends TPR events and functions in order to cultivate and appropriately steward members.  
Performs other related duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Journalism, Communications, Fundraising Management or related field preferred, or equivalent experience. CFRE a plus. 
 
EXPERIENCE:
A minimum of three years of membership fundraising or experience in a related field that translates into donor cultivation, relationship building, and stewardship.  A minimum of five years’ experience in public media fundraising is preferred. 
 
SKILLS: 
Membership database management ability.  
Excellent organization and communication skills, both written and spoken. 
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.  
Solid work ethic, with the ability to capably handle multiple competing priorities and adjust work hours according to the demands of the job. 
Self-starter with well-defined leadership skills and supervisory experience. 
Must have a valid Class C driver’s license and reliable transportation 
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, and quickly.
Able to hear average or normal conversations in person or by phone.
Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.
Sedentary work; sitting most of the time.  May have to lift folders, files, papers, audio/video equipment, and other such items weighing up to approximately 25 lbs.
 
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Employee
 
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Immediate Supervisor
 
 
NOTE:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required.  Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.
 
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2018@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Director of Membership Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
 
 
POSTING #180914
 
TITLE: Senior Broadcast Engineer
REPORTS TO: Chief Operations Officer
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
OVERVIEW:
The engineer in this position will install, maintain and repair studio, transmitting, and ancillary equipment, in order to maintain superior service in all coverage areas and on all platforms, while complying with FCC technical requirements.  In addition, the engineer will provide technical support and maintenance of information systems.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as a contact for technical support and emergencies by promptly responding 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Maintain proper station operation through preventative and corrective maintenance.
Install, troubleshoot and repair audio, transmitting, IT and telephone equipment for office and broadcast operations.
Ensure compliance with FCC regulations and requirements by performing reviews of station logs and maintaining operating parameters within licensed limits.
Assist staff in preserving superior technical standards by providing training and assistance on the proper use of software and equipment.
Participate appropriately in station fundraising, sponsorship activities and live events.
Advise supervisor and other staff, as needed, on actions essential to maintaining performance, safety and security at studio and transmitter facilities.
Fulfill administrative obligations related to required documentation, keeping appropriate files and submitting timely expense reports.
 
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
A passion for the mission of public radio.
Technologically versatile with willingness to expand skills.
Self-motivated, with a “willing spirit” and the ability to work efficiently with limited direct supervision.
Five-years of technical experience in broadcasting or related field.
Associate degree in electronics technology or related field, or equivalent experience in operations or maintenance at a broadcast station.
IT skills including workstation and server troubleshooting and repair, local area networking and desktop support.
Ability to work after hours and be on-call 24/7 for emergencies or scheduled maintenance.
Working knowledge of basic electronics theory and principles and the ability to read schematics.
Must have a valid standard Class C driver’s license, transportation and the ability to travel on short notice.
Demonstrated professionalism and personal relationship skills, including the ability to work well with other team members.
Exceptional organizational and time management skills, including the ability to work effectively under pressure and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
 
ADDITIONAL PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Configuration, operation and maintenance of digital audio storage systems, automation systems and traffic systems.
Experience working with antenna systems, FM transmitters, STL, digital studio consoles, audio over IP digital routing systems, voice over IP digital telephone systems for broadcast use, audio processing and remote control systems.
Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations, telecommunication laws related to broadcast station operation and compliance.
Strong electronics troubleshooting and audio background.
Multi-media skills, including experience producing or editing digital media.
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects or hand tools.
Verbally conveying information, instructions, and ideas clearly and quickly.
Able to hear average or normal conversations, in person or by phone.
Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.  Must be able to differentiate color coding of wiring and components.
Must have the ability to lift 75 lbs., climb ladders and use common power tools.
 
 
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Employee
 
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Immediate Supervisor
 
 
NOTE:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required.  Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.
 
 
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2018@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Senior Broadcast Engineer Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
POSTING: #180628
 
TITLE: Vice President of Development
REPORTS TO: President & CEO
GRADE LEVEL: A-02
CLASSIFICATION: Exempt
 
SUMMARY: Texas Public Radio is a mission-driven, award-winning, multimedia organization serving an audience of more than 200,000 across a wide expanse of the state. We are non-profit and community supported.  We are looking for a Vice President of Development who dreams audaciously and implements practically, who can articulate and implement a strategic vision for a robust and resilient development program. The Vice President of Development is responsible for planning, organizing, and directing all of Texas Public Radio’s  fundraising efforts including membership and  pledge drives, the major gifts program, foundations and grants, dedicated news desk funding, planned giving and capital campaigns.  As a senior member of the Executive Leadership Team of TPR, the Vice President plays an important role in strategic and financial planning and works closely with the President & CEO, the Board of Directors and community leaders.   
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan and implement annual and long-range fundraising strategies, working closely with the President & CEO, Board of Directors and Board Development Committee. 
Develop and manage TPR’s major donor program by identifying, cultivating and soliciting gifts that match giving interests.  Steward the major donor program by working with staff to ensure fulfillment of donor intentions and conditions. Supervise the mechanics of major donor stewardship including gift acknowledgement, payment schedules and interest updates. 
Plan and implement a strategic pipeline of institutional, foundation and government potential funders based on TPR’s organizational priorities and unfunded needs. Coordinate grant seeking efforts, including researching potential funders and writing proposals. Interface with staff to endure proper implementation and required responses to reporting requirements. Supervise the sensitive and timely acknowledgements of these funders’ gifts and the associated recognition of their gifts.  
Serve as the executive leader responsible for the success of pledge drives. Provide executive level guidance and oversight to the Membership Department, which has primary strategic and tactical responsibilities for these drives.   
Supervise and guide the Director of Donor Relations to ensure that all donations are properly solicited, recorded and acknowledged and that revenue goals are met. Ensure accountability for efficient and effective use of fundraising database and tracking systems.  
Build on TPR’s existing planned giving program. 
As a member of the Executive Leadership Team, participate in strategic planning by providing analysis and insight into TPR’s development capabilities and directions for future growth. 
Meet prospective and key donors and supporters on an ongoing basis to nurture deeper relationships and identify specific giving interests. 
Act as an active and visible spokesperson within the local community, including attending events and functions to pursue development relevant leads and share insight about TPR. 
Exercise fiscal responsibility by overseeing the planning and management of the budget for the Development Department, and maintain appropriate financial and administrative controls to ensure donor privacy and regulatory compliance. 
Perform other duties as assigned.
 
EDUCATION:
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience.
 
EXPERIENCE:
Seven (7) years as a development professional. CFRE preferred. Non-traditional candidates will be considered if they have experience in a leadership position that includes interaction with boards and exposure to fundraising opportunities. 
 
SKILLS:  
Excellent communication, organization and management skills are required.
Strong, thorough knowledge of fundraising/development work, with demonstrated skills in donor management, solicitation and stewardship. 
Must be a self-starter with excellent leadership skills, supervisory experience, creativity and a deep commitment to community. 
Proficiency in computer software applications.
Must have valid standard Class C driver’s license.
 
PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES AND REQUIREMENTS:
Finger Dexterity: Using fingers to make small movements such as typing or picking up small objects.
Talking: Frequently conveying detailed or important instructions or ideas accurately, clearly, or quickly.
Hearing: Able to hear average or normal conversations and receive ordinary information.
Repetitive Motions: Frequently and regularly using the wrists, hands, and fingers.
Visual: Average, ordinary, visual acuity necessary to prepare or inspect documents or other materials.
Physical: Sedentary work; sitting most of the time.  May have to lift folders, files, papers, audio/video equipment, and other such items weighing up to approximately 25 lbs. 
 
 
 
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Employee
 
 
_________________________________________
Immediate Supervisor
 
 
 
NOTE:  This job description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities required.  Additionally, this job description is not intended as an employment contract, implied or otherwise, and Texas Public Radio continues to maintain its status as an at-will employer.
 
 
TO APPLY:
Interested candidates should submit cover letter, resume, three references, with contact information, and salary requirements to: hr2018@tpr.org. No phone calls please. TPR is an EOE employer. Please indicate where you saw ad when applying.
 
Texas Public Radio
Attn: Vice President of Development Search
8401 Datapoint Drive, Suite 800
San Antonio, TX 78229
 
 
                                                                                                              

               
INTERNSHIPS
 
 
AUDIO PRODUCTION
Interns will assist in the recording and production of live events for TPR, including speeches, panel discussions, and on-site and in-studio music recording. Skills utilized include digital recording and editing, microphone use and technique, writing and basic web editing. Interns work under the guidance of the Director of Cultural and Community Engagement. Interested applicants should send a resume, two references, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio. Shift time: as assigned; dependent on production schedule.
 
CLASSICAL MUSIC BLOG
Interns will contribute content to tprclassical.org by attending live performances, listening to new recordings, interviewing local and regional classical music artists, and producing written reports and/or reviews for publication online. Candidates for this position may come from any background, but must have a strong working knowledge of classical music and its history. Musicians are encouraged to apply. Interns will work under the guidance of the Director of Cultural and Community Engagement. Interested applicants should send a resume, writing samples, two references, and a cover letter that addresses why you want to work at Texas Public Radio and your background in classical music. Shift time: flexible, dependent on performance schedules.
 
To apply for an internship opportunity, email your materials (as stated in the position above) to interns@tpr.org. Please place the Area Of Interest in the subject line.