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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Major Gifts Officer

A Major Gifts Officer with passion for public broadcasting is sought by the Community Ideas Stations (Richmond) for a full-time position working with leadership giving group. Competitive candidates will have direct experience cultivating and stewarding major donors or comparable experience. Comparable experience working with community leaders and communicating organizational impact will be considered.

Responsibilities include: Managing a caseload of major donors, matching their interests to giving opportunities and engaging them with the work of the Community Idea Stations. The officer engages with donors through personal meetings, lunches, tours, events and through correspondence. Individual contributes to the overall development team effort to strengthen individual giving to the stations.

Required Skills: The successful candidate will be a goal-oriented self-starter with the ability to effectively handle multiple, complex tasks. Candidate must have five years related experience and/or training in communications, public relations sales, marketing or fundraising. Must have excellent listening skills, strong interpersonal and public speaking skills. Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university required.  Individual must be experienced with Microsoft office products (Excel, word). Analytical skills and comfort working with databases and donor management software required. (EOE)

Preferred: Minimum five years non-profit experience. Events management experience helpful.

Full Time: Occasional weekend and evening work required.

Salary and Benefits: Competitive salary commensurate with experience, comprehensive benefits package available, including health, dental, vision insurance and 403b savings plan. Employer-paid life insurance and long-term disability insurance. Generous paid time off to include vacation, holidays and sick leave.

To Apply: Send cover letter and resumé (applications not considered without both of these elements) to:

CPBC, Human Resources
23 Sesame Street
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
or email to hr@ideastations.org

Deadline: June 24, 2016.


Engineer (RF) – Radio / TV

The Community Idea Stations (WCVE NPR/PBS) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Transmission Systems Engineer - RF. This full-time position maintains company transmitters and translator sites to be within FCC, FAA, and Company specifications. Successful candidate will install, operate and maintain transmitter RF systems for proper operation with minimum broadcast interruptions or downtime of the company’s 6 broadcast transmitters.

Must have a minimum of four years practical experience in broadcast engineering/maintenance, diagnosis and repair of equipment. Flexibility to work various shifts and unusual hours (nights and weekends) as necessary. Must have driver’s license. (EOE)

Send resumé and salary history to:
CPBC, Human Resources
23 Sesame Street
North Chesterfield, VA 23235
or email to hr@ideastations.org

Deadline: Open Until Filled.


The Community Idea Stations provide public radio (NPR) and television (PBS) programming in Central Virginia. Stations include 88.9 WCVE Public Radio, WCVE PBS, WHTJ PBS, WCVW PBS, WCVE Create, and MHz Worldview. For more information about the Community Idea Stations, visit our website at ideastations.org; or follow us on Facebook (WCVE) or twitter (@wcve).


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