Wednesday, 02 April 2014 15:19

Capital Campaign Administrator

      Western New York Public Broadcasting Association

WNED is currently accepting applications for the position of Capital Campaign Administrator.  The job description is attached.  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:    March 2014


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

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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Thursday, 20 March 2014 19:52

Database & Reports Specialist

WNED|WBFO is currently accepting applications for the position of Database Reports Specialist.  The job description is below.  Interested applicants may submit a 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:  Database & Report Specialist

Department:  Membership

Reports to:  Senior Director of Membership

Status:  Full-time, Non-Exempt

Date:     March 2014

Position Summary:
Responsible for the creation and/or generation of all database analysis reports, segmentation, and other project reports relating to material contained in the WNED fundraising database. This includes, but is not limited to, direct mail segmentation pulls for all Development areas (Membership, Major Gifts and Special Events); single project reports (Direct Marketing campaigns, Pledge, Fundraising Event ticket sales & Telemarketing efforts); and other duties as assigned. 

Duties & Responsibilities:

Segmentation & Data Pulls

a)      Work with Senior Director of Membership to determine (and then generate) segmentation pulls for all direct mail, email and telemarketing campaigns.

b)      Generate and deliver monthly and weekly file pulls:  acknowledgements, pledge reminders, renewals and program guides.

c)       Work with Major Gifts Director to determine (and then generate) segmentation pulls for all fundraising campaigns.

d)      Generate Fundraising Event ticket sales data pulls and reports as needed.

Donor Fulfillment

a)      Work as vendor liaison for direct fulfillment of premiums.

b)      Maintain records and handle fulfillment of ticket premiums.

c)      Maintain records and order product for local premium fulfillment.

d)      Coordinate and handle MemberCard fulfillment for Major, Sustainer and Regular donors.

e)      Modify member records and trouble shoot delivery problems as needed.

Analysis Reports

a)      Work with Senior Director of Membership to provide data for agency reports and generate data for annual donorCentrics reports.

b)      Work with Senior Director of Membership & SVP of Development to generate pledge drive reports.

c)       Update internal reports on monthly basis: renewal mail, telemarketing and payment analysis reports.

d)      Compile and deliver external reports and data: PBS QDR, donorCentrics, Target Tags, etc.

 Miscellaneous duties as assigned.

 Qualifications and Education Required:

§  Computer skills required, with strong background in report generation and data management.

§  Ability to multi-task and complete projects with strict deadlines in a timely fashion.

§  Ability to work well with a variety of personality types.

§  Good analytical ability.

§  College Degree preferred.


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Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:29

WBFO Part-time News Program Host

Position Description

WNED|WBFO is currently accepting applications for the position of WBFO Part-Time News Program Host.  The job description is below.  Interested applicants may submit a 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:    WBFO Part-Time News Program Host

Department:      Radio

Division:             Broadcasting

Reports To:        News Director/Program Director                 

Position Summary

The WBFO Part-time News Program Host is the station’s primary on-air presence.  He/she is responsible for writing, compiling and delivering newscasts and filling all local breaks during NPR and other public radio programming.  The host may also required to take part in on-air membership campaigns. Must be available for evening and weekend shifts. 

Responsibilities Include:                                                                              

1.      Serves as local host during national and local programs,                                

      including preparation of local newscasts and other on-air content. 

Must also maintain program log.            

      2.  Coordinates news coverage with news director and other staff            

           and helps maintain station website.

      3.  Participate in on-air pledge drives.                                                           

Qualifications and Education Required:

  • Two-five years on-air broadcast news experience
  • Authoritative, conversational on-air delivery
  • Solid news judgment and ability to perform without supervision
  • Strong news writing skills
  • College degree (Journalism) preferred
  • Ability to work under extreme deadline pressure 
Published in Jobs
Thursday, 13 March 2014 18:26

Director of News & Public Affairs

Position Title:      Director of News & Public Affairs

Department:        WBFO Radio

Division:              Radio Broadcasting

Reports to:          Chief Program Officer

                Status:                 Full-time, Exempt

Date:                    March 7, 2014



I.                   Summary:  


The News Director is responsible for the management of WBFO Radio and the news department and ensures the highest journalistic standards and public service ethics are met. Supervises all news gathering activity, in charge of day-to-day operations of the newsroom, and sets policy & procedures for news department staff.  The News Director is responsible for overseeing the news and public affairs content of local programs produced by WNED-TV. Working with senior management, creates and implements the vision, strategy and plan to enable WBFO to be a valued and critical community news and information service. Works with other departments on cross platform projects related to news and public affairs, creating high quality news and information programming for broadcast, web and mobile.


II.  Duties & Responsibilities:                                                                             % Time Spent


  1. Oversees the operation of WBFO, including the full day program                            70%

schedule, local programming and production, and the 24/7 news gathering

operation; oversees all WBFO new and digital media activities; maintains

budgets, develops procedures & policies for station operations, evaluates

staff development & performance; schedules staff; makes hiring

recommendations;  plans and administers departmental and project budgets;

works with development department to coordinate on-air fund drives. 


  1. Establishes and maintains partnerships with other news and community                  5%

organizations to further WNYPBA goals, serves as primary contact with

NPR and other public radio entities, and represents WBFO at community

and professional events.


  1. Serves as a member of the President’s Staff, taking part in regular                        10%

meetings, discussions and reviews of overall organizational activities

and operations; participates in strategic planning and annual planning

for WBFO and other departments and activities.


  1. Oversees content and editorial standards for WNED-TV news and public                 15%

affairs programs including community forums, long form interviews,

debates and other news and public affairs programs.


Qualifications & Experience:


·         Significant journalism and reporting experience with demonstrated skills in writing, reporting and editing procedures.

·         Experience in maintaining the high journalistic standards including objectivity, balance and fairness.

·         Minimum 4-6 years of public radio experience including management or supervisory experience, but will consider combination of public and commercial radio experience.

·         Strong communications and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to work with internal and external partners and the ability to lead, train, grow and motivate staff.

·         Knowledge of online news platforms and production.


·         Bachelor’s degree from accredited university in journalism, broadcasting or related field.

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