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KCOS is currently accepting applications for the following positions:


Development Director

KCOS, El Paso’s Public Television station

KCOS, El Paso’s community-owned PBS station invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Development Director. The individual selected for this role will plan, coordinate, and implement all aspects of fund development, including membership and events, under the direction and approval of the KCOS General Manager.  He/She will also be responsible for helping sustain and grow individual support of our organization.  A passion to work in nonprofit public media is essential.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Membership & Event Planning:

  1. Prepare annual projections of income and expenses for membership and fundraising events.
  2. Prepare tactical flowchart detailing proposed implementation plans for renewal, additional gifts, direct mail, and telemarketing efforts.
  3. Prepare timeline and task list for fundraising events including Wine & Food Classic, Art Auction, and PBS Kids Fiesta.
  4. Related marketing and communications for events and membership.

Membership Solicitation:

  1. Evaluate, analyze, and recommend plans to the Manager for achieving station income goals for membership, (individual giving) including, but not limited to, strategies for on-air fundraising, direct mail, digital fundraising, vehicle donation program, major gifts and planned giving.
  2. Develop and implement creative fundraising strategies for donor retention and acquisition.
  3. Assist Manager with supervision of volunteers and assigned staff or interns.

Member Services:

  1. Maintain quality control procedures for data entry.
  2. Analyze cost, average pledge, and pledge volume to evaluate premium effectiveness.
  3. Maintain and monitor membership tracking and information system.
  4. Coordinate and assist in the preparation of fundraising related materials.
  5. Assist Manager in writing monthly membership/programming e-newsletter, as well as other e-communications for members and prospects.
  6. Plan quarterly live pledge events including securing food donations, volunteers, and on-air talent.
  7. Promote and manage member benefits such as KCOS Passport and PerksConnect.
  8. Maintain and update website with membership information.

Other Duties (as assigned and including):

  1. Represent station at fundraisers or other community events.
  2. Assist in securing tickets or other promotional items for station giveaways.
  3. Attend all required meetings.

 

 

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of philanthropy and fundraising principles required.
  • Excellent leadership, organizational, and communication skills required.
  • Must have experience in event planning, customer service, working with volunteers.
  • Experience in marketing and fundraising preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software required.
  • Position requires nonstandard work schedule during fund drives and other fundraising events.

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours.   

 

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Emily Loya, General Manager at eloya@kcostv.org

Office & Membership Assistant

KCOS, El Paso’s Public Television station

KCOS, El Paso’s community-owned PBS station invites qualified professionals to apply for the position of Office & Membership Assistant. The individual selected for this role will train under our current team member responsible for these activities, and after a year of training will become the lead on office and membership management. We are looking for a team player who is a quick learner and able to work independently after being trained. At many times this individual will be the first point of contact for our members (donors) and viewers so they must represent KCOS positively and be a problem-solver when needed.                                  

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Accounting & Record Keeping:

  1. Responsible for assisting the Accounting firm in all areas pertaining to preparing, reconciling, and maintaining accounts and records necessary for overall business operations.
  2. Employee also is required to be proficient in all areas of Receptionist/Data Processing position, as to be able to fill in for vacations, and illness as needed.
  3. Prepares time cards and tallies time worked
  4. Prepares and reconciles daily deposits
  5. Prepares underwriting invoices, and miscellaneous monthly statements
  6. Maintains filing for accounts payable.
  7. Maintains Public File as directed, including quarterly FCC filings.
  8. Maintains personnel information including records of accumulated sick and vacation leave on each eligible employee
  9. Makes bank deposits and daily post office runs
  10. Prepares mail and shipping (USPS and UPS/FedEx)
  11. Orders and maintains office supplies

Member Services:

  1. Responsible for data processing of membership related operations, such as entering pledges in our donor database, entering all information needed to execute pledge drives and ordering premiums.
  2. Generates Pledge Drive reports as needed for PBS
  3. Assists in data processing of Auction related information. Assists in Pick Up and Pay as needed, not only during Auction, but at other events where auction items are involved.
  4. Serves as Board Liaison, transcribing minutes and keeping board members informed of upcoming meetings and rosters.
  5. Manages and is responsible for updating and maintaining the membership record system including processing all transmittals to determine source and method of payment, entering and reconciling all monthly membership activity into database.
  6. Prepares daily membership reports
  7. Generates monthly charge installments through database and generates and mails daily and monthly pledge reminders.
  8. Maintains premium inventory

 

Other Duties (as assigned and including):

  1. Participates in KCOS fundraising activities as directed.

 

EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

  • Associate degree (or higher) from an accredited institution preferred.

 

EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Experience with bookkeeping, math, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable required.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills required.
  • Proofreading skills including spelling, grammar and punctuation for business communications.
  • Experience in customer service, data entry, and record keeping required.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software preferred.

 

 

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work environment can be stressful at times in dealing with a wide variety of challenges and deadlines.
  • In addition to regular office hours, position sometimes requires overtime and/or evening hours (less than 5% of time). 

 

Interested applicants should email their resume and cover letter to Marty Escandon, mescandon@kcostv.org

 


EEO/Affirmative Action
Minorities/Women Encouraged to Apply

KCOS is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer which strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse staff who have the ability to better serve the citizens of the Paso del Norte region.

KCOS adheres to the EEOC regulations which enforces Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including sexual harassment or pregnancy) or national origin; the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, which protects workers age 40 and older from discrimination based on age; the Equal Pay Act of 1963; the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which prohibits employment discrimination against people with disabilities in the federal sector; Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act, which prohibits employment discrimination in the private sector and state and local governments; and sections of the Civil Rights Act of 1991. For further information regarding EEOC guidelines, visit www.eeoc.gov.