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POSITION: Special Events/Auction/Volunteer Manager

Hours: Full time 40 hours/week

Posting Dates: September 20, 2017 Accepting applications until position is filled.

Position Purpose:

Organize and coordinate special fundraising events; auction and develop, manage and maintain a base of volunteers and recruit interns from area institutions to help carry out the mission of KPTS.

If you want to work with an energetic team of forward thinking, innovative people who are inspired to serve our community and clients, consider applying for this position! We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly self-motivated Special Events/Auction/Volunteer Manager to secure funding for special events, including our annual Veterans Coming Home Awards banquet as well as new ventures including auctions and extravaganzas! We are building a successful, entrepreneurial media powerhouse and only creative people who strive to build partnerships with local/regional businesses need apply.

If you’re looking to expand your passion and drive for success, with a company that’s paving new roads in the world of communications, WE WANT YOU TO JOIN OUR TEAM!

This is a full-time, non-union, hourly position.

Position Function:

  • Develop, organize and administer special event fundraisers to support the mission.

Including but not limited to TV/on-line auctions, extravaganza of prizes, annual Veterans Coming Home Awards event.

  • Coordinate the implementation of on-site events with other station staff.

  • Recruit and manage a team of community volunteers to support the mission.

  • Oversee promotion and advertising of events.

  • Recruit interns to meet station needs as requested.

  • Maintain appropriate records of volunteer activity as required.

  • Assist in developing an annual budget for special events.

  • Write or assist in writing grants for special events.

  • Produce consistent and accurate work.

  • Dress and office conduct is professional.

  • Respect and observes station policies and confidentiality.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • High school education plus 3 years fundraising experience, college degree a plus.

  • Demonstrated ability to fundraise in various manners; money, goods, services etc.

  • Detail oriented and able to organize and follow through.

  • Public relations skills. Outgoing and able to interact well with the public and staff.

  • Experience with Microsoft Office products

  • Ability to work at a desk using keyboard and mouse in an open office atmosphere.

  • Possess a valid drivers license and reliable transportation. Will require off location work.

  • Excellent computer operations, oral/written skills

Reports To:

  • Director of Development

Apply now by sending your cover letter, resume and references to or fax 316-838-8586 or KPTS, 320 W. 21st Street North, Wichita, KS 67203

Attn: Phil Richardson/Director of Development No phone calls please

KPTS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, marital status, natural origin, physical or mental handicap, disability, sexual orientation, citizenship, veteran status, or age. Discriminatory employment is specifically prohibited by the Federal Communications Commission.

KPTS is community-licensed and affiliated with Public Broadcast System (PBS) and operates as a non-profit public media entity.