Job Description:

Development Administrative Assistant (Temporary)


KERA is seeking a talented Development Administrative Assistant to join our team and help provide administrative support for the Development team on a temporary basis for a six-month term, with a possibility of a full-time position after the initial term.



KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA TV, KERA News, KXT, KERA Arts, WRR and the Denton Record Chronicle. For more than 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a destination for trusted educational programming and initiatives, community engagement and lifelong learning.


As we seek to recognize and reflect the increasing diversity among our audiences, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to consider employment opportunities at KERA.



The Development Administrative Assistant will report to the Senior Vice President, Development and work closely with the Director, Development Operations and Director, Major Gifts supporting the department consisting of Major Gifts, Membership, and Donor Data (Gift Processing). The successful candidate will be a highly organized self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced and varied job, preferably having experience as an executive administrative assistant to a team of fundraising professionals.


The term for this position is six months, with the possibility for a full-time position after the initial term. The position is full-time (expected 40-hour work week); FLSA non-exempt and is eligible for overtime.



· Provide administrative support to Major Gifts team, including, but not limited to tracking donations in development database, daily reports to Donor Relations Officers, data entry, data hygiene and CRM maintenance.

· Manage timeliness and accuracy of event invitations, donor acknowledgement letters and campaign appeal letters, printing, mailing, as well as database list pulls for letters.

· Provide general office support for Development Department, including, but not limited to ordering office supplies, answering phones, responding to phone and email inquiries, maintaining calendars, preparing expense reports and invoices, creating meeting agendas, data entry, RSVP management, filing and organizing.

· Support On Air Fundraising campaigns and Raffles by fulfilling prizes and producing pledge breaks as time permits.

· Serve as main point of contact for Vehicle Donation program.

· Schedule meetings/appointments, team-building activities, and make travel arrangements for supervisors and others as required. Draft detailed itineraries and double checks all contact information, travel plan details, directions, and other details to ensure accuracy.

· Securing in-kind food donations, ordering food/snacks/meals and coordinating details for membership drives, meetings, and other gatherings

· Proficiently use advanced software features to format documents and move data or other information between Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.



As a KERA Employee:

· Be an active participant in KERA’s work towards to equity, diversity and inclusion

· Work in a manner that is consistent with KERA’s mission, vision and values; and maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures

· Perform additional duties as assigned


This list of job duties is not exhaustive and is subject to regular reviews and updates




We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you do not meet every position qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be the right candidate for the job, we would like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.


· Adaptative and flexible in work style to shift between projects or adjusting priorities

· Creative problem-solving skills

· Strong customer service experience; specifically, working with major donors or high-profile individuals

· Self-starter who takes initiative to streamline processes, create workable solutions, implement efficiencies across the team

· Collaborative and inclusive – makes sure all the right people are at the table and works across levels and departments to make things happen

· Excellent organizational skills; is process and detail-oriented

· Meticulous attention to detail and ability to adhere to strict deadlines

· Team-player who works to help the full team succeed, filling in gaps and supporting projects and initiatives as needed




· Experience with Tessitura or other CRM systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge)

· 3-5 years’ experience as administrative assistant or roles with equivalent skills

· Non-profit and/or capital campaign experience

· A passion for supporting non-profits and/or public media




$21-$24 per hour depending on experience





· Generous vacation (3 weeks), sick (8 days), personal time (2 days) and holidays (10)

· Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance

· KERA-paid short and long-term disability, basic life insurance and AD&D insurance

· Flexible scheduling and hybrid work environment

· 403b plan with KERA-match after 1 year

· Culture focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging

· Robust employee assistance program available to the employee and all members of their household







We expect that this position will work out of our Dallas office 75% of the time.




Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter.



KERA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KERA believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job Location: 
Dallas, TX
United States
Job Category: 
Job Type: 
Full time
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