Job Description:

Kentucky Educational Television, (KET) has the following full-time position opening at its Lexington, Kentucky Network Center:

Philanthropy Services Coordinator

KET is Kentucky’s only statewide media organization, serving more than one million people each week with programs and services that educate, inform, and inspire.  In addition to broadcasting PBS programming, KET produces a variety of award-winning local productions. Connecting with students and educators across Kentucky and the nation, KET creates high quality, nationally recognized educational material. 

Located in the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, Lexington is a thriving, growing community of more than 315,000 residents.  Full of charm and hospitality, you’ll find the Bluegrass region offers affordable living, outstanding educational opportunities, and world class sporting events.  As a member of our team, you’ll help bring learning to life in Kentucky. 

As the Philanthropy Services Coordinator, the individual selected for this role will facilitate and provide support for mid-level and major gift fundraising initiatives that advance KET’s mission, programs, and services.


Our ideal Candidate will:

Provide support for major gift fundraising, including facilitating efforts to retain, upgrade and secure new funds; coordinating donor relations and stewardship; processing mail, bills, and purchase orders; providing volunteer, event, and marketing support; and financial reporting.

Coordinate board, leadership, and mid-level annual giving campaigns, including strategic input and analysis, database management, list segmentation and queries, drafting and customizing donor solicitations and collateral materials, mail merges and distribution, and stewardship.  Assist Director of Philanthropy in achieving annual fundraising goals.

Conduct grant and prospect research and advise team of potential opportunities.

Complete weekly donor acknowledgments and pledge reminders, monthly financial reporting, year-end tax receipts, and gift documentation as needed.

Record the database all donor records and contacts, mailings, gift agreements, acknowledgments, benefits, and prospect research. Ensure data integrity, accuracy, and timeliness.

Coordinate silent auctions and associated volunteer committees for fundraising events.

Assist with all Commonwealth Fund for KET engagement activities statewide, including fundraising, cultivation and family events as needed.

Ensure fulfillment of donor benefits and recognition on all platforms, including print, digital and on-air, and facilitate individual stewardship touches.

Assist Commonwealth Fund for KET staff and volunteers with technical support as needed.

Strengthen relationships with a portfolio of mid-level donors through discovery, cultivation, solicitation, stewardship and other touch points.

Demonstrate dedication to diversity in areas of responsibility.

Perform other duties as assigned to support the mission of the organization.


Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree plus at least one (1) year of experience in fundraising, sales or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience preferred.

Must have excellent writing, verbal, and interpersonal skills; demonstrate professionalism, a strong work ethic, good judgment and the ability to ensure confidentiality of sensitive matters.

Must be highly organized and able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with accuracy and attention to detail.

Proficiency in Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required.

Proven computer proficiency and database management skills.

Must be able to occasionally move/lift/carry up to 50 pounds.

Ability to be flexible and work occasional nights and weekends.

Must maintain a valid driver’s license to drive KET vehicles.


Working with KET has its benefits!

KET offers a creative, engaging work environment with opportunities to collaborate and advance professionally.  Additionally, paid time off, several health insurance plan selections, and retirement savings options are offered to employees.


Job Location: 
Lexington, KY
United States
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Job Type: 
Full time
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Send Application Materials To: 

Please fill out an application and submit your cover letter and resume at this link:

(859) 258-7102
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