Job Description:

WTTW (Chicago PBS) is seeking a Coordinator, On-Air Fundraising Operations to coordinate the planning and execution of on-air fundraising logistics and operations.                                               


  • Participates in determining overall objectives and strategies for on-air fundraising campaigns.
  • Assists in the execution of local on-air fundraising breaks and campaigns in conjunction with other members of the pledge team.
  • Assists in the development and production of National Pledge Events.
  • Manages key pledge-related vendor relationships – including, but not limited to all outside telephone, catering and computer-related vendors - while researching/developing new partnerships to leverage in future efforts.
  • Manages and trains a part-time staff of 10.
  • Research and develop production of ancillary marketing and fundraising opportunities/campaigns to generate increased viewership and revenue.  This includes, but is not limited to planning and producing new on-air spots and appeals.
  • Creates and maintains ongoing volunteer and docent programs (including all correspondence, acknowledgments, promotions/incentives and cultivation to ensure productivity and volunteer satisfaction).
  • Establishes and maintains all logistic guidelines for pledge (cafeteria, security, special events, volunteers – corporate and individual, etc.), event and ancillary marketing initiatives.
  • Facilitates the goals and execution of member and corporate-related special events.
  • Develops and maintains volunteer training process to ensure a high-level of quality volunteer services internally and externally.
  • Recruits and supervises group and individual volunteers for participation in WTTW volunteer programs.
  • Works with supervisor to determine budgets and participates in management of budget plan.


  • Organized and detail- oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Staff management skills
  • Time Management
  • Excellent computer skills

EXPERIENCE: Candidate must have 2+ years of event planning, public relations, marketing or similar experience.

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree


Job Location: 
Chicago, IL
United States
Job Category: 
Thursday, February 28, 2019
Job Type: 
Full time
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