WRKF is hiring

Development and Membership Services Representative

The Development and Membership Services Representative is part of the WRKF Development team and shares responsibility for membership customer service via phone, email, and database processes. Responsible for donation processing, credit card recapture, and execution of fundraising email and maintenance of donor database in coordination with the Membership Manager. Greats visitors and maintains front desk at the station.  Shares responsibility for membership drive customer service including working non-standard hours, and donor processing as needed.  Reports to the Development Director.

Excellent interpersonal, telephone, and computer skills
Proficiency in MS Office, Word, and Excel
Familiarity with Allegiance Membership database software, Pitney Bowes Smart mailer, and Sage credit card processing

Specific Duties:
- Telephone answering and greeting of visitors
- Assigning membership projects to volunteers and overseeing the same
- Daily check processing and preparation of checks for processing
- Credit card processing of daily donations and sustainer batch processing
- Monthly membership billing, processing matching company paperwork, processing monthly electronic charges
- Fundraising duties, including monthly preparation and processing of bulk mailings and other mailings
- Processing of on-air membership campaign drive fulfillment
- Ordering of business and office supplies
- Assist Membership Manager and Development Director as needed
- Credit card processing of underwriting and events transactions
- Preparation and  processing of underwriting mailings
- Other regular duties as assigned

Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in database management.

Email resume, references, and cover letter, with subject line:  Development and Membership Services Representative to barbara@wrkf.org

Position is open until filled -  the first review will consider applications submitted by December 14, 2017

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including, medical, vision and dental coverage, Life and LTD, paid vacation, personal and sick time.

WRKF is an equal opportunity employer.

Scholarships in Broadcast Journalism

WRKF offers scholarships to college students. The scholarships have been created by donors to the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Scholarships are primarily awarded based on financial need, academic achievement, and good citizenship.

The WRKF scholarship was created to promote the study of broadcast journalism at LSU and Southern University. The scholarship award is to be used toward the following, in order of priority:

  1. tuition and fees
  2. room and board
  3. books and supplies
  4. commuting expenses.

The recipients are to be selected by an independent selection and review committee.

To apply for the scholarship, please review the guidelines, determine your eligibility, and submit the scholarship application and supporting materials. The foundation staff will review all of the applications, schedule any necessary interviews, and submit materials to the foundation board for review and final decision.

For more information including scholarship amounts and application deadlines visit BRAF.org.

To make a donation to the scholarship fund, contact the Baton Rouge Area Foundation at 225-387-6126 or 877-387-6126.

About WRKF
89.3 WRKF is public radio for Baton Rouge. As the capital city's independent nonprofit NPR affiliate, WRKF has informed and entertained the community since 1980. WRKF does this with support from underwriters and supporter donors who value original coverage of Louisiana news and politics and national and international news coverage from NPR news. WRKF's programming includes news/talk with a diverse mix of music and cultural programming like “American Routes” with Nick Spitzer, theater of the mind programs like “This American Life” with Ira Glass, and variety programs like “Wait, Wait, Don't Me” with Peter Sagal. WRKF brings the BBC World Service to Baton Rouge listeners every night. WRKF streams live on the web at wrkf.org and through the WRKF app available for both Apple and Android devices.

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WRKF does not discriminate in its employment and personnel practices because of a person's race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.

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