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Join the Blue Ridge Public Radio Team -- Development Associate

About Us:

Blue Ridge Public Radio exists to provide Western North Carolinians with a deeper understanding of one another and the world, by being the essential, independent sources of news and cultural content.

The most-listened to radio station in the exciting Asheville, NC market, Blue Ridge Public Radio (BPR) is the NPR affiliate for the region, providing public media service through its digital platforms and two radio stations– BPR News and BPR Classic – across a 13-county region in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains.


The Development Associate joins a strong team of professionals that applies a balanced approach to annual and philanthropic giving to advance the goals of the organization. The Development Associate’s role is recognized as foundational and essential for the team and the organization.

We’re looking for a candidate who:

Discretely manages donor records and files with professionalism, integrity, and confidentiality.
Accurately processes pledges and donations, including data entry, reconciliation with the business office, and a stop loss program.
Warmly acknowledges donors by preparing major donor thank you letters and implementing premium fulfillment such as MemberCards and Day Sponsorships.
Employs data hygiene practices and works with Development Operations Manager to track donor activity and relationships.
Provides front-line reception duties for incoming donor calls and walk-ins, while attending to the front desk voicemails, email inbox, and general questions.
Oversees the monthly Sustaining Member program by accurately entering new and updated donor information, communicating with donors, and providing reports to management.
Assists the Development team in seasonal fundraising campaigns, including pledge drive preparation, donor tracking in real-time, raffles, thank-a-thons, etc.
Provides timely thank you call lists and assists in other facets of donor stewardship as needed.
Assists department with station events, community events, etc. as needed.
Is comfortable with different content management systems.
Is punctual, reliable, and willing to occasionally work weekend and evening hours.
Is excited to support BPR’s mission of serving the public and our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

What we’ll provide you:

Investment in your professional growth through coaching and mentoring.
Training and professional development opportunities.
A collaborative environment where managers welcome and support new ideas.

Desired qualifications:

Compensation and benefits:

Salary range is $45,000-$55,000 per year based on experience. In addition to salary and Worker’s Compensation Insurance, BPR offers a compensation package that includes the following benefits:

Employer Paid Health Insurance (BPR pays 80%, 20% pre-tax employee contribution)
Access to Optional Group Vision and Dental coverage at employee cost
403(b) Retirement Plan Match up to 5% after 90 days
Smart/Mobile Phone Stipend
Short-Term Disability
Long-Term Disability
Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
Long-Term Care Insurance
12 days Paid Vacation in Year One, 17 days in Years 2-5 and 20 days for Years 6+
10 days of Sick Leave per year
10 Paid Holidays per year
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E-mail: careers@bpr.org