Monday, 13 April 2009

JOB: Prometheus Radio Project Hiring New Development Coordinator

JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Prometheus Radio Project Hiring New Development Coordinator

The Prometheus Radio Project is looking for an experienced Development Coordinator to join our staff!

The Prometheus Radio Project is a grassroots organization that works to expand and protect community radio stations, and to promote a more democratic and accountable media in the United States and around the world. From Black Panther-led community centers in Tanzania to farmworker groups in Oregon, we help community groups build their own radio stations as tools for their vital social justice organizing.

Every day, we advocate for these groups and their stations, help them organize with allies near and far for their rights, and work with them to keep their stations thriving and to help leaders teach new radio pioneers the skills needed to own your own media.

We help community groups navigate the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the radio licensing process, and we provide technical assistance to groups building radio stations. We also advocate in Congress and at the FCC to protect community radio, and actively participate in the broader campaign for a better media. We are tireless in our fight to make community radio stations and other appropriate technologies available to every neighborhood, every city, every town that needs them.

Position Description

Prometheus is now accepting applications for our Development Coordinator position. This individual will be responsible for coordinating Prometheus' donor program and grant-related work, and working closely with staff to grow a fundraising culture within the organization and better integrate fundraising into Prometheus' program activities. The Development Coordinator will supervise 1-2 development personnel and volunteers, and will also support the Administrative Director in developing Prometheus' annual budget.

We are seeking a candidate who has experience in coordinating a diversified fundraising program and who has a background in social and economic justice. In addition, the Prometheus office is a collective working environment with a consensus based decision-making structure. Candidates for this position should be prepared to take on responsibilities related to collective processes- including shared day-to-day office maintenance tasks, collaborative event facilitation and group organization-building activities- and which extend beyond the job responsibilities outlined on the back.

Job Responsibilities

Foundation Work
• Facilitate planning and strategy sessions and coordinating proposal-writing
• Work with org to grow and maintain relationships with funders, and prospect for new grant opportunities
• Maintain foundation files and track deadlines
• Coordinate with staff to track grant-related program work and prepare reporting to funders
• Report grant activities to staff and board
Donor Work
• Work with organization to develop and maintain a robust grassroots fundraising program and devise solicitation methods to support the program
• Coordinate solicitations, follow-up tasks and other donor-related activities
• Work with Prometheus and its supporters to develop new and innovative fundraising tactics
• Strategize with staff to keep our donors regularly informed and engaged with PRP's work

Desired Skills and Experience

Essential
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Web savvy
• Well-organized and ability to be self-directed
• Experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to adapt to shifting time tables and strict deadlines
• Familiarity with word processing software, database work, spreadsheet manipulation and electronic communications (i.e. e-mail, distribution lists, etc.)
Preferred
• Past involvement in shaping a fundraising plan and annual budget
• Success in building a team to take on fundraising activities
• History of acting as a liaison for an organization and building relationships with donors and funders
• Experience with consensus decision-making
• Experience working with a Board of Directors around fundraising
• Graphic design skills (familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign is a plus)
• A valid drivers license

Salary, Location and Application Info
This is a full-time, salaried staff position. All Prometheus staff currently earn the same annual salary of $24,000 and receive full medical benefits. Our office is located in West Philadelphia, in the community center basement of the Calvary Methodist Church. Be ready to smell delicious cooking, hear the shouts of children learning martial arts, people singing gospel, or holding a self-help meeting.

Prometheus Radio Project respects and values people of all backgrounds and considers applicants for positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, creed, gender identity and expression, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any legally protected status. Due to the nature of work and the organization, this job is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we cannot currently consider telecommuters.

Please be advised that we are in need of someone experienced in coordinating fundraising efforts and with a history of involvement in social and economic justice work. An invitation to interview with us will be extended primarily on this basis.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and up to three relevant work samples to jobs@prometheusradio.org, and include "Development Coordinator" in the subject line. The application deadline is May 1st, 2009 at 6PM EST. First round interviews will be scheduled for the week of May 11-15. We will keep this call open until we feel we have found the right person for the position.

-- 
Andalusia Knoll
Station Support Organizer
(215) 727-9620 x 506
andalusia@prometheusradio.org

Prometheus Radio Project
www.prometheusradio.org

"Radio is one sided when it should be two. It is purely an apparatus for distribution, for mere sharing out.  So here is a positive suggestion: change this apparatus over from distribution to communication.  The radio would be the finest possible communication apparatus in public life, a vast network of pipes. That is to say, it would be if it knew how to receive as well as transmit, how to let the listener speak as well as hear, how to bring someone into a relationship instead of isolating them."  Bertolt Brecht 

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT:
Prometheus Radio Project Hiring New Development Coordinator

The Prometheus Radio Project is looking for an experienced Development
Coordinator to join our staff!

The Prometheus Radio Project is a grassroots organization that works
to expand and protect community radio stations, and to promote a more
democratic and accountable media in the United States and around the
world. From Black Panther-led community centers in Tanzania to
farmworker groups in Oregon, we help community groups build their own
radio stations as tools for their vital social justice organizing.

Every day, we advocate for these groups and their stations, help them
organize with allies near and far for their rights, and work with them
to keep their stations thriving and to help leaders teach new radio
pioneers the skills needed to own your own media.

We help community groups navigate the Federal Communications
Commission (FCC) and the radio licensing process, and we provide
technical assistance to groups building radio stations. We also
advocate in Congress and at the FCC to protect community radio, and
actively participate in the broader campaign for a better media. We
are tireless in our fight to make community radio stations and other
appropriate technologies available to every neighborhood, every city,
every town that needs them.

Position Description

Prometheus is now accepting applications for our Development
Coordinator position. This individual will be responsible for
coordinating Prometheus' donor program and grant-related work, and
working closely with staff to grow a fundraising culture within the
organization and better integrate fundraising into Prometheus' program
activities. The Development Coordinator will supervise 1-2 development
personnel and volunteers, and will also support the Administrative
Director in developing Prometheus' annual budget.

We are seeking a candidate who has experience in coordinating a
diversified fundraising program and who has a background in social and
economic justice. In addition, the Prometheus office is a collective
working environment with a consensus based decision-making structure.
Candidates for this position should be prepared to take on
responsibilities related to collective processes- including shared day-
to-day office maintenance tasks, collaborative event facilitation and
group organization-building activities- and which extend beyond the
job responsibilities outlined on the back.

Job Responsibilities

Foundation Work
• Facilitate planning and strategy sessions and coordinating proposal-
writing
• Work with org to grow and maintain relationships with funders, and
prospect for new grant opportunities
• Maintain foundation files and track deadlines
• Coordinate with staff to track grant-related program work and
prepare reporting to funders
• Report grant activities to staff and board
Donor Work
• Work with organization to develop and maintain a robust grassroots
fundraising program and devise solicitation methods to support the
program
• Coordinate solicitations, follow-up tasks and other donor-related
activities
• Work with Prometheus and its supporters to develop new and
innovative fundraising tactics
• Strategize with staff to keep our donors regularly informed and
engaged with PRP's work

Desired Skills and Experience

Essential
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Web savvy
• Well-organized and ability to be self-directed
• Experience coordinating multiple projects simultaneously
• Ability to adapt to shifting time tables and strict deadlines
• Familiarity with word processing software, database work,
spreadsheet manipulation and electronic communications (i.e. e-mail,
distribution lists, etc.)
Preferred
• Past involvement in shaping a fundraising plan and annual budget
• Success in building a team to take on fundraising activities
• History of acting as a liaison for an organization and building
relationships with donors and funders
• Experience with consensus decision-making
• Experience working with a Board of Directors around fundraising
• Graphic design skills (familiarity with Adobe Photoshop and InDesign
is a plus)
• A valid drivers license

Salary, Location and Application Info
This is a full-time, salaried staff position. All Prometheus staff
currently earn the same annual salary of $24,000 and receive full
medical benefits. Our office is located in West Philadelphia, in the
community center basement of the Calvary Methodist Church. Be ready to
smell delicious cooking, hear the shouts of children learning martial
arts, people singing gospel, or holding a self-help meeting.

Prometheus Radio Project respects and values people of all backgrounds
and considers applicants for positions without regard to race, color,
sex, religion, creed, gender identity and expression, national origin,
age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, or any
legally protected status. Due to the nature of work and the
organization, this job is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and we
cannot currently consider telecommuters.

Please be advised that we are in need of someone experienced in
coordinating fundraising efforts and with a history of involvement in
social and economic justice work. An invitation to interview with us
will be extended primarily on this basis.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, and up to three relevant work
samples to jobs@prometheusradio.org, and include "Development
Coordinator" in the subject line. The application deadline is May 1st,
2009 at 6PM EST. First round interviews will be scheduled for the week
of May 11-15. We will keep this call open until we feel we have found
the right person for the position.

--
Andalusia Knoll
Station Support Organizer
(215) 727-9620 x 506
andalusia@prometheusradio.org

Prometheus Radio Project
www.prometheusradio.org

"Radio is one sided when it should be two. It is purely an apparatus
for distribution, for mere sharing out. So here is a positive
suggestion: change this apparatus over from distribution to
communication. The radio would be the finest possible communication
apparatus in public life, a vast network of pipes. That is to say, it
would be if it knew how to receive as well as transmit, how to let the
listener speak as well as hear, how to bring someone into a
relationship instead of isolating them." Bertolt Brecht

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