January 13, 2022

Apply now: KSUT is hiring a Membership Manager/Development Assistant

KSUT Public Radio Membership Manager/Development Assistant

KSUT, an NPR Member Station serving southwest Colorado and the Four Corners region with two unique stations, seeks a Membership Manager/Development Assistant.

Founded in 1976, KSUT is an independent non-profit with two distinct radio stations: Four Corners Public Radio and Tribal Radio. Our offices and studios are located in a new, state-of-the-art facility in Ignacio, Colorado and our terrestrial signal area serves more than 100,000 individuals across parts of four states. Four Corners Public Radio airs NPR News, variety programs, and a popular Music Discovery format. Tribal Radio airs Native and Indigenous music, news, and culture.


The Membership Manager/Development Assistant is a key member of the KSUT development team and contributes to brainstorming, planning, and supporting all station fund raising activities including membership, underwriting, and special events. The Membership Manager/Development Assistant’s primary responsibilities include processing payments for membership, underwriting, and other revenue in KSUT’s membership and underwriting databases; and carrying out short and long-term fundraising strategies to attain revenue and strategic goals. Job duties include accounts receivable, direct mail and pledge drive coordination, gift acknowledgment, database management, and digital communications.

  • Process payments for membership and underwriting in their respective databases.
  • Work with Southern Ute tribal finance department to document all pledges and payments accordingly.
  • Develop and implement strategies to meet or exceed the revenue goals and strategic benchmarks of membership.
  • Be KSUT’s first point of contact for phone, mail, and walk-in visitors.
  • Be KSUT’s primary contact for membership.
  • Plan and coordinate on-air fund drives.
  • Acknowledge membership gifts and coordinate thank-you mailings and calls, including premium management and fulfillment.
  • Management of membership and underwriting databases, including data entry, invoicing, monthly and annual reporting, and preparing bank deposits.
  • Solicit donations other than financial gifts for the purpose of fundraising.
  • Work with digital media, festival and news department staff to coordinate and develop digital communications.
  • Create and distribute KSUT development e-newsletters and digital communications.
  • Recruit, coordinate, and acknowledge volunteers for station fundraising activities.
  • Participate in brainstorming, planning and production of all special events.
  • Represent KSUT as part of the nonprofit community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Attend training as required or needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • 2 years minimum experience in nonprofit membership, sales, or development
  • Passion for public broadcasting/KSUT.
  • Experience with accounting and accounts receivable.
  • Proficiency with MEMSYS, ALLEGIANCE, or similar databases.
  • Experience with direct mail, on-air, and/or digital communications.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Hands-on expertise with database management, computers and development-related software programs.
  • General bookkeeping and accounting.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to manage and schedule multiple tasks and projects in order to meet the demands of the department.
  • Ability to exhibit confidence in judgment and decision making.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with the public, coworkers, managers, tribal staff, and tribal officials
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality when necessary, including the ability to recognize situations in which confidentiality is required
  • Ability to effectively interpret and communicate policies, codes and regulations
  • Work will require the use of computers and technical equipment with exposure to video display terminals.
  • Position involves periods of standing, stooping, sitting, walking, bending, kneeling, and lifting.
  • Adequate hearing is required to hear/talk with all individuals and to use telephones on a consistent basis.
  • Work performed is in an office setting with extensive time spent at a desk working on a computer, with periods of long hours of data entry.
  • Some off-site work is required on weekend and evening hours to help with special events and represent the radio station.
  • The noise level in the work environment is moderate.

Compensation is $40,000 annually with benefits. This is an exempt, salaried position. Hours will be 40 per week, although some weeks will require more than 40 hours depending on events.


Send a cover letter detailing your interest in the position and relevant professional work, resume and three professional references to tami@ksut.org or by mail to: Tami Graham, KSUT Public Radio, PO Box 737, Ignacio, CO 81137

Deadline for application: Monday, February 6, 2023, 5:00 pm.

Download the Membership Manager/Development Assistant opening as a PDF.