Help Wanted: Membership Director

Aug 25, 2014

Membership Director

Aspen Public Radio is looking for a dynamic person to sustain and grow our membership. The membership director is expected to develop and implement strategies to achieve that. Knowledge of Donor Perfect or similar donor database is essential. The membership director maintains the station records and coordinates all station correspondence.

This is a great opportunity to grow with an award winning station that serves Aspen to Glenwood Springs and Rifle to Eagle.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and a short example of writing (two to three paragraphs) to Carolyne Heldman, executive director, at Carolyne@aspenpublicradio.org.  No phone calls please

APR is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. Salary range is $38,000- $43,000. Benefits include health/dental insurance, 403(b) matching, and Aspen Club Membership.

Deadline for applications is October 7, 2014.


Job Description

The primary role of the membership director (MD) at Aspen Public Radio is to sustain the current membership base while continually growing that base. To that end, the MD is charged with developing and implementing strategies to achieve both. The MD is responsible for maintaining the station’s membership records, accomplished by accurate and regular entry of the member data and backing-up the stations’ database. The MD is responsible for the successful solicitation, coordination and distribution of thank-you gifts for the semi-annual pledge drives. The MD is responsible for the management and cultivation of all off-air volunteers for projects including the semi-annual pledge drives and mailings. The MD is the point person for all incoming mail including the processing of checks in an orderly and systematic fashion. The MD also works closely with the development team providing the necessary information for the board and committee meetings. The MD implements all correspondence with members and prospects including mail and email solicitations, acknowledgments, and invitations. In addition, the MD attends and participates in regular board meetings including recording the minutes. The MD also manages the daily operations of the station including ordering station correspondence and supplies. The MD reports to the ED. The MD attends all regular staff meetings and station functions.

About the Roaring Fork Valley:

Offering a wealth of natural beauty, outdoor activities, and arts & culture year round, the Roaring Fork Valley can be a financially challenging place to live for salaried employees. Because of limited housing opportunities, and the area’s high rate of affluent seasonal & full time residents, rents can be considerably higher than most cities. Additionally, non-housing expenses tend to run 20-30% higher in Aspen than in most metropolitan areas. But, there are resources available to those seeking to relocate to the area.

The Aspen/Pitkin County Housing Authority was created over 30 years ago to help make it possible for working people who provide essential services to the day-to-day operations of the community to afford a place to live. You can find out more through their website: http://www.apcha.org/

Private rentals are available, but those are often times more expensive than what is available through the Housing Authority, especially closer to Aspen. Rental ads can often be found in the on-line and print editions of the local papers: www.aspentimes.com, www.aspendailynews.com, www.postindependent.com.

Public transportation within the Roaring Fork Valley is better than most thanks to an exceptional bus system that offers local transportation around the Aspen area and throughout the Roaring Fork Valley. More information on routes, schedules and pricing can be found here: http://www.rfta.com/