Job Information

University of Utah Development Producer / Benefits Coordinator in Salt Lake City, Utah

Open Date 07/07/2021

Requisition Number PRN26815B

Job Title Development Officer

Working Title Development Producer / Benefits Coordinator

Job Grade E

FLSA Code Administrative

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Typically, Monday-Friday. Occasional evening and weekend shifts required.

VP Area President

Department 00334 - KUED

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $41,600/yr. to $45,760/yr. DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

PBS Utah’s Pledge Producer / Benefits Coordinator will assist in the planning and execute our on-air membership drives and on-air fundraising projects; oversee and manage the membership benefits for members; maintain a high level of data integrity within the PBS Utah’s development database; respond as needed to customer service cases and inquiries from viewers, members and staff; supervise the Benefits Assistant and work as a proactive team member within PBS Utah Development.

Recognized as one of the leading public television stations in the country, PBS Utah is committed to serving the Utah community through diverse local productions, K-12 educational programs, and community engagement. PBS Utah works to provide the people of Utah and surrounding areas with relevant programming and services while upholding core values of integrity, fairness, independence, education, and innovation.

This candidate should have a commitment to the core values of PBS Utah and have the ability to be mindful of the diverse voices and lived experiences in our community that that broaden perceptions and find common ground. Currently this is predominately a work-from-home position with at least one day a week working in the Membership office. This position may revert to more time in the office, or even a fully in-office position, based on pandemic conditions.


• Participate in the planning, managing and execution of PBS Utah’s on-air fundraising campaigns.

• Oversee online donation pages and inbound call center scripting, including system preparation and functionality.

• Manage storefront website.

• Identify and propose member benefits and gift premiums, manage sources of items for member benefits and

• Coordinate member benefits with internal staff and direct fulfillment vendors.

• Execute the daily management and fulfillment of member benefits and gift premiums, including accounting and reporting.

• Work with PBS Utah production, marketing, and DVD duplication vendor to produce DVD copies of select programs.

• Manage required data in Unite ( PBS Utah’s Salesforce database) to provide accurate data for programs, benefits and gift premiums.

• Coordinate with internal staff, university staff, vendors and volunteers to support fundraising campaigns.

• Work closely with programming, production, traffic and engineering departments to execute and troubleshoot on-air fundraising campaigns.

• Work with PBS staff, PBS station colleagues, and vendors to exchange on-air fundraising ideas, research and best practices.

• Provide excellent customer service to PBS Utah viewers, members, and colleagues by promptly responding to emails, mail, and calls in a timely manner.

• Work closely with membership team to assist with other activities within the PBS Utah development team.

• Maintain a high level of data integrity within PBS Utah’s development database.

• Display professionalism, honesty, enthusiasm, and dedication.

• Support the goals and mission of the department and organization.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency typically required

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Sitting, hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Communications, Business, related field, or equivalency; three years of fund-raising experience which includes direct solicitation of contributions, volunteer leadership support, written and verbal presentations, and strategy and market development are required. Demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required. Experience in grant or proposal writing and a background working with local print and electronic media is preferred. Demonstrated negotiating skills are also preferred.

Department Specific Qualifications:

• Word processing, data entry, and/or customer service experience.

• Experience with Microsoft Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

• Efficient typing skills and speed (45+ WPM ).

• High level of professional courtesy and communication skills

• Ability to use time and resources effectively and efficiently.

• Must be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines.

Lifting up to 30lbs, carting up to 200 lbs.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


• Two years of non-profit fundraising preferred.

• A background working with electronic media is preferred.

• Knowledge of Salesforce preferred.

• Experience with shipping and mailing preferred.

• Experience with production (television, film, theatre, etc.) is preferred.

• Knowledge PBS and PBS Utah programming is preferred

• Demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills and the ability to trust and be mindful of diverse voices on the team and in the community is preferred.

• The ability to speak fluently in a second language would be highly valuable.

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.