Relational Fundraising & Events Assistant (Contractor)

Arlington, Virginia
Nov 27, 2019
Web Production
Metro Area
Full Time

Relational Fundraising & Events Assistant


Team: Station Services

Status: Full-time, Contractor, temporary through May 2020


Note: The individual selected for this role will not be employed directly by PBS. The incumbent will be hired by a staffing firm as a contractor under the instruction of PBS.


The Relational Fundraising & Events Assistant serves an integral role on the Station Services team, serving a facilitative and logistical liaison between teams at PBS, stations, and outside stakeholders. S/he contributes to the successful planning and execution of 2 projects; the conclusion of the National Estate Planning Awareness Campaign (NEPAC) and the 2020 PBS Insider Experience at PBS Annual Meeting.


Essential duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate logistics for internal and external stakeholders on the planning and production of annual event
  • Collect and organize data and metrics from stations participating in the National Estate Planning Awareness Campaign (NEPAC)
  • Provide administrative and logistic support to the Corporate Relations team, including:
    • Receiving and screening telephone calls; answering routine and specific questions; taking accurate messages;
    • Preparing charts, slides and other presentation materials as needed;
    • Drafting event documents including, but not limited to: agendas, marketing materials and stakeholder communications.
  • On the ground support at the event (May 10-14, 2020): Travel required.

Requirements for success:

  • 3 or more years of experience
  • Bachelor’s degree, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Event planning training and/or experience preferred
  • Strong computer skills including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel and strong typing skills required
  • Experience working with Tableau a plus
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Excellent written, verbal, telephone and interpersonal skills
  • Superior organizational skills with the ability to prioritize and handle a heavy and often changing workload independently
  • Ability to identify multiple strategies to tackling problems
  • Ability to work productively under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Team oriented and flexible
  • Familiarity with planning logistics for travel and conferences
  • Excellent customer service skills

PBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Women, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities


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