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Membership Director

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KBOO Community Radio
Portland, OR
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Published 28 days ago

KBOO Foundation Community Radio 

Job Title: Membership Director

Reports to: Station Manager 

Employment Status: Non-exempt; Hours 25 per week

Positions supervised: Volunteers

KBOO Radio is hiring. We are currently accepting applications for the position of Membership Director. The Membership Director is responsible for planning and developing KBOO’s fundraisers and on-air membership drives, data entry, working with major donors, direct mail campaigns, and community outreach. 

This position is 25 hours per week. For the full job description and instructions for applying, go to our website at: 

Or send your resume AND cover letter to:

Applications are due by midnight, Friday, May 19th.  KBOO is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.

All applications must contain a resume, cover letter, two references, and you must answer these three questions. Applications without these items will not be considered.

  1. Where did you learn about this job?
  2. How do you see radio’s role in the social justice movement?
  3. Why is KBOO important?


General Description: Maintain relationships with members and listeners that support KBOO. Create a process to meet or exceed fundraising goals and manage the membership database. 

Essential Functions 

• Coordinate membership drives annually in cooperation with the Development Director, Volunteer Coordinator and other staff by: planning, developing forms and procedures, obtaining/ processing thank you gifts, training and supervising staff and volunteers; overseeing data entry and follow-up. 

• Coordinate with the Development department to hold fundraising events, major donor relationships, annual report and other direct mail campaigns. 

• Works with the Data Coordinator on the membership database. 

• Develop strategy and plans to increase membership by 3-5% annually. 

• Coordinate and oversee membership activities, including: member inquiries, recaptures, renewals, cancellations, benefits, mailings, membership cards, EFTs (electronic funds transfers), follow-up mailings and phone calls. 

• Supervise the preparation of membership drive reports within 60 days after the drive. 

• Supervise the preparation of quarterly membership reports for the Board of Directors and staff. 

• Work with the Finance Department to reconcile finances and to track contributions. Track expense line items that are related to membership. 

• Recruit, train, supervise and maintain relationships with volunteers to support the membership department. 

• Attend staff meetings and training. 

• Identify and address institutional and individual acts of oppression at KBOO. Ensure interruption of the oppression, follow-up/support for those affected; documentation/record keeping of the incident. 

• Implement KBOO's Mission, Vision, Program Charter, Affirmative Action Plan and House Rules. 


• Ability to maintain membership database and client management software (i.e. DonorPerfect Online) 

• Experience and/or ability to work with donors.

• Problem-solving skills related to fundraising and membership services. 

•  Ability to train and supervise volunteers. 

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 

• Excellent skill in communication and customer service 

• Organizational and time-management skills and attention to detail. 

• Event planning and outreach/promotion skills. 

• Ability to work well under pressure and without direct supervision. 

• Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends, as necessary. 

• Ability to compile and analyze data. 

• Experience in public or community radio preferred. 

• Ability to work with a wide variety of people in multicultural, cooperative, respectful, racial justice and anti-oppression in a community based organization. 

• Computer skills: (Database, Google G Suite, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Publisher) 


This is a part-time position with a starting hourly wage of $22.27.  The employee is eligible for annual step increases subject to conditions in KBOO Collectively Bargained Agreement. 

Probationary Period 

KBOO is a union shop and all (non-management) staff are members of Communications Workers of America (CWA) Local 7901. Staff is required to join and pay dues to CWA Local 7901 after 90 days. There is a six-month probationary period. This period is not to be construed as a contract. 


Medical and dental coverage, disability/ life insurance, and credit union eligibility. KBOO also offers paid vacation, sick leave, and 11 paid holidays per year, in accordance with KBOO’s Collective Bargaining Agreement. Eligible for the pension plan one year after the date of hire. 

Working Conditions 

KBOO has a small paid staff and about 300 volunteers. KBOO has regular membership drives that require an intense amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is hectic and stimulating; ability to work in this kind of environment is essential. 

Workplace expectations at KBOO radio include: effective verbal and written communications, conflict de-escalation, skillful volunteer relations and utilization, capable project management, work-area organization, response to phone calls and correspondence, teamwork and cooperation with other employees, volunteers, and Board members; furtherance of KBOO mission, goals and values; meeting attendance and participation; capable departmental budgeting and punctuality.

Equipment Used & Physical Working Conditions 

Must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately 50% or more of the time. This position requires ability to occasionally move about the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Must operate a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, postage meter, voicemail, copier, fax, and computer printer. 

Equal Opportunity Employer 

KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, creed, physical or mental disability. 

KBOO Foundation Community Radio 

Job Title: Membership Director

Reports to: Station Manager 

Employment Status: Non-exempt; Hours 25 per week

Positions supervised: Volunteers

KBOO Radio is hiring. We are currently accepting applications…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Part Time Schedule
Job Type
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Start Date
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June 19, 2023
Application Deadline
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May 19, 2023
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4-Year Degree Required
Experience Level
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USD $22.27 - USD $22.27 / hour


See job description for details.

See job description for details.

Level of Language Proficiency

English. Spanish not required but welcome.

English. Spanish not required but welcome.


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Work must be performed in or near Portland, OR

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