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Location: PBS39, Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana

The Development Assistant provides administrative and operational support to the Development Department to help facilitate the department’s efforts with fundraising, including research, stewardship, database management, communications, event coordination, and general administration. The ideal candidate will be an articulate, poised and energetic professional who thrives as a self-starter and problem solver. The candidate should be a strong communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, be computer savvy, be able to exercise sound independent judgment, juggle competing priorities, exercise discretion, and maintain confidentiality.

Under the direct supervision of the Director of Individual Giving, this position is responsible for a variety of duties as part of the day to day support of the Development department such as:

  • Assist Director of Individual Giving as needed
  • Greet and direct all callers and visitors to the station
  • Ensure proper donor activity tracking in database, including contact information, major gift call reports, event attendance, moves management stages and volunteer management
  • Process and acknowledge gifts in a timely and IRS compliant manner
  • Provide regular standing reports and ad hoc reports as needed
  • Research and develop profiles on prospects
  • General database processing and data entry
  • Assists with the preparation of stewardship reports, letters of inquiry, and proposals
  • Data entry of credit card gifts and acknowledgement letters
  • Assist with pledge drives and special events as needed
  • Prepare mailings



  • Associate Degree or equivalent work experience
  • 1-3 years of related or transferable work experience
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Experience with Donor Databases helpful, Some knowledge of complex databases is preferred
  • Technical savvy and ability to pick up new software
  • Excellent research, organizational, writing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects, switching gears as needed to address new priorities and needs
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Intellectual curiosity and interest in fundraising and the development field
  • Self-starter who shows initiative
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills



  • An understanding and working knowledge of public broadcasting
  • Non-Profit experience
  • Experience with Salesforce or Allegiance

How To Apply

WFWA (PBS39) is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from qualified candidates without regard for race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, or military status.  Candidates of interest will be contacted.

Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

To apply, contact:

2501 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1562
Email: humanresources@wfwa.org


Tom Theard humanresources@wfwa.org 260.484.8839