Development Administrative Assistant

August 12, 2022
3000 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, Remote, Texas
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KERA is seeking a talented Development Administrative Assistant to join our team and help provide administrative support for the Development team, with a focus on KERA’s membership campaigns.



KERA reaches more than 2 million people weekly through KERA TV, KERA News, KXT and Art&Seek. For more than 60 years, North Texans have turned to KERA as a destination for trusted educational programming and initiatives, community engagement and lifelong learning.


As we seek to recognize and reflect the increasing diversity among our audiences, we encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and with diverse perspectives to consider employment opportunities at KERA.



The Development Administrative Assistant will report to the Senior Vice President, Development and work closely with the Director, Development Operations supporting the department consisting of Major Gifts, Membership, and Donor Data (Gift Processing). The successful candidate will be a highly organized self-starter who enjoys a fast-paced and varied job, preferably having experience as an executive administrative assistant to a team of development professionals.


This position is full-time (expected 40-hour work week); FLSA non-exempt and is eligible for overtime.



  • Provide general office support, including, but not limited to, answering phones, responding to phone and email inquiries, maintaining calendars, preparing expense reports, filing and organizing
  • Support overall Membership teams with data entry in the development database and answering member emails and phone calls, as needed
  • Schedule meetings/appointments and makes travel arrangements for supervisors and others as required. Drafts detailed itineraries and double checks all contact information, travel plan details, directions, and other details to ensure accuracy.
  • Ordering food/snacks/meals and coordinating details for membership drives, meetings, and other gatherings
  • Managing printing and mailing of invitations, donor communications, and general mailings
  • Prepare expense reports, filing, responding to phone/email inquiries, preparing and coordinating annual tax letters and mailings in coordination with Tessitura team
  • Proficiently use advanced software features to format documents and move data or other information between Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Perform other responsibilities upon request, as needed, with or without accommodation.
  • Be an active participant in KERA’s work towards to equity, diversity and inclusion
  • Work in a manner that is consistent with KERA’s mission, vision and values; and maintain compliance with all company policies and procedures
  • Comply with KERA’s COVID-19 policies
  • Perform additional duties as assigned


The above covers the most significant responsibilities of this position. It does not, however, exclude other duties, the inclusion of which would be in conformity with the level of the position.





We believe a strong organization includes employees from a range of backgrounds, with different skills, experiences and passions. If you do not meet every position qualification but have some of these skills and feel you could be the right candidate for the job, we would like to hear from you. Please apply and tell us more about yourself.


  • Adaptative and flexible in work style to shift between projects or adjusting priorities
  • Creative problem-solving skills
  • Strong customer service experience; specifically, working with major donors or high-profile individuals
  • Self-starter who takes initiative to streamline processes, create workable solutions, implement efficiencies across the team
  • Collaborative and inclusive – makes sure all the right people are at the table and works across levels and departments to make things happen
  • Excellent organizational skills; is process and detail-oriented
  • Team-player who works to help the full team succeed, filling in gaps and supporting projects and initiatives as needed




  • Experience with Tessitura or other CRM systems (e.g., Raiser’s Edge)
  • 5-7 years’ experience as administrative assistant or roles with equivalent skills
  • Non-profit and/or capital campaign experience
  • A passion for supporting non-profits and/or public media




$43,000-$48,000, dependent on experience





  • Generous vacation (3 weeks), sick (8 days), personal time (2 days) and holidays (10)
  • Comprehensive health, dental and vision insurance
  • KERA-paid short and long-term disability, basic life insurance and AD&D insurance
  • Flexible scheduling and hybrid work environment
  • 403b plan with KERA-match after 1 year
  • Culture focused on diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging
  • Robust employee assistance program available to the employee and all members of their household







We expect that this position will work out of our Dallas office 75% of the time.




Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter.



KERA is an Equal Opportunity Employer

KERA believes that diversity is important to our success. We are committed to equal employment opportunity and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by law.

Application Instructions


Complete the application on KERA’s employment page and attach a resume and cover letter.


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