This position enhances the Chief Development Officer’s effectiveness by providing support for activities including, but not limited to, calendar and meeting support, preparing materials for planning and presentation purposes, and facilitating communication with major donors, trustees and stakeholders.
Essential duties include:
Produces information, charts and presentations by formatting inputting, editing, retrieving, copying and transmitting text, data and graphics
Supports accounts payable cycle through effective coordination of department vendor expense coding, system entry and maintaining history
Maintains the CDO’s appointment scheduled by planning and scheduling meetings, conferences, teleconferences and travel
Welcomes donors and stakeholders and maintains their confidence by managing messaging and information transfer in a professional and confidential way.
Maintains organizational, community and industry knowledge
Coordinates meeting attendance, venue, materials, catering, audio/visual support
ideastream is an equal opportunity employer; we value diversity in our workplace.
Excellent proficiency in all Microsoft Office packages.
Experience in CRM solutions such as Raiser’s Edge
Strong interpersonal skills: must be polished, articulate and display tact and diplomacy
Strong customer service skills
Excellent organizational skills.
Independent thinker who is able to exercise good judgment.
Moderate level experience as an Executive Assistant, Office Manager or equivalent role
Experience and skill with interacting with senior management and key stakeholders
Education: Associate’s Degree or equivalent experience required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.
The mission of ideastream is to strengthen our communities. ideastream pursues this mission as a multiple media public service organization by providing distinctive, thought-provoking programs and services that enlighten, inspire, educate and entertain.
In 2001, the Boards of WVIZ/PBS and 90.3 WCPN consolidated all resources in ideastream, a new multiple media public service organizati...on that applies the power of media to education and public service. The purpose of consolidation was to leverage assets to achieve greater cost effective community service using all forms of media.
In 2002, ideastream launched a model partnership with the Playhouse Square Foundation to build a regional resource for the arts, technology, and education. Following a combined capital campaign completed in 2005, the Idea Center® became the headquarters of ideastream and a home for Playhouse Square Community Engagement and Education as well as a community gathering place. In 2006, ideastream completed its physical consolidation of all staff and production facilities and moved into the Idea Center.
Today, ideastream is the consolidation of eight different programs and services that had previously been independently managed:
WVIZ/PBS, with 5 channels of public TV service, and training for teachers and caregivers in the use of technology for education
90.3 WCPN, Northeast Ohio’s NPR news and public affairs station
WCLV Classical 104.9
Civic Commons, a community engagement platform
management on behalf of Ohio’s public broadcasting stations of the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau
management of The Ohio Channel, a statewide public affairs television channel available by broadcast and on the web
management on behalf of a consortium of local K-12 school systems of NOTA (North Ohio Technology Association, a broadband interactive distance learning network for K-12 schools)
SMART (Science and Math Achievement Required for Tomorrow), a professional development program for teachers
ideastream is public broadcasting and much more. It is a multiple media public service organization that applies the power of media to education, culture and citizenship.