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Media, Community Partnerships, and Events Coordinator

The University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS

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Institutional & Business Affairs, Communications & Marketing
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Position OverviewThe Media, Community Partnerships and Events Coordinator for Kansas Public Radio is part of the team assigned to promote KPR to other media outlets and the general public via communications initiatives and events. This position also strengthens listener engagement by planning events, establishing community partnerships, and assisting with KPR membership drives.

Supervision Received

The incumbent will report to the Development Director, but works as part of a team with other members of the Development Department.

Job Description35% Marketing and Public Relations
  • Produces or oversees the production of marketing materials such as print ads, brochures, and promotional items.
  • Maintains KPR online store.
  • Writes promotional spots, press releases, and KPR’s monthly e-newsletter.
  • Posts regularly on all KPR social media platforms (Facebook, Instagram and Twitter).
  • Handles media inquiries.
  • Maintains and helps design certain web pages on

30% Trade Sponsorships and Community Partnerships
  • Responsible for renewing trade (in-kind) contracts with existing partners, and seeking out new community partnerships.
  • Maintains trade contracts in KPR’s database, and writes radios spots for trade contracts that follow FCC regulations.
  • Assists with media sponsorships.

30% Events and Membership Drives
  • Has a leadership role in the planning and staffing of KPR events, including concerts, listener appreciation events, and donor appreciation events.
  • Works with underwriting and development staff to identify possible event sponsors.
  • Assists with planning and execution of KPR membership drives, including social media, helping to solicit food donations, scheduling community guests, and working shifts during the drives.

5% Other duties as assigned Position Requirements
  1. This position has the option of a hybrid work arrangement. Incumbent may work remotely and on campus based on a set departmental schedule.
  2. Occasional evening and weekend work hours required.
  3. Availability during membership drives (development staff does not take vacation during membership drives).
Required Qualifications
    Bachelor’s degree.One year (1) of experience in event planning and/or marketing.Prior work experience that required working both independently and in a team environment.
Preferred Qualifications
    Excellent written and oral communication skills.Background in communications.Graphic design experience.Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or Cloud.Fundraising experience.Knowledge of public radio in Topeka, Lawrence and Kansas City.Nonprofit experience.
Additional Candidate InstructionsA complete application includes:
  1. Cover letter addressing how you meet the required and preferred qualifications.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for three professional references (including at least one previous or current supervisor).
  4. Completion of the online application.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted nor considered.
  • Application review begins Thursday, October 21, 2021. To ensure consideration, apply no later than Wednesday, October 20, 2021.

Contact Information to ApplicantsFeloniz Lovato-Winston, [email protected], 785 864-5968
Advertised Salary Range$36,710 - $44,000 Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, 8am - 5pm. Occasional evening and weekend work hours required. Application Review Begins21-Oct-2021 Anticipated Start Date29-Nov-2021


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Join the University of Kansas, and you’ll become part of a Jayhawk family that spans the globe. Wear your KU shirt in London, Istanbul, Buenos Aires, Nairobi or anywhere else, and you will likely hear a resounding “Rock Chalk!” from a stranger. Of course, the appropriate response is an enthusiastic “Jayhawk!” Because, after all, they’re not really strangers, they’re family.

The Jayhawk community is united by more than 150 years of tradition and by our commitment to pushing the boundaries of knowledge, transforming the academic experience, and creating solutions through innovative research. KU’s mission is to lift students and society by educating leaders, building healthy communities and making discoveries that change the world.  

The University of Kansas is the state’s flagship university and one of just 66 invited members of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU). We consistently earn high rankings for academics and recognition as a premier research university.

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The University of Kansas is committed to a learning and workplace environment that is representative of our nation and global society, accepts and values everyone, appreciates our common humanity and understands that our multiple differences are the cornerstone of academic preparation, professional excellence and distinction. KU must be a place where all people feel they belong and have access to resources and support that help them attain their educational and professional goals.

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Something about Lawrence is magnetic. Long-time residents are never surprised when a KU student or employee from out of state decides to make Lawrence their permanent home. And, even those who do leave often find themselves returning to “the nest” at some point in the future. In fact, Lawrence has been named by several publications as one of the best places to retire.

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