Development & Communications Associate, Prometheus Radio Project

Posted by on December 19, 2011

Prometheus Radio Project is Hiring a Development & Communications Associate!

We are looking for an experienced Development & Communications Associate to join our collective. Applications are due January 3, 2012.

The Prometheus Radio Project is a grassroots organization that works to expand and protect community radio stations, and to promote a more democratic and accountable media in the United States and around the world. From farm worker groups in Oregon to environmental justice groups in South Carolina to social justice groups in Puerto Rico, we help community groups develop their own radio stations as tools social justice organizing and community expression.

We help community groups navigate the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) and the radio licensing process, and we provide technical assistance to groups building radio stations. We also advocate in Congress and at the FCC to protect community radio, and actively participate in the broader campaign for a better media. We are tireless in our fight to make community radio stations and other appropriate technologies available to every neighborhood, city, and town.

Development  & Communications Associate

The Development and Communications associate is a full working member of the Prometheus team working to support the efforts of the operations and campaign directors.


1.       Foundation support

·       Identify possible funders and conduct background research

·       Support the development and submission of grant proposals

·       Submit grant reports

·       Support funder education through webinars, briefings, etc. – logistical support

2.       Support grassroots fundraising campaign

·       Work to produce and distribute monthly newsletter

·       Support the creation and distribution of 3 fundraising appeals per year

·       Maintain donor files – electronic and paper

·       Acknowledge donations

·       Update website with materials targeted for individual donors.

3.       Support Major Donor Campaign

·       Research on potential donors for targeted campaign

·       Ensure frequent updates in areas of interest

·       Produce briefings for donors – pull together info for materials and work into template

·       Maintain donor files

·       Support the press team


Commitment to the mission of Prometheus

Strong writing skills required

Demonstrated experience with proposal writing and e-newsletter creation preferred.

Graphic design skills– Photoshop and InDesign -preferred

Strong customer service skills

Experience with social networks

Comfortable using databases and spreadsheets – required

This position is 3/5 time through June 2012 with the likelihood of full time in July.

Prometheus has a collective management structure and all paid staff receive the same hourly rate of compensation.  The salary for this position is $18,900 plus medical benefits.

This position is based in Philadelphia.  We are located in the community center basement of the Calvary Methodist Church in West Philly. Be ready to smell delicious cooking, hear the shouts of children learning martial arts, people singing gospel, or holding a self-help meeting.

We are committed to developing leaders within our organization who represent those affected most by the structural equalities in our social system, and communities marginalized from media access, including the poor and working class, people of color, immigrants, women, LGBT and queer people, and seniors and youth. People from these groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Prometheus considers applicants for positions without regard to any legally protected status.

Please be advised that we are in need of someone experienced in fundraising and communications with a commitment to social and economic justice work. An invitation to interview with us will be extended on this basis.

To apply, send a resume, cover letter, a writing sample and one sample of marketing/graphic design/web work to, and include “Development and Communications Associate” in the subject line.

The application deadline is Friday, December 23, 2011. We will keep this call open until we feel we have found the right person for the position.

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