Event and Communications Coordinator

We are actively pursuing dynamic and diverse team members to join us in the role of Event and Communications Coordinator in Wixom, MI.

What You’ll Do:

The Event and Communications coordinator is responsible for recruiting individuals and groups of volunteers to support station operations, community outreach, development activities and other mission-focused events.   This individual will assist the Events Manager in the planning, coordination and execution of station events.   In addition, this individual will serve as a helpful member of the Communications team. 

Essential Functions:


  • In collaboration with the Events Manager, work as a project leader for assigned events.  Complete all logistical elements and ensure an exceptional experience for participants, board members and potential donors
  • Oversee the purchasing, packing and distribution of specified event supplies before, during, and after each event
  • Manage on-site setup and breakdown of events, including creating signage, staff communication and facilitating guest parking
  • Produce On Location feature for Signal magazine, in conjunction with Print Specialist
  • Manage social media related to events
  • Prepare post-event surveys, send to attendees, and gather responses
  • Participate in documenting, proof of performance, acknowledgment and other post-event activities
  • Collaborate with others in Communications Department to maintain inventory of necessary promotional handouts for events and assure their presentation at events
  • Manage social media related to events
  • Contribute to other social media, online, email and other communications needs of department, as required
  • Produce On Location feature for Signal magazine, in conjunction with Print Specialist
  • Provide other support for the Communications Department as assigned


  • Implement and manage a comprehensive volunteer recruitment, training and recognition program for the large and diverse volunteer needs of the organization
  • Schedule volunteers for pledge drives, interdepartmental projects, community events, administrative tasks and other station support
  • Train and supervise volunteers on computerized pledge entry system and general pledge procedures
  • Create and implement volunteer appreciation events
  • Maintain accurate records and provide statistical and activity reports on volunteer participation
  • Consult and contribute to on-air recruitment campaign videos to promote volunteering at DPTV
  • Manage volunteer social media, web page and newsletter efforts


  • Excellent written, verbal, presentation and other communications skills
  • Proficiency in office computer software
  • Proficiency in social media
  • Strong teamwork commitment
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to handle multiple projects at one time
  • Ability to work independently with little supervision
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines, complete tasks within budget and time


  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Business or related field
  • Experience in recruiting and managing volunteers preferred
  • Experience in event planning for a nonprofit preferred
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as required

What You’ll Get:

  • Excellent benefits package that includes 403(b) employer match, medical, dental, vision and much more.
  • Opportunities to participate in personal and professional development programs.
  • Opportunities to serve our mission and community.
  • Great work environment.

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How to Apply:

Send resume and cover letter to:


Human Resources
WTVS Detroit Public Television
1 Clover Court
Wixom, MI 48393-2247

*No telephone calls or third parties.  Please include the title of the position in the subject line of the email.

Posting Date: 8/13/2018

Detroit Educational Television Foundation, d/b/a Detroit Public Television and WRCJ FM 90.9, is an equal opportunity employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability status, marital status, military status, or protected veteran status. Employment decisions at Detroit Public Television will be based on merit, qualifications, and abilities.  The specific statements above are not intended to be all inclusive.

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