Membership Associate

Employment type
11 days ago
Los Angeles

KCRW is Southern California’s flagship public radio station and has served the greater Los Angeles community, and beyond, for more than 40 years. The only charter NPR member station to combine news, culture, and music programming, KCRW seeks to inform, enlighten, and delight by serving the whole person.

KCRW is more than just a radio station. Supported in large part by members, KCRW is an integral part of the SoCal community; investigating, teaching, learning, and discovering for the audience and with the audience. Driven by the spirit of Los Angeles, KCRW opens doors to the worlds of music, art, literature, technology, architecture, food, entertainment, and storytelling, by creating inspired programming for curious locavores and passionate global citizens alike. Grounded by an unwavering commitment to ethics and integrity, KCRW’s exceptional team of journalists, producers, writers and storytellers, have received distinguished honors, including The George Foster Peabody Award, Edward R. Murrow Awards, and Corporation for Public Broadcasting Awards.

Membership Associate reports to the Senior Manager, Member Services. This position supports the daily member experience at KCRW. They communicate with potential and current members through email, over the phone, and in person. They are responsible for creating a positive experience through every interaction with our members and utilizing it as an opportunity to deepen KCRW’s relationship with that individual and increase their support. They are responsible for donation entry including individual checks, matching gifts, car donations, payroll, Donor Advised Funds (DAFs), bequests, etc.

This is a non-exempt, full-time position.

KCRW will have in effect a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for all employees beginning September 15, 2021. The mandate is subject to accommodation in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Communicate daily with members through email, over the phone, and in-person
  • Responsible for tracking and identifying trends in member communication to alert the team of issues or areas of improvement
  • Review and improve upon regular member communication
  • Process donations including checks, event purchases, vehicle donations, matching gifts, employee workplace giving, etc
  • Review monthly credit card and EFT declines and prep data for email, mail, and call center recapture efforts
  • Reconcile donation entry across systems and with finance as needed
  • Donation entry and updates resulting from duplicate records, events, lapsed recapture efforts, cancellations and non-payments, and comp membership
  • Help ensure member donation receipts and acknowledgments are received in a timely manner
  • Recruit new partners for Fringe Benefits, the member discount program
  • Oversee the matching gift program by providing confirmation of employee donations to employers and maintaining our list of known matching gift companies
  • Process member requests including account updates, payment updates, membership inquiries, thank you gift requests, troubleshooting, etc.
  • Maintain a robust knowledge of all KCRW offerings and member benefits
  • Help staff membership events as needed
  • Perform additional tasks as required or assigned


Required Skills, Knowledge & Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years experience in a membership/customer service/data processing role
  • Strong communication and organizational skills
  • A collaborative and innovative approach
  • Strong email marketing and donor CRM experience, preferably Hubspot and Salesforce
  • A love of KCRW and its mission


Benefits include:

  • Premium working holiday pay rate
  • Sick leave award
  • Vacation leave accrual
  • Paid holidays
  • Health insurance (including medical, dental, vision, FSA, life and AD&D) eligibility
  • 403(b) with company match
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