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Employment Opportunities

Corporate Support Associate

About Augustana College:

Augustana College is a private, selective, residential college of the liberal arts and sciences with enrollment of 2600 students. Our beautiful residential 115-acre campus is located in Rock Island, Illinois, part of the Quad Cities metropolitan area along the Mississippi River, 165 miles west of Chicago. Augustana awards the Bachelor of Arts in about 90 majors and related academic programs. Our diverse student body, includes 26 percent first generation college students, 23 percent Pell Grant students, 24 percent students of color, and 12 percent international students.

As part of the Augustana 2020 Strategic Plan, the campus has committed to growing as a community who welcomes and includes those historically underrepresented groups on our campus. Information on these initiatives and future plans can be found at: http://www.augustana.edu/about-us/president/diversity.

Employees at Augustana enjoy an excellent benefit package including medical, retirement, generous paid time off, tuition benefits for employees and their family members, and much more.

Job Description:

Job Title: Corporate Support Associate Revised: May 2022

Department: WVIK

Grade: 725

Status: Part-Time Non-Exempt

Reports To: WVIK Director of Development

Summary: Works closely with the Director of Development and other station employees to meet the corporate support goals of WVIK, Quad Cities NPR. The Corporate Support Associate acts as one of the station's ambassadors to the business community. Following a consultative sales approach, the CSA maintains a productive revenue pipeline through prospecting, research, meetings, proposals and networking. The CSA drafts and finalizes underwriting agreements including schedules, costs, and creates copy that adheres to FCC guidelines. The CSA will provide strong customer service and communication skills with all clients and co-workers. This position is a salaried position at 20-hours per week with an optional path to full-time employment depending on the career aspirations of the candidate and the needs of the station. As a part of Augustana College, WVIK is also able to offer a competitive benefits and retirement package.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities Include:

  • Works with WVIK Director of Development to generate underwriting revenue and meet the established revenue goals through prospecting, determining sponsor needs, presenting solutions using on-air announcements, digital (banner ads, e-newsletter, pre-roll, podcast) and event sponsorships.
  • Solicits underwriting support and sponsorships.
  • Researches and prepares materials to aid corporate solicitations.
  • Cultivates relationships with new underwriting prospects and nurtures relationships with existing underwriters as assigned.
  • Represents WVIK through direct contact with corporate sponsors and audience members at public events.
  • Serves as a member of the WVIK staff team, attending meetings, helping with station operations, activities, events, and collaborating with others.
  • Keeps the Director of Development updated on account and prospect status through regular meetings and timely reports.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Requirements:

Education & Experience:

  • B.A. in Business, Communications, or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • 1-3 years of demonstrated success in fundraising, development, broadcast sales, or a related field. Working knowledge of public broadcasting and non-profit operations is preferred.
  • Valid drivers license and clean driving record required.


  • Strong sales ability and dedication to client service
  • Excellent communication skills with a diverse audience including colleagues, listeners, station members, potential givers, and members of the business community.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work independently.
  • Demonstrate excellence in preparation and presentation of solicitation materials, including competence in the use of common business applications.
  • Ability to operate in a highly commercialized and competitive media sales environment, but do so within the boundaries of and with sensitivity to a not-for-profit, non-commercial media outlet.

Travel: This position requires frequent, off-campus work, largely around the Quad Cities. Reliable transportation is required.

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 10 pounds on a frequent basis. Also required is the ability to listen, hear, speak, climb stairs, bend, stoop, and stand for intermittently long periods of time.

Special Requirements: All prospective employees must pass a criminal background check.

Additional Information:

Augustana College is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Augustana College provides equal opportunity to all qualified employees and applicants without regard to race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, veteran status, and any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

Note: This job description is subject to change and is not designed to be a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required by the employee.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter.

Position will remain open until filled. First review of applicants will be June 13th.