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Business Development Coordinator - WGVU

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Work type: EAP - 12-Month Adjunct AP (Administrative Professional)
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Communications/Public Relations/Marketing

Required Qualifications and Education: 

Prior outside sales experience required. Prior media sales experience required. Basic computer skills required. Word processing, spreadsheet, web, and database experience required. Must have proven successful selling experience including record of meeting and exceeding sales goals, good presentation skills and history of excellent customer service. Strong writing skills, attention to detail, superior organizational skills and the ability to work independently and with others are required. Must be able to make sales calls outside the office. Must be willing to be on air for WGVU AM/FM/TV. Must have own reliable transportation and valid driver’s license. Bachelor’s Degree required.
Preferred Qualifications and Education:  
Prior Public Media sales experience preferred. Minimum of three years business to business or sponsorship sales experience preferred. Candidates must be committed to GVSU’s vision of inclusion and equity.
Responsibilities – Essential Functions:  
(Essential Functions – A job function is essential when performance of the function is the REASON the job exists.  A function may be essential when the number of employees available to perform the function is limited, the function requires specialized skills, the function occupies a large percentage of time and/or failure to perform the function may have serious consequences.) 
Personally call on and develop customer contacts in West and Southwest Michigan. 
Meet and exceed monthly sales revenue goals. 
Sell new, develop, and maintain corporate sponsorships for WGVU. 
Participate and assist WGVU staff with volunteer functions as needed, nights and weekends may be required.
Attend community meetings and events to represent WGVU. 
Handle paperwork in a timely manner and complete all required tasks to properly service client needs. 
Communicate effectively with client and station personnel to provide the highest level of service. 
Represent WGVU with professionalism and integrity.   
WGVU is a drug, nicotine, and smoke free work environment.
Other duties as assigned.
Salary:  $19,819 plus commission
Department/Division:  WGVU Public Media/University Relations
Campus: Grand Rapids
Application Deadline Date:  Open until filled.
How To Apply:   Apply online at  Include cover letter, resume, and three references.  Applicants with diverse background are encouraged to apply.  Grand Valley State University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.

Grand Valley State University is guided by values for inclusiveness and community which are integral to our mission to educate students to shape their lives, their professions, and their societies, and to enrich the community through excellent teaching, active scholarship, and public service. The University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution. It encourages diversity and provides equal opportunity in education, employment, all of its programs, and the use of its facilities. Members of the University community, including candidates for employment or admissions, and visitors or guests have the right to be free from acts of harassment and discrimination, including sexual misconduct, which are prohibited if they discriminate or harass on the basis of age, color, disability, familial status, height, marital status, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex/gender (including gender identity and expression), sexual orientation, veteran or active duty military status or weight. The University will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities. See [Include the following for job advertisements:] TDD Callers: Call Michigan Relay Center 1-800-649-3777.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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