Auction Acquisition Representative

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Wisconsin Public Television

Title: Auction Acquisition Representative

Pay: $13-$15/hour

Number of Hours: Approximately 20 hours/week, some nights and weekends

Length of Position: Mid-January through end of May

Position Summary:

As part of the Item Acquisition Team for Auction, this position is responsible for procuring thousands of items from current donors, lapsed donors and new donors for the annual televised and online Auction. Candidates should have excellent personal communication skills via phone, email, and in person working with both donors and volunteers. The Auction Acquisition Representative works out of the Wisconsin Public Television studios in Vilas Hall and reports to the Auction Manager.

Specific Duties:

Speak with eight to ten donors/potential donors per hour while effectively maintaining and updating Auction database. Track and record all call outcomes on tracking sheet. Send follow-up emails or request volunteer help in mailing of follow-up information. Work towards goal of personally securing 75 new donors for 2018 Auction through extensive cold-calling program. Successfully sell the different levels of participation of Auction to businesses from across Wisconsin and beyond. Other duties as assigned by Auction Manager.

Required Qualifications:

1.)  A general understanding of Wisconsin Public Television’s mission and Auction.

2.)  Confident attitude with a strong desire to succeed and a willingness to take on new opportunities and tough challenges with a sense of urgency, energy, and enthusiasm.

3.)  Remains composed under stress, handles responses to criticism tactfully and delivers on organizational commitments.

4.)  Strong spoken and written communication skills.

5.)  Strong computer database, email, and typing skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

6.)  Willingness to offer support to and establish rapport with volunteers doing donation acquisition and office work.

Desirable Qualifications:

1.)  Experience successfully asking for donations.

2.)  Flexibility and a sense of humor.

How to apply:  Please submit a detailed resume and a cover letter outlining your suitability for and interest in the job to by February 23.

As a unit within the University of Wisconsin Extension, WPR is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer and no qualified applicant will be eliminated from consideration. WPR is committed to achieving a diverse workforce and to maintaining an atmosphere of diversity and inclusion.  We want our staff and programming to reflect the rich culture and diversity of our state and actively encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.