Executive Assistant, Commonwealth Fund for KET

Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator

Employment Opportunity

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The Commonwealth Fund for KET, the fundraising unit of Kentucky Educational Television, has the following full-time job opening at the KET network campus in Lexington:

Executive Assistant/Event Coordinator

Reports To:

President, Commonwealth Fund for KET


  • Provide executive support for all matters relating to the office of the president. Includes drafting correspondence, proposals and other marketing materials; processing mail, bills and purchase orders; scheduling meetings and travel; arranging building and equipment repair and maintenance.
  • Serve on the front-line of donor relations, handling queries, communications and follow-up, and ensuring all database records are updated accordingly.
  • Plan and track division expenses, particularly the Administration budget. Facilitate monthly financial reporting.
  • Support the Commonwealth Fund for KET board of directors, including notifications, arranging meeting logistics, preparing board materials and minutes, and offering general assistance for directors.
  • Facilitate logistics for major events, from concept to clean-up. Includes volunteer recruitment and management, vendor negotiations, décor, hospitality, in-kind donations, set-up, budgeting, and other details for statewide events and on-air fundraising drives.
  • Provide technical support for database management, desktop publishing, presentations and other computer needs.
  • Assist Commonwealth Fund for KET staff and activities as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field and a minimum of three years of senior executive support experience or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience required.
  • Must have excellent writing, verbal and interpersonal skills, and demonstrate professionalism.
  • Must be highly organized and able to perform and prioritize multiple tasks with excellent attention to detail.
  • Proficiency in MS Outlook, Word, and Excel required. Proficiency in PowerPoint desired.


    Dependent on qualifications and experience


    Please send state application, cover letter, writing smaples, and resume to: Employment & Recruiting, KET, 600 Cooper Drive, Lexington, KY 40502 or e-mail to jobs@ket.org, or send via fax to 859-258-7765.
    Position will remain open until filled.

    KET is an Equal Opportunity Employer.