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Job no: 494610
Position type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Public Broadcasting


  1. Responsible for the grants administration process, including researching potential funders, evaluation of RFP’s, overseeing management of funded projects, as well as tracking and reporting requirements.
  2. Write, review, and edit proposals to foundations and other potential funders.
  3. Identify, manage, and secure philanthropic gifts from private and public foundations.
  4. Develop and maintain relationships with local, state, and federal funding agencies.
  5. Provide leadership for identifying, qualifying, cultivating, soliciting, and stewarding major foundation grant makers to increase gifts to WGVU.
  6. Work to establish long-term partnerships and strengthen existing relationships with foundation sector and community organizations.
  7. Manage a portfolio of foundation donors and prospects.
  8. Performs other duties as required/assigned by manager.


  • 3-5 years of successful grant writing experience in nonprofit, public broadcasting, or educational setting.
  • Proven history in researching, writing, and administering grants.
  • Ability to take initiative, collaborate, and use innovative techniques to prepare grant applications.
  • Ability to design, develop, and implement funded projects.
  • Ability to plan, prioritize, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Monitor budgets and expenditures to adhere to grant agreements.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work in a goal-oriented and complex environment, solve problems, tolerate ambiguity, and prioritize/balance multiple projects simultaneously, while meeting deadlines.
  • Self-motivated and driven.
  • Ability to contribute to a work environment in which integrity, collaboration, respect, and a strong work ethic are valued.
  • Possess a passion for WGVU’s mission, vision, and values.


$50,000 - $60,000 annually, plus benefits

WGVU Receptionist – Student Employment Position

  • Responsible for receptionist area including greeting guests, receiving calls using multi-line phone, and various departmental projects.
  • Hours are between 8A and 5P Monday through Friday.
  • Must be available to work during semester breaks.
  • Please include resume and course schedule/availability.
  • Currently $11.07/hour


Additional Information: for more information or to apply contact:

Hannah Frain at WGVU: Phone – 616-331-6635 or

Marketing and Design Intern

Category: Internship Paid (Minimum Wage) / Hours: Flexible, 16 hours a week

Organization / Location: WGVU Public Media, 301 Fulton St. W Grand Rapids,

Michigan 49504-6492 (8th Floor Eberhard Center, downtown Grand Rapids). Virtual/remote options are available.

Contact Person: Vance Orr – Promotions Manager

Phone: (616) 331-6784 / E-mail:

Application Deadline: Revolving / Starting Date: Beginning of each semester (Including Summer).

Overview of Position: Designed to enable the intern to enhance their skills, pursue

their interests and address the priorities of WGVU and the communities we serve.

Learn all aspects of the promotional and design strategy. Gain hands-on experience working with community partners – and event logistics. Assist with or take the lead in: conducting market research, implementing best practices, and effective multiplatform communication/ marketing. Learn how to manage a promotional plan from start to finish. Help plan and implement community events and activities.

Qualifications: Self-starter, well-developed analytical and problem-solving skills,

good verbal and written communication skills, be able to work independently, ability to manage multiple projects at once. Knowledge of marketing basics, and design elements. Knowledge of public media is a plus. A sense of humor is a plus.

Preferred Computer Software:

  • MAC OS & PC OS
  • Microsoft office
  • Adobe Creative Cloud
    • Photoshop
    • Illustrator
    • InDesign
    • Premiere

*Internship may include on-location set up and tear down of events organized by the WGVU Marketing and Promotions Team.


Additional Information: for more information or to apply contact:

Vance Orr at WGVU: Phone – 616-331-6784 or

Television Production Internship

- Intern will report to and work closely with one of WGVU's Producers/Directors in television.
- Internship will be hands-on and tailored to the individual's abilities
- Internship hours range from 4-20 hours per week and may require flexible weekly
- scheduling to accommodate varying production schedules. Some evening, weekend
- and holiday hours may be required.


- Work on in-studio television productions
- Work on in-the-field television productions
- Camera operation, prompter operation, grip, learn audio operation, learn the graphic operation
- Keep production areas clean, tidy, and organized. 
- Other responsibilities as needed.

For further information contact Andrew Murray at

WGVU ADA compliance Internship

WGVU Public Media on the GVSU Pew Campus / Remote


Paid | credit

Description: The ADA compliance intern will be responsible for making sure that the and are ADA compliant. This experience will give students an opportunity to learn more about the standards for WCAG 2.1. It will also provide unique opportunities for interns to get valuable hands-on experience in making CMS sites accessible to all users.


  • Making sure that images are properly Alt tagged
  • Ensuring that images and text on pages are high contrasted for visually impaired users
  • Creating and updating Site Maps
  • Audit the navigability of the website via keyboard.
  • Making sure that users are informed when being redirected to another page.


If interested please contact Vance Orr III at or by phone at 616-331-6784.

 Education Intern (SE+) 

Organization/Department Name: WGVU Public Media 

Time Frame: Semester basis. 

A one-semester commitment is required. 

Start Date: Week 1 of each semester. 

Hours: Flexible, 15-25 hours/week 

Location: 820 Eberhard Center, Pew Campus 

Job Type: on-campus student employment (internship credit possible) 

Compensation: $10.37/hour 


As part of GVSU, WGVU Public Media provides PBS and NPR programming and community events for approximately 2.5 million people across West and Southwest Michigan. WGVU Education supports and engages our local educators, students, and families around equitable PreK-12 education outcomes. We work with intentionality in communities with our partners to develop sustainable relationships in an effort to authentically meet the needs of educators and families. 

Opportunities & Experiences for the Student 

The WGVU Education Internship is designed to enable GVSU students to develop and enhance skills within the fields of education and nonprofit under the guidance of WGVU’s experienced staff, supporting the intern in alignment with their own goals, interests, and passions around education. The Education Intern will be an active team member in addressing the education priorities of WGVU and the communities we serve, learning all aspects of the WGVU Education Program, including PBS, NPR, WGVU, and MLC education assets and resources. 

The Education Intern will gain hands-on experience in: 

- designing a large-scale education digital resource content project. 

- building relationships while working with community partners and K-12 educators, parents, and students. 

- managing, implementing, and promoting education programming. 

- planning community engagement events. 

- presenting educational content and resources. 


To learn more about WGVU and its Education Program, visit and go to Education│Kids. 

Required Qualifications 

- Education Major (or related field) or experience in K-12 education. 

- Understanding of digital classroom technology and curriculum standards. 

- Understanding of effective, equitable educational pedagogies and best practices. 


Desired Qualifications 

- Ability to strategically and effectively manage time and resources. 

- Ability to balance teamwork with independent work. 

- Strong oral and written communication skills. 

- Excellent organizational abilities, strong attention to detail, and excellent follow-up skills. 

- Knowledge of public media is a plus! 


Work Environment: Blended – in-person and virtual. 

Some projects take us off campus into a variety of conditions, including the outdoors. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required for special events. Please also note that some schools/programs/events may require us to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. 


If interested please contact Kristyn Bomberg at or by phone at 616-331-6784.


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