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Job Standard for Corporate Support & Underwriting Specialist

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Corporate Support & Underwriting Specialist Overview

  • Person Group: Professional
  • Job Code: 75181
  • Pay Grade: P4
  • FLSA Status: Exempt
  • Career Level: Associate
  • Family: External Affairs
  • Function: Development


Responsible for developing and maintaining corporate partnerships by securing underwriting contracts and increased community awareness.

Level Scope

Entry-level professional with limited or no prior experience to contribute on a project or work team. Incumbent learns to use professional concepts to resolve problems of limited scope and complexity under close supervision while achieving day-to-day objectives. Works on developmental assignments that are initially routine in nature, requiring limited judgment and decision making. This level is typically focused on self-development. Requires theoretical knowledge through specific education and training.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong communication skills including diplomacy, negotiating, writing correspondence, and oral presentations to individuals and groups.
  • Prepared to be a good representative of the university in the community
  • Strong sense of ethical standards and the value of public service media
  • Knowledge of audience demographics or market analysis

Essential Functions

Key Responsibilities

60% of Time the Corporate Support & Underwriting Specialist must:

  • Respond to prospect inquiries regarding underwriting and sponsorship opportunities.
  • Research, cultivate and solicit support from corporations and businesses
  • Maintain existing accounts and solicit new ones
  • Assist with soliciting challenges and other forms of support for on-air fund drives
  • Be dedicated to achieving financial goals for the university and/or radio station
  • Work well within a team environment

35% of Time the Corporate Support & Underwriting Specialist

  • Determined by department needs

5% of Time the Corporate Support & Underwriting Specialist

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Work Environment and Physical Demands

Some positions may involve frequent bending, moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 50 pounds; some positions may involve moving, lifting, and carrying material weighing up to 70 pounds; standing up to eight hours each day; working in all weather conditions; exposure to high noise levels and require wearing hearing protection.

Travel Requirement

Not applicable for Corporate Support & Underwriting Specialist

Career Path

Additional training/education or equivalent experience, as well as business need, are required for movement into higher level jobs.


Incumbent must perform the essential duties and responsibilities with or without reasonable accommodation. The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. Final employment offers are contingent upon a Final Candidate’s successful completion of a Background Verification, and a determination by the University that the information derived from the Background Verification does not disqualify the individual. In addition, a Financial History Check and Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Check may be required.