KBOO Is Hiring A Station Manager

KBOO Community Radio is seeking a station manager. For the past three years, our esteemed Monica Beemer has helped KBOO move forward in positive directions. Monica is now stepping down, and KBOO is looking for qualified candidates who are interested in continuing Monica's and KBOO's efforts towards upward and forward movement.  The ideal candidate will be a visionary leader with a proven success in innovative, high-quality, community-based programming. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in fundraising, management, public relations and non-commercial radio is desired. Look below for the job description.

Send a cover letter and resume to Hiring@kboo.org or bring your resume with cover letter to: 20 SE 8th, Portland, Oregon 97214. Please remember to add in the cover letter the answer to the question: “Why is KBOO important?”  Interviews will begin on December 9th.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and

people of color are encouraged to apply. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, creed, physical or mental disability.

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Job Description: Station Manager

Department: Executive Leadership

Reports to: KBOO Foundation Board of Directors

Employment Status: Regular Position, Exempt

 

General Description

The Station Manager oversees the administrative, fundraising and business functions of the KBOO Foundation's community radio station transmitting at 90.7 FM and all affiliated frequencies. This position provides leadership and vision, with a focus on innovative, high-quality, community-based programming. Responsibilities include administrative, fundraising, financial, engineering, technical, programming and public relations tasks, as well as occasional on-air program or promotional work.

 

Qualifications and Requested Skills

Nonprofit management and supervisory experience required.

Knowledge of the principles and practices of nonprofit budgeting and financial management as they relate to program and organization-wide management.

Awareness of local, state and federal nonprofit and other relevant laws and ability to ensure KBOO operates within these laws.

Ability to thrive in a democratically-run, decentralized organization.

Comfort working with a wide variety of people in a diverse workplace.

Ability to plan, delegate and organize people to meet goals and objectives.

Ability to adapt KBOO's vision and goals to meet changes in technology and society.

Fundraising experience desired, including major donors and grants.

Experience managing high-profile media events.

Noncommercial community radio experience desired.

Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience desired.

Excellent listening, oral and written communication and public speaking skills.

The Station Manager shall strive to maintain a respectful work environment by supporting the KBOO House Rules (http://kboo.fm/about/house_rules) and the financial viability of the KBOO Foundation community-based organization.

Ability to support and lead comprehensive and inclusive organizational planning process.

 

Essential Functions:

With board and staff ensure there is an annual plan based in the long-term strategic plan and a dynamic, on-going process for updating and using the plan.

With Finance Committee and Finance Coordinator - ensure there is a budget proposal for the board and proper oversight of the finances.

With Development Director and Membership Director- ensure there is a timeline/plan and sufficient resources for ensuring revenue for the budget. Ensure we stay in compliance with requirements of all funding entities.

With Chief Engineer, ensure there is a plan and process for equipment and facility maintenance and replacement.

With Tech Team, ensure there is a plan and resources for maintaining vital technology.

Ensure promotions team has a plan and resources for communications, with the goal of attracting new members.

Ensure Membership has a plan and resources for all membership functions and is able to support current members as well as bring in new members.

Help ensure the board is trained and informed. With staff assistance, help recruit new members to the board.

With board and staff, work to ensure the general environment at KBOO is welcoming and supportive to all people, especially those targeted by oppressions, and that we are all w

orking to end oppressions and micro-aggressions at all levels.

Supervise and support all staff.

Ensure all operating teams (Revenue; Admin; Programming; Tech; Promotions) are meeting and functioning well.

Help ensure KBOO programming is evaluated and meets the charter, mission, vision and values of KBOO.

Ensure the volunteer program is serving all vital volunteer needs for the organization.

Know and follow the collectively bargained agreement and participate in its development.

Build and maintain positive relationships for KBOO with individuals and organizations that will help us to maintain our mission, vision and charter as well as have the resources we need to fulfill these.

Ensure KBOO follows all local, state and federal laws regarding operations, stays in compliance with all FCC requirements.

Introductory Period

There is a six-month introductory period. This period is not to be construed as a contract. The employee shall be evaluated before the end of the introductory period.

Salary and Benefits

Salary for this position is 50,000 annually. Benefits include medical and dental coverage, disability and life insurance, and credit union eligibility. This position also offers paid vacation, sick leave and 11 paid holidays per year. Eligibility for the pension plan occurs one year after the date of hire. Distribution is determined at the end of the fiscal year following the eligibility date and is pro-rated.

Working Conditions

KBOO has ten paid employees and over 400 volunteers. KBOO has regular membership drives that require an intense amount of time and coordination. The atmosphere is hectic and stimulating. The ability to work in this kind of environment is essential.

 

Workplace expectations at KBOO radio include:

effective verbal and written communications

conflict de-escalation

skillful volunteer relations and utilization

capable project management

work-area organization

response to phone calls and correspondence

teamwork and cooperation with other employees, as well as volunteers and board members 

furtherance of KBOO mission, goals and values

meeting attendance and participation

capable departmental budgeting

punctuality

 

Equipment Used and Physical Working Conditions

Computer, voicemail, copier, fax. Applicant must be able to remain in a stationary position approximately 50% of the time. The person in this position needs to occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. Applicant must be able to operate a computer and other office-productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine and computer printer.

 

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity

KBOO Community Radio is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women and

people of color are encouraged to apply. Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, class, creed, physical or mental disability.