Station Manager

Hiring Organization: 
WMNF
City: 
Tampa
State: 
FL

Station Manager

TERMS: Full Time (Exempt) Salary Range: $55,000 - $72,000

STATION MISSION

WMNF is a listener-supported community radio station that celebrates cultural diversity and is committed to equality, peace and social and economic justice.

WMNF provides broadcasts and other forums with a grassroots local emphasis that promote creative, musical, and political vitality.

OVERVIEW OF THIS POSITION

The Station Manager is responsible for the overall day-to-day management of the station including the coordination of staff. The Station Manager is encouraged to maintain an open-door policy with staff, volunteers, and community.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES

Financial Management

  • Prepare and present annual budget to NBS Board. Regularly monitor and comply with budget established by the Board.

Station Administration

  • Ensure that all the station’s policies and processes are followed, including planning, evaluation, complaints, grievance procedures and maintenance of station files.
  • Speak publicly on behalf of WMNF and serve as official station representative.
  • Ensure compliance with regulations, guidelines, and standards of the FCC, CPB, IRS, and other appropriate licensing and qualifying organizations.
  • Ensure compliance with grant requirements.

Staff Management

  • Responsible for hiring, development, evaluation, and termination of staff personnel according to station policies and procedures.
  • Facilitate staff participation through regular staff meetings in the station’s planning, evaluation and staff priority process.
  • Make recommendations to the Board of Directors on staffing levels and responsibilities.
  • Oversee staff employed on specific projects.

Fundraising

  • Participate actively in fundraising activities including on-air, other station and public events.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with community organizations and businesses in order to maximize fundraising opportunities.
  • Oversee the work of the station’s Development Director which includes membership development planning, grant writing and reporting, donor cultivation and recognition.
  • Share responsibility with and provide leadership to staff to assure sufficient funds are available for station operations.

Broadcast Programming and Training

  • Consult regularly with Program Director, News and Public Affairs Director, and Volunteer Coordinator to stay abreast of programming and training issues and to review and develop policy.
  • Coordinate the resolution of problems in programming and training administration.
  • Ensure that Staff, Board, and Volunteer constituencies are informed and empowered.

Technical

  • Oversee technical staff and technical priorities.
  • In conjunction with the Technical Staff provide information and make recommendations to the Board on future technical and equipment requirements.

ESSENTIAL SKILLS

  • Prior experience in a community organization or other non-profit.
  • Demonstrated commitment to progressive and social justice ideas and organizations.
  • Demonstrates understanding of financial management, including preparation and oversight of budgets.
  • Ability and experience in managing and coordinating staff and volunteers.
  • Prior fundraising experience.
  • Demonstrates high quality leadership skills.
  • Excellent people skills.
  • Demonstrates ability to work co-operatively with a wide range of individuals and community organizations.
  • Ability to resolve problems and conflicts effectively.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrates administration skills including report generation, record keeping, policy development, and ensures that decisions are implemented.
  • Computer skills.

DESIRABLE SKILLS

  • Demonstrates an understanding of what makes good community radio.
  • Experience and/or good understanding of promoting a community organization.
  • Experience and/or education in radio (Public broadcasting is preferred) or other broadcast medium.

RESPONSIBILITY

The Station Manager reports to the Nathan B. Stubblefield Foundation Board of Directors. The Station Manager must demonstrate a commitment to embrace and uphold the mission, values and vision of WMNF.

HOW TO APPLY

Please send cover letter, completed application and resume to: wmnfboardpres@wmnf.org or WMNF Board President/Search Committee, WMNF 88.5 FM, 1210 E. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Tampa, FL 33603. For a full job description, application and salary range, visit wmnf.org/stationmanager. The deadline to apply for this position is March 9, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.