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Monday, August 29, 2011

JOB: General Manager @ KRCL

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Applications currently being accepted
Position Available February 2012

KRCL 90.9FM Seeks Experienced and Forward-thinking General Manager

KRCL 90.9FM is a non-profit listener supported community radio station located in Salt Lake City, which provides diverse, independent, and progressive music and public affairs programming.
For more than 30 years KRCL has been a vibrant alternative community resource. In 2007, KRCL was one of 5 stations selected nationwide by Corporation for Public Broadcasting for a Station Renewal Project, which concluded in 2009. Currently KRCL employs 15 paid staff, more than 28 program hosts and dozens of volunteers. The station’s listenership is on the rise with approximately 50,000 listeners in Salt Lake City and its surrounding areas.
As KRCL is a non-profit organization which receives support from individual donations, grants, and underwriting, KRCL is seeking a professional, forward-thinking General Manager who is able to not only fulfill the station’s mission, but also manage the day to day operations, guide on-air programming, secure major fundraising grants and giving campaigns and raise the profile of the organization throughout the community.

General Description:
 General Manager (GM) oversees all day-to-day operations, working in close cooperation with the other members of staff, volunteers and trustees. The GM is responsible for managing the station and working with the stakeholders through consensus and leadership. The GM is responsible to the Board in setting policies and is accountable to implement the policies and mission of the station and for complying with all legal requirements. The GM is also responsible for communicating the stations’ mission, principles and goals to all stakeholders.

Specific duties include but are not limited to the following:

Strategic Focus:
Initiate and pursue short-term and long-term goals and strategies with particular emphasis on outreach, programming, fundraising and the involvement of the community in the pursuit of these goals.
Maintain and grow listenership.
Ensure that KRCL makes adequate efforts to ascertain community needs and serve those needs within the context of the station’s mission statement.
Board of Trustees:
Serve as member of the Board of Trustees, ex-officio.
Implement Board policies.
Report at monthly Board meetings.
Act as Board liaison to staff
Act as the spokesperson for KRCL to local community, media, and at public functions.
Represent KRCL to government, other outside agencies and its 50,000+ listeners.
Uphold and interpret FCC Rules and Regulations.
Initiate and promote public relations and outreach efforts.
Represent KRCL at events such as conferences, conventions and public meetings.
Communicate with the FCC and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB); to include completing and filing with the CPB all required reports, comply with FCC requirements and oversee compliance of the public file.
Develop and implement diverse public affairs and music programming with staff.
Supervise the management team and all staff positions.
Hire staff, contractors and consultants.
Maintain employee files and conduct staff evaluations.
Implement and interpret personnel policies.
Oversee recruitment and training for volunteers.
Communicate with volunteers through volunteer staff meetings and foster staff/volunteer relationships.
Work with the staff to ensure that volunteers comply with station policies.
Oversee legal and technical operation of the station.
Responsible for major gifts, fundraising and marketing.
Develop new relationships for major gift giving.
Oversee daily fiscal operations, including monthly financial reports.
Oversee annual audit by a qualified CPA firm.
Supervise the preparation of the annual budget and the annual report.
Work monthly with the treasurer to review the financial reports.
Responsible to maintain a balanced budget.

Required Education and Background:
 Bachelor’s degree in business, marketing, communications, non-profit management, related fields or commensurate experience.
Five years or more of management experience. Must be able to present proven track record of successful fundraising.

Required Skills:

Proven leadership abilities
Ability to inspire a diverse and creative staff, volunteers and listeners
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Proven financial skills, with an emphasis on fundraising and grant writing
Strong management skills, particularly as it applies to non-profit organizations
Ability to lead and motivate staff and volunteers
Demonstrated ability to engage with diverse communities
Proven experience in marketing and public relations
Experience working in the media industry: radio, television, production companies, etc.
Knowledge of FCC rules and regulations
Ability to interpret Arbitron data

Salary commensurate with experience. Range from $50,000 - $65,000. Negotiable. Competitive benefits package. KRCL is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
Send letter of interest and resume to margrits@xmission.com or Margrit Schneider, Chairperson KRCL Board of Trustees, c/o KRCL 90.9FM, 1971 West North Temple, SLC UT 84116. No phone calls please.

KRCL Mission Statement:
KRCL seeks to strengthen our community through diverse, independent, and progressive public affairs and music programming.
KRCL, a nonprofit listener-supported community radio station, seeks to meet the diverse needs and desires of its listeners through the following principles:
COMMUNITY: We collaborate with our community to create an environment that respects all people and cultures by encouraging awareness and community involvement
INDEPENDENCE: We are a unique voice, giving access to perspectives and music that are often excluded from traditional media.
DIVERSITY: We represent diverse cultural perspectives that encourage progressive dialogue and respect for the differences and similarities among us.

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