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Director of Operations, KCUR

Job description

KCUR 89.3, Kansas City’s NPR affiliate, is looking for an experienced leader to oversee the day-to-day operations of the station and its sister station, 91.9 Classical KC. The Director of Operations would direct, administer, and manage the overall operations of the station in accordance with policies, goals, and objectives established by the General Manager. 

The Director oversees the following: facilities, capital projects, resource allocation, vendors, accounting, business operations, information systems, and regulatory compliance and reporting. This person works closely with the General Manager and KCUR Leadership in the development and implementation of strategic plans and organizational efficiencies, policies, and goals.

Duties to include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the effective and efficient execution of operational, administrative, and accounting functions to advance the mission, vision, values, strategies, and goals of the organization.
  • Provide a healthy, safe, and creative working environment for all staff and contractors. Schedule and prioritize work to ensure the highest quality and best use of resources.
  • Day-to-day management of the facilities and directly oversees the following functional areas: Operations, IT, Office Administration, and Accounting.
  • Work closely with UMKC Human Resources, and follows university polices and procedures
  • Administer all policies, rules, regulations, and reporting requirements of KCUR and CKC, the Corporation of Public Broadcasting, the Federal Communications Commission, University of Missouri, and government entities. 
  • Communicate effectively and maintains a strong and supportive working relationship with the General Manager and KCUR Leadership.
  • Work closely with the Community Advisory Board and Advisory Councils to advance public service mission and engagement.
  • Serve on leadership team.
  • Provide leadership and guidance for organizational diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Assist development staff with fundraising strategies including identification, cultivation, and solicitation of prospective and existing individual, institutional, and business prospects, donors, and underwriters.
  • Represent the stations in the community.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

A Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience and at least 6 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary.

Preferred qualifications

  • At least 6 years of operational management, preferably in a media environment
  • Experience working in a non-profit, public media, or university environment is a plus
  • Demonstrated success in an executive leadership role
  • Experience in developing, implementing, and achieving both short-range and long-term goals, specifically when it comes to capital planning
  • Creative thinker/planner/problem solver that is innovative and idea-rich
  • Proven attention to detail, organizational abilities, and efficiencies
  • Ability to provide professional service to all levels of the station and university including executive and senior staff and civic leaders
  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal communication skills; verbal and written
  • Able to work and resolve problems independently with little supervision
  • Enthusiasm for public radio and classical music
  • Advanced degree such as MBA or MPA

Full time/part time

This is a full time, benefit eligible position.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and education.

Application deadline

Position will remain open until filled.

Application instructions

Apply online through UMKC's website.

Applicants must combine all application materials (cover letter, resume, and list of five references with contact information) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /, &, %, etc.). 

If you are experiencing technical problems, please call (800) 488-5288.


About KCUR 89.3

KCUR 89.3 is the flagship NPR station in Kansas City, serving the northwest Missouri and northeast Kansas area. Our content encompasses local, national and international news & information, talk and music programs, feature and breaking news reporting; a daily newsletter; podcasts; and numerous community events. The station also leads NPR’s Midwest Hub, Harvest Public Media, the Kansas News Service, and other collaborations. Visit kcur.org to learn more

Statement on diversity at KCUR

KCUR is committed to ensuring that our workforce, community advisory board, and audience reflect the diversity found in the communities we serve. Central to KCUR’s mission, vision, and values is maintaining a workplace environment that recognizes and celebrates diversity in all forms. We encouraged candidates of diverse backgrounds to apply. For more information on our policies and governance, visit kcur.org/governance.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

EEO IS THE LAW

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor - Human Resources at 816-235-1621.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.

UMKC statement on diversity

UMKC values diversity as central to its mission as an urban-serving research university and as a driver of excellence in teaching and learning. UMKC embraces a broad spectrum of diversities, including race, ethnicity, culture, nationality, gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, linguistic ability, learning style, religion, socioeconomic and veteran status, life experiences, educational level and family structure. For more information on our diversity mission, visit the Office of Diversity and Inclusion website: http://info.umkc.edu/diversity/  

UMKC is the largest comprehensive, fully accredited university in the Kansas City area.  Our students come from all 50 states and over 85 countries, enriching our community with diverse perspectives. With more than 125 academic areas, our students have a lot of opportunities to explore on their way to discovering and creating their perfect career. We are at the heart of a thriving urban area where the city’s life and energy influence everything that happens here. We are Kansas City’s university and we can’t wait for you to join us!  Find out more about UMKC in the About UMKC section of our website.

Details about UMKC’s community and the benefits of being an employee can be found on our careers page.