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At Abilene Christian University, you will find more than a job. You will find a workplace where you can impact the lives of more than 5,200 students who are being educated as Christ-centered global leaders each year. The university has been recognized as a "Great College to Work For" by The Chronicle of Higher Education for 11 years. We offer a dynamic and collaborative work environment, expansive opportunities for professional and personal development, and an emphasis on our core Christian values. Explore these postings for the Abilene campus and Dallas branch to find the right fit for you.

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Director of Operations and Programming

Apply now Job no: 493239
Work Type: Staff full-time
Location: Abilene
Categories: Staff

About ACU

ACU is affiliated with the fellowship of the Church of Christ. All applicants must be professing Christians and willing to support the Christian mission and purpose of Abilene Christian University while employed by the university.

Title of Position Director of Operations and Programming
Posting Location Abilene
Department KACU
Employee Class Exempt Full-time
Basic Responsibilities
  1. Oversee radio programming and operations for KACU which are broadcast on-air at 89.5 FM and simulcast to kacu.org and the KACU Mobile App

  2. Manage billing and financial reporting for business operations

  3. Assist with on-air fundraising and coordinate all on-air fundraising promos and logs

  4. Update community events calendar and maintain the KACU Mobile App

  5. Maintain office operations

Essential Duties

A.   Oversee radio programming and operations for KACU which are broadcast on-air at 89.5 FM and simulcast to kacu.org and the KACU Mobile App


1. Manage radio automation systems including BSI Simian, Content Depot, PRX and digital content systems for 

2. Maintain, select and implement radio programming in partnership with the KACU General Manager

3. Maintain, select and implement KACU podcasts on kacu.org and Apple Podcasts

4. Maintain a schedule for Podcast rooms and Production 1 usage

5. Work with Engineer to address technical issues

6. Hire, train and mentor part-time radio staff including performance reviews, scheduling and delegating automation tasks as needed

7. Produce daily logs for on-air underwriting, promos and other continuity

8. Maintain online radio schedule

9. Be on call as primary responder during emergency situations, power outages or other disruptive events

10. Ensure compliance with all FCC, CPB and SoundExchange requirements 

11. Confirm program services are consistent with the mission, goals, legal requirements and editorial policies of KACU and Abilene Christian University


B. Manage billing and financial reporting for business operations


1. Process accounts payable, receivable and billing to maintain station budget

2. Negotiate programming fees and keep track of programming spending

3. Provide detailed financial records for annual audit


C. Assist with on-air fundraising and coordinate all on-air fundraising promos and logs


1. Share in the on-air fundraising duties with other staff

2. Create and implement all on-air fundraising promotionals including coordinating with NPR to create custom promos

3. Maintain pledge logs within Natural Log and adjust them as necessary based on new programming or program clock updates


D.   Update community events calendar and maintain the KACU Mobile App

 

1. Participate in NPR trainings to keep kacu.org and the KACU Mobile App up to date

2. Write and edit event information for the online community calendar

3. Write, maintain and edit This Week in Abilene

4. Maintain the KACU Mobile App by updating underwriting, creating push-notifications, and data analysis

 

E. Maintain office operations


1. Order office supplies

2. Coordinate with KACU’s Engineer, ACU IT, or ACU Facilities Management to maintain computer equipment and other station needs
Professional Development Requirements

A.   Skills 


1. BSI Simian

2. Adobe Audition (ProTools or other audio editing system)

3. Content Depot

4. PRX

4. Natural Log


B. Training Modules Required


1. Oracle Banner

2. Banner Timekeeping

3. SDOL Mastercard

4. EPAF
Qualifications

A.   Professional


1. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional experience required

2. Minimum two-years experience in broadcasting required

3. Candidates with a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication may have the opportunity to teach courses as an adjunct instructor in the JMC department.


B. Personal


1. Excellent verbal and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills

2. Supervisory skills preferred
Physical Demands

A. Ability to lift and move boxes and equipment not to exceed 40lbs

B. Speaking on-air for up to six hours per day during membership campaigns
Additional Information

ACU does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, sex, disability, genetic information, national or ethnic origin in employment opportunities, in keeping with applicable state and federal law.

ACU is committed to maintaining a safe and secure campus environment and protecting the university's financial and physical assets.  Therefore, Abilene Christian University conducts background checks on all candidates for employment in security sensitive positions.

 

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