KAZU - Associate General Manager

Confidential   Seaside, CA   Full-time     Management
Posted on September 19, 2022
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Associate General Manager, KAZU


Classification: Grade 9 - Management


Department Name: KAZU


Job Number: FP2022-821


Status: Open until filled.Open until filled.


Priority Screening Date: 09/22/2022


Recruitment Status: Open until filled.


Position Description:


KAZU is operated under the legal oversight of the University Corporation at Monterey Bay (University Corporation), an auxiliary of California State University Monterey Bay (University) and the California State University system.

DEPARTMENT/PROGRAM SUMMARY KAZU is the flagship National Public Radio (NPR)-member radio station for the Monterey Bay Area, licensed in Pacific Grove, California, United States, by the University Corporation. The programming KAZU provides for this region includes twenty-four hour “over-the-air” broadcasts and digital platforms that provide a vital service to the listening community through local news and current events at both the national and world levels. The station's key programming includes its website, “kazu.org” as well as its two mobile applications, KAZU and NPR One. For national and international news, KAZU incorporates programming from NPR, BBC World News, PRI (Public Radio International) and APM (American Public Media).

POSITION SUMMARYThe Associate General Manager (AGM), KAZU serves as the highest-ranking Programming and Content Officer, focusing on growing and serving KAZU audiences. Under general supervision of the station's General Manager, this position holds responsibility for all content creation, leads the content distribution strategy for multiple platforms, and is responsible for overall editorial leadership, planning, presentation and supervision. The AGM serves as a conduit between the radio programming department, corporate sponsorship, on-air announcers, and the news department. The AGM's primary role is to ensure the effective day-to-day operations of the station with the emphasis and priority placed on the station's programming and content requirements, and to assist the General Manager in general administration and operations of KAZU.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include. but are not limited to. the following:



  • Under the general supervision of the General Manager, provides day-to-day management of the station's facilities to include directly overseeing the station's news department and broadcasting and production operations to advance the mission, vision, values, strategic goals and operational requirements of KAZU.
  • Develops staff through team building, goal setting, mentorship, training opportunities, coaching, evaluation and recognition.
  • Assesses the department's structure and provides direct support in integrating effective roles, responsibilities, and workflows.
  • Identifies operational / process innovations as appropriate to optimize efforts.
  • Maintains proficiency to remain ahead of trends in content-making, technology, and distribution.
  • Promotes and maintains an atmosphere of excellent internal and external customer service within KAZU as a public radio station and NPR Affiliate.
  • Assists in developing and maintaining strong relationships with the community to include business, professional, political and University leadership.


Programming- Content-Broadcast Operations


  • Oversees the effective and efficient execution of content and programming
  • Oversee the News Director, and generally monitors and evaluates program content staff across defined platforms; identifies and integrates staff skills required to effectively execute content strategies.
  • Designs and executes strategies for expanding content offerings on existing and emerging platforms, with an aim of attracting new audiences and deepening engagement with existing audiences.
  • Identifies and incorporates recommendations applicable to KAZU's established program design and promotional selection to ensure the best delivery while utilizing best-practices for scheduling and audience metrics to measure results.
  • Oversees station's Morning Edition and All Things Considered hosts and provides training for on-air hosts as well as fill in on air as needed.
  • May serve as a regular author for newsletter content.


Membership / Fundraising


  • Works directly with the station's Membership Director to assist with the planning and development of annual Membership fundraising campaigns.
  • May participate on air as part of the “on-air” pledge drive team during on-air fundraising activities.


Sales / Underwriting


  • Assists staff with fundraising strategies including identification, cultivation and solicitation of prospective and existing individual, institutional and business prospects, donors and underwriters.
  • Provides outreach to the regional audience through strategic marketing, events, and in-person and online/digital engagement.




  • Serves as the point person for marketing, coordinating with multiple staff to align internal and external marketing and promotion with editorial priorities toward the goals of audience development, growth of service and delivering value to KAZU consumers.


Administrative and Financial


  • Assist with operations and provide creative assistance to expand revenue including high-level donor solicitation.
  • Provides oversight for rules compliance with Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) and other station broadcasting certification requirements.
  • Identifies, incorporates and evaluates key metrics and trends to be shared within KAZU and to University Corporation and University.
  • Assists with establishing and managing the annual department budget.
  • Assists with developing, implementing and tracking strategies and goals for KAZU.
  • Assists in maintaining compliance with the station rules and regulations as a department within University Corporation.
  • Performs miscellaneous duties as requested by the General Manager.


OTHER FUNCTIONS1. Performs other duties as assigned.


PHYSICAL WORK ENVIRONMENTThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in an office setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull light to moderate amounts of weight; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; to verbally communicate to exchange information; and to occasionally travel to other offices or locations to cover news stories, attend meetings, or to pick up or deliver materials.


WORK LOCATIONHybrid Position: Approximately 30% at home and 70% in officeOffice Location: 100 Campus Center Drive, Seaside CA 93955May travel frequentlyAbility to work from home: adequate internet connection and ergonomically sound and quiet workspace required.


Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:


Successful candidates must be familiar with all areas of broadcast station operations including administration, budget, fundraising, technology and engineering, FCC regulations and compliance, CPB requirements, audience and community relations, production, underwriting, and ensure compliance with all applicable governmental, NGO, Foundation and University policies. Experience with station growth through increased efforts and effectiveness of membership fundraising and business underwriting sales. Experience with on-air and station management responsibilities, including emergency operations and response; on-air pledge drives, and long-term strategic planning, including the establishment of a volunteer station support structure. Excellent oral and written communication skills, interpersonal and problem-solving skills; the ability to work in a changing environment; and familiarity with current technology practices and standards. A proven track record in operational, administrative, fiscal, personnel, and volunteer management; extensive fundraising experience


Minimum Qualifications:


Education and Experience:Equivalent to a Bachelor’s degree in a field directly related to the job responsibilities; AND five years’ experience in broadcasting in non-commercial radio station operations. Additional specialized experience during which the applicant has acquired and successfully applied the knowledge and abilities shown above may be substituted for the required education on a year-for- year basis.


Specialized Skills:


Preferred Qualifications:


Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to the CSUMB Vision Statement and the core values of mutual respect, collaboration and service orientation, multiculturalism and diversity, community service and institutional excellence.


Special Conditions of Employment:


The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.


A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the University Corporation. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or the continued employment of current University Corporation employees who apply for the position.This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.


The University Corporation at Monterey Bay is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, disability, marital status, or protected veteran status. This position is required to maintain confidentiality as outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.


Please note: University Corporation employment is separate and distinct from CSU Monterey Bay or State of California employment. University Corporation employees are not employees of either CSUMB or of the state of California.


All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S. The University Corporation is not a sponsoring agency for any positions.University Corporation at Monterey Bay positions are “at-will” employment. CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


The campus leadership has committed the resources needed to achieve an engaged, safe, and in-person experience. The health and safety of our community remain our highest priority, and we are confident that existing public health measures provide for a safe environment capable of delivering a complete college experience on the CSUMB campus. Being an Otter means caring for each other and doing your part to protect your community.


All CSUMB/University Corporation employees must be fully vaccinated, including booster (when eligible), against COVID-19, unless they are exempt from this requirement because an exemption has been granted based on a medical contraindication or sincerely held religious beliefs. Fully vaccinated means that an individual has received all recommended doses of a COVID-19 vaccine that has received Emergency Use Authorization or full approval from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and that it has been at least two weeks since the final recommended dose. All students, faculty, and staff who have not been vaccinated and received a booster must test weekly beginning February 4, 2022.See: https://calstate.policystat.com/policy/11030468/latest/


In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at https://csumb.edu/clery.Special License or Certifications and Conditions:


  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Questions can be sent to: hr_corporation@csumb.edu.


Compensation and Benefits:


The University Corporation is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students, and the customers we serve. Salary placement is determined by the education, experience, and qualifications the candidate brings to the position, internal equity, and the hiring department’s fiscal resources. Classification: Grade 9, Management. The hiring range for this position is $90,000 -$105,000 per year. This is an exempt position and as such is not eligible for the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act. The Corporation offers a rich benefits package that constitutes a major portion of total compensation. Benefits include medical, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits, contributory retirement plan, TSA (403b), and other benefits. Please review our https://d2jtc9c99zuy7w.cloudfront.net/wkUFFNMTNm0BW2D5pmgj_607433895%20UCorp%202021%20Benefits%20at%20a%20Glance%2020%2003.pdf for details about sick time, vacation, and holidays.The University Corporation at Monterey Bay also provides access to affordable campus housing: https://csumb.edu/corporation/employee-housing

Although CSUMB is located in a high-cost housing area, Schoonover Park rental homes are affordably priced. Monthly rent rates include cable television, garbage service, and sewer. Convenient floorplans, attractive interior appointments, and numerous community amenities make Schoonover Park Rental Homes an exceptional value. Schoonover Park is near the main campus, yet a tranquil world away. The community lies nestled in the secluded beauty of rolling coastal hills three miles east of campus. Living in one of the most desirable areas of California, you will enjoy the natural splendor and cultural abundance of the Monterey Peninsula. Quality of life begins with your home in Schoonover Park and extends through every aspect of your California coastal lifestyle. https://www.schoonoverparkapartments.com


How to Apply:


To apply, visit https://apptrkr.com/3460772


All prospective applicants must apply online. You must complete the entire application for submission. We only accept applications for the open positions listed. Please do not fax or mail in a printed version of the electronic applications or a resume in lieu of an application. If you are having difficulty applying or need assistance, please call (831) 582-3389. All positions are open until filled. The completed online application and resume must be submitted by 5:00 pm PST on the priority screening date. Applications received after this date will be reviewed at the discretion of the Corporation.


AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: The Corporation is an Equal Opportunity-Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.


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