KFAI Executive Director Position Description
KFAI is a volunteer-based community radio station that exists to broadcast information, arts and entertainment programming for an audience of diverse racial, social and economic backgrounds. By providing a voice for people ignored or misrepresented by mainstream media, KFAI increases understanding between peoples and communities, while fostering the values of democracy and social justice.
The Executive Director will honor the community-based, grassroots, and social justice heritage of KFAI and will safeguard those values and mission while leading the organization into a successful future. The Executive Director will be accountable for the successful general and fiscal leadership and management of KFAI under the direction of the Board of Directors and in partnership with stakeholders. The Executive Director will consistently display a participatory leadership approach and will empower staff and volunteers. The Executive Director will be forward thinking, creative and highly collaborative.
The Executive Director will maintain and nurture deep ties to the community and possess a proven record of accomplishment in developing and maintaining diverse partnerships and strategic alliances. The Executive Director will ensure the organization’s vibrancy, growth, and financial health within the framework of the mission and a constantly changing broadcast and nonprofit fundraising environment.
The new Executive Director will work with the board and all stakeholders to achieve the four goals of the new Strategic Plan adopted by the KFAI board in 2012. The goals include:
The Executive Director of KFAI is responsible for strategic leadership with both internal and external stakeholders. Specific Responsibilities include:
Fundraising and Revenue Development
Community Activity and Public Relations
The Executive Director must be a strong advocate with solid nonprofit business acumen who is able to clearly articulate a strategic vision for the organization and be able to inspire staff, board, and volunteers to turn that vision into a reality. The Executive Director must be a collaborative and experienced builder of organizations who can easily make critical decisions, take risks, and meet challenges. In addition, the Executive Director must demonstrate his/her ability to lead a diverse workforce of paid and volunteer staff; exercise exceptional people skills including excellent communications in many mediums and types of settings; demonstrate flexibility, and a participatory leadership style in workforce management/relations and be capable and comfortable with delegation.
The Executive Director must implement successful fundraising/donor relations involving a wide range of resources; have a track record of creative community networking/collaboration and a strong commitment to diversity/inclusivity and have experience in working in multi-racial/multi-ethnic communities/organizations.
The successful candidate must possess exceptional written and oral skills, excellent strategic planning abilities, solid management skills, and the capacity to translate vision into results in a timely manner.
A minimum of 5-10 years of successful, progressive leadership/policy experience is required with a priority consideration for experience in broadcasting related media and/or social media. A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree or significant equivalent experience is required. KFAI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The salary and benefits for this position are commensurate with experience and competitive with similar nonprofit organizations.
Submit resume, cover letter and salary requirements by close of business Monday, May 13th, 2013 to: firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls please.