KBRP-LP Station Manager

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Deadline for applications is April 30, 2021


Job Title: Station Manager

Reports to: Bisbee Radio Project Board Of Directors

Employment Status: Exempt; 40 hours/week

Positions supervised: 1 part-time paid employee, volunteer on-air DJs, other volunteers and contractors

General Description:

Coordinate day-to-day station operations; Increase the Station's connection to the community; Meet or exceed fundraising goals and maintain membership database; Ensure compliance with Federal Communications Commission regulations as well as other applicable regulations.


Essential Functions:

  • Manage and direct the day-to-day operations in order to execute the mission of the station and ensure that it is operating effectively, legally, and in a fiscally responsible fashion.  

  • Supervise employee(s), volunteers, and contractors

  • Attend meetings of the Bisbee Radio Project Board of Directors (Board) as a non-voting member.

  • Keep Board adequately informed as to matters of concern and serve as the Board's principal station contact.

  • Coordinate compliance with broadcast governing entities to ensure that all necessary licenses, permits, and subscriptions are up to date.

  • Maintain approved transmission and power levels and all required record-keeping.

  • Assure maintenance of station facilities, IT systems, and website.

  • Supervise orientation, training, and evaluation of all paid, contracted, and volunteer staff.

  • Create an annual budget (to be approved by Board) and keep operations within the approved budget.

  • Oversee the financial records for the station including check register, accounts payable, and accounts receivable.

  • Prepare financial reports for presentation to the Board on a monthly basis or as requested by the Board.

  • Assist in the preparation of contracts entered into by the station.

  • Work to acquire grants and funds from outside agencies, national foundations, arts advocacy groups, and local and national corporations.

  • Assist the Board and select committees in structuring major donor solicitation campaigns.

  • Support individual and business solicitation efforts by creating and/or strengthening relationships between KBRP and targeted community groups and individuals.

  • Provide oversight for station-related events, campaigns, and other activities.

  • Work with the Board to comply with the Mission Statement and to carry out the strategic plan.



Desired Skills and Experience:


  • Broadcast and radio programming experience

  • All phases of grant procurement processes

  • Fundraising

  • Event planning

  • Volunteer coordination

  • Non-profit organization experience

  • Leadership, team-building, and organizational experience

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Ability to anticipate needs, discern priorities, and meet deadlines with limited direction.

  • Computer skills on both PCs and Macs.  Including (but not limited to: word processing, spreadsheets, web development, audio editing, etc.)

  • Financial budgeting principles.




This is an exempt, full-time position.  Annual salary is between $38,000 and $42,500, depending on experience.  Salary increases are dependent on successful fund-raising.


We offer nine (9) paid holidays per year: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Indigenous Peoples Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.


KBRP-LP under the auspices of the Bisbee Radio Project is an equal opportunity employer and affirmative action employer.  Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.  Our organization does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, religion, color, sex, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, class, gender identity, creed, or physical/mental disability.

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PO Box 1501
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