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AS KUGS-FM Program Director 2019-2020

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Location: Bellingham, WA
Categories: Student Employee

Position Title AS KUGS-FM Program Director 2019-2020
About the Department

The mission of KUGS-FM is to serve the students of Western by providing a diverse program of music and information consistent with student interests and public affairs programming that encourages a greater understanding of the human differences and cultural pluralism Western’s community and the larger world we live in. KUGS, through its programming, will serve as a bridge from the university to the surrounding community. KUGS staff is responsible for cultivating the interest and production of noncommercial radio for Western’s students.

About the Position

The AS KUGS Program Director is responsible for KUGS on-air programming. Through the supervision of KUGS core and on-air staff members, the Program Director ensures that the content of KUGS on-air programming complies with station policies and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations while addressing the needs of our listeners.

Terms of Position

This is a four quarter position. This position begins the last day of finals week spring quarter and ends the last day of finals week the following spring quarter. This position works an average of 19 hours per week. The position holder may work more some weeks and less other weeks depending on the office’s needs.

Required Qualifications
  • Maintain a minimum credit load throughout term of position of 6 credits for undergraduates and 4 credits for graduates.
  • Maintain a minimum of a 2.00 cumulative grade point average.
  • Ability to complete the entire term of the position.
Preferred Qualifications
    • Knowledge of or willingness to learn FCC regulations pertaining to broadcasting.
    • Prior experience with managing volunteers or employees.
    • Budget management knowledge or experience.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse backgrounds and opinions.
    • Strong interpersonal skills.
    • Conflict management knowledge or experience.
    • Basic computer skills including word, excel, publisher and outlook.
    • Basic knowledge of department and position specific responsibilities.
Position Responsibilities
  • Enhance and maintain KUGS-FM On-Air Operations by:
    • Facilitating the training program for incoming on-air volunteers.
    • Being responsible for on-air operation of KUGS-FM throughout the year.
    • Ensuring arrangements are made for substitutes in the event of absent personnel and being prepared to take responsibility for providing on-air replacements in emergency situations.
    • Maintaining station access and substitute program lists and providing facility access lists quarterly as required by the VU and campus security.
    • Ensuring that content of on-air programming complies with station policies and FCC regulations.
    • Ensuring programming compliance with KUGS, AS, VU, WWU, FCC policies and State and Federal laws.
    • Preparing the Quarterly Program Schedule and Guide.
    • Supervising the KUGS Specialty Music Coordinator, KUGS Operations Coordinator, KUGS News and Public Affairs Director, and KUGS Music Director.
  • Foster the working relationship between KUGS-FM and the rest of the AS organization by:
    • Serving as a voting member of AS Management Council.
    • Helping plan and implement AS Fall Staff Development.
AS KUGS-FM Responsibilities
  • Provide support to KUGS-FM by:
    • Have 19 hours per week posted.. Maintain office hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. On-air shifts as needed.
    • With the exception of the KUGS-FM Maintenance Engineer and KUGS-FM Marketing and Development Director, supervises KUGS-FM Core Staff.
    • Participating in the training of KUGS-FM staff as directed by the General Manager.
    • Facilitating weekly Core Staff meetings.
    • Facilitating the KUGS-FM Quarterly All Station Meetings.
    • Responsible for covering operations during breaks
    • Other duties as assigned.
    • Keep accurate track of work hours on office timesheets and  submit them on time
Academic Emphasis All majors are encouraged to apply. 

Starting hourly wage of $14.91.

Application Instructions A cover letter and resume are required and should address your experience related to the position responsibilities and the required and preferred qualifications. In your cover letter please also specifically address the following questions: 

1. Why are you interested in working for the Associated Students? 
2. Why are you interested in working in this position? 
3. What specific skills, knowledge, and/or experience (paid and volunteer) do you have that would help you be successful in this position? 
4. Will you be available for all mandatory AS Staff Development trainings (this will not conflict with school) including Summer Training on June 24th, Fall Training between September 9th – September 20th, Winter training on Jan 6th, and Spring training on March 30th? 
5. What is your schedule of availability for a job interview? 
Closing Date Notes Application Closes April 12th.

Western Washington University (WWU) is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, WWU does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy and parenting status), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or genetic information in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. See WWU’s Policy on Ensuring Equal Opportunity and Prohibiting Discrimination and Retaliation. Inquiries may be directed to the Vice Provost for Equal Opportunity and Employment Diversity, Title IX and ADA Coordinator, Equal Opportunity Office, Western Washington University, Old Main 345 (MS 9021), 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225; 360.650.3307 (voice) or 711 (Washington Relay);

WWU is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request an accommodation, please contact Human Resources Disability Services, 360.650.3774 or 711 (Washington Relay).

All new employees must comply with the immunization policy and show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizen and Immigration Service before beginning work at WWU. A thorough background check will be conducted on all new hires.


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